Guy Lebeau MD steps down as Chairman of MedTech Europe Board
Brussels, 11 October 2013 – MedTech Europe’s Board of Directors has announced today that Dr. Jürgen Schulze, EDMA President and CEO and President of SYSMEX EMEA, has been elected Chairman of the Board of MedTech Europe. MedTech Europe is the alliance of European medical technology industry associations. The alliance is currently made up of EDMA, the In Vitro Diagnostics Manufacturers Association, and Eucomed, the European Medical Devices Industry Association. In this role, Dr. Schulze will succeed Guy Lebeau MD, Johnson & Johnson Group Company Chairman Medical Devices & Diagnostics EMEA, who will be stepping down as Chairman of the MedTech Europe Board effective immediately.
Dr. Schulze has become a member of the EDMA board in 2003 and was elected as the Association's President in 2009. In a career spanning more than 20 years in in vitro diagnostics, he has held several business functions in the IVD industry, mainly linked to Merck AG and Bayer Diagnostics, both in Europe and the USA and since 1995 in SYSMEX.
Dr. Schulze’s appointment follows the announcement of the MedTech Europe board that Guy Lebeau MD is stepping down as Chairman of the Board. Mr Lebeau has been holding this position since the inception of the Alliance in 2012 and was one of driving forces.
"Guy Lebeau’s vision and persistence have been instrumental in establishing what is fast becoming a powerful, unified voice of the medtech industry in Brussels. With the appointment of Jürgen Schulze as new Chairman of the MedTech Europe board, the alliance is uniquely positioned to continue its mission of making value-based, innovative medical technology available to patients," Serge Bernasconi, Chief Executive Officer of MedTech Europe said on the announcements.
About Medtech Europe
MedTech Europe is an alliance of European medical technology industry associations. The Alliance was founded by EDMA, representing the European in vitro diagnostic industry, and Eucomed, representing the European medical devices industry. Other European medical technology associations are welcome to join the Alliance, established to represent the common policy interests of its members more effectively and efficiently.
Our mission is to make value-based, innovative medical technology available to more people, while supporting the transformation of healthcare systems onto a sustainable path. We promote a balanced policy environment that enables the medical technology industry to meet the growing healthcare needs and expectations of its stakeholders. In addition, we demonstrate the value of medical technology by encouraging our members to execute the industry’s 5-year strategy. For more information, visit www.medtecheurope.org.