Frank Deege has a background in Business Economics and in his 20 year career he has worked at PwC Advisory, Erasmus MC Viroscience, PwC Consulting and UMC Utrecht. He currently has his own consulting company, where he provides professional support in in strategy formulation, organisation design, and funding application development. Having worked in academic environments as well as in commercial settings, he is comfortable in operating at the intersections of science and business, mostly in the areas of global one health, infectious diseases and food safety. In the past 20 years he has been involved in the development of over a hundred national- and EU funded research projects. These included various initiatives related to ECRAID including PREPARE, ZIKAPLAN, ALERRT and VALUE-Dx. In ECRAID-Plan he will be part of the central Coordination Team developing the ECRAID Business plan.