Meet the Emergo leadership team

Emergo's senior management team brings a wealth of industry knowledge from all corners of the globe. Shown below are the people who lead talented teams located through North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. 

Director & GM

Rene founded Emergo in 1997 and provides strategic leadership to the worldwide team. He holds master’s and post-graduate degrees from the Radboud University Nijmegen and Johns Hopkins University.
Rene van de Zande - President & CEO
Operations Director

Michael brings his experience in international business development to his role as COO. He has an extensive background in financial services and management, and holds a master's degree from the University of Groningen.
Michael van der Woude - Chief Operating Officer
Evangeline LOH Ph.D., RAC
Global Regulatory Manager

Evangeline oversees in-country representation and vigilance for Emergo, and specializes in borderline classification. She holds a PhD in Pharmacology from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Evangeline Loh - Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs
Jaap LAUFER, MD, PharmD
Medical Director

Dr. Jaap Laufer has over 30 years of medical device regulatory experience, and specializes in implant and high-risk device submissions, FDA QSR compliance, and clinical study approvals and compliance.
Jaap Laufer - Vice President of Regulatory & Clinical Affairs at Emergo
Global QA/RA Manager

Julie has more than 30 years of industry experience, with extensive expertise in quality management system implementation and audits, risk management, and regulatory submissions in the US and Europe.
Julie Powell - Vice President, Quality Assurance Consulting
General Counsel

Adam oversees legal affairs for all 20+ Emergo entities worldwide, and has extensive experience in contract law, risk mitigation, and dispute resolution. He holds a JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Adam Nagorski - General Counsel
Global Operations Manager

Ann Marie drives business development activities for Emergo in markets around the world. Since joining Emergo in 2006, she has helped clients register in Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Israel, and Japan.
Ann Marie Boullie - Vice President of Business Development
Caroline TONTINI
Global Consulting Manager

Caroline oversees Emergo's global project management staff and operations. She has 20+ years of experience in project management and multi-unit operations, and holds a master's degree from The University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Tontini - Vice President of Global Operations
Global Finance Manager

Ericka monitors international accounting operations for all Emergo entities worldwide. She has an extensive background in corporate accounting, financial procedures, and budgeting.
Ericka Barron-Rajme - Corporate Controller