In her role, Sandra identifies the life science companies which are undervalued or have a high
potential of growth. She emphasizes in-depth due diligence and provides strategically attractive
opportunities for clients.
Sandra has an academic background in Economics and Strategic Management which she combines with her in depth research and analysis experience. She had been working with Professors at Rotterdam school of Management and assisting them with the research, analysing potential business growth opportunities at Unilever and pursuing multiple consulting projects for international companies.
During her free time she enjoys photography expositions, doing active sports and racing.
Industry and Investment Analyst
+31 6 44 242 603
In his role, David focuses on creating and maintaining the technical back-end of a Data Driven Company. He develops the tools that enable Whale Bay & Co to gather, process, and use the data in an effective and user-friendly manner. Together with the team, David strives to find the best ways to process the data. With the use of various techniques and the software he creates, practical business insights will then be extracted from that data.
Before joining Whale Bay & Co, David expressed his passion for technology in personal projects.
In his spare time, David enjoys practicing sports, photography, reading books, and developing his craft.
Data Scientist & Software Engineer
+31 6 34 727 863
In her role, Melis provides life sciences companies with all the practical business solutions required to grow their businesses and make the right strategic decisions. She brings client satisfaction central to her work to add real value.
She integrated her strong academic background in Biochemistry and Cancer Therapeutics together with her previous multidisciplinary career experience within supply chain, where she engaged with c-level executives of Global2000 and FTSE100 companies. Melis has an in-depth scientific knowledge, extensive global network connections and supply chain knowledge.
In her spare time, she likes spinning, outdoor cycling, reading and travelling.
Business Development Manager
+31 6 21 346 288
In his role, Cees focuses on innovation, strategy & financing and execution. Working hands on to add value to both clients and portfolio companies. In addition, Cees is responsible for the development and application of Whale Bay`s proprietary partnering & investment analytics.
Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Cees worked as a lawyer for Simmons & Simmons and Deloitte. During his career, he gained extensive experience in the fields of (inter)national structuring, financing, intellectual property, business strategy and M&A matters, working for listed & family owned life science companies.
In his spare time Cees enjoys outdoor sports and traveling.
Cees de Wit
Co-founder & Partner
+31 6 23 340 588
In his role, Jasper focuses on the development and business strategy of portfolio companies and is actively identifying and evaluating new investments.
He likes to take a hands-on pragmatic approach whilst keeping a sharp eye for the ultimate strategic goals. In his work, he likes to take an easy going empathic yet sharp professional approach whereby he likes to have fun.
Prior to founding Whale Bay Capital and Whale Bay & Co, Jasper worked for Arthur Andersen and later Deloitte. During his 15 year of career, he served multi-nationals and private equity firms. Later, Jasper took responsibility for the life sciences industry practice of Deloitte, in the Netherlands. In this role, he built a dedicated team, which focused on assisting emerging technology companies grow through provision of strategic advice, raising financing and commercialization of the developed products.
In his spare time Jasper likes outdoor activities such as sailing, windsurfing and hiking
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