Koen Crombez holds a Master degree in Science (Biology) and a PhD degree in Medical Sciences, both obtained at the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Koen started his career in Regulatory Affairs in 2005 within the European Regulatory Affairs department at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he coordinated regulatory activities within the Infectious Diseases and Oncology therapeutic areas. Since 2009, Koen is working within the Regulatory Affairs Europe team at Merck Sharp & Dohme as a regulatory liaison, first within the Ophthalmology franchise. Currently, he is mainly responsible for providing regulatory strategic input into programs in the Infectious Diseases franchise (both licensed products and development programs).
Koen has a profound interest in paediatric development and advises the European and Global Regulatory Affairs team at Merck on strategic and procedural issues around EU paediatric development, in the framework of his assignment as EU paediatric subject matter expert.