Mr. Schikan co-founded Pharvaris and has served as a director since 2019. He is the former CEO of Prosensa Holding N.V., a biopharmaceutical company focusing on novel RNA modulating treatments for rare diseases including Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Mr. Schikan was previously at Genzyme, most recently serving as VP for Global Marketing and Strategic Development of Genzyme’s product portfolio for rare genetic diseases. He is currently Chairman of the Board of Microbiotica, InteRNA and Complix, and board member of Vicore Pharma and VectivBio.
Mr. Schikan is also a member of the Top Team of the Dutch Top Sector Life Sciences & Health. Previously, he served on the boards of Sobi, Hansa Biopharma, Asceneuron, Wilson Therapeutics (acquired by Alexion) and Therachon (acquired by Pfizer). Mr. Schikan has a Pharm.D. degree from Utrecht University.