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Remco op den Kelder

Chief Executive Officer

As Putnam’s CEO, Remco supports the firm’s leadership team in facilitating continued growth, with a specific focus on expanding the depth and breadth of services offered and the geographic markets the firm serves.

Remco joined Putnam in 2000, spending the first 12 years as a strategic advisor to a number of top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. After becoming a Partner in 2012, Remco continued to grow the firm from a small boutique to one of the leading global life science strategy consultancies. In 2019, Remco became the CEO of Putnam and has since supported the team in driving strong organic growth and managing strategically relevant acquisitions to make the firm what it is today – a strong 500+ team and leading advisory organization for the life sciences.

He grew up in the Netherlands and received his Bachelor’s degree in International Management from the Fontys University, Eindhoven and his Master’s degree in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.