A.C. Ed Vreeke, Masters in Economics (1988), Pharmaceutical Management and Supply Systems expert
Ed Vreeke's experience related to essential generic medicines and medical supplies is in the following fields: procurement and supply systems organisation, management, monitoring and evaluation, general management and organisation of Central Medical Stores, strategic and policy issues, business plan development, transitioning from government to independent organisation, development, organisation and management of tender processes, conception of revolving medicine funds, performance based financing systems, costing analysis.
He is currently acting as QUAMED’s executive director.
Between 1995 and 1998 and 2005-2006, Ed Vreeke was the director of Asrames asbl, a regional medical drug store in Goma, DRC. Other longer term assignments were with the International Labour Organisation (Zambia and USA), the European Commission projects (Liberia, Malawi and DRC) and the Tilburg University in India.
His country experience includes missions in Anglophone and Francophone Africa (Algeria, Burundi, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe), in Asia (India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Philippines, Iran, Nepal, Afghanistan) and in the Caribbean (Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago).