Philippe Van der Hofstadt
Philippe Van der Hofstadt is an industrial pharmacist, pharmaceutical engineer, entrepreneur, service provider, and advisor to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. He has over 20 years experience in clinical research logistics and IMPs.
As the EU President of CSM Europe, Van der Hofstadt leads the European operations for CSM. Prior to CSM, he was the Chief Executive Officer of B&C Group, a European packaging and logistics company dedicated to clinical research.
Van der Hofstadt graduated from Catholic University of Louvain. He is a board member of the Belgian Association of CROs (BeCRO), chair of the European CRO Federation (EUCROF) Outsourcing Management Working Group, and chair member of the European QP Association (EQPA) IMP Working Group.
Brian Swites has over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, specializing in global clinical supply chain management. As President, Swites oversees global capabilities, strategic partnerships, and ensures overall growth and performance goals are being met. This role is crucial in supporting CSM's future growth, which includes expanding our innovative offerings and opening multiple locations throughout the United States.
Prior to joining CSM, Swites held various management positions during his 13 years at Cephalon, Inc./Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries, Ltd. He received his Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Swites joined the CSM team in January 2015 and has since held a series of leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Operations.