Mischa van Hout

Senior Consultant


Mischa works as Senior Consultant at Progress and supports customers as project manager in Automation, IT, Bioanalysis, Validation and Data Integrity initiatives. He also holds ad interim and line management positions.

Mischa gained extensive experience in the laboratory industry. In his last position, he was as part of the management team responsible for strategic automation, system implementation and validation for three global laboratories in a rapidly growing organization. He was directly responsible for the awareness and introduction of Data Integrity principles across the entire company. Previously, Mischa held director and business relationship management roles in IT where ultimately, he became responsible for the implementation of new, business-changing systems and processes.

After completing his PhD research at the University of Groningen in 2003, Mischa started his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Pharma Bio-Research (which later became PRA Health Sciences and currently ICON). Over the past 20 years, he has worked in several positions, starting in the laboratory industry of this Clinical Research Organization (CRO). As a project manager in small molecule bioanalysis he worked on the development, validation and application of numerous bioanalytical assays (mainly HPLC, LC-MS) in a GLP environment and in accordance with FDA and/or EMA guidelines.


Mischa lives in Westerbork, Drenthe with his wife and daughter. He enjoys gardening, travelling and sports such as padel, fitness and cycling.


  • Project management, program management
  • Line / Interim management
  • IT landscaping
  • Data Integrity
  • Bioanalysis, FDA, EMA guidances