Prof. Dr. Benedikt Van Nieuwenhove obtained his degree
in Pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Gent, Belgium in 1991.
Between 1991 and 1997 he worked as a quality assurance manager at a laboratory
for medical biochemistry & clinical analysis in Gent. In 1997 he
finished his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Gent in
Since then till 2014 he had been working for Harrison
Clinical Research. He started his career as clinical operations manager and
general manager of the Benelux operations.
In 2000, he founded their own training Academy, the
"European Centre for Clinical Research Training” (ECCRT) and in 2007 he
became a member of the Board.
From 2008-2011 he acted as the Vice President Global
Operations of the Harrison Clinical Research group. In January 2011, he was
elected Chief Executive Officer of Harrison Clinical Research. In that position
he was involved in the merge with Synteract to form SynteractHCR. He has been
instrumental in integrating the two organisations during 2013 and 2014.
Since its creation in 2000, Benedikt has been the
Managing Director of ECCRT.
Having been in the field of Clinical Research for
about three decades he has amassed a wealth of knowledge and skills within this
field. Over the years he has supported the Pharma Industry as well as other
players in the healthcare sector by providing them with the skill sets to deal
with the challenges in their job and to make them efficient players in study
Since 2016 he is lecturing “Management of Clinical
Research” at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Ghent.