Facio’s Managing Director, David Dasberg, passes away suddenly
Leiden, the Netherlands – January 17, 2019
Facio Therapies announced today that David Dasberg, its Managing Director, passed away unexpectedly on January 16. David suffered a fatal heart attack during a walk in the Dolomite mountains in Northern Italy, where he was vacationing with friends. David had served as Managing Director since Facio’s inception in September 2014. He was 52 years old.
Kees van der Graaf, Facio’s Chairman, said: “All of us at Facio are deeply shocked by David’s sudden passing. He leaves a big void in a closely knit team. David combined a quick and razor-sharp mind with deep expertise, great integrity and total dedication to Facio’s mission. We will remember him as a shining example of what people can accomplish when they pursue a cause in which they truly believe. Without him, Facio would not have been where it is today, and we will build on his legacy as we move forward. Our thoughts go out to David’s loved ones, especially his mother.”
For the time being, David’s responsibilities will be assumed by Otto Postma. Otto is Managing Director of Facio’s parent company, FSHD Unlimited.