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Frank van de Manakker

Frank van de Manakker

Client Executive & Sector Representative - Life Sciences & Health at EY

Amsterdam, North Holland

Ambitious life sciences industry executive, business development, project, and team manager with a strong background in the field of pharmaceutical and medical product development. Thinks in terms of challenges and solutions, not in problems. Result-driven, excellent prioritizing skills, organized, perseverant, pro-active, hands-on mentality, and a team player. Frank combines his scientific background in pharmaceutics and chemistry with good entrepreneurial, management and social skills.

Frank van de Manakker studied Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacochemistry) at VU University Amsterdam and obtained a PhD degree at the Department of Pharmaceutics at Utrecht University. With his background in pharmaceutical and medical R&D and product development, Frank offers over 15 years of experience in working with and for large, mid-sized, and start-up biotech, medtech and pharma companies. In April 2015, Frank joined EY and its Life Sciences community in the Netherlands and Western Europe. Frank currently works as client executive and industry specialist, where he helps pharmaceutical, biotech, and medtech companies in identifying and solving their key (industry specific) business challenges across the entire life sciences value chain, i.e. from R&D to product commercialization and patient experience. Hereby realizing better company results, sustainable growth, higher efficiencies, and/or lower risks and costs, and positively contributing to patient health and wellbeing.


  • Client Executive & Sector Representative - Life Sciences & Health (EY)
  • Teacher of Physical Pharmacy and Physical Chemistry (Utrecht University)
  • Formulation Scientist (InGell Labs B.V.)
  • PhD student (Utrecht University)
  • Project Leader - Pharmaceutical Technology (FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies)
  • Internship (Pfizer Global Research & Development)
  • Team Manager - Pharmaceutical Technology (FeyeCon Carbon Dioxide Technologies)
  • Business Development Leader - Life Sciences (EY)


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