Kenneth Wils is a seasoned finance and venture capital professional with a passion for life sciences and healthcare. Kenneth started his career at Fortis Bank (currently BNP Paribas) where he became Equity Analyst in the Brussels trading room, responsible for the coverage of European chemicals and Belgian pharma and biotech quoted companies. In 2004, he joined Ernst and Young Transaction Advisory where he provided financial advisory services to SME/private equity funds on transaction related aspects.
In 2007, he joined PMV, where he was primarily active as seed and early stage venture capital provider to innovative start-ups, first as investment manager, later on as fund manager and eventually as business manager heading a team (7FTE) of early stage venture capital professionals. At that time he laid the foundations of the current life sciences and healthcare activities within PMV. In 2013 he was invited by the Foederer group to strengthen their consultancy team as independent advisor and to co-manage a recently acquired 30 FTE branch with focus on pharmacies, medical professions and healthcare providers. He eventually became group partner. However, after five years Kenneth decided to return to his first love, the life sciences venture capital industry. He is now head of the PMV Life Sciences & Care team. Kenneth obtained his master's degree in Chemical Engineering - Process Technology at the KUL (Catholic University Louvain) in 1997, followed by a postgraduate in Business Economics in 1998. He got an MBA in General Management at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School in 2003.
Kenneth Wils is a keynote speaker at the State of the Union session on Wednesday 31 May.