BAPIE (ASBL) – Belgian Association of Parallel Importers and Exporters – is a professional association regrouping parallel importers, parallel distributors and exporters of medicines.
BAPIE was initiated in 2012 and tells the main companies active in the pharmaceutical parallel trade field.
The Secretariat is responsible for legal, public affairs and communication activities.
Pieter works for more than 20 years in Belgian advocacy and policymaking. From 2016, he led for more than 6 years the advocacy activities for better access to affordable medicines as a Director Public Affairs at Medaxes, the Belgian association for generic and biosimilar medicines. From May 2017 to December 2022, he was appointed Chairman of the Board at BeMVO, the Belgian Medicines Verification Organisation in charge of preventing falsified medicines from entering the legal supply chain. Since 1 January 2024 he has been appointed President of BAPIE.
Pieter holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences and Public Management from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) and Leiden University, the Netherlands.