Piet Houwen

Piet Houwen

Chief Operations Officer & Head of Ablynx Site

  • With Ablynx since March 2018
  • Previously: Head Operational Excellence & Engineering at Sanofi

In his role as COO, Piet is responsible for the implementation and flawless execution of supply and supporting business and research processes necessary to execute the strategy of Ablynx.

During his 25-year professional career, Piet has built up a strong track record in manufacturing in a dynamic international environment including Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Procter & Gamble), Food Manufacturing (Procter & Gamble, Geest), Pharmaceuticals (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Genzyme, Sanofi) and Consulting (PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting).

Piet has experience in human resources, process engineering, project & line management and general management. He is result oriented and is recognized for his ability to work effectively across organizational and cultural boundaries. Piet has a passion for leading organizational change and for motivating teams and individuals to adapt effectively to these changes.

In 1992 Piet graduated from the Delft University of Technology and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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