Valeria Cnossen

General Counsel

Valeria Cnossen is General Counsel, responsible for Legal, Compliance & Ethics, the Corporate Secretary Office and Intellectual Property, and member of the Executive Committee at Galapagos. Ms. Cnossen joined Galapagos on 1 August 2022. She previously was General Counsel of the Consumer Health Group at Johnson & Johnson and member of the Global Consumer Health Leadership Team. Prior to that, she held leadership roles within the Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Sectors of Johnson & Johnson.

Ms. Cnossen joined Johnson & Johnson in 2011 through the acquisition of Crucell, where she was Head of Legal and Compliance. Prior to joining Crucell, Ms. Cnossen was in private legal practice at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. Ms. Cnossen is a purpose-driven leader, known for her ability to develop high-performing teams and the careers of others, especially as a mentor for women.