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René de Backker

René de Backker

René has worked in healthcare for almost his entire career. In his work, transformation and innovation have always played an important role. At OPG, for instance, he was leading the consolidation of the pharmacy industry, resulting in major reorganisations and restructuring.
Together with 250 pharmacists, he built a new retail concept, under the new brand name Mediq, and initiated strategic cooperation with health insurers and the industry. After this, he became commercially responsible for managing seven business units at Alliance Healthcare as CCO. Here, this evolved from a trading organisation to a service provider. Under the name Alcura, he developed a concept for the administration of specialist medicines in the home.

He continued his career at Eurocept. As Managing Director, he played an important role in accelerating the shift of second-line care to the home. By putting the patient's interests first and by collaborating with medical specialists, hospital administrators, health insurers, and nurses, various treatments such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and kidney dialysis, which previously took place in the hospital, were now performed at the patient's home.

After working hours, René enjoys riding his racing bike. He also regularly cooks elaborate meals for his friends and family. Education: Economics (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)