About Us

The objectives of IFB are :

Being a preferred partner for managers of companies and associations in the Biopharmaceutical area & Biotechnology area, doctors, pharmacists, health insurance, authorities, wholesalers, service companies, etc... and :

We offer all of this through high level management courses.

Board of Directors IFB :

Dirk Broeckx

Dirk Broeckx is a public pharmacist in the centre of Antwerp since 1979.

He is president of IFB and moderator of the management-training course since 1996.

  • Project Manager "éénlijn.be" (Flemish authorities' project encouraging HCP's in ambulatory care to use e-health services) (2013 ->)
  • Independent Trainer Consultant: strategy and vision training "Prepare for the Future (P4F)" (2010 ').
  • Coordinator of the "Round Table eHealth 2012" and "Round Table eHealth 2015" (co-autor of the Belgian "Road Map eHealth 2013 -2018)
  • Former Secretary-General of APB (Belgian Pharmacis ts Association) and editor-in-chief of a.o. the Apothekersblad (1989 - 2009).
  • Vice-President of the Comité de l'Assurance at the NIDHI (national institute for health insurance) (' 2009).
  • President of Recip-e (National platform for electronic medical prescriptions) (2010 '2013).
  • Vice-President of the board of e-Health Platform (Federal Belgian IT services in health) (2009 '2010).
Rik Decan

Rik Decan is entrepreneur and Director of different companies.

  • Founder of Makrotest (market research)
  • Founder of Cegos België (organisation & financial control)
  • Founder Transtec (development co-operation)
  • Founder Eurosem (Companies seminars & trainings)
  • Former Consular Judge in Brussels
  • Former director of the “Gewestelijke Investeringsmaatschappij” Brussels
  • Director of the “Vlaams Economisch Verbond”
  • Representative of the Flamish Government for the “Federaal Agentschap voor de Buitenlandse Handel
  • President of the “Stichting Vlamingen in de Wereld”.

He launched the book "Wie is wie in Vlaanderen" (Who is who in Flanders).

Ward Van Rompay

Medical Doctor (78 KUL, Leuven). Executive PPB (87 IPO, UIA, Antwerp).

  • “Health Economics of Pharmaceuticals” of the Stockholm School of Economics (96)
  • General Practitioner 1978 - 1988. Managing Director en Vice-President WVVH 1980 – 1988
  • Board Member Diagnose Centrum DLO Lier 1982 – 1988.
  • Board Member MEDITEK 1984 - 1988. 1988 - 1994,
  • CEO, co-founder of Health Care Research NV, Belgium
  • 1994 - 1996, board member BRI International Inc., and VP International Business Development.
  • Since 1995 Board Member in IFB
  • 2000 – 2011 Board Member in Valesta nv/sa, Clinical Research Staffing.
  • 2006 – 2008, CEO in Medics Without Vacation
Martine Wouters

Martine Wouters is a biologist of the University of Antwerp and graduated in 1984.

  • She worked for more than 17 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry as district Manager, Training Manager, senior Product Manager and Business Unit Manager.
  • She immediately started her career with Bayer and worked in different areas as Cardiology (Angina Pectoris en hypertension), Diabetes and Hypercholesterolemia.
  • In 1997 she started working with Bristol-Meyers-Squibb in the areas of Hypercholesterolemia and Schizophrenia.
  • As off 2004 she is the Managing Director of IFB (Instituut voor Farmaceutische Bedrijfskunde- Institute for Pharmaceutical Business Administration- Institut de gestion pharmaceutique).
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