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Manfred Rüdiger PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Manfred Rüdiger is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kiadis Pharma. Prior to joining Kiadis Pharma, he was Chief Scientific Officer and acting CEO of Cardion AG, CEO of Igeneon AG, Chief Operating Officer of NASDAQ-listed Aphton Corporation, and lastly CEO of t2cure GmbH. At present, Dr. Rüdiger also serves as Vice Chairman of the supervisory board of 4SC AG. Dr. Rüdiger holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany, and worked at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, before he joined the industry.

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Robbert van Heekeren

Chief Financial Officer

Robbert van Heekeren is Chief Financial Officer of Kiadis Pharma. Before joining Kiadis Pharma he was Executive Director, Head Global Finance & Control at Organon, the former pharmaceutical business unit of AkzoNobel. Mr. Van Heekeren worked for Organon for more than 10 years in various international management positions. Mr. van Heekeren holds a Masters degree in Economics from Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering & Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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Arthur Lahr

Chief Operating Officer

Arthur Lahr is Chief Operating Officer of Kiadis Pharma. Prior to joining Kiadis Pharma, he was Chief Strategy Officer and member of the Management Committee at Crucell from 2001 until its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2011. Before that he was consultant at McKinsey & Company and engineer at Unilever. At present, Mr. Lahr also serves as a member of the supervisory board of Sanquin, the Dutch national plasma and blood product supplier. Mr. Lahr holds a Masters degree in Applied Physics from the University of Delft, The Netherlands, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.

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Jeroen Rovers MD PhD

Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jeroen Rovers is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Kiadis Pharma. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in clinical development, including conducting clinical trials, within academia and the pharmaceutical industry, among others as Chief Medical Officer at Ceronco Biosciences, VP Medical Affairs at Kiadis Pharma and Director of Clinical Development and Business Development at Organon. Dr. Rovers obtained his PhD at Leiden University, The Netherlands, on the use of light-activated drugs in the treatment of tumors.

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Margot Hoppe

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Margot Hoppe is General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate legal affairs and worked for various biotechnology companies including Gist-Brocades and DSM. Ms. Hoppe has Masters degrees in Law and Political Science from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.