Kirsten Lingbeek is a pharmacist by education, she joined Xendo in 2012 and is currently leading the departments based in the Netherlands as COO. She started her career in the hospital pharmacy, after which she joined Solvay Pharmaceuticals (now Abbott Healthcare), starting as production Pharmacist for IMPs. She has been CMC project lead for a phase III program and registered QP for IMPs. She has set up, led and developed a global department, with the responsibility for the complete Clinical Supply Chain: drug substance, drug product, packaging and labelling of Investigational Product (IP) and the IP logistics to the sites until destruction. In 2010 she joined Genzyme Europe as Director Clinical Pharmacy Research Services, where she was responsible for the strategic leadership of the EU Clinical Pharmacy team, which included clinical supply management and clinical site pharmacy management. Next to her expertise in product development (R&D), she also has broad experience in outsourcing, setting up lean processes across divisions, departments and sites, and change and transition management. And in the past years she has been involved with many small R&D companies and their product development.