Henk Smit

Senior Consultant


Henk is working at Progress-PME as Sr. Consultant since February 1st, 2020. After completing his studies in chemical engineering at the University of Amsterdam and bioprocess engineering at the Technical University of Delft, Henk started his career at Centocor (now Janssen Biologics) in 2000. There he gained experience as bioprocess specialist and project manager in late stage development, technology transfers, process and equipment implementations, process validation, manufacturing support and launch activities for the commercialisation of monoclonal antibody products.

In 2011, Henk continued his career at SynCo Bio Partners as project manager and later as DSP production manager. In 2015, Henk continued his career at uniQure Biopharma as Head Process Developent and from 2017 until 2020, at HALIX as Director Manufacturing. In these five years, Henk led and coached various teams and individual professionals within a biopharmaceutical production and process development environment working with various virus products.


In his spare time Henk (1973) enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, children, family and friends. He is also fond of playing tennis, speed cycling and travelling. On his bucket list are some adventurous sports listed.


  • Process Development USP & DSP
  • GMP manufacturing
  • Technology Transfer
  • Project Management
  • Interim Management
  • Process Excellence: Certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma