Frank Deege new Managing Director of ttopstart

21 December 2023

ttopstart is proud to announce that, as of Januari 1st, 2024, Frank Deege will be appointed Managing Director. Sietske Zagers will return to a position in the field of educational innovation, in the business where her heart lies.

We know Sietske as someone with a huge passion for learning and development. We wish her every success in her new job as Director Learning at Bohn Stafleu van Loghum, a healthcare media company in the Netherlands, part of the global scientific publishing group Springer Nature.

New Managing Director

Frank has invaluable experience, a strong network and is one of the best consultants in our sector. The team will leverage his experience and expertise to further boost the growth of ttopstart and our key services.

Frank Deege:

I am proud and excited to take over the role from Sietske as Managing Director of ttopstart, leading our talented team of consultants in further innovating and expanding our business.

Frank started his career as a grant consultant 25 years ago at PwC advisory, working for all kinds of private sector and public sector organizations, ranging from large production companies and small businesses to academia. Gradually he developed a focus on servicing large European consortia in the life sciences.

With this appointment the ttopstart organisation is ready for the future, to be a truly empowering and enabling partner in Life Sciences & Health.


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‘My added value is that I enable scientists to focus on what they are good at and what they love to do: science. With me at their side, they have someone on their team that looks beyond the intricate details of their research and focuses on how the unique strengths of the consortium and the proposal can best be presented.’



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