After obtaining a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at Ghent University in Belgium, Barbara joined the spin-off Biogazelle. Over time she was responsible for several aspects in this fast growing start-up; ranging from operational management, to product development, marketing and sales. In 2013, she joined the consulting company Leyton, advising large companies about fiscal incentives to finance innovations.
Barbara has proven to be strong communicator. She is fascinated about (digital) innovations in healthcare and biotechnology. In 2015, she founded with Nathalie Niclaus the patient management company Akcelis.