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René de Keijzer | CFO

René de Keijzer

René has more than 30 years’ experience in accounting and finance. He studied public accounting and finance, graduated as a Certified Public Accountant in 1988. Starting his career, Rene gained over 10 years of experience at the Big 4 audit firms KPMG and Arthur Andersen before starting his own accounting and audit firm De Keijzer Nipius in 1992. He brought this firm to 100+ employees before merging it in 2014 with Crowe Horwath Foederer. During these years, he acted on board level for many of his clients. Amongst others, he advised on IPOs, numerous acquisitions and strategic alliances and M&A transactions, national as well as cross-boarder. During his public accounting career, he specialized in start-ups as well as in the biomed/biotech industry. He advised CROs, biotech companies and several medtech companies on strategic and financial level. Many of these companies have grown from startup to medium sized enterprises before taken over by international industry leaders. He also held a Supervisory Board position at a stock-quoted company. René retired from public accounting in 2016 and accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at SMS-oncology. In this position, he supports the management team at strategic and financial level serving SMS-oncology in realizing its business goals for the future