Magazine Article | April 7, 2017

Leading Business With Science: Geert Cauwenbergh of RXi

By Wayne Koberstein, Executive Editor, Life Science Leader magazine
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The stories of longtime leaders, still active in the industry, sharing their historical perspectives on life sciences industry innovation.

Life roads seldom travel in a straight line. Many if not most of the explorers in this industry have started their careers in one direction before taking another route entirely. Geert Cauwenbergh now can look back at his almost four decades in the industry — from his formative years working with Paul Janssen building a small company into a global phenomenon, to his later years as a startup entrepreneur with RXi — and reflect on how most of it has turned upon a snap decision. It was the early 1970s, and he was a young college entrant in his native Belgium.