Roel Bulthuis is a Managing Director and head of the Healthcare investment team at INKEF. Roel combines more than 15 years of experience across venture capital, pharma business development and investment banking.
Prior to joining INKEF he served as an SVP and Managing Director of M-Ventures which he created and developed into a leading CVC fund. Prior to that, he served in senior positions in global business development at Merck Serono and in the investment banking team at Fortis Bank.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Roel studied biopharmaceutical sciences at Leiden University in the Netherlands; it took him 2 years of research in molecular toxicology to find out that he lacked the talent to become a successful scientist. Later, he did his MBA at the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland.
Roel is the proud father of an 10-year-old rugby player and a 12-year-old soccer-playing little girl with early-teenage ambitions, both produced in partnership with his wonderful scientist-turned-designer wife. He loves cycling, running, long-distance swimming, and the occasional triathlon.
A Class 22 Fellow, Roel is passionate about continuously changing the status quo. He served his fellowship at INKEF Capital, and his mentor was Antoine Papiernik of Sofinnova Partners.