Company background

VDS Healthcare was founded by Emile van Dongen and Herman Schwietert in early 2011 after they concluded that offering their experience and network in Asia would benefit healthcare companies with their expansion in Asia. Both men have worked for decades in the international healthcare industry and have a deep understanding of what is necessary for Pharma companies in Asia to succeed. The unique combination of local working-experience for both manufacturers and agents/distributors has provided them with these skills.

From the start VDS Healthcare has been offered assignments ranging from the re-launch and expansion of prescription medicines to the launch of hygiene products and derma-cosmetics in China as well as portfolio management across the region. Our clients currently range from business leaders in the Pharma industry to niche companies that are active in healthcare foods. We work for these clients throughout Asia. Besides trading, VDS Healthcare has been working on projects such as the setting-up of a manufacturing JV, assessing portfolio potential and collecting and presenting very selected market data for large and mid-sized pharma companies.


Founding Partners

Emile van Dongen
Emile van Dongen
Chief Executive Officer
Herman Schwietert
Herman Schwietert
Chief Operating Officer
2008-present Various executive & non-executive board positions
2005-2008 Organon EVP Global Sales
35 years pharma experience including IPO,M&A
2007-2011 Invida GM Greater China
2001-2006 Organon China Marketing & Sales Director
25 years experience includes Rx, generics, OTC and functional food