My name is Roderick van der Graaf. I am a chemical engineer from background, with a post-graduate education in bioprocess engineering. My current position is Head of Operations at CAM Bioceramics in Leiden, the Netherlands. My career in the pharmaceutical industry started in 2002, quickly followed by my membership with the ISPE. Within the ISPE The Netherlands affiliate board I held the position of treasurer and since 2020 I am the chair of this affiliate. It gives me great energy and excitement to be active within the ISPE and the EAC council! Inspiring to see how much we can share, connect and learn from each another. In my free time I enjoy being active sporting and spending time with my family. Looking forward to continue working together with you in these challenging times!