Health Talk x Students Meet Alumni

Thursday 25 Apr 2024, 14:30 - 18:00
Bayle Building
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Alexander Santos Lima

The degrees that Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) offers are multidisciplinary: after your studies there are many directions you can go in. Do you know which industries you could work in and which jobs might be available for you? Or are you already aware of the possibilities out there, but find it hard to make up your mind? 

Together with study association SHARE, we are hosting an afternoon especially for ESHPM students to gain more insights into what options are available post-graduation from ESHPM. After a Health Talk on "Paving the Way To Our Sustainable Future", you'll be able to meet alumni from our School from a variety of different work fields who will share their stories. The alumni are working at, among others, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, Erasmus MC, Deloitte, UCB and DSW Verzekeringen. Would you like to be inspired? Sign up now!  

What: Health Talk "Paving the Way To Our Sustainable Future" by Erik van Raaij and Noah Drummen, followed presentations by ESHPM alumni and the opportunity possibility to get to know these alumni during an informal drinks reception.
Who: both bachelor and master students (NL/EN) 
Where: J7, Bayle Building  
When: Thursday 25 April 2024, 14.30 until 18.00  

The afternoon will consist of different rounds for which you can sign up. We will end the afternoon with some drinks and snacks (17.15 - 18.00), during which you can continue the conversation with the alumni present.  

Please note: half of the alumni sessions will be given in Dutch. In the registration form and the schedule below you can see which sessions are in Dutch (NL) or English (EN). 

Health Talks

  • Erik van Raaij is Professor of Sustainable Procurement in Healthcare at ESHPM and RSM. His current research interests include Planetary Health, Healthcare Supply Management, Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Healthcare Contracting, and Empirical Research Methods. During his Health Talk, I will discuss the impact of healthcare on the environment, methods to measure such impact, and approaches to reduce the impact of healthcare.
  • Noah Drummen is a Sustainability Consultant. He assists organisations in identifying and complying with legal obligations, developing a strategy and implementation plan, and for the more ambitious organisations, he provides support in obtaining sustainability certifications. His Health Talk will be discussing the Green Deal Healthcare 3.0 and the challenges that healthcare organisations face in making their activities more sustainable.

Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Christiaan Veraart graduated from HEPL in 2006. Over the years, he's worked for a variety of pharmaceutical companies: Eli Lilly Nederland, Roche the Netherlands, Merck. He currently works as Market Access Lead The Netherlands at UCB.
  • Sujata Nirmal completed her bachelor's in BMG in 2009 and followed up with the master's HEPL. She graduated in 2012. She has been working at Astellas Pharma Europe for 7 years - by now as Senior Associate Case Manager. 


  • Ava Hoogenboom chose to follow up her bachelor's BMG (2021) with the master's Eu-HEM (2023). During her studies she was active as part of faculty association SHARE. After her master's, Ava stuck around at ESHPM for a PhD. Her research is focused on the involvement of children in policy making in healthcare and, more specifically, health state valuation.

Insurancy Industry

  • Suzanne Verheul completed her bachelor's BMG (2021) and followed it up with a master's in HEPL (2023). After graduation, she started working at DSW Verzekeringen as Relations Manager Pharmacy.


  • Myriam Cheddadi completed her bachelor's and master's degree at Maastricht University, as well as master's in HEPL at ESHPM (2020). She has 3 years experience in strategy consulting with a focus on market access and health economics for the life sciences and healthcare industry. She works as Consultant Market Access & HEOR at Monitor Deloitte.
  • Ruba Ayyub is a colleague of Myriam's and works as a Senior Consultant I HEOR and Market Access at Monitor Deloitte. She obtained her bachelor's in Toronto, Canada and her master's in London, UK.


  • Lequisha Suisse started working at Erasmus MC after completing her bachelor's in BMG (2019) and her master's in HCM (2021). She is currently working as Advisor Person-oriented Care. In her current role, she mainly focuses on projects on inclusive healthcare, with a focus on low literacy, cultural diversity and poverty. In addition, she is in frequent dialogue with patients and their loved ones to improve the quality of care based on their experiences.
  • Lindsey Meijer started working as a Project Leader and Policy Advisor at a hospital after graduating from her bachelor's BMG (2019) and her master's HCM (2020). She subsequently worked as a Programme Secretary at another Rotterdam hospital. Recently, she started working as a Management Advisor for an alderman at Gemeente Schiedam. 

Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports

  • Houda Alla graduated from a bachelor's in BMG (2015) and a master's with the specialisation in Health Economics (2017). She works as Senior Policy Officer at the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. In this role, she advises the ministers on package management of the Health Insurance Act. So that deals with what is covered by the basic healthcare insurance coverage. 
  Room 1Room 2Room 3J7 open space
 14:45 - 15:00   Doors open
115:00 - 16:00   Health Talk "Paving the Way To Our Future"
Erik van Raaij, Noah Drummen
216:00 - 16:30Pharmaceutical Industry (EN)
Christiaan Veraart, Sujata Nirmal
PhD (EN)
Ava Hoogenboom
Insurance Industry (NL)
Suzanne Verheul
Coffee and tea
316:45 - 17:15Consultancy (EN)
Mirjam Chedaddi, Ruba Rayyub
Hospitals (NL)
Lequisha Suisse, Lindsey Meijer
Ministery of Health, Welfare and Sports (NL)
Houda Alla
Coffee and tea
 17:15 - 18:00   Informal drinks reception

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