Dr. Joost Holthuis, an entrepreneur in the life sciences, is a co-founder and former CEO of Cristal Therapeutics. Dr. Holthuis started his career in 1988 at Chiron in analytical and product development. He subsequently founded OctoPlus in 1995 where he was the CEO for 14 years. During that time, he built up and successfully listed the company on Euronext. OctoPlus was acquired by Dr. Reddy’s in 2013.
In 2010 he became involved in Cristal Therapeutics. He is active in the board of various start-up companies and has been involved in BioGenerationVentures as venture partner for over 8 years.
Dr. Holthuis received an M.Sc. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Pharmacist degree from the University of Leiden and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht.