Niels Hagenaars PhD


Strategist, Gupta Strategists

Niels studied pharmacy in Utrecht and graduated in 2005. Following this, he defended his PhD thesis on vaccine technology in 2009. During his PhD, Niels enjoyed the intellectual freedom and exchange of thoughts with colleagues. However, he developed the need for a future job that would be more diverse, have more impact and involve a team of inspiring colleagues.

After his PhD he traded science for strategy consulting with Gupta Strategists, a niche strategy consulting firm serving all segments of the Dutch healthcare sector.

“I can combine the curiosity of a scientist with the feeling that the results of my work actually make a difference to our clients.  Clients’ strategic challenges arise from the rapid changes in the healthcare landscape and are often related to keeping costs of healthcare down while improving quality."

Niels Hagenaars presented and participated in the speeddate session of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat Life Sciences 2014.