Our team

Qarad consists of a small core of experienced consultants and a network of selected professionals and professional organizations, who contribute to Qarad’s high quality services in different ways.

Dirk Stynen, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Dirk Stynen obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biology and completed Postgraduate Studies in Enterprise Economics. Before he founded Qarad in 2000, Dirk spent many years gaining experience in scientific research, diagnostic assay development, quality system implementation, clinical studies and regulatory affairs.



Maurizio Suppo, Ph.D.

Co-owner and Vice-President

Maurizio Suppo obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Turin. He held executive positions at several world-renowned IVD companies and was director of the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA).
Maurizio joined Qarad in 2012 and became co-owner in 2016.



Agnes Goris


  Director Device Compliance and Authorized Representative Services

Joke Doutreloigne


 Device Compliance Manager

Annelies Rombout


Performance Evaluation Manager

Kirsten Van Garsse


Regulatory Affairs manager

Bram Stynen, Ph.D.


Scientific Affairs Manager

Annelies Rotthier, Ph.D.

Head of Device Compliance


ISO 13485 Certified

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