Professor Gerlach Cerfontaine - Gilde Healthcare

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Professor Gerlach Cerfontaine
United States of America

Professor Gerlach Cerfontaine


Gerlach Cerfontaine brings extensive experience in Healthcare and the public sector in general. He was CEO of Utrecht University Hospital, Medical Director of Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital, Medical Director of a psychiatric hospital, Professor of Hospital Care at Utrecht University, chairman of a leading think-tank on healthcare reforms (Seneca) and chairman of the Supervisory Board of the OLVG Hospital in Amsterdam. In addition he was CEO of Schiphol Airport for nearly ten years.

Previously he was Professor of Innovation Policy at Maastricht University, Professor of Corporate Governance at Utrecht University and held several additional advisory and board positions.

He was trained as a medical doctor and a psychotherapist.

He advises on market developments in Healthcare Services as well as in Healthcare Technologies.

Ludo Suykerbuyk

General Counsel & Compliance Officer
Ludo Suykerbuyk joined Gilde Healthcare in 2019 as legal counsel and compliance officer. His primary focus within Gilde Healthcare is to manage all the legal, regulatory and compliance related matters. Prior to joining Gilde Healthcare,...

Pieter van der Meer

Managing Partner
Pieter van der Meer is founder and managing partner of Gilde Healthcare. Pieter joined Gilde in 1998 following a consultant position with KPMG Management Consulting. He is co-responsible for general management, the investment committees and...

Rafael Natanek

General Partner
Private Equity
Rafael Natanek is a partner in the private equity team of Gilde Healthcare. He is leading deal origination and deal execution in several healthcare vectors in Europe. He serves on the supervisory board of KLIFO...