BaseClear appoints new Chief Financial Officer

BaseClear BV, the leading genomics specialist in The Netherlands, today announced the appointment of Edwin Galle as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 1, 2018.

Galle will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects of the company, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting. “We’re excited to welcome Edwin to BaseClear as our new CFO,” said BaseClear CEO and co-founder, Bas Reichert. “Galle brings extensive financial, operational, and strategic experience. This, combined with his deep knowledge and experience scaling high-growth companies, will be a huge asset to BaseClear as we enter our next phase of growth.”

Edwin Galle

Galle began his career in the airline industry as a Business Controller at Transavia, followed by several financial positions at KLM and Heineken. The most recent experience has been as a Financial Director at Apotex Netherlands for the last 8 years. Apotex Netherlands is a pharmaceutical company based at the Bio Science Park in Leiden. He holds a degree in Business Economics and post-graduate RC . “I am happy to join the team of BaseClear’s professionals,” Galle said. “As an experienced and passionate CFO my focus is on innovation in processes, products and services to create sustainable and profitable growth. I want to accelerate growth by operational excellence and cost management. Being more efficient and effective will lead to a stronger and more competitive organisation. What I most value is being entrepreneurial, reliable, and open-minded. I want to inspire people and empower them to take ownership and build strong cross functional relationships to accomplish the ambitions and goals of the organisation”.

Galle will succeed Erna Barèl. Barèl, co-founder of BaseClear, will continue as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Barèl will now focus completely on operational affairs, quality management systems and HR.

About BaseClear

BaseClear is an independent genomics service laboratory and service provider. BaseClear’s enthusiastic, 70-strong team works on development of DNA technology from its laboratory in Leiden Bioscience Park. This technology is applied in contract research projects for BaseClear’s customers who are active in many sectors, from the food and pharmaceutical industries to plant breeding. Innovation and quality are the top priorities in the services provided by this specialist laboratory. In terms of innovation, BaseClear works with many knowledge partners; quality is assured by compliance with ISO and GMP quality standards. From more information on BaseClear, visit

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