Pierre Van Renterghem has served in various positions in the industrial, academic and institutional sectors. After obtaining his PhD in sciences at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and after post-doctoral experience at the KU Leuven / VIB, he joined Bristol-Myers Squibb as Data Management Scientist. His background in molecular biology together with his professional experience in data management led him to develop the National DNA databases at the National Institute for Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC). He led the Biology section of the NICC before he joined Europol as Senior Specialist in charge of forensic intelligence and international DNA data exchanges. His role evolved towards the definition of information management strategies and the coordination of the development of Europol’s information management capabilities. In parallel with his primary activities in criminalistics and international police cooperation, Pierre Van Renterghem has lectured on multiple occasions at both university and professional level.
Pierre Van Renterghem joined WELBIO as General Manager on 01 October 2015.