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Rob ten Hoedt

Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Rob ten Hoedt

Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Rob ten Hoedt is Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and a member of Medtronic’s Executive Committee.  Mr. ten Hoedt has been with Medtronic since 1991 and has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Leading up to this position, he has held several different leadership roles in Medtronic.  He led the CardioVascular business for Europe & Central Asia and the Gastro-Uro business on a global basis before which he ran the wholly-owned Medtronic subsidiary Company, Vitatron.  Prior to Medtronic, he held different positions in medical technology companies such as Arjo Hospital Equipment and Polystan Benelux; and also ran his own Distributor Company for several years.  He is the Chairman of the Board of MedTech Europe, the Association representing the medical technology industry in Europe. Rob holds a degree in Commercial Economy from the H.E.A.O. and a Masters in Marketing from the NIMA Business School in the Netherlands.

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Rob ten Hoedt

Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Rob ten Hoedt is Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and a member of Medtronic’s Executive Committee.  Mr. ten Hoedt has been with Medtronic since 1991 and has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Leading up to this position, he has held several different leadership roles in Medtronic.  He led the CardioVascular business for Europe & Central Asia and the Gastro-Uro business on a global basis before which he ran the wholly-owned Medtronic subsidiary Company, Vitatron.  Prior to Medtronic, he held different positions in medical technology companies such as Arjo Hospital Equipment and Polystan Benelux; and also ran his own Distributor Company for several years.  He is the Chairman of the Board of MedTech Europe, the Association representing the medical technology industry in Europe. Rob holds a degree in Commercial Economy from the H.E.A.O. and a Masters in Marketing from the NIMA Business School in the Netherlands.

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Hani Abouhalka

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Hani Abouhalka

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Hani Abouhalka is the Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.  He is responsible for the company’s Medical Device businesses in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), which includes surgical technology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular and specialty solutions directed at delivering clinical and economic value to healthcare systems worldwide. A purpose-driven and global leader, Hani brings with him an outstanding 20-year record of driving transformational growth across developed and emerging markets, building high-performing teams and championing Johnson & Johnson values. Having devoted his career to Johnson & Johnson, he has held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility across multiple businesses and geographies, from the US to Lebanon and the UAE to the Benelux region and the UK, including business development, health economics, business unit and franchise management, and general management roles. Before being appointed to his current role in December 2018, Hani served as Vice President, Medical Devices Strategy Development and Global Operations, focused on advancing the process and execution of the business strategy, improving portfolio value and implementing critical capabilities. Known for putting the needs of patients first, Hani is passionate about strengthening Johnson & Johnson’s footprint in key markets and advancing diverse talent across the enterprise. He is also committed to shaping sustainable solutions that positively impact the health of millions of people. Hani holds a Bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in Biology (Pre-Med) from the Arizona State University and he holds a Master’s degree (with distinction) in International Business from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

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Hani Abouhalka

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Hani Abouhalka is the Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.  He is responsible for the company’s Medical Device businesses in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), which includes surgical technology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular and specialty solutions directed at delivering clinical and economic value to healthcare systems worldwide.

A purpose-driven and global leader, Hani brings with him an outstanding 20-year record of driving transformational growth across developed and emerging markets, building high-performing teams and championing Johnson & Johnson values.

Having devoted his career to Johnson & Johnson, he has held several leadership roles of increasing responsibility across multiple businesses and geographies, from the US to Lebanon and the UAE to the Benelux region and the UK, including business development, health economics, business unit and franchise management, and general management roles. Before being appointed to his current role in December 2018, Hani served as Vice President, Medical Devices Strategy Development and Global Operations, focused on advancing the process and execution of the business strategy, improving portfolio value and implementing critical capabilities.

Known for putting the needs of patients first, Hani is passionate about strengthening Johnson & Johnson’s footprint in key markets and advancing diverse talent across the enterprise. He is also committed to shaping sustainable solutions that positively impact the health of millions of people.

Hani holds a Bachelor’s degree (with distinction) in Biology (Pre-Med) from the Arizona State University and he holds a Master’s degree (with distinction) in International Business from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

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Bronwyn Brophy

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Bronwyn Brophy

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Bronwyn is the President of the ImmunoDiagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, leading the portfolio innovation and growth of the diagnostic testing business for allergy and autoimmune diseases. Patient access to testing across the globe is limited and her purpose and passion is to address barriers to testing so that patients get the right diagnosis and therapy thereby improving outcomes. She joined the company in 2019 as President of the EMEA region, where she was responsible for aligning the commercial strategies across all divisions to best support customers and leverage the breadth and scale of  Thermo Fisher Scientific. Previously Bronwyn worked at Medtronic where she held the position of Global Vice President/General Manager for Gynaecologic Health. During this time, she led the company’s expansion into the women’s health space and had overall responsibly for the global commercial teams as well as R&D and other support functions. Prior to that she was Vice President, Early Technologies, EMEA where she led a market development program to drive adoption of new therapies in the areas of lung, liver and oesophageal cancer. She also led the M & A  and subsequent integration of several start-ups in the gastrointestinal field into Medtronic. Bronwyn has over twenty years’ experience in the medical device industry having started her career at Johnson & Johnson where she had a range of senior executive roles, across the globe. She is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and dedicates a significant amount of time to mentoring people from minority backgrounds looking to advance and realise their full potential in the healthcare industry. She is a graduate of Dublin City University with an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Marketing & Languages. She speaks Spanish and French. Bronwyn is a mother of two children and the greatest source of joy in her life is spending time with family and friends.

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Bronwyn Brophy

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Bronwyn is the President of the ImmunoDiagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific, leading the portfolio innovation and growth of the diagnostic testing business for allergy and autoimmune diseases. Patient access to testing across the globe is limited and her purpose and passion is to address barriers to testing so that patients get the right diagnosis and therapy thereby improving outcomes. She joined the company in 2019 as President of the EMEA region, where she was responsible for aligning the commercial strategies across all divisions to best support customers and leverage the breadth and scale of  Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Previously Bronwyn worked at Medtronic where she held the position of Global Vice President/General Manager for Gynaecologic Health. During this time, she led the company’s expansion into the women’s health space and had overall responsibly for the global commercial teams as well as R&D and other support functions. Prior to that she was Vice President, Early Technologies, EMEA where she led a market development program to drive adoption of new therapies in the areas of lung, liver and oesophageal cancer. She also led the M & A  and subsequent integration of several start-ups in the gastrointestinal field into Medtronic.

Bronwyn has over twenty years’ experience in the medical device industry having started her career at Johnson & Johnson where she had a range of senior executive roles, across the globe. She is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and dedicates a significant amount of time to mentoring people from minority backgrounds looking to advance and realise their full potential in the healthcare industry.

She is a graduate of Dublin City University with an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Marketing & Languages. She speaks Spanish and French. Bronwyn is a mother of two children and the greatest source of joy in her life is spending time with family and friends.

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Meinrad Lugan

Treasurer and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Meinrad Lugan

Treasurer and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Dr Meinrad Lugan has an university degree in chemistry (Dipl. Chem.) as well as a PhD in organic chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), both from the University of Freiburg (Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prof. Prinzbach). He has held positions as Director of R&D and Director of International Business Development (BUCK System GmbH), Technical Director (BUCK Environmental LLC), Vice President (BUCK CMI Asia), and CEO (MCG Metall-Chemie Goerrig GmbH & Co KG). Since 2000 Dr. Lugan is Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand). He also acts as Chief-Knowledge-Officer. Since 2006 he is Member of the Board of BVMed (Bundesverband Medizintechnologie e. V., Berlin), in 2007 he became Chairman of the Board. Also since 2006 he is Member of the Board of MedTech Europe. He is actively involved in standardization of health care, since 2010 he is Member of the Board of GS1 Germany and GS1 Global. Born in 1964, Dr Lugan is married with one son.

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Meinrad Lugan

Treasurer and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Dr Meinrad Lugan has an university degree in chemistry (Dipl. Chem.) as well as a PhD in organic chemistry (Dr. rer. nat.), both from the University of Freiburg (Institute for Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prof. Prinzbach). He has held positions as Director of R&D
and Director of International Business Development (BUCK System GmbH), Technical Director (BUCK Environmental LLC), Vice President (BUCK CMI Asia), and CEO (MCG Metall-Chemie Goerrig GmbH & Co KG).

Since 2000 Dr. Lugan is Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand). He also acts as Chief-Knowledge-Officer.

Since 2006 he is Member of the Board of BVMed (Bundesverband Medizintechnologie e. V., Berlin), in 2007 he became Chairman of the Board. Also since 2006 he is Member of the Board of MedTech Europe.

He is actively involved in standardization of health care, since 2010 he is Member of the Board of GS1 Germany and GS1 Global.

Born in 1964, Dr Lugan is married with one son.

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Fernando Davico

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Fernando Davico

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Fernando Davico is DiaSorin’s Corporate Vice President EMEA, APAC and LATAM since 2018. Fernando has extensive experience in the diagnostics and medical device industries having worked more than 19 years for Johnson & Johnson and Hologic prior to joining DiaSorin. He started his career in consulting and later worked in private equity. Fernando is based in Italy and holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Instituto Balseiro – Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and an MBA from IDEA, both in his native country Argentina.

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Fernando Davico

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Fernando Davico is DiaSorin’s Corporate Vice President EMEA, APAC and LATAM since 2018. Fernando has extensive experience in the diagnostics and medical device industries having worked more than 19 years for Johnson & Johnson and Hologic prior to joining DiaSorin. He started his career in consulting and later worked in private equity.

Fernando is based in Italy and holds a degree in Nuclear Engineering from Instituto Balseiro – Universidad Nacional de Cuyo and an MBA from IDEA, both in his native country Argentina.

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Christian Parry

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Christian Parry

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Medical Biologist & Pharmacist, he has been working in the IVD industry since 1981 after 5 years spent in the Paris hospitals. He has had the chance to know a diversified career : head of international marketing & sales, head of R&D, head of Production but also several positions of General Manager . Today he is in charge of Public Affairs at STAGO. In parallel he is active in professional associations for 10 years among those : EDMA vice-President ( 2010-2016). He was also one of the 6 members  preparing during 3 years the birth of the new MedTech association. Presently, he is a MedTech Europe board member representing the French association SIDIV, but also member of the MedTech Europe Operating Management Committee ( OMC ) selecting the topics for the executive board.

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Christian Parry

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Medical Biologist & Pharmacist, he has been working in the IVD industry since 1981 after 5 years spent in the Paris hospitals. He has had the chance to know a diversified career : head of international marketing & sales, head of R&D, head of Production but also several positions of General Manager . Today he is in charge of Public Affairs at STAGO.

In parallel he is active in professional associations for 10 years among those : EDMA vice-President ( 2010-2016). He was also one of the 6 members  preparing during 3 years the birth of the new MedTech association. Presently, he is a MedTech Europe board member representing the French association SIDIV, but also member of the MedTech Europe Operating Management Committee ( OMC ) selecting the topics for the executive board.

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Stuart Silk

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Stuart Silk

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Stuart Silk began his career with Stryker, a leading global medical technology company, in 2008 as Managing Director of France. After assuming roles with increasing responsibility, he was named President of Europe in July 2015 with a focus on accelerating global growth through Stryker’s new Transatlantic Operating Model. From October 2015 to May 2018, his responsibilities were expanded to include EEMEA, Latin America and Canada. Prior to Stryker, Stuart held a variety of leadership and managerial roles in Europe and Latin America at Premier Farnell and CHEP. Stuart is a board member of MedTech Europe, a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, and a member of the GLG Institute, an invite-only global CEO network. Stuart is a graduate in Management Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Stuart Silk

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Stuart Silk began his career with Stryker, a leading global medical technology company, in 2008 as Managing Director of France. After assuming roles with increasing responsibility, he was named President of Europe in July 2015 with a focus on accelerating global growth through Stryker’s new Transatlantic Operating Model. From October 2015 to May 2018, his responsibilities were expanded to include EEMEA, Latin America and Canada.

Prior to Stryker, Stuart held a variety of leadership and managerial roles in Europe and Latin America at Premier Farnell and CHEP.

Stuart is a board member of MedTech Europe, a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, and a member of the GLG Institute, an invite-only global CEO network.

Stuart is a graduate in Management Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Edita Apuokiene

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Edita Apuokiene

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Medical Doctor by education, Edita has almost 30 years of leadership experience in the diagnostics industry, after she first joined Abbott Diagnostics Division in 1993 as Account Manager for the Baltics and Belarus. Since then, she has held a wide variety of positions, at European and global levels, leading Automation and Laboratory Solutions programs on the field, and holding Marketing, Product Development, Sales and General Management responsibilities for the Molecular and Diagnostics Division. Based in Wiesbaden (Germany), Edita assumes her current role as Divisional Vice President Europe, Abbott Core Laboratory Diagnostics, since 2020. Prior to joining Abbott, Edita was Manager of HIV Reference Lab for the AIDS Reference Center Vilnius in Lithuania and worked as an Expert of Forensic Medicine in the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Lithuania.

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Edita Apuokiene

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

Medical Doctor by education, Edita has almost 30 years of leadership experience in the diagnostics industry, after she first joined Abbott Diagnostics Division in 1993 as Account Manager for the Baltics and Belarus.

Since then, she has held a wide variety of positions, at European and global levels, leading Automation and Laboratory Solutions programs on the field, and holding Marketing, Product Development, Sales and General Management responsibilities for the Molecular and Diagnostics Division. Based in Wiesbaden (Germany), Edita assumes her current role as Divisional Vice President Europe, Abbott Core Laboratory Diagnostics, since 2020.

Prior to joining Abbott, Edita was Manager of HIV Reference Lab for the AIDS Reference Center Vilnius in Lithuania and worked as an Expert of Forensic Medicine in the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Lithuania.

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Lucile Blaise

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Lucile Blaise

Board Member

More than 25 years of experience in the MedtTech industry with positions in sales, marketing, P&L management, at local and EMEA level. At ResMed since 2006, with the position of VP Western Europe since 2013, leading France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and North Africa. Global responsibility of the Dental Sleep business unit (Narval) since 2016, with manufacturing and R&D based in Lyon, France. Board member of the SNITEM since 2016. Board member at MedTech Europe since 2020.

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Lucile Blaise

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

More than 25 years of experience in the MedtTech industry with positions in sales, marketing, P&L management, at local and EMEA level.

At ResMed since 2006, with the position of VP Western Europe since 2013, leading France, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and North Africa.

Global responsibility of the Dental Sleep business unit (Narval) since 2016, with manufacturing and R&D based in Lyon, France.

Board member of the SNITEM since 2016. Board member at MedTech Europe since 2020.

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Pierre Boulud

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Pierre Boulud

Board Member

Graduated from ESSEC and Ottowa University, Pierre began his career as a strategic consultant working for CEOs in various sectors including healthcare within Boston Consulting Group. In 2002, Pierre joined IPSEN group and successfully led strategic projects as Executive VP of Specialty Care Commercial Operations. Pierre Boulud joined bioMérieux and its Executive Committee in 2016 as Corporate VP & Head of ASPAC. Pierre was also in charge of bioMérieux’s portfolio and strategic planning. Since 2020, Pierre leads the Clinical Operations as Executive Vice President. He is also Chief Operating Officer.

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Pierre Boulud

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Medtech Europe

Graduated from ESSEC and Ottowa University, Pierre began his career as a strategic consultant working for CEOs in various sectors including healthcare within Boston Consulting Group.

In 2002, Pierre joined IPSEN group and successfully led strategic projects as Executive VP of Specialty Care Commercial Operations.

Pierre Boulud joined bioMérieux and its Executive Committee in 2016 as Corporate VP & Head of ASPAC. Pierre was also in charge of bioMérieux’s portfolio and strategic planning.

Since 2020, Pierre leads the Clinical Operations as Executive Vice President. He is also Chief Operating Officer.

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Bernard Colombo

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Bernard Colombo

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Bernard Colombo joined Roche in 2008 during the integration of Ventana Medical Systems. At Ventana, he had held various positions in Marketing, Sales and Support and, since 2006, assumed central responsibility for developing the company’s business in EMEA as Vice President and General Manager of Ventana Medical Systems. From 2008 to 2010, he spearheaded the acceleration and integration of the RTD (Roche Tissue Diagnostics) business for EMEA-LATAM. He was appointed Head of the EMEA Subregion North-West in the Diagnostics Division in 2010, based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. In 2017, he was appointed General Manager for Roche Diagnostics France Management Centre, where he was responsible for the French Domestic, Maghreb and French Speaking Sub-Saharan African markets, before assuming his current position as Regional Head Roche Diagnostics EMEA/LATAM in November 2018. Bernard has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, particularly in Diagnostics, where he has worked for 34 years, having started at Boehringer Mannheim in 1984 and including 10 years at Bayer Diagnostics. He has lived and worked in France and Switzerland, and holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France.

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Bernard Colombo

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Medtech Europe

Bernard Colombo joined Roche in 2008 during the integration of Ventana Medical Systems. At Ventana, he had held various positions in Marketing, Sales and Support and, since 2006, assumed central responsibility for developing the company’s business in EMEA as Vice President and General Manager of Ventana Medical Systems. From 2008 to 2010, he spearheaded the acceleration and integration of the RTD (Roche Tissue Diagnostics) business for EMEA-LATAM. He was appointed Head of the EMEA Subregion North-West in the Diagnostics Division in 2010, based in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. In 2017, he was appointed General Manager for Roche Diagnostics France Management Centre, where he was responsible for the French Domestic, Maghreb and French Speaking Sub-Saharan African markets, before assuming his current position as Regional Head Roche Diagnostics EMEA/LATAM in November 2018.

Bernard has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, particularly in Diagnostics, where he has worked for 34 years, having started at Boehringer Mannheim in 1984 and including 10 years at Bayer Diagnostics. He has lived and worked in France and Switzerland, and holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France.

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Stéphane Cotte

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Stéphane Cotte

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25 years of experience in the Medtech industry with positions in marketing, sales, business development at French or European level. At ConvaTec since 2006, with 7 years’ experience as VP General Manager France & BNL. Currently VP International for commercial activities in Continence and Infusion Care. President of Laboratoires ConvaTec France and Board Director of ConvaTec CISG (EMEA). Active member of the Snitem since 2012. Board member of the SNITEM since 2017.

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Stéphane Cotte

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Medtech Europe

25 years of experience in the Medtech industry with positions in marketing, sales, business development at French or European level.
At ConvaTec since 2006, with 7 years’ experience as VP General Manager France & BNL.

Currently VP International for commercial activities in Continence and Infusion Care.

President of Laboratoires ConvaTec France and Board Director of ConvaTec CISG (EMEA).

Active member of the Snitem since 2012. Board member of the SNITEM since 2017.

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Bill Doherty

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Bill Doherty

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Bill Doherty is a long-serving board member and former chair of the Irish Medtech Association. He currently chairs the IMA’s Code of Ethics Committee and leads its PR Taskforce. Bill served on the board of Eucomed during its merger with EDMA to form Medtech Europe and is currently a member of the Code Taskforce (Hypercare Team) established by Medtech Europe’s board to advise on Code implementation. Bill believes in the importance of national association participation at European level and has encouraged the Irish Medtech Association to become highly engaged with Medtech Europe through the different working groups. At national level, the Irish Medtech Association has been a key catalyst in fostering a vibrant medtech environment in Ireland directly employing 38,000 people, which is the highest per-capita in the EU and 6th largest in terms of absolute employment numbers. Medtech is a key pillar of Ireland’s economy accounting for 11% of total exports. Bill is Executive Vice President EMEA with Cook Medical and a member of the executive board of the parent company, and also sits on its Board Risk and Oversight Committee. Since joining Cook Medical in 1994 he has led and overseen significant structural and operational changes to its EMEA business. Bill is a strong advocate for transparency, sustainability and ethics in business and sponsors Cook Medical’s global CSR Programme.

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Bill Doherty

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Medtech Europe

Bill Doherty is a long-serving board member and former chair of the Irish Medtech Association. He currently chairs the IMA’s Code of Ethics Committee and leads its PR Taskforce. Bill served on the board of Eucomed during its merger with EDMA to form Medtech Europe and is currently a member of the Code Taskforce (Hypercare Team) established by Medtech Europe’s board to advise on Code implementation.

Bill believes in the importance of national association participation at European level and has encouraged the Irish Medtech Association to become highly engaged with Medtech Europe through the different working groups. At national level, the Irish Medtech Association has been a key catalyst in fostering a vibrant medtech environment in Ireland directly employing 38,000 people, which is the highest per-capita in the EU and 6th largest in terms of absolute employment numbers. Medtech is a key pillar of Ireland’s economy accounting for 11% of total exports.

Bill is Executive Vice President EMEA with Cook Medical and a member of the executive board of the parent company, and also sits on its Board Risk and Oversight Committee. Since joining Cook Medical in 1994 he has led and overseen significant structural and operational changes to its EMEA business. Bill is a strong advocate for transparency, sustainability and ethics in business and sponsors Cook Medical’s global CSR Programme.

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Rika Dutau

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Rika Dutau

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Rika Dutau is Vice President & General Manager  Commercial Operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. She joined Cepheid in 2007, being before VP and General Manager at Teleflex where she was heading the Surgical Business across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Previously, she held a variety of senior management roles, including responsibilities in Commercial Operations, Marketing, Sales and Business Development in the medical device and critical care industry. Rika holds a Pharmacist degree (M.Sc.Pharm.) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. She lives in Toulouse, France.

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Rika Dutau

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Medtech Europe

Rika Dutau is Vice President & General Manager  Commercial Operations for the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. She joined Cepheid in 2007, being before VP and General Manager at Teleflex where she was heading the Surgical Business across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Previously, she held a variety of senior management roles, including responsibilities in Commercial Operations, Marketing, Sales and Business Development in the medical device and critical care industry.

Rika holds a Pharmacist degree (M.Sc.Pharm.) from the University of Ghent, Belgium. She lives in Toulouse, France.

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Sophie Dutilloy

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Sophie Dutilloy

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Sophie is President International Vision Care Franchise at Alcon. She brings many years of experience in the medical device industry; she joined Alcon from Abbott where she was Divisional Vice President, Diabetes Care. In this position, she had an active role in driving several activities within the diabetes sector group of Medtech Europe. Prior to Abbott, Ms. Dutilloy spent 21 years with Johnson & Johnson, were she held roles of increasing responsibility and scope in consumer products and medical devices. She began her career in Johnson&Johnson consumer marketing in Canada, later transitioning to lead of the UK / Ireland Vision Care business. Ms. Dutilloy then became VP Marketing for the EMEA region and subsequently spent four years in the Global Surgery division holding roles in UK/Ireland, Nordics and EMEA. While leading the UK, she was appointed member of the UK Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group, facilitating the discussion between government and the medical technology industry on strategic issues of joint interest. Ms. Dutilloy holds a Bachelor’s degree from IMIP-MBA Institute in Paris France, and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business Administration at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Sophie Dutilloy

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Medtech Europe

Sophie is President International Vision Care Franchise at Alcon. She brings many years of experience in the medical device industry; she joined Alcon from Abbott where she was Divisional Vice President, Diabetes Care. In this position, she had an active role in driving several activities within the diabetes sector group of Medtech Europe. Prior to Abbott, Ms. Dutilloy spent 21 years with Johnson & Johnson, were she held roles of increasing responsibility and scope in consumer products and medical devices. She began her career in Johnson&Johnson consumer marketing in Canada, later transitioning to lead of the UK / Ireland Vision Care business. Ms. Dutilloy then became VP Marketing for the EMEA region and subsequently spent four years in the Global Surgery division holding roles in UK/Ireland, Nordics and EMEA. While leading the UK, she was appointed member of the UK Ministerial Medical Technology Strategy Group, facilitating the discussion between government and the medical technology industry on strategic issues of joint interest.

Ms. Dutilloy holds a Bachelor’s degree from IMIP-MBA Institute in Paris France, and a MBA from the Fuqua School of Business Administration at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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Cristiano Franzi

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Cristiano Franzi

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Cristiano Franzi joined Baxter in 2017 from Medtronic plc, where he served as vice president and president, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group EMEA from 2015 to 2017. He served as President EMEA at Covidien plc prior to Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien. He served as member of the board of Eucomed Medical Technology from 2013 to 2015. Cristiano completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP197) at Harvard Business School, holds an MBA from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the American University.

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Cristiano Franzi

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Medtech Europe

Cristiano Franzi joined Baxter in 2017 from Medtronic plc, where he served as vice president and president, Minimally Invasive Therapies Group EMEA from 2015 to 2017. He served as President EMEA at Covidien plc prior to Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien. He served as member of the board of Eucomed Medical Technology from 2013 to 2015.

Cristiano completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP197) at Harvard Business School, holds an MBA from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the American University.

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Peter Huntley

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Peter Huntley

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CEO for Medicoindustrien for the last 10 years.

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Peter Huntley

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Medtech Europe

CEO for Medicoindustrien for the last 10 years.

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Carlos Sisternas

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Carlos Sisternas

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Bachelor of Biology (University of Barcelona). Master in Alimentary Biotechnology for ETSIB (Superior Technical School of Engineers from Barcelona), Executive MBA for INESE and Superior Course of Organization and commercial Direction for the Chamber of Trade of Madrid. During lasts years Carlos has occupied positions of responsibility in marketing and sales as well as commercial management in several divisions in different companies of the sector of sanitary technology (Product Manager in Roche Diagnostics S.L., Business Unit Manager in Bayer Diagnostics S.L., Division Check Up Manager in Menarini Diagnostics S.L and Sales and Marketing Manager in Dade Behring S.A.) He is married with three children. Carlos joined FENIN 17 years ago as Director of the Barcelona office along and Secretary of IVD Sector and Secretary of Technology and Clinical Information Systems Sector

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Carlos Sisternas

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Medtech Europe

Bachelor of Biology (University of Barcelona). Master in Alimentary Biotechnology for ETSIB (Superior Technical School of Engineers from Barcelona), Executive MBA for INESE and Superior Course of Organization and commercial Direction for the Chamber of Trade of Madrid.

During lasts years Carlos has occupied positions of responsibility in marketing and sales as well as commercial management in several divisions in different companies of the sector of sanitary technology (Product Manager in Roche Diagnostics S.L., Business Unit Manager in Bayer Diagnostics S.L., Division Check Up Manager in Menarini Diagnostics S.L and Sales and Marketing Manager in Dade Behring S.A.)

He is married with three children.

Carlos joined FENIN 17 years ago as Director of the Barcelona office along and Secretary of IVD Sector and Secretary of Technology and Clinical Information Systems Sector

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Alexander Socarras

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Alexander Socarras

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Global Executive with over 30 years of experience within the healthcare industry, specializing in IVD, Medical Devices and Life Sciences, with a diverse background leading teams in multiple global geographies including North America, Latin America, EMEA, China, Asia Pacific and Japan.  Expertise in Global Leadership and General Management, Sales, Marketing, Services and PLM with a strong performance record in driving growth and market share, commercial excellence, and cost and channel optimization, as well as turnaround performance.

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Alexander Socarras

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Medtech Europe

Global Executive with over 30 years of experience within the healthcare industry, specializing in IVD, Medical Devices and Life Sciences, with a diverse background leading teams in multiple global geographies including North America, Latin America, EMEA, China, Asia Pacific and Japan.  Expertise in Global Leadership and General Management, Sales, Marketing, Services and PLM with a strong performance record in driving growth and market share, commercial excellence, and cost and channel optimization, as well as turnaround performance.

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Bas Verhoef

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Bas Verhoef

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Bas Verhoef is Senior Vice President, Business Marketing & Sales Leader Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Europe and Commercial Leader IGT Devices for International Markets (world minus North America and Japan) in Royal Philips. Bas is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Prior to this role, Bas was Senior Vice President Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) for Philips Healthcare, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Bas began his professional career at Philips almost 25 years ago as a Clinical Scientist in the Surgery Business Unit and subsequently held roles in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with increasing responsibility. During the last 6 years he has been actively involved in the integration of Volcano and Spectranetrics into Philips, following the acquisitions of these companies. Bas holds two Master degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology; one from the Faculty of Nuclear Physics and the other one in Business Marketing (MBM). He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Medicine (Electro Physiology). Bas is a member of the Europe leadership team and the Image Guided Therapy leadership team, one of the 4 Business Clusters represented in the Executive Committee of Royal Philips. Bas is also a member of the Board of MedTech Europe and 2 years ago he also became vice chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe.

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Bas Verhoef

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Medtech Europe

Bas Verhoef is Senior Vice President, Business Marketing & Sales Leader Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Europe and Commercial Leader IGT Devices for International Markets (world minus North America and Japan) in Royal Philips. Bas is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Prior to this role, Bas was Senior Vice President Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA) for Philips Healthcare, based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Bas began his professional career at Philips almost 25 years ago as a Clinical Scientist in the Surgery Business Unit and subsequently held roles in sales, marketing, manufacturing and general management with increasing responsibility. During the last 6 years he has been actively involved in the integration of Volcano and Spectranetrics into Philips, following the acquisitions of these companies.

Bas holds two Master degrees from the Eindhoven University of Technology; one from the Faculty of Nuclear Physics and the other one in Business Marketing (MBM). He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Medicine (Electro Physiology).

Bas is a member of the Europe leadership team and the Image Guided Therapy leadership team, one of the 4 Business Clusters represented in the Executive Committee of Royal Philips. Bas is also a member of the Board of MedTech Europe and 2 years ago he also became vice chair of the Cardiovascular Sector Group of MedTech Europe.

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Martin Walger

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Martin Walger

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Dr. Martin Walger is managing director of the German IVD Association VDGH , representing 100 members  companies (IVD- and Life Science Research Industry).  He joined VDGH in 2008. From 1995 to 2008 Martin Walger has been serving as director Personnel and Hospital organization for the German Hospital Federation DKG.  From 1993 to 1995 he worked for the Bundesknappschaft, part of the German  statutory health insurance. Previously he did research at the Center for Labour and Social issues (ZENTRAS). He is holding a degree in economics from the University of Trier, Germany. Born in 1962, Martin Walger is married with three children.

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Martin Walger

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Medtech Europe

Dr. Martin Walger is managing director of the German IVD Association VDGH , representing 100 members  companies (IVD- and Life Science Research Industry).  He joined VDGH in 2008.

From 1995 to 2008 Martin Walger has been serving as director Personnel and Hospital organization for the German Hospital Federation DKG.  From 1993 to 1995 he worked for the Bundesknappschaft, part of the German  statutory health insurance. Previously he did research at the Center for Labour and Social issues (ZENTRAS). He is holding a degree in economics from the University of Trier, Germany.

Born in 1962, Martin Walger is married with three children.