Sylvie Ryckebusch assists life sciences companies with business development strategy and implementation. Her clients include small and mid-sized pharmaceutical and biotech firms in Switzerland and other countries in Europe.
She brings to her clients deep expertise in commercial and partnering strategy, deal structuring, negotiation of term sheets and negotiation of full collaborative research, development, and license agreements. She also assists companies seeking non-dilutive financing from government or philanthropic organizations.
Sylvie has 12 years of business development experience within Serono International and Merck Serono where she occupied various senior roles within Business Development and Alliance Management. She has been involved in hundreds of product license discussions and has concluded dozens of transactions.
Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Sylvie has worked within the Index Ventures Life Sciences team. Sylvie completed a PhD in neurosciences at the California Institute of Technology and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Business School. She went on to spend 4 years as a strategy consultant with Mckinsey and Company.