Niels Wheeler

Niels Wheeler
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Niels Wheeler

Innovation Activation Manager

Leiden, the Netherlands

In his new role, Niels will be responsible for setting up a virtual JLABS presence in the Netherlands, closely connected with JLABS @ BE which serves the EMEA region. Niels will leverage the existing Janssen presence in Leiden to network with external partners, manage campaigns, host events and support the greater Benelux region.

Before joining JLABS EMEA, Niels was Manager Cmmunications for the Infectious Diseases & Vaccines Therapeutic Area of Janssen and several external activations. He led in the organization of the opening of the Vaccines Launch Facility, helped organize the J&J EMEA Media Event in Leiden and supported in the communications around the roll-out of Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine.

Before joining Janssen, Niels worked for Hyphen Projects where he supported in the organization of events for the life sciences sector such as Innovation for Health and the BioBusiness Summer School. Niels was born and raised in a small town in the east of the Netherlands and couldn’t wait to move to Wageningen where he completed a Bachelor and Master study in Medical Biotechnology. During his studies he did a minor in Communications Science, including an internship at Schuttelaar & Partners, the comms agency that supports Janssen’s Dutch OpCo.