Drs. Henk-Peter Oonk MD MBA was born in Utrecht in 1964. He received a first master in Medical Biology at the Utrecht University in 1990 and then joined the pharmaceutical industry. After a career in sales at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer (Sanofi-Aventis) and at Yamanouchi (now Astellas), he continued his career in marketing at Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Sanofi-Aventis). In the years to follow he launched two successful brands and received his master in Business Administration from Brunel University. In 1998 he took his career on an international level and become European marketing manager at the Paris-based European HQ of Biogen, a US-based biotech firm. At the end of 1999 he was asked to lead the Benelux organisation, which he combined with his board membership of the Dutch pharmaceutical Association, NEFARMA.
In 1999 he met Cees de Bondt, looking for ways to enhance sales team effectiveness. The 5 following years, he built the most successful subsidiary for Biogen. In 2004 they decided to start their own business, bo pharma was born. In 2008 Henk-Peter received his medical degree at Groningen University and became MD out of curiosity. At bo medical technologies he acts as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer. Henk-Peter, HP for friends, is married to Aleida Dijkstra, a leading cosmetic dermatologist. The family has 5 children and lives in Blaricum, the Netherlands.