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Genmab CEO strives to maintain company culture as staff count grows to 1,500

Genmab is recruiting to meet its goals for the future, which is intensifying the CEO role for Jan van de Winkel. Under his reign, the Danish biotech firm has gone from fewer than 200 people to 1,500 now.

Jan van de Winkel, CEO of Genmab | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

The year that Dutch national Jan van de Winkel took over at the helm of Genmab – 2010 – the company went from having 309 employees to 189. Three years later, at the end of 2013, Genmab’s workforce counted 157.

Since then, the progress has turned around. Building out its pipeline alongside working towards an ambition of being able to handle the entire process from development to commercialization has resulted in today’s Genmab employing nearly 1,500 people with 57 different nationalities.

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