Karen Smeets, Ir, PMP

Portfolio Manager

Karen Smeets joined Rejuvenate Biomed from its foundation as Portfolio Manager. In this role, she is responsible for managing the scope and timelines of all activities within the company. She has 7 years of experience in scientific project planning and project management related to drug development. She started her career at the consultancy company CMAST (now Modis), where she was assigned to several projects at biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as Galapagos and Johnson & Johnson. She was involved in both the discovery as well as the development of new molecular entities, for which she was responsible to manage scope, timelines, and budget. Additionally, Karen also has experience in managing a project team during preclinical and clinical drug development. In 2018, Karen obtained her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification at the Project Management Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering (Food Science & Technology) from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.