Gert Hoogland (1956), Portfolio Advisor
Gert Hoogland, MD, MBA (INSEAD) is a pharmaceutical executive with deep operational experience that started in 1982 as Medical Advisor to Organon NV in Oss, The Netherlands followed by CEO positions for Schering AG in New Zealand and South Africa. He then founded Pharmaplan Pty Ltd in Johannesburg, which became the leading specialty pharma distributor in RSA representing biotechs like Biogen, Bracco, Recordati, Ipsen, Genzyme and Shire. After the sale of this company to the Canadian Specialty Pharma company Paladin Inc., he relocated to Zurich to start HealthCrest AG, a healthcare investment and consulting company. Hoogland has initiated investments in many private and public healthcare companies, geographically encompassing Europe, India, China, the US and Africa and continues to serve on the Board of many of these portfolio companies.