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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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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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Yasha Mitrotti

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Yasha Mitrotti

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Yasha Mitrotti, Colombian native and Italian by adoption, graduated as an industrial engineer from the university of the Andes in Bogotá (Colombia, 1996) after an academic curriculum in France, in the United States and in Colombia. He joined bioMérieux in Colombia in 1997, where he held several commercial functions before being named Country Manager of the subsidiary in 2000. After spending 6 years in Colombia, he has been successively Country Manager in Brazil, Latin America Executive Director, Country Manager in Italy, Commercial Operations VP Europe and Corporate VP Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA). In April 2014, Yasha took on the role of Corporate Vice President Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), in charge of all commercial, manufacturing and quality operations, covering more than 120 countries. Since July 2015, the scope of his missions also encompasses the Global Commercial Performance. Yasha is also a member of bioMérieux’s Executive Committee.  

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Yasha Mitrotti

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Yasha Mitrotti, Colombian native and Italian by adoption, graduated as an industrial engineer from the university of the Andes in Bogotá (Colombia, 1996) after an academic curriculum in France, in the United States and in Colombia.

He joined bioMérieux in Colombia in 1997, where he held several commercial functions before being named Country Manager of the subsidiary in 2000. After spending 6 years in Colombia, he has been successively Country Manager in Brazil, Latin America Executive Director, Country Manager in Italy, Commercial Operations VP Europe and Corporate VP Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA).

In April 2014, Yasha took on the role of Corporate Vice President Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), in charge of all commercial, manufacturing and quality operations, covering more than 120 countries.

Since July 2015, the scope of his missions also encompasses the Global Commercial Performance.

Yasha is also a member of bioMérieux’s Executive Committee.

 

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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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Christian Parry

Vice-Chair and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Christian Parry

Vice-Chair 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. 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

Vice-Chair 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.

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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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 a 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 numerous positions including: 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 he is Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand), Division OPM (Out Patient Market), and in 2004 also became Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand), Division HC (Hospital Market), and in 2004 also became Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand) Division Hospital Care.

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Meinrad Lugan

Treasurer and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Dr Meinrad Lugan has a 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 numerous positions including: 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 he is Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand), Division OPM (Out Patient Market), and in 2004 also became Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand), Division HC (Hospital Market), and in 2004 also became Member of B. Braun Group Managing Board (Vorstand) Division Hospital Care.

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Philippe Jacon

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Philippe Jacon

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

Philippe Jacon joined Cepheid in January 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President, Global Access, he leads the company strategy to ensure access to Cepheid molecular diagnostic globally. Philippe is the focal point of Cepheid to Global Health Organizations. Prior to Cepheid, Philippe Jacon held the position of CEO of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)since October 2011. Philippe Jacon joined FIND from EDMA (European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association) where he acted as the Director General ad interim since March of 2011. Prior to EDMA, he spent most of his career with BD (Becton Dickinson and Co) in various positions and locations. Most notably, he was Worldwide President of BD Diagnostics-Diagnostic Systems and Worldwide President of BD Diagnostics - Microbiology Systems both positions based in Baltimore, MD. Philippe Jacon has a Microbiologist Engineer degree from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in France

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Philippe Jacon

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

Philippe Jacon joined Cepheid in January 2013. In his role as Senior Vice President, Global Access, he leads the company strategy to ensure access to Cepheid molecular diagnostic globally. Philippe is the focal point of Cepheid to Global Health Organizations.

Prior to Cepheid, Philippe Jacon held the position of CEO of the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)since October 2011.

Philippe Jacon joined FIND from EDMA (European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association) where he acted as the Director General ad interim since March of 2011.

Prior to EDMA, he spent most of his career with BD (Becton Dickinson and Co) in various positions and locations. Most notably, he was Worldwide President of BD Diagnostics-Diagnostic Systems and Worldwide President of BD Diagnostics - Microbiology Systems both positions based in Baltimore, MD.

Philippe Jacon has a Microbiologist Engineer degree from the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in France

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Eric Thepaut

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Eric Thepaut

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

EMEA President at Boston Scientific and a member of its Executive Committee, he has been working in the medical device sector for over 20 years. Eric has been with Boston Scientific since 1996. Before being asked to lead the EMEA region, he was European Vice President for Interventional Cardiology & Structural Heart. Eric has also held several senior roles in finance. He started his career in business development and financial analysis at Apple. The business area that he is most passionate about is the creation of new collaboration models between patients and medical technology. He also oversees a wide variety of business transformation projects. This means he is used to leading in turbulent times, which are becoming more the norm for our industry. He sat on France’s SNITEM Board in the past. It was a formative and important experience for him. Helping the whole industry move forward for the benefit of the patients is at his core. Eric holds a Masters degree in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and completed his business education at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Eric Thepaut

Board Member and Member of the Operations Management Committee

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Medtech Europe

EMEA President at Boston Scientific and a member of its Executive Committee, he has been working in the medical device sector for over 20 years. Eric has been with Boston Scientific since 1996.

Before being asked to lead the EMEA region, he was European Vice President for Interventional Cardiology & Structural Heart. Eric has also held several senior roles in finance.

He started his career in business development and financial analysis at Apple.

The business area that he is most passionate about is the creation of new collaboration models between patients and medical technology. He also oversees a wide variety of business transformation projects. This means he is used to leading in turbulent times, which are becoming more the norm for our industry.

He sat on France’s SNITEM Board in the past. It was a formative and important experience for him. Helping the whole industry move forward for the benefit of the patients is at his core.

Eric holds a Masters degree in Finance from Paris Dauphine University and completed his business education at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland

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Greg Ahlberg

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Greg Ahlberg

Board Member

Greg Ahlberg is Vice President, Abbott Diagnostics EMEA.  He was appointed to his current position in August 2017.  Previously, Mr. Ahlberg served as Vice President, Abbott Diagnostics United States. Mr. Ahlberg joined Abbott in 1988 and has worked in various roles of increasing responsibility in finance, manufacturing and sales. He earned a B.Sc. in Finance Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Greg Ahlberg

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

Greg Ahlberg is Vice President, Abbott Diagnostics EMEA.  He was appointed to his current position in August 2017.  Previously, Mr. Ahlberg served as Vice President, Abbott Diagnostics United States.

Mr. Ahlberg joined Abbott in 1988 and has worked in various roles of increasing responsibility in finance, manufacturing and sales.

He earned a B.Sc. in Finance Indiana University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Lucile Blaise

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Lucile Blaise

Board Member

23 years of experience in the Medtech industry with positions in sales, marketing, business development at French or European level.  At ResMed since 2006, in the role of VP Western Europe since 2013, leading France, BeNeLux, Spain, Portugal, Italy and North Africa. Global Head of the Dental Sleep activity since 2016, including manufacturing and R&D. Active member of the Snitem since 2010. Vice chair and chair of the respiratory group and digital health group since 2012. Board member of the SNITEM since 2016. Currently vice-chair of the digital health group at Medtech Europe

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Lucile Blaise

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

23 years of experience in the Medtech industry with positions in sales, marketing, business development at French or European level.  At ResMed since 2006, in the role of VP Western Europe since 2013, leading France, BeNeLux, Spain, Portugal, Italy and North Africa.

Global Head of the Dental Sleep activity since 2016, including manufacturing and R&D. Active member of the Snitem since 2010. Vice chair and chair of the respiratory group and digital health group since 2012. Board member of the SNITEM since 2016.

Currently vice-chair of the digital health group at Medtech Europe

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Nicolas Chandellier

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Nicolas Chandellier

Board Member

Nicolas has spent all his carrier at BD. He led several Business Units (BU) in different countries and regions. He started his carrier as IT project manager and then moved 4 years to the US at the BD WW HQ for a global project. He managed different functions for the Pharmaceutical BU and was in charge to build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary. Since October 2016 he is the BD France VP/GM and BD France SAS President.  

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Nicolas Chandellier

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

Nicolas has spent all his carrier at BD. He led several Business Units (BU) in different countries and regions. He started his carrier as IT project manager and then moved 4 years to the US at the BD WW HQ for a global project. He managed different functions for the Pharmaceutical BU and was in charge to build a new manufacturing plant in Hungary. Since October 2016 he is the BD France VP/GM and BD France SAS President.

 

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Bernard Colombo

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Bernard Colombo

Board Member

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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Didier Deltort

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Didier Deltort

Board Member

Didier Deltort joined Zimmer Biomet as President Europe, Middle East and Africa in August 2018. He is responsible for the manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution of products and services in the EMEA region. Mr. Deltort’s professional experience of more than 25 years spans multiple geographies and medical technologies, including medical devices, diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT and services. Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Healthcare Solutions and Partnerships at Boston Scientific Corporation and before he spent 14 years with GE Healthcare in Germany, Finland, Dubai and the United States. He has previously gained experience in leading global R&D centers and closely worked with government authorities, e.g. during his time at GE Healthcare in Finland, where he actively drove the set-up of Health Innovation Village, Finland’s first health tech startup campus located in Helsinki. He moreover negotiated an ambitious 3-year Digital Health program with the Finish government. He holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from University de Technologie de Compiègne, France.

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Didier Deltort

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Medtech Europe

Didier Deltort joined Zimmer Biomet as President Europe, Middle East and Africa in August 2018. He is responsible for the manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution of products and services in the EMEA region.

Mr. Deltort’s professional experience of more than 25 years spans multiple geographies and medical technologies, including medical devices, diagnostic imaging, healthcare IT and services.

Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Healthcare Solutions and Partnerships at Boston Scientific Corporation and before he spent 14 years with GE Healthcare in Germany, Finland, Dubai and the United States.

He has previously gained experience in leading global R&D centers and closely worked with government authorities, e.g. during his time at GE Healthcare in Finland, where he actively drove the set-up of Health Innovation Village, Finland’s first health tech startup campus located in Helsinki. He moreover negotiated an ambitious 3-year Digital Health program with the Finish government.

He holds a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from University de Technologie de Compiègne, France.

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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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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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Bas Verhoef

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Bas Verhoef

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Bas Verhoef is Senior Vice President, Business Marketing & Sales Leader for International Markets (world minus North America) for the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) business in Royal Philips. Bas is based in Brussels, Belgium, as of October 2015. 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 Medical Systems in 1997 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 4 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 in Business Marketing (MBM). He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Medicine (electrophysiology). Bas is a member of the Image Guided Therapy leadership team, one of the 4 Business Clusters represented in the Executive Committee of Royal Philips. Recently 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 for International Markets (world minus North America) for the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) business in Royal Philips. Bas is based in Brussels, Belgium, as of October 2015.

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 Medical Systems in 1997 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 4 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 in Business Marketing (MBM). He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Medicine (electrophysiology).

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

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Kerstin Wagner

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Kerstin Wagner

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Kerstin Wagner is Sr. VP Diagnostics in EMEA and represents Siemens Healthineers IVD interests on the Board in MedTech Europe. Kerstin has more than 20 years of business experience in the IVD field. Throughout her career at Siemens Healthineers she has held several leading positions in R&D, product line management, global marketing and global customer management before being appointed in current role. Kerstin has a broad experience in business and policy related matters and has been very active in integrating IVD and MDR industry interests vis-a-vis the governments and EU Institutions.

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Kerstin Wagner

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Medtech Europe

Kerstin Wagner is Sr. VP Diagnostics in EMEA and represents Siemens Healthineers IVD interests on the Board in MedTech Europe. Kerstin has more than 20 years of business experience in the IVD field.

Throughout her career at Siemens Healthineers she has held several leading positions in R&D, product line management, global marketing and global customer management before being appointed in current role. Kerstin has a broad experience in business and policy related matters and has been very active in integrating IVD and MDR industry interests vis-a-vis the governments and EU Institutions.

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Philipp Lindinger

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Philipp Lindinger

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Philipp Lindinger is Managing Director of AUSTROMED since 2010. He has also been appointed as the Spokesman for “Initiative Wund?Gesund!” and acts as a Board Member for the ÖGBMT (Austrian Society for Biomedical Technique). Additionally, he is a Member of two Committees for Medical Technology at AS, the Standards Institute of Austria. Philipp has been elected Chairman of the National Association Committee (NAC) of MedTech Europe starting 2018, working intensively to improve the collaboration of the National Associations from MedTech Europe with regards to the European topics. In addition, he was elected Board Member of MedTech Europe for the period 2018-2022. For ten years Philipp worked with Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG, Austria’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Organization and Logistics, and then later became the Assistant to the Board of Directors. Afterwards, he worked at Sanova Pharma GesmbH as Business Unit Director for Logistics during five years prior to joining AUSTROMED.

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Philipp Lindinger

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Medtech Europe

Philipp Lindinger is Managing Director of AUSTROMED since 2010. He has also been appointed as the Spokesman for “Initiative Wund?Gesund!” and acts as a Board Member for the ÖGBMT (Austrian Society for Biomedical Technique). Additionally, he is a Member of two Committees for Medical Technology at AS, the Standards Institute of Austria.

Philipp has been elected Chairman of the National Association Committee (NAC) of MedTech Europe starting 2018, working intensively to improve the collaboration of the National Associations from MedTech Europe with regards to the European topics. In addition, he was elected Board Member of MedTech Europe for the period 2018-2022.

For ten years Philipp worked with Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG, Austria’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale company, in Organization and Logistics, and then later became the Assistant to the Board of Directors. Afterwards, he worked at Sanova Pharma GesmbH as Business Unit Director for Logistics during five years prior to joining AUSTROMED.

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Stuart Silk

Board Member

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Stuart Silk

Board Member

Stuart joined Stryker in 2008 as Managing Director of France. He subsequently assumed the role of Managing Director for Southern Europe and Joint Preservation Europe. Since July 2015 he took over the role of President of Europe with the main focus to drive the implementation of Stryker’s Transatlantic Operating Model (TOM) through the eight divisions that comprise the product portfolio of Stryker. With effect from January 2017 he became responsible for both EMEA & Latin America. From May 2018 Canada has been added. Prior to Stryker, Stuart worked in the electronics industry with Premier Farnell and logistics with CHEP. In both companies, he held a variety of managerial roles throughout Europe and Latin America. Stuart is a graduate in Management Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Stuart Silk

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

Stuart joined Stryker in 2008 as Managing Director of France. He subsequently assumed the role of Managing Director for Southern Europe and Joint Preservation Europe. Since July 2015 he took over the role of President of Europe with the main focus to drive the implementation of Stryker’s Transatlantic Operating Model (TOM) through the eight divisions that comprise the product portfolio of Stryker. With effect from January 2017 he became responsible for both EMEA & Latin America. From May 2018 Canada has been added.

Prior to Stryker, Stuart worked in the electronics industry with Premier Farnell and logistics with CHEP. In both companies, he held a variety of managerial roles throughout Europe and Latin America. Stuart is a graduate in Management Studies at the University of Leeds.

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Carlos Sisternas

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Carlos Sisternas

Board Member

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

Board Member

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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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Benoit Traineau

Board Member

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Benoit Traineau

Board Member

Since 2012 Benoit Traineau is Vice President Europe for Diasorin, leading all European commercial activities with full accountability for P&L. Previously for 28 years, Mr. Traineau occupied various business functions in Healthcare Industry (medical devices, pharma and diagnostics) in Europe in companies like Coloplast, 3M, Johnson and Johnson and Diasorin. Mr. Traineau had also been very active in the local French association SIDIV as board member. He led many initiatives especially to support companies operating in France to be ready for the massive consolidation expected on the French market through contact with key stakeholders, market surveys, cross countries reimbursement benchmark etc. Benoit Traineau is 52, French citizen and located in Paris.

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Benoit Traineau

Board Member

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Medtech Europe

Since 2012 Benoit Traineau is Vice President Europe for Diasorin, leading all European commercial activities with full accountability for P&L.
Previously for 28 years, Mr. Traineau occupied various business functions in Healthcare Industry (medical devices, pharma and diagnostics) in Europe in companies like Coloplast, 3M, Johnson and Johnson and Diasorin.
Mr. Traineau had also been very active in the local French association SIDIV as board member. He led many initiatives especially to support companies operating in France to be ready for the massive consolidation expected on the French market through contact with key stakeholders, market surveys, cross countries reimbursement benchmark etc.
Benoit Traineau is 52, French citizen and located in Paris.

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Martin Walger

Board Member

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Martin Walger

Board Member

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

Board Member

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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.

Honorary Chairman

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Jürgen Schulze

Honorary Chairman of the Board

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Jürgen Schulze

Honorary Chairman of the Board

Dr. Jürgen Schulze has been announced the first honorary chairman of Medtech Europe in September 2018. His leadership was pivotal in having the in vitro diagnostics and the medical devices trade associations joining forces and becoming one industry voice, Medtech Europe in 2017. During his time as CEO and President of SYSMEX Europe, Middle East and Africa Dr. Schulze was the first President of the newly created Medtech Europe in 2017 after having served many years as a Board member and President of the former in vitro diagnostic organisation EDMA. In earlier days Dr. Schulze was also member of the Board and finally President of the German National Association for in vitro diagnostic manufacturers in Europe, VDGH.

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Jürgen Schulze

Honorary Chairman of the Board

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Medtech Europe

Dr. Jürgen Schulze has been announced the first honorary chairman of Medtech Europe in September 2018. His leadership was pivotal in having the in vitro diagnostics and the medical devices trade associations joining forces and becoming one industry voice, Medtech Europe in 2017.

During his time as CEO and President of SYSMEX Europe, Middle East and Africa Dr. Schulze was the first President of the newly created Medtech Europe in 2017 after having served many years as a Board member and President of the former in vitro diagnostic organisation EDMA. In earlier days Dr. Schulze was also member of the Board and finally President of the German National Association for in vitro diagnostic manufacturers in Europe, VDGH.