Professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University and Tilburg Law and Economics Center, Head of Governance/Vice-President at Philips Lighting, Netherlands.
In addition to the focus on corporate governance, he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance projects, and general corporate and securities law matters. He has worked on international projects related to corporate venturing activities, corporate venture capital and spin-out transactions. Philips? anchor investment in a transatlantic venture capital fund through which it complements its long-term open innovation strategy in the healthcare sector is an illustrative example. Professor Vermeulen is a founding council member of the International Venture Club.
Professor Vermeulen has worked on national and international projects for organizations, such as the European Commission, OECD, the Dutch Development Finance Institution and local governments in the Netherlands, concerning financial and venture capital markets, corporate law, and corporate governance.