Paul-Peter Tak is Senior Vice President (SVP) R&D Pipeline, Chair of the Development Steering Team and Chief Immunology Officer at GSK. He is global head of R&D for Oncology, ImmunoInflammation, Infectious Disease and Dermatology. He is also on the Board of Directors of ViiV Healthcare and Galvani Bioelectronics.
He received his medical degree cum laude from the Free University in Amsterdam and was trained as an internist, rheumatologist and immunologist at Leiden University Medical Center, where he also received his PhD. He has worked as a scientist at the University of California San Diego for two years. He served as Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam (AMC) for 12 years. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals (H factor 105). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
In addition to his work in academia he was the co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of MediPartners bv in Leiden (first commercial Industrial Medicine Company in the Netherlands) from 1991 to 1997. He established a biotech company developing intra-articular gene therapy (Arthrogen b.v., Amsterdam) and served as its Chief Scientific Officer from 2005 until 2015. He was Medical Director of the Dubai Bone and Joint Centre from 2004 until 2008.