Board of Directors

Our Vision is to be the global leaders in delivering medicines that salvage patients suffering from life-threatening inflammation.

Bob Kool


With an educational background in Pharmacy Bob Kool started his career as pharmacy practitioner in his own pharmacy in Roermond. During this period he was active in the board of the Dutch pharmacist branch organisation (KNMP), section Limburg.

Kool was also member of the board of Regifarm, a pharmaceutical wholesale cooperation in Rotterdam, where he was involved in the establishment of a generics division. Together with Jacques Havermans he founded a generics company for the Regifarm Group. Kool worked as a consultant for Arcadis BMB SENTER projects as a pharmaceutical expert in designing and building a factory for the production of generics in Russia and Bulgaria. In 2003, Kool started Basic Pharma together with Jacques Havermans and implemented the business concept of combining pharmaceutical licensing, manufacturing, supply and services under one roof. Kool's main responsibilities are Process & Product development, Business Development and Corporate Strategy.

Harry Relouw


Harry Relouw is responsible for general and financial management of Matisse. Relouw fills a similar position within Basic Pharma since early 2012 where he safeguards the alignment and execution of Basic Pharma's overall growth strategy.


He has more than twentyfive years of international experience in finance and operations, mainly in pharma and biotech. Before joining Matisse in 2014, and Basic Pharma in 2012, Relouw was Director Finance & Control at Prosensa Therapeutics, a Leiden based bio-pharmaceutical company. At Prosensa Therapeutics he built the finance organisation of this fast growing company. Relouw was involved in private financing rounds, business planning and implementation of a strategic partnership. Prior to Prosensa, Relouw worked in Senior Finance positions at Akzo Nobel, Ericsson, DSM, Rhein Biotech (incl. Korean based vaccine manufacturer GreenCross Vaccines). Relouw has a bachelor's degree in Finance & Control.