Our History

CELforPharma was founded in 2005 by Luc De Langhe and Edouard Demeire after they discovered an interesting niche in pharma’s landscape for executive training: short duration courses by esteemed experts on business-critical topics, i.e. topics that impact business growth and/or strategic decisions.

For that, Luc capitalised on his international network built throughout his career in professional services for the pharma industry (business intelligence, conferences and executive development). Edouard contributed from the start as a faculty member with expertise in pharmaceutical marketing planning and with insights from his executive training for Roche all over the world.

Here is a look back at some of the milestones we have reached on our journey so far...




  • CELforPharma starts a series of hot-topic webinars (free), featuring our distinguished faculty of experts.
  • Training large in-house teams, using our live online training capabilities, have increased considerably.
15 Years Of Pharma Training Courses


  • CELforPharma celebrates its 15 year anniversary.
  • All courses are held in a new, highly interactive, live online format.
  • Launch of the ONLINE SELF-STUDY PROGRAMME Basics of Health Economics with Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans.





10 Years Of Pharma Training Courses





  • CELforPharma runs courses in Barcelona, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Milan and Zurich.
  • 360 executives participate in CELforpharma courses, posting a new record.



  • Partnership with EBD Group to organise Valuation course back-to-back with BIO-Europe Spring.
  • CELforPharma courses go to Barcelona.
  • Launch of the Health Economics for Non-Health-Economists course with Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans.


  • The Brand Plan Quality Checklist offered on our website.
  • Launch of the Pharma Pricing course with Gary Johnson.
  • Launch of the Market Access course with the Adelphi Group.
  • Launch of the Tips & Insights series on our website.
  • Therapy area seminars organised with Datamonitor in 2008: Diabetes – Pain – Infectious Diseases.


  • Launch of the Forecasting course with Gary Johnson.
  • Launch of the Valuation course with Dr. Patrik Frei.
  • The Test Your Brand Planning Know-How tool offered on our website.
  • Therapy area seminars organised with Datamonitor in 2007: CNS – Diabetes.


  • Launch of the Brand Planning course with Edouard Demeire.
  • Launch of the Marketing Excellence & Salesforce Effectiveness course with Edouard Demeire.
  • Therapy area seminars organised with Datamonitor in 2006: Oncology – Metabolic Syndrome – Respiratory Diseases.


  • Foundation
  • Launch of the Business Development course with Martin Austin.
  • Launch of the Lifecycle Management Strategies course with Dr. Neal Hansen.
  • Launch of a series of therapy-market focused seminars in collaboration with Datamonitor Healthcare, starting with the following areas: Oncology – COX2 – Respiratory Diseases.