Pim Polak  Managing Director

Pim Polak

Managing Director

ELANA TEAM

Pim holds a BSc in Physical therapy and an International Business & Sustainability MBA. He has had a lifelong career in the medical device industry, starting at Stryker. After marketing and sales management at B. Braun Aesculap, the largest German orthopedic device manufacturer, he joined the Johnson & Johnson organization, where he carried increasing responsibility in the Netherlands and at the EMEA level. Among his various functions, he was Business Unit Director Neuro, a core team member (EMEA) for the $21.3B Synthes acquisition, and responsible for the (EMEA) integration of the $500M Micrus Neuroradiology acquisition 

Pim received the Executive M.B.A. from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2007), and followed continued education at Oxford University and Harvard Business School in leadership and high-performance team and people management. 

Sander van Thoor, Ing.  Product Manager & Quality / Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sander van Thoor, Ing.

Product Manager & Quality / Regulatory Affairs Manager

Sander studied Technical Physics at the Fontys hogescholen in Eindhoven where he specialized in Medical Engineering. He worked one year at the department of Clinical Physics at the UMC in Utrecht. Sander is since 2006 working for Elana as Product Manager and since 2013 as Quality Manager. 

Saskia Redegeld, Bsc  Research & Lab Manager

Saskia Redegeld, Bsc

Research & Lab Manager

Saskia studied Life Sciences at the Hogeschool Utrecht were she specialized in Laboratory Animal Sciences. She did an intership at Elana bv and graduated in July 2009 and has since then been working for Elana bv. 

Bogusia Vaessen, BA  Office Manager

Bogusia Vaessen, BA

Office Manager

Bogusia, born in Poland, completed her studies in the foreign trade economics at the University of Gdansk. Since 1984 she has been living in Holland. During her long business career she mostly worked for international trade companies doing business with Poland. She has eleven years experience in logistics and in the field of office management. She also has a work experience in the business promotion sector. Bogusia has been working as office manager for Elana since 2006.

Andre van Dieren, Ing.  Technical & Laboratory Support

Andre van Dieren, Ing.

Technical & Laboratory Support

Melanie Bouw, BsC  Laboratory & Research assistant

Melanie Bouw, BsC

Laboratory & Research assistant

Melanie studied Life Sciences at the Hogeschool Utrecht, with the specialisation Laboratory Animal Sciences (zoology). In 2015 she did her internship at Elana and her graduation program at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN). Melanie graduated in 2016 and since then started working for Elana.

Board of Directors BTI

The board of directors of BTI:

- Prof. Gabriel Rinkel, MD (UMC Utrecht, NL)
- Prof. Bart van der Zwan, MD (UMC Utrecht, NL)
- Prof. Luca Regli,  MD (University Hospital ) Zurich, CH)
- Prof. Michael Tymianski, MD (University Health Network, Toronto, CA)
- David Langer, MD(North Shore University Hospital, New York, USA)
- Claartje Beks-Ypma, LLM (Elana bv, Utrecht, NL)

For more information on BTI, please visit www.bt-i.org

Clinical Advisor

C.A.F. Tulleken (1940) is emeritus professor at the department of Neurosurgery at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. Professor Tulleken has carried out extensive research in the field of neurovascular surgery and is the founder of the ELANA technique which makes it possible to create a bypass without occluding the brain arteries.
 

Prof. C.A. F. Tulleken

Prof. C.A. F. Tulleken