Leadership Team 

The role of our leadership team is to define and execute DFE Pharma’s strategic direction. Led by our Chief Executive Officer, Bas van Driel, the team is structured to complement our strategy and reflect our ambition to be the reliable and preferred supplier of a wide range of excipient solutions building on a more than 100 years heritage of excipient expertise in pharmaceutical grade lactose.

Bas van Driel - CEO

As of November 2015 Bas van Driel is the CEO of DFE Pharma. Bas brings a vast experience in the field of marketing, sales and key account management and also a wealth of knowledge in general management. He joined DFE Pharma from Royal FrieslandCampina where he held a number of commercial management positions. Bas van Driel holds a Master in Business Administration, Strategic and Financial Management.

Libor Matyasek - Chief Finance Officer

Libor Matyasek has joined DFE as a Chief Finance Officer in July 2020. Libor brings extensive experience in the international finance with companies like Apontis Pharma, UCB and KPMG. Libor holds a master’s degree in Business Administration.


Ulrich Deutschmann - Chief Commercial Officer 

Ulrich Deutschmann joined DFE Pharma in June 2020 as Chief Commercial Officer. He is accountable for the Sales, Marketing Communications and Innovation & Technical Services functions globally. Ulrich joined DFE Pharma having spent multiple years in executive leadership positions in the generics pharmaceutical industry. At Apotex in Toronto, Canada, Ulrich served on the executive committee from 2017 to 2020 being accountable for Business Transformation and Strategy amongst others. Ulrich was Head of Strategy at Sandoz, 2015 to 2017. He worked with BCG and Kearney as management consultant as well as with Wacker Chemie in marketing, business development and sales and in his career spent five years working in China and three years in North America next to engagements in Eastern Europe and multiple emerging markets. Ulrich is a German lawyer by training.

Teun Heijnen - Chief Operations Officer

Teun Heijnen is Supply Chain and Operations Director since September 1st 2018. Before joining DFE Pharma Teun was over 10 years with FrieslandCampina in operational roles for Domo and the last three years for the Business Group Ingredients focusing on the Safety and Continuous Improvement program.

Johan den Holder - Global Human Resources Director

Johan den Holder is the Global Human Resources Director as of September 2015. Johan is heading the Human Resources team and is responsible for Talent Management, Organizational Development and Continuous Learning at DFE Pharma. Johan brings with him over 10 years of experience in the field of strategic human resource management. Johan holds a Bachelor Human Resource Management and Organizational Management.

Wilbert van de Rakt - Quality Director

Wilbert van de Rakt is the Quality Assurance Manager of DFE Pharma as of September 2015.

Wilbert has more than 25 years of working experience in the pharmaceutical industry whereof more than 10 years in Quality Assurance with a wide spread knowledge in the field of quality.