After obtaining his Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology in 2001, Roger Legtenberg started his career in Life Sciences. Until 2009 he held Project Manager, Clinical Research Manager and Director Business Development positions.
From 2010 until the end of 2018, he was co-owner and CEO of PSR Orphan Experts, a specialized clinical CRO focused on rare diseases. He successfully led the organizational transformation finding its true purpose and utilizing Lean & How (Golden Circle) principles. Under his leadership, the company achieved significant growth in staff, finances, and most importantly impact for the rare disease community. In 2017 PSR was acquired by Ergomed plc.
Roger is a recipient of the 2018 CEO Today Europe & 2018 International Life Sciences GHP Drug Development CEO awards. He also previously served as a board member of ACRON and BioFarmind (now HollandBio).
Roger strongly believes that a change in the business eco-system is required in order to address one of the most important challenges for the Life Sciences industry: the sustainability & society’s acceptance of the development of new treatments for patients.
On this premise, Roger founded Up Strong in early 2019 to passionately facilitate companies and all other stakeholders in the industry with their (upcoming) challenges in Training & Coaching, Business Strategy, and (Interim-) Management with a clear focus on the human side of the Drug Development Cycle.
Currently, Roger is Senior Partner & Co-Owner of admedicum and also Head of the Benelux Region. Besides his role at admedicum, he is also a clinical advisor at Immunetune, a pioneering biotech company developing personalized DNA-based vaccines (NeoVAC) against cancer.