Board of directors


Gemma Voss, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Gemma Voss has a MSc degree in Health Science and completed her PhD thesis ( “Severity of illness and cost of medical care in patients with Acute Myocardial infarction” ) at the Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

Gemma has more than 20 years of experience in implementing, supervising and supporting various Clinical Trials with a specialization in economic evaluation studies. Before joining Cardialysis, she was CEO of the Clinical Trial Center Maastricht BV (CTCM) for over 10 years. This company from the  Maastricht University Medical Center has been set up by her and has grown under her leadership into a leading Academic Research Organization in the Netherlands.

Gerrit-Anne van Es, PhD

Director of Research & Business Development

Gerrit-Anne van Es has a MSc degree in mathematics. He completed his PhD degree in biostatistics at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. After a position at the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he joined Cardialysis in 1992. In his current position, he is a member of the Executive Board of Cardialysis with responsibility for Research and Business Development. Dr. van Es has been involved in the conduct of clinical trials in the field of cardiology for 24 years. The areas of experience are: interventional cardiology, both device and pharma studies, thrombolytic therapy, atherosclerosis and heart surgery.

Since its start in 2012, Dr. van Es is Managing Director of the European Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECRI), which was founded as a non-profit organization to perform investigator initiated studies. 

Irene Kuit, MA

Managing Director of Project Strategy

Irene Kuit joined Cardialysis in 2014 and has over 20 years of experience in clinical development in the CRO industry. In her current position, Irene is a member of the Executive Board of Cardialysis and develops business strategies and study delivery models for clinical studies. In her role, she is responsible for the direct operational oversight of Project Teams, as well as for the design, implementation, and maintenance of clinical operational processes.

Prior to joining Cardialysis, Irene assumed project management and key operational positions at Quintiles, PAREXEL, MIRAI/VERUM, Cardialysis and the Daniel Den Hoed cancer center. Her expertise lies in management principles and in the conduct of clinical trials in the field of cardiology (pharma and device). Irene has a MSc degree in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.