Jakob (“Jaap”) Kampinga MD
The Supervisory Board is chaired by Jaap Kampinga, a medical doctor, academic scientist, and serial biotech entrepreneur. Since 2003, Jaap Kampinga is a partner and Managing Director of Oakes, Lyman & Co. Ltd (London, UK), a small, FSA-regulated company that takes on the role of a serial entrepreneur by originating, building, organizing finance and attracting experienced management for European medical businesses that have the potential to serve large unmet medical needs in high-value global markets.
Jaap Kampinga is a non-executive director of CellCoTec Ltd. (Bilthoven, Netherlands) and ActiveSignal Holding Ltd. (Abergele, UK), both portfolio companies of Oakes, Lyman & Co. Ltd, and is CEO and executive director of ActinoPharma Ltd. (London, UK), one of their other portfolio companies. ActinoPharma is developing a novel oral therapy based on heat-killed Actinomycetales bacteria for the treatment of a number of chronic inflammation diseases (CID), including asthma.
Jaap Kampinga obtained his medical and scientific training at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), at which he specialized in experimental microsurgery and immunology. From 1989 to 1999 he held several management positions at Quadrant Healthcare Plc., including Research & Development. As R&D Director, he managed Quadrant’s novel drug delivery and stabilization R&D activities and led the company’s external drug discovery program. He helped define the company’s strategy in drug inhalation, and was involved in most commercial activities. Quadrant floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1998 and was acquired by Elan harmaceuticals in 2000. Dr. Kampinga was an executive and board director and a key member of the team that promoted the initial public offering.
In 1999, he founded and headed JARI Pharmaceuticals BV (Utrecht, The Netherlands), a company focused on the discovery and development of drugs for severe inflammatory conditions. From 2003 to 2007, he was interim CEO of PhotoBioChem NV (Leiden, Netherlands), a portfolio company of Oakes, Lyman & Co. Ltd. focused on the development of a photosensitizer system for blood sterilization, age-related macular degeneration and certain forms of cancer.