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Secretariat

Chief Executive Officer

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Bernasconi has 40 years’ experience in the world of pharmaceuticals, medical technology and trade association leadership. He has worked in senior leadership position in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough (now Merck), and Medtronic. He has exercised his leadership in various geographical areas around the world, including, the US, Europe (France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland), Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout his career he has been involved in trade association activities and responsibilities both for the pharmaceutical industry and the MedTech Industry. Prior to become the CEO of Eucomed and EDMA and then MedTech Europe, he had been elected President of APIDIM (The French Association for the Promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices), and Vice President and Treasurer of SNITEM (French Medical Technology Industry Association).

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Bernasconi has 40 years’ experience in the world of pharmaceuticals, medical technology and trade association leadership. He has worked in senior leadership position in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough (now Merck), and Medtronic. He has exercised his leadership in various geographical areas around the world, including, the US, Europe (France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland), Turkey, the Middle East and Africa.

Throughout his career he has been involved in trade association activities and responsibilities both for the pharmaceutical industry and the MedTech Industry. Prior to become the CEO of Eucomed and EDMA and then MedTech Europe, he had been elected President of APIDIM (The French Association for the Promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices), and Vice President and Treasurer of SNITEM (French Medical Technology Industry Association).

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

Rie Santos is  the Executive Assistant to the CEO of MedTech Europe. Rie’s responsibilities include providing administrative support to the secretariat by performing overall technical, accounting and administrative functions, facilitating communication and coordination within the Leadership team, and liaising with and supporting the MedTech Europe membership. Rie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from St. Paul University in Manila. A Belgian national, she is fluent in English, and has a good knowledge of Dutch and Japanese.

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

Rie Santos is  the Executive Assistant to the CEO of MedTech Europe.

Rie’s responsibilities include providing administrative support to the secretariat by performing overall technical, accounting and administrative functions, facilitating communication and coordination within the Leadership team, and liaising with and supporting the MedTech Europe membership.

Rie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from St. Paul University in Manila. A Belgian national, she is fluent in English, and has a good knowledge of Dutch and Japanese.

Industrial Policies

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General Industrial Policies & External Affairs

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General Industrial Policies & External Affairs

Oliver leads the Industrial Policies department, which supports members in their implementation of the new and changing EU regulatory requirements, including but not limited to: legislation linked to the European Green Deal, the HTA Cooperation Regulation, in vitro Diagnostics Regulation and the Medical Devices Regulation. His team strives to facilitate ‘technical implementation’ of regulations in place across the EU, and to communicate the positions of the MedTech Europe membership to the European Commission, the Member States, and other relevant authorities and stakeholder. When not working on EU regulations, Oliver also coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked at Medtronic as Director of Regulatory Policy for EMEA. In addition to this company experience, Oliver has had trade association roles in Brussels, at COCIR (the European association for the radiological, electromedical and healthcare IT industries) and at EDANA (the industry association for the nonwovens and related industries). Oliver is a native speaker of English, and a dual national of Australia and Malta. When not working, he enjoys travel, spending time with his family, and rock-climbing.

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General Industrial Policies & External Affairs

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Medtech Europe

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Oliver leads the Industrial Policies department, which supports members in their implementation of the new and changing EU regulatory requirements, including but not limited to: legislation linked to the European Green Deal, the HTA Cooperation Regulation, in vitro Diagnostics Regulation and the Medical Devices Regulation.

His team strives to facilitate ‘technical implementation’ of regulations in place across the EU, and to communicate the positions of the MedTech Europe membership to the European Commission, the Member States, and other relevant authorities and stakeholder.

When not working on EU regulations, Oliver also coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group.

Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked at Medtronic as Director of Regulatory Policy for EMEA. In addition to this company experience, Oliver has had trade association roles in Brussels, at COCIR (the European association for the radiological, electromedical and healthcare IT industries) and at EDANA (the industry association for the nonwovens and related industries).

Oliver is a native speaker of English, and a dual national of Australia and Malta. When not working, he enjoys travel, spending time with his family, and rock-climbing.

In Vitro Diagnostics Industrial Policies

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

Within the MedTech Europe regulations and industrial policy team, Petra leads ‘Team IVD’ and coordinates MedTech Europe’s work around implementation of the IVD Regulation, as well as some horizontal regulatory areas for medical technologies. She joined EDMA (now MedTech Europe) in March 2012. Before MedTech Europe, she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU), where she headed up the policy team working on both legislative and regulatory issues. She also worked within the government affairs team of Genzyme. As an American-German raised in Denmark who has lived many years in Belgium, Petra is a native English speaker with good to intermediate Dutch, Danish, German and French.

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Within the MedTech Europe regulations and industrial policy team, Petra leads ‘Team IVD’ and coordinates MedTech Europe’s work around implementation of the IVD Regulation, as well as some horizontal regulatory areas for medical technologies. She joined EDMA (now MedTech Europe) in March 2012.

Before MedTech Europe, she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU), where she headed up the policy team working on both legislative and regulatory issues. She also worked within the government affairs team of Genzyme. As an American-German raised in Denmark who has lived many years in Belgium, Petra is a native English speaker with good to intermediate Dutch, Danish, German and French.

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

Katalin Máté joined former EDMA in 2010 and she is part of the Regulations & Industrial Policy of MedTech Europe since 2016. With her projects she focuses on the implementation of the Unique Device Identification, the development of the EUDAMED database and the European Medical Device Nomenclature, in addition Vigilance & Post Market Surveillance (IVD). Being a Hungarian national, she has a high command of English and has an intermediate level of French and German.

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Katalin Máté joined former EDMA in 2010 and she is part of the Regulations & Industrial Policy of MedTech Europe since 2016. With her projects she focuses on the implementation of the Unique Device Identification, the development of the EUDAMED database and the European Medical Device Nomenclature, in addition Vigilance & Post Market Surveillance (IVD).

Being a Hungarian national, she has a high command of English and has an intermediate level of French and German.

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

Iana has joined the Regulations & Industrial Policy team in April 2020. Her objective is to ensure the efficient and smooth implementation of the new Regulation on in-vitro diagnostic medical devices. She came to MedTech Europe with 6 years of experience in the Biotech field. Including research at the Catholic University of Louvain (Brussels), where she studied the molecular pathways of brain development. Moreover, Iana had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with in-vitro diagnostic tests in a clinical laboratory. In addition to that, she worked for a top multinational consultancy – EY where she performed Pharmaceutical and MedTech market research. Iana holds a MSc. in Molecular Biology from the Science University of Moldova and a BSc. in Biotechnology from University of Padua, Italy. A Romanian and Moldovan binational, Iana is fluent in English, Italian, Romanian, Russian and has a good understanding of French. In her free time, Iana is practicing Kendo (swords martial art).

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Iana has joined the Regulations & Industrial Policy team in April 2020. Her objective is to ensure the efficient and smooth implementation of the new Regulation on in-vitro diagnostic medical devices.

She came to MedTech Europe with 6 years of experience in the Biotech field. Including research at the Catholic University of Louvain (Brussels), where she studied the molecular pathways of brain development. Moreover, Iana had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with in-vitro diagnostic tests in a clinical laboratory. In addition to that, she worked for a top multinational consultancy – EY where she performed Pharmaceutical and MedTech market research.

Iana holds a MSc. in Molecular Biology from the Science University of Moldova and a BSc. in Biotechnology from University of Padua, Italy. A Romanian and Moldovan binational, Iana is fluent in English, Italian, Romanian, Russian and has a good understanding of French. In her free time, Iana is practicing Kendo (swords martial art).

Medical Devices Industrial Policies

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

Merlin is the leading coordinator of all activities which support members in their implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) at MedTech Europe. After joining the association in January 2011, he held various positions, including leading all Notified Bodies’ related activities and the coordination of international affairs related projects. He is a pharmacist by training. Over his 15+ years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, Merlin held various positions within international pharmaceutical companies (BMS and GSK) and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, UK. Merlin was raised in Germany and France, lived in the United States and has been enjoying Belgium’s sunny weather since 1995. When not working, he enjoys travel, taking care of his family, is a passionate skier, loves sailing and is addicted to music and his garden.

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

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Merlin is the leading coordinator of all activities which support members in their implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) at MedTech Europe. After joining the association in January 2011, he held various positions, including leading all Notified Bodies’ related activities and the coordination of international affairs related projects.

He is a pharmacist by training. Over his 15+ years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, Merlin held various positions within international pharmaceutical companies (BMS and GSK) and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, UK.

Merlin was raised in Germany and France, lived in the United States and has been enjoying Belgium’s sunny weather since 1995. When not working, he enjoys travel, taking care of his family, is a passionate skier, loves sailing and is addicted to music and his garden.

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Jana Russo (Moravcova)

Manager Medical Devices

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Jana Russo (Moravcova)

Manager Medical Devices

Jana joined MedTech Europe in May 2018 and currently leads the Medical Devices Regulation implementation for Labelling and Implant Cards, Procedure Packs, Borderline& Classification and Economic Operators (IVD and MD). She also supports her colleagues in Post Market Surveillance and Clinical Investigations work. In 2021 Jana is adding Software (IVD and MD) to her portfolio. Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech members with a high-quality support and expertise in order to facilitate the MDR implementation. Jana has 7 years of experience in the EU public affairs, including health policy, patient advocacy and extensive member interface. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and speaks fluently English, Spanish, Italian and Czech. Outside of work, Jana is a passionate gardener and works on improving her French.

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Jana Russo (Moravcova)

Manager Medical Devices

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Jana joined MedTech Europe in May 2018 and currently leads the Medical Devices Regulation implementation for Labelling and Implant Cards, Procedure Packs, Borderline& Classification and Economic Operators (IVD and MD). She also supports her colleagues in Post Market Surveillance and Clinical Investigations work. In 2021 Jana is adding Software (IVD and MD) to her portfolio.

Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech members with a high-quality support and expertise in order to facilitate the MDR implementation.
Jana has 7 years of experience in the EU public affairs, including health policy, patient advocacy and extensive member interface. She is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and speaks fluently English, Spanish, Italian and Czech.

Outside of work, Jana is a passionate gardener and works on improving her French.

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

Dario Pirovano been a consultant for regulatory affairs with Eucomed and subsequently for MedTech Europe since 2002. He worked in the European Commission for 4 years, where he contributed to the drafting and negotiating of the 90/385 /EEC and 93/42/EEC directives. Dario has over 30 years experience in medical technology as designer and regulatory affairs expert. In 1995 he founded Pirovano Management SPRL, a consulting firm advising manufacturers, Notified Bodies and authorities in regulatory matters relating to medical technology. Dario can be considered the historical memory of the development of medical devices regulation in Europe. He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. An Italian national, Dario is fluent in French and English. He is a well reputed Scalextric competitor.

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

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Dario Pirovano been a consultant for regulatory affairs with Eucomed and subsequently for MedTech Europe since 2002. He worked in the European Commission for 4 years, where he contributed to the drafting and negotiating of the 90/385 /EEC and 93/42/EEC directives.

Dario has over 30 years experience in medical technology as designer and regulatory affairs expert. In 1995 he founded Pirovano Management SPRL, a consulting firm advising manufacturers, Notified Bodies and authorities in regulatory matters relating to medical technology.

Dario can be considered the historical memory of the development of medical devices regulation in Europe. He holds a Doctorate in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. An Italian national, Dario is fluent in French and English.

He is a well reputed Scalextric competitor.

Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies

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Roumiana Santos

Manager Chemicals

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Roumiana Santos

Manager Chemicals

Roumiana is a Manager in the Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies team responsible for chemicals regulation and policy. Her goal in the team is to help the industry understand and comply with chemical requirements and build a bridge between the industry and policy-makers in delivering innovative solutions to the market. Roumiana has been working in Brussels for almost 6 years. She spent this time being part of the lighting sector, where she worked on chemicals, sustainability and product compliance (online and offline) files. She is fluent in English and Bulgarian, speaks advanced French and basic Portuguese. Roumiana has been competing in tennis tournaments as a child and outside of work enjoys playing tennis and volleyball. She is improving her piano skills and enjoys baking desserts.

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Roumiana Santos

Manager Chemicals

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Roumiana is a Manager in the Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies team responsible for chemicals regulation and policy. Her goal in the team is to help the industry understand and comply with chemical requirements and build a bridge between the industry and policy-makers in delivering innovative solutions to the market.

Roumiana has been working in Brussels for almost 6 years. She spent this time being part of the lighting sector, where she worked on chemicals, sustainability and product compliance (online and offline) files.

She is fluent in English and Bulgarian, speaks advanced French and basic Portuguese.

Roumiana has been competing in tennis tournaments as a child and outside of work enjoys playing tennis and volleyball. She is improving her piano skills and enjoys baking desserts.

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Benedict Evans

Officer Chemicals

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Benedict Evans

Officer Chemicals

Benedict moved to MedTech Europe’s Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies team in November 2021 to work on the chemicals aspects of the EU Green Deal. He joined the association in November 2020 as part of the External Affairs team. Before joining MedTech Europe, he previously worked for a government relations and public affairs consultancy in Brussels. He holds a BSc. in Medical Science from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc. in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK. Coming from a mostly academic science background, he enjoys developing his multidisciplinary experience and is committed to expanding science and healthcare technologies beyond the bench. As an English national, he wants to experience an international workplace and learn a second language. Living in Belgium gives him the option between learning three! Outside of work, he is a sports enthusiast, both participating and watching. He also likes travelling and prefers warmer climates where he can scuba dive. After finishing his studies, he went solo backpacking for five months.

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Benedict Evans

Officer Chemicals

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Benedict moved to MedTech Europe’s Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies team in November 2021 to work on the chemicals aspects of the EU Green Deal. He joined the association in November 2020 as part of the External Affairs team. Before joining MedTech Europe, he previously worked for a government relations and public affairs consultancy in Brussels.

He holds a BSc. in Medical Science from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc. in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK. Coming from a mostly academic science background, he enjoys developing his multidisciplinary experience and is committed to expanding science and healthcare technologies beyond the bench. As an English national, he wants to experience an international workplace and learn a second language. Living in Belgium gives him the option between learning three!

Outside of work, he is a sports enthusiast, both participating and watching. He also likes travelling and prefers warmer climates where he can scuba dive. After finishing his studies, he went solo backpacking for five months.

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Adviser Corporate Social Responsibility - External Consultant

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Adviser Corporate Social Responsibility - External Consultant

Emilia Miloiu coordinates MedTech Europe’s activities on Corporate Social Responsibility as External Consultant. She joined the association in August 2020 as a Senior Manager, leading the Environment & Sustainability team to deliver on key dossiers related to chemicals, environment and sustainability legislative initiatives under the Green Deal. In November 2021, Emilia transitioned to a Senior Adviser role to drive MedTech Europe’s policy engagement in the areas of Sustainable Corporate Governance and Human Rights Due Diligence. Over her 12+ years’ career, Emilia held various positions within a wide range of organizations, including European health alliances, medical societies, public affairs consultancies, environmental NGO and environmental consulting businesses. Emilia combines a solid scientific background with practical knowledge and hands-on experience of policy and advocacy at European level.  Next to a Master’s degree in Public and Private Environmental Management from Freie Universität Berlin, she holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Physics and a Master’s degree in Physics from Universitatea de Vest Timisoara. A Romanian and Belgian national, Emilia studied in Germany from 2004 to 2008 and worked in Brussels for nearly 10 years. She speaks English and German fluently and has a conversational level of French, besides her native Romanian.

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Adviser Corporate Social Responsibility - External Consultant

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Emilia Miloiu coordinates MedTech Europe’s activities on Corporate Social Responsibility as External Consultant. She joined the association in August 2020 as a Senior Manager, leading the Environment & Sustainability team to deliver on key dossiers related to chemicals, environment and sustainability legislative initiatives under the Green Deal. In November 2021, Emilia transitioned to a Senior Adviser role to drive MedTech Europe’s policy engagement in the areas of Sustainable Corporate Governance and Human Rights Due Diligence.

Over her 12+ years’ career, Emilia held various positions within a wide range of organizations, including European health alliances, medical societies, public affairs consultancies, environmental NGO and environmental consulting businesses.

Emilia combines a solid scientific background with practical knowledge and hands-on experience of policy and advocacy at European level.  Next to a Master’s degree in Public and Private Environmental Management from Freie Universität Berlin, she holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Physics and a Master’s degree in Physics from Universitatea de Vest Timisoara.

A Romanian and Belgian national, Emilia studied in Germany from 2004 to 2008 and worked in Brussels for nearly 10 years. She speaks English and German fluently and has a conversational level of French, besides her native Romanian.

Tatiana Dias

Tatiana Dias

Adviser Sustainability & Circular Economy - External Consultant

Tatiana Dias

Tatiana Dias

Adviser Sustainability & Circular Economy - External Consultant

Tatiana is an Adviser in Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy. Tatiana joined MedTech Europe in August 2019 as Industrial Policy and Regulations Officer and has since transitioned to the Environmental and Sustainability Industrial Policies Team to drive the association’s efforts to address sustainability challenges in the healthcare sector. From December 2021, she has been working on policy engagement with a particular focus on products, packaging, and waste. Tatiana holds a PhD in Sustainable Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, from the University of Minho in Portugal. Before joining MedTech Europe, she was a trainee at the European Commission, in DG GROW’s unit responsible for Health Technology and Cosmetics. In addition, Tatiana chaired the Interconnected Care Committee at the fifth edition of the European Health Parliament and had previously worked in areas such as Communication, Marketing, Business Analysis, Scientific Research and Education. A Portuguese national, Tatiana is fluent in English, has intermediate knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Spanish. Coffee enthusiast, she also likes travelling, music, movies, and photography.

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Tatiana Dias

Adviser Sustainability & Circular Economy - External Consultant

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Medtech Europe

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Tatiana is an Adviser in Environmental Sustainability and Circular Economy.

Tatiana joined MedTech Europe in August 2019 as Industrial Policy and Regulations Officer and has since transitioned to the Environmental and Sustainability Industrial Policies Team to drive the association’s efforts to address sustainability challenges in the healthcare sector. From December 2021, she has been working on policy engagement with a particular focus on products, packaging, and waste.

Tatiana holds a PhD in Sustainable Chemistry from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, from the University of Minho in Portugal.

Before joining MedTech Europe, she was a trainee at the European Commission, in DG GROW’s unit responsible for Health Technology and Cosmetics. In addition, Tatiana chaired the Interconnected Care Committee at the fifth edition of the European Health Parliament and had previously worked in areas such as Communication, Marketing, Business Analysis, Scientific Research and Education.

A Portuguese national, Tatiana is fluent in English, has intermediate knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Spanish.

Coffee enthusiast, she also likes travelling, music, movies, and photography.

HTA Regulations

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

Yves leads the  Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as  procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and  deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded. Yves has an applied science and engineering background with further education in Business administration and health economics. Yves considers the area of medical technologies which transfers the engineering world into something as good and valuable as health, a pre-requisite  for well-being and happiness, a great motivator. Together with the team his focus is not only on the health issue challenges but also to the health system challenges, to offer best care and to do this without waste, inefficiency, complication and see this incorporated into the policies when assessing medical technology. This supports a change to a value-based model of access and awarding of new medical technology value propositions. In the  medtech industry Yves has expertise in the field of clinical engineering, first in human studies, clinical and health economic outcomes trials and analysis, reimbursement, and then, after moving to MedTech Europe,  with a focus on policies and advancing the medtech access model striving to a value-based access model, and having the appropriate instruments in place to award and reward the value of medical technology. In his free time, Yves loves to fly over the waves and lakes steering a catamaran

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Yves leads the  Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as  procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and  deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded.

Yves has an applied science and engineering background with further education in Business administration and health economics. Yves considers the area of medical technologies which transfers the engineering world into something as good and valuable as health, a pre-requisite  for well-being and happiness, a great motivator.

Together with the team his focus is not only on the health issue challenges but also to the health system challenges, to offer best care and to do this without waste, inefficiency, complication and see this incorporated into the policies when assessing medical technology. This supports a change to a value-based model of access and awarding of new medical technology value propositions.

In the  medtech industry Yves has expertise in the field of clinical engineering, first in human studies, clinical and health economic outcomes trials and analysis, reimbursement, and then, after moving to MedTech Europe,  with a focus on policies and advancing the medtech access model striving to a value-based access model, and having the appropriate instruments in place to award and reward the value of medical technology.

In his free time, Yves loves to fly over the waves and lakes steering a catamaran

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Gilan Heshmat Papaekonomou

Intern Industrial Policies

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Gilan Heshmat Papaekonomou

Intern Industrial Policies

Gilan joined Medtech Europe in April 2022 as an Industrial Policies Intern, focusing on Health Technology Assessments and the regulatory framework revolving around this topic. Before joining Medtech Europe, Gilan worked for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce in the UK. During her time as Researcher, she closely looked at the repercussions of Brexit on international trade and SMEs in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, she has an array of work experiences within the legal industry, scattered around multiple jurisdictions. She studied law at the University of East Anglia where she focused on International Human Rights Law, Public International Law and explored the legal framework within the field of Medical Negligence. An Italian, Greek and Egyptian national, Gilan is a native English, Italian and Greek speaker. Additionally, she fluently speaks Spanish and has a basic knowledge of French. Gilan lives guided by the motto: “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you have never done.” Going the extra mile is what she aspires to achieve in anything she does. Having played several sports at a competitive level, in her free time Gilan enjoys exercising.

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Gilan Heshmat Papaekonomou

Intern Industrial Policies

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Gilan joined Medtech Europe in April 2022 as an Industrial Policies Intern, focusing on Health Technology Assessments and the regulatory framework revolving around this topic.

Before joining Medtech Europe, Gilan worked for the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce in the UK. During her time as Researcher, she closely looked at the repercussions of Brexit on international trade and SMEs in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, she has an array of work experiences within the legal industry, scattered around multiple jurisdictions.

She studied law at the University of East Anglia where she focused on International Human Rights Law, Public International Law and explored the legal framework within the field of Medical Negligence.

An Italian, Greek and Egyptian national, Gilan is a native English, Italian and Greek speaker. Additionally, she fluently speaks Spanish and has a basic knowledge of French.

Gilan lives guided by the motto: “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you have never done.” Going the extra mile is what she aspires to achieve in anything she does.

Having played several sports at a competitive level, in her free time Gilan enjoys exercising.

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

Benjamin Meany joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in December 2021, responsible for software regulation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the Cybersecurity Working Group, and also supports the work on the AI Working Group, particularly on the AI Act. He also leads the Software Working Group as part of the Industrial Policies department. In his role, Benjamin hopes to strike a critical balance in EU regulation that ensures both technological innovation, but also guarantees state-of-the-art care for patients. In recent years, he has worked closely on a range of digital policies, including EU cybersecurity policy and policy on emerging technologies, specifically AI and quantum. Prior to his work in Brussels, Benjamin worked as a parliamentary advisor within the Irish parliament, focusing specifically on social and health access policies. As an Irish national, Benjamin is a native English speaker, and also speaks French and has basic proficiency in Spanish. He also hopes to perfect his Irish in the coming years. Benjamin is an avid rugby fan, and can usually be found passionately supporting Munster, his home province in Ireland.

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

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Benjamin Meany joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in December 2021, responsible for software regulation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the Cybersecurity Working Group, and also supports the work on the AI Working Group, particularly on the AI Act. He also leads the Software Working Group as part of the Industrial Policies department.

In his role, Benjamin hopes to strike a critical balance in EU regulation that ensures both technological innovation, but also guarantees state-of-the-art care for patients.

In recent years, he has worked closely on a range of digital policies, including EU cybersecurity policy and policy on emerging technologies, specifically AI and quantum. Prior to his work in Brussels, Benjamin worked as a parliamentary advisor within the Irish parliament, focusing specifically on social and health access policies.

As an Irish national, Benjamin is a native English speaker, and also speaks French and has basic proficiency in Spanish. He also hopes to perfect his Irish in the coming years. Benjamin is an avid rugby fan, and can usually be found passionately supporting Munster, his home province in Ireland.

Industry Strategic Initiatives

Patrick Boisseau

Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick Boisseau

Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick joined MedTech Europe in 2020 as Director EU Research & Innovation Partnership Policies. He develops, promotes, represents and leads the industry in EU Research and Innovation Partnerships or Programmes, working on European projects and interacting with the European Commission in the set-up, follow-up and coordination of European funding(ed) projects and any other similar EU initiatives. Patrick leads MedTech Europe activities and representation in critical framework programmes such as Horizon Europe, EIT Health and others. Patrick managed a significant number of EU collaborative projects, research infrastructures, coordination actions and networks of excellence. His scientific and technical expertise are in nanomedicine, drug delivery, medical imaging and innovative medical technologies. In his capacity as Director General, he will lead the development of key Industry Strategic Initiatives. Patrick’s focus will be to drive the three following key strategic initiatives: MedTech Europe Value-Based Health Care deployment, Digital Health expansion and finalising the EU/Medtech industry public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the healthcare industry. Patrick was educated as an agronomist at the National Agronomic Institute Paris-Grignon, and as an engineer at ENGREF (École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts), together with a specialisation in DEA Nutrition Humaine at the University PARIS VI (France). He is a French National and speaks excellent English.

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Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick Boisseau

Medtech Europe

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Patrick joined MedTech Europe in 2020 as Director EU Research & Innovation Partnership Policies. He develops, promotes, represents and leads the industry in EU Research and Innovation Partnerships or Programmes, working on European projects and interacting with the European Commission in the set-up, follow-up and coordination of European funding(ed) projects and any other similar EU initiatives.

Patrick leads MedTech Europe activities and representation in critical framework programmes such as Horizon Europe, EIT Health and others.

Patrick managed a significant number of EU collaborative projects, research infrastructures, coordination actions and networks of excellence. His scientific and technical expertise are in nanomedicine, drug delivery, medical imaging and innovative medical technologies.

In his capacity as Director General, he will lead the development of key Industry Strategic Initiatives. Patrick’s focus will be to drive the three following key strategic initiatives: MedTech Europe Value-Based Health Care deployment, Digital Health expansion and finalising the EU/Medtech industry public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the healthcare industry.

Patrick was educated as an agronomist at the National Agronomic Institute Paris-Grignon, and as an engineer at ENGREF (École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts), together with a specialisation in DEA Nutrition Humaine at the University PARIS VI (France).

He is a French National and speaks excellent English.

Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

Michael Strübin helps develop the medtech industry’s voice in the digital health field and represents MedTech Europe’s members vis-à-vis digital health policymakers and stakeholders, focusing on technological, commercial, legal and social aspects that advance the digital transformation of European healthcare systems. Michael came to Medtech Europe in 2018 from the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a global alliance of health and technology companies, governments and research organisations, where he led European policy and advocacy activities and managed the involvement in EU-funded projects. Before PCHAlliance, he ran the European operations of the Continua Health Alliance, and contributed to other associations in the eHealth field. Michael’s educational background is in political sciences and humanities, which he studied in Germany and the United States. He spent the first years of his career in the fields of international social development and philanthropy, working in Washington, Warsaw, Berlin and Baltimore, before he made Brussels his home in 2003.

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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Michael Strübin helps develop the medtech industry’s voice in the digital health field and represents MedTech Europe’s members vis-à-vis digital health policymakers and stakeholders, focusing on technological, commercial, legal and social aspects that advance the digital transformation of European healthcare systems.

Michael came to Medtech Europe in 2018 from the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), a global alliance of health and technology companies, governments and research organisations, where he led European policy and advocacy activities and managed the involvement in EU-funded projects. Before PCHAlliance, he ran the European operations of the Continua Health Alliance, and contributed to other associations in the eHealth field.

Michael’s educational background is in political sciences and humanities, which he studied in Germany and the United States. He spent the first years of his career in the fields of international social development and philanthropy, working in Washington, Warsaw, Berlin and Baltimore, before he made Brussels his home in 2003.

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Verena Thaler (Kaip)

Manager Digital Health

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Verena Thaler (Kaip)

Manager Digital Health

Verena joined MedTech Europe as Manager for Digital Health in January 2022. There, she will strengthen MedTech Europe’s contributions to a functional European health data ecosystem, focusing on data governance and interoperability. Verena’s most recent professional stations in Brussels include the health practice at APCO Worldwide and the European Society of Radiology. Her career started in Austria as healthcare professional where she gained her first experiences as radiologic technologist, working in direct contact with patients. Later, she worked for the IT department of the same hospital group as specialist for clinical IT applications, coordinating implementation projects before she went to Maastricht to earn a master’s degree in Healthcare Policy, Innovation & Management.  In 2020/21 Verena participated in the European Health Parliament where she chaired the committee on European Health Data Co-Operation. Verena speaks German and English fluently. Furthermore, she has advanced Dutch and basic French and Italian knowledge.

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Verena Thaler (Kaip)

Manager Digital Health

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Verena joined MedTech Europe as Manager for Digital Health in January 2022. There, she will strengthen MedTech Europe’s contributions to a functional European health data ecosystem, focusing on data governance and interoperability.

Verena’s most recent professional stations in Brussels include the health practice at APCO Worldwide and the European Society of Radiology. Her career started in Austria as healthcare professional where she gained her first experiences as radiologic technologist, working in direct contact with patients. Later, she worked for the IT department of the same hospital group as specialist for clinical IT applications, coordinating implementation projects before she went to Maastricht to earn a master’s degree in Healthcare Policy, Innovation & Management.  In 2020/21 Verena participated in the European Health Parliament where she chaired the committee on European Health Data Co-Operation.

Verena speaks German and English fluently. Furthermore, she has advanced Dutch and basic French and Italian knowledge.

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

Benjamin Meany joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in December 2021, responsible for software regulation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the Cybersecurity Working Group, and also supports the work on the AI Working Group, particularly on the AI Act. He also leads the Software Working Group as part of the Industrial Policies department. In his role, Benjamin hopes to strike a critical balance in EU regulation that ensures both technological innovation, but also guarantees state-of-the-art care for patients. In recent years, he has worked closely on a range of digital policies, including EU cybersecurity policy and policy on emerging technologies, specifically AI and quantum. Prior to his work in Brussels, Benjamin worked as a parliamentary advisor within the Irish parliament, focusing specifically on social and health access policies. As an Irish national, Benjamin is a native English speaker, and also speaks French and has basic proficiency in Spanish. He also hopes to perfect his Irish in the coming years. Benjamin is an avid rugby fan, and can usually be found passionately supporting Munster, his home province in Ireland.

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital Health – Medical Device Software Regulation

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Benjamin Meany joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in December 2021, responsible for software regulation, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the Cybersecurity Working Group, and also supports the work on the AI Working Group, particularly on the AI Act. He also leads the Software Working Group as part of the Industrial Policies department.

In his role, Benjamin hopes to strike a critical balance in EU regulation that ensures both technological innovation, but also guarantees state-of-the-art care for patients.

In recent years, he has worked closely on a range of digital policies, including EU cybersecurity policy and policy on emerging technologies, specifically AI and quantum. Prior to his work in Brussels, Benjamin worked as a parliamentary advisor within the Irish parliament, focusing specifically on social and health access policies.

As an Irish national, Benjamin is a native English speaker, and also speaks French and has basic proficiency in Spanish. He also hopes to perfect his Irish in the coming years. Benjamin is an avid rugby fan, and can usually be found passionately supporting Munster, his home province in Ireland.

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Simone Mohrs

Manager Digital Health

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Simone Mohrs

Manager Digital Health

Simone joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in January 2022. Within the Digital Health team, she will drive initiatives to advance the European digital health ecosystem and support the Digital Health Committee and the AI Working Group. She holds a bachelor’s degree in European Public Health from Maastricht University, where she focused on the interoperability of electronic health record systems and patients’ rights and a master’s degree in international health from Uppsala University. She believes that trust between stakeholders, including citizens and healthcare professionals, is essential to fully benefit from the digital health transformation and its integration into health systems. She previously worked for a European hospital employers’ association and the Association of European Self-Care Industry. In 2020/21, Simone participated in the European Health Parliament, where she chaired the Telemedicine and Patient-Centered Care Committee. A German national, she speaks German and English fluently, has advanced French, basic Dutch and Swedish knowledge, and is currently working on her Spanish.

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Simone Mohrs

Manager Digital Health

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Simone joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Manager in January 2022. Within the Digital Health team, she will drive initiatives to advance the European digital health ecosystem and support the Digital Health Committee and the AI Working Group.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in European Public Health from Maastricht University, where she focused on the interoperability of electronic health record systems and patients’ rights and a master’s degree in international health from Uppsala University. She believes that trust between stakeholders, including citizens and healthcare professionals, is essential to fully benefit from the digital health transformation and its integration into health systems. She previously worked for a European hospital employers’ association and the Association of European Self-Care Industry. In 2020/21, Simone participated in the European Health Parliament, where she chaired the Telemedicine and Patient-Centered Care Committee.

A German national, she speaks German and English fluently, has advanced French, basic Dutch and Swedish knowledge, and is currently working on her Spanish.

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Bianca Filipoiu

Intern Digital Health

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Bianca Filipoiu

Intern Digital Health

Bianca joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Intern in August 2021. She assists the digital health team with ensuring that the vision and the voice of the medical technology industry is heard in the digital health field. She also supports the digital health team in facilitating and fostering communication within working-groups. She holds a master’s degree in Philosophy with a focus on AI Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. She believes in the potential of digital health technologies, especially AI-enabled health technologies, and health data to significantly improve health outcomes and clinical workflows. She previously worked for a medtech start-up and an NGO in London. A Romanian national, she speaks Romanian and English and she is currently working on her French.

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Bianca Filipoiu

Intern Digital Health

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Bianca joined MedTech Europe as a Digital Health Intern in August 2021. She assists the digital health team with ensuring that the vision and the voice of the medical technology industry is heard in the digital health field. She also supports the digital health team in facilitating and fostering communication within working-groups.

She holds a master’s degree in Philosophy with a focus on AI Ethics from the University of Edinburgh. She believes in the potential of digital health technologies, especially AI-enabled health technologies, and health data to significantly improve health outcomes and clinical workflows. She previously worked for a medtech start-up and an NGO in London.

A Romanian national, she speaks Romanian and English and she is currently working on her French.

Value & Innovation-based Access

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Hans Bax

Senior Adviser Value & Innovation-based Access - External Consultant

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Hans Bax

Senior Adviser Value & Innovation-based Access - External Consultant

Hans is Senior Adviser Value and Innovation-based Access at MedTech Europe. He is responsible for leading the overall activities of the Value and Innovation-based Access team, working on topics in the field of reimbursement & funding, value demonstration and procurement. Hans and his team strive for the implementation of a value-based access model in Europe, which will improve patient access to innovative medical technologies and healthcare services efficiency. Hans joined MedTech Europe as an external consultant in 2019. Before, he worked in several procurement functions representing healthcare provider organisations in the Netherlands and Germany. Hans is also a lecturer on Public Procurement and Tender Management at NEVI, the Dutch national association for procurement and supply chain management. Hans holds an Executive MBA in Business and IT from the Nyenrode University in Amsterdam. He is fluent in Dutch, English and German with some basic understanding of French. Hans loves spending time with his family’s three horses and has a keen interest in military aviation.

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Hans Bax

Senior Adviser Value & Innovation-based Access - External Consultant

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Hans is Senior Adviser Value and Innovation-based Access at MedTech Europe. He is responsible for leading the overall activities of the Value and Innovation-based Access team, working on topics in the field of reimbursement & funding, value demonstration and procurement.

Hans and his team strive for the implementation of a value-based access model in Europe, which will improve patient access to innovative medical technologies and healthcare services efficiency.

Hans joined MedTech Europe as an external consultant in 2019. Before, he worked in several procurement functions representing healthcare provider organisations in the Netherlands and Germany.

Hans is also a lecturer on Public Procurement and Tender Management at NEVI, the Dutch national association for procurement and supply chain management.

Hans holds an Executive MBA in Business and IT from the Nyenrode University in Amsterdam.

He is fluent in Dutch, English and German with some basic understanding of French.

Hans loves spending time with his family’s three horses and has a keen interest in military aviation.

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

Sophie is a Manager Market Access & Economic Policies. She is responsible for activities and projects focusing on the topics of (public) procurement and Financing of Medical Technology. Sophie’s goal is to help members in navigating the complex market access medical technology environment and enter into dialogue with healthcare stakeholders to support the development of an appropriate environment. Sophie has 17 years of experience working for European trade associations.  She joined Eucomed (now MedTech Europe) in April 2009 and worked in several position within Eucomed/MedTech Europe before becoming Manager Market Access and Economic Policies in September 2014. Sophie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Brussels and an MBA from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. A Belgian national and native French speaker, Sophie is also fluent in English. Sophie loves the mountains whether in the wintertime (for skiing) or during the summer time (for hiking)

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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Sophie is a Manager Market Access & Economic Policies. She is responsible for activities and projects focusing on the topics of (public) procurement and Financing of Medical Technology.

Sophie’s goal is to help members in navigating the complex market access medical technology environment and enter into dialogue with healthcare stakeholders to support the development of an appropriate environment.

Sophie has 17 years of experience working for European trade associations.  She joined Eucomed (now MedTech Europe) in April 2009 and worked in several position within Eucomed/MedTech Europe before becoming Manager Market Access and Economic Policies in September 2014. Sophie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Brussels and an MBA from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana. A Belgian national and native French speaker, Sophie is also fluent in English.

Sophie loves the mountains whether in the wintertime (for skiing) or during the summer time (for hiking)

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Diogo Piedade

Manager Value and Innovation-based Access

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Diogo Piedade

Manager Value and Innovation-based Access

Diogo is Manager Value and Innovation-based Access (VIA) at MedTech Europe, focusing on the topic of value demonstration. He joined the MedTech Europe VIA team in 2022, working toward the widespread use of value-based access models in Europe, contributing to better patient access to diagnostic and medical technologies. Diogo is committed to helping shape a European environment that rewards technologies based on their value to healthcare systems, providers, professionals, and patients as a gateway to a successful implementation of value-based healthcare in Europe. He holds a Master of Pharmacy from the University of Lisbon and has experience in health policy, pharmaceutical market access policy, public procurement and European Health systems. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good understanding of French and Spanish. Diogo is a STEM enthusiast and will find excuses to get his hands on the latest tech gadgets as they hit the market. He likes to build computers and fiddle electronics – his latest build was converting a 50’s radio into a Bluetooth speaker. He is also passionate about aviation, and he wishes to sit in a plane cockpit someday.

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Diogo Piedade

Manager Value and Innovation-based Access

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Diogo is Manager Value and Innovation-based Access (VIA) at MedTech Europe, focusing on the topic of value demonstration. He joined the MedTech Europe VIA team in 2022, working toward the widespread use of value-based access models in Europe, contributing to better patient access to diagnostic and medical technologies.

Diogo is committed to helping shape a European environment that rewards technologies based on their value to healthcare systems, providers, professionals, and patients as a gateway to a successful implementation of value-based healthcare in Europe.

He holds a Master of Pharmacy from the University of Lisbon and has experience in health policy, pharmaceutical market access policy, public procurement and European Health systems. He is fluent in Portuguese and English and has a good understanding of French and Spanish.

Diogo is a STEM enthusiast and will find excuses to get his hands on the latest tech gadgets as they hit the market. He likes to build computers and fiddle electronics – his latest build was converting a 50’s radio into a Bluetooth speaker. He is also passionate about aviation, and he wishes to sit in a plane cockpit someday.

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Panagiotis Kokkinos

Officer Digital Health Access

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Panagiotis Kokkinos

Officer Digital Health Access

Panagiotis is Digital Health Access Officer at MedTech Europe. Under the Value and Innovation–based Access (VIA) team, he supports and represents MedTech Europe in meetings and events, while helping MedTech Europe’s members establish a value-based vision. Working with both the Digital Health and VIA teams, he works on Digital Health & Data projects including but not limited to supporting the Digital Health Reimbursement activities. Panagiotis joined MedTech Europe in August 2021 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access Intern. He believes that innovation and technology are key for the improvement of patient outcomes. Therefore, his goal is to foster value-based access to innovation and digital health technologies within Europe’s member states and support MedTech Europe’s members make their technologies available for patients.  Panagiotis holds a degree in Healthcare Management from The American College of Greece and he is an International Honours Program graduate from Stanford University.   He is a native Cypriot speaking Greek and English fluently, with a basic understanding of Spanish and French. In his free time, he enjoys playing Bass. He is also a water sports enthusiast doing mainly scuba diving and kitesurfing.     

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Panagiotis Kokkinos

Officer Digital Health Access

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Panagiotis is Digital Health Access Officer at MedTech Europe. Under the Value and Innovationbased Access (VIA) team, he supports and represents MedTech Europe in meetings and events, while helping MedTech Europe’s members establish a value-based visionWorking with both the Digital Health and VIA teams, he works on Digital Health & Data projects including but not limited to supporting the Digital Health Reimbursement activities.

Panagiotis joined MedTech Europe in August 2021 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access Intern.

He believes that innovation and technology are key for the improvement of patient outcomes. Therefore, his goal is to foster value-based access to innovation and digital health technologies within Europe’s member states and support MedTech Europe’s members make their technologies available for patients. 

Panagiotis holds a degree in Healthcare Management from The American College of Greece and he is an International Honours Program graduate from Stanford University.  

He is a native Cypriot speaking Greek and English fluently, with a basic understanding of Spanish and French. In his free time, he enjoys playing Bass. He is also a water sports enthusiast doing mainly scuba diving and kitesurfing. 

 

 

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

Gregory joined MedTech Europe in January 2022 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a Master of Science in Economics and International Relations from the University of East Anglia. Gregory is motivated to expand his knowledge of data management and work in an international environment. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a program coordinator for a Brussels based think tank. A British, American and Lithuanian citizen, he speaks native English and is currently learning German. Outside of work he enjoys calisthenic workouts, bachata dancing and games nights.

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

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Gregory joined MedTech Europe in January 2022 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a Master of Science in Economics and International Relations from the University of East Anglia. Gregory is motivated to expand his knowledge of data management and work in an international environment.

Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a program coordinator for a Brussels based think tank. A British, American and Lithuanian citizen, he speaks native English and is currently learning German.

Outside of work he enjoys calisthenic workouts, bachata dancing and games nights.

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

Aline is MedTech Europe’s General Counsel and Legal & Compliance Director. As such, she is advising on MedTech Europe’s contractual, regulatory and statutory obligations. She is also assisting the Chief Executive and the Board of Directors. Moreover, Aline leads the association’s working groups on legal matters, including data protection and compliance. The Legal & Compliance team’s goal is to provide a clear framework assessing the appropriateness and legality of any and all matters affecting both the association as well as the medical technology industry more broadly. Aline has more than 15 year experience in the MedTech industry. She’s a graduate of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and  speaks fluently French, English and German. Outside of work she is desperately trying to learn Greek.

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

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Aline is MedTech Europe’s General Counsel and Legal & Compliance Director. As such, she is advising on MedTech Europe’s contractual, regulatory and statutory obligations. She is also assisting the Chief Executive and the Board of Directors. Moreover, Aline leads the association’s working groups on legal matters, including data protection and compliance.

The Legal & Compliance team’s goal is to provide a clear framework assessing the appropriateness and legality of any and all matters affecting both the association as well as the medical technology industry more broadly.

Aline has more than 15 year experience in the MedTech industry. She’s a graduate of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and  speaks fluently French, English and German.

Outside of work she is desperately trying to learn Greek.

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Legal & Compliance Senior Manager – Senior Legal Counsel

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Legal & Compliance Senior Manager – Senior Legal Counsel

Pablo is Legal & Compliance Senior Manager – Senior Legal Counsel at MedTech Europe, working on all topics in the Legal & Compliance team, with a focus on the implementation of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and Collective Redress. Pablo’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe members with support on any legal topic that might affect the industry, and also to support their implementation of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. Pablo has previously interned in law firms and the Council of the EU. He’s a graduate of the University of Oviedo, has an LLM in International  Economic Law from the University of Strathclyde and  speaks fluently Spanish and English. Outside of work Pablo is passionate about Science-Fiction books.

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Legal & Compliance Senior Manager – Senior Legal Counsel

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Pablo is Legal & Compliance Senior Manager – Senior Legal Counsel at MedTech Europe, working on all topics in the Legal & Compliance team, with a focus on the implementation of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and Collective Redress.

Pablo’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe members with support on any legal topic that might affect the industry, and also to support their implementation of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.

Pablo has previously interned in law firms and the Council of the EU. He’s a graduate of the University of Oviedo, has an LLM in International  Economic Law from the University of Strathclyde and  speaks fluently Spanish and English.

Outside of work Pablo is passionate about Science-Fiction books.

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Caterina Marcon

Legal & Compliance Manager - Privacy Counsel

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Caterina Marcon

Legal & Compliance Manager - Privacy Counsel

Caterina is Legal & Compliance Manager – Privacy Counsel. As such, she advises the association on all privacy matters and manages the association’s GDPR compliance in all its aspects. In addition, she leads and coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Data Protection Committee, which focuses on providing guidance on the GDPR to the medical technology industry. She also maintains contacts with a network of key privacy stakeholders and serves as the main contact of the Digital Health department for all questions around data protection and digital. Caterina’s goal is to support the medtech industry in navigating through emergent and complex data protection challenges. Caterina joined MedTech Europe at the beginning of 2018, after having acquired some initial experience in public administration. She holds a master’s degree in law (Magistra Iuris) from the University of Innsbruck and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM). Caterina is an Italian national, fluent in English and German, and with a basic understanding of French. Outside of work, she is passionate about hiking and travelling.

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Caterina Marcon

Legal & Compliance Manager - Privacy Counsel

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Caterina is Legal & Compliance Manager – Privacy Counsel. As such, she advises the association on all privacy matters and manages the association’s GDPR compliance in all its aspects. In addition, she leads and coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Data Protection Committee, which focuses on providing guidance on the GDPR to the medical technology industry. She also maintains contacts with a network of key privacy stakeholders and serves as the main contact of the Digital Health department for all questions around data protection and digital.

Caterina’s goal is to support the medtech industry in navigating through emergent and complex data protection challenges.

Caterina joined MedTech Europe at the beginning of 2018, after having acquired some initial experience in public administration. She holds a master’s degree in law (Magistra Iuris) from the University of Innsbruck and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Caterina is an Italian national, fluent in English and German, and with a basic understanding of French.

Outside of work, she is passionate about hiking and travelling.

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Victor Stoimenov

Junior Legal Counsel

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Victor Stoimenov

Junior Legal Counsel

Victor is the Junior Legal Counsel for MedTech Europe. He supports the Legal and Compliance team on all matters, with a specific focus on product liability and competition law. He serves as the primary legal contact for both the Market Data and the Market Access/Value teams to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. Additionally, he provides information as well as support, to the relevant working groups and taskforces in particular the product liability taskforce. Victor holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sofia and a Master of Laws from Tilburg University. Victor is a Bulgarian national, fluent in English, French and Russian, and with a basic understanding of Spanish. Outside of work, he enjoys reading books, watching movies, and travelling.

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Victor Stoimenov

Junior Legal Counsel

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Victor is the Junior Legal Counsel for MedTech Europe. He supports the Legal and Compliance team on all matters, with a specific focus on product liability and competition law. He serves as the primary legal contact for both the Market Data and the Market Access/Value teams to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. Additionally, he provides information as well as support, to the relevant working groups and taskforces in particular the product liability taskforce.

Victor holds a Master of Laws from the University of Sofia and a Master of Laws from Tilburg University.

Victor is a Bulgarian national, fluent in English, French and Russian, and with a basic understanding of Spanish.

Outside of work, he enjoys reading books, watching movies, and travelling.

Conference Vetting System

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

As an external consultant, Clarisse has been supporting the Legal and Compliance team since 2015. She has been leading the outreach towards the European Medical Community at large and steering the discussions on the future of medical education between industry, the Healthcare Professionals and the Professional Congress Organisers. She is also in charge of the Ethical MedTech Compliance Portal, designed to raise awareness of industry’s ethical standards, and supervises the Conference Vetting System, e4ethics and the Ethical Charter initiatives. Clarisse Aillet has been working in Brussels for about 15 years in both the private and the public sector, handling EU public affairs and governmental relations, stakeholder management, corporate communications, crisis management and social media. She is fluent in French, English and German, and has a good understanding of Dutch. A resourceful entrepreneur and mother, she is a happy soul who strives to make a difference.

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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As an external consultant, Clarisse has been supporting the Legal and Compliance team since 2015. She has been leading the outreach towards the European Medical Community at large and steering the discussions on the future of medical education between industry, the Healthcare Professionals and the Professional Congress Organisers. She is also in charge of the Ethical MedTech Compliance Portal, designed to raise awareness of industry’s ethical standards, and supervises the Conference Vetting System, e4ethics and the Ethical Charter initiatives.

Clarisse Aillet has been working in Brussels for about 15 years in both the private and the public sector, handling EU public affairs and governmental relations, stakeholder management, corporate communications, crisis management and social media. She is fluent in French, English and German, and has a good understanding of Dutch. A resourceful entrepreneur and mother, she is a happy soul who strives to make a difference.

External Affairs

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Jessica Imbert

Director External Affairs

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Jessica Imbert

Director External Affairs

Jessica Imbert joined MedTech Europe in 2017 and is Director External Affairs. With a Master in European and International Law, Jessica has a long-standing experience in EU public health policy – with experiences in EU institutions, a European NGO and as a freelance consultant.

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Jessica Imbert

Director External Affairs

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Jessica Imbert joined MedTech Europe in 2017 and is Director External Affairs.

With a Master in European and International Law, Jessica has a long-standing experience in EU public health policy – with experiences in EU institutions, a European NGO and as a freelance consultant.

Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Giovanni joined MedTech Europe in 2018 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. In his role, Giovanni provides public policy and external affairs perspective on the topics of Medical Devices and in vitro Diagnostics Regulations (MDR & IVDR), on International Affairs (Trade and International Standards), and on MedTech Europe’s work on COVID-19 recovery and resilience. Giovanni also manages the coordination and activation of the association’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC). Before joining MedTech Europe, Giovanni worked for the European Commission and for the Council of Europe, where he gained experience in research, communication, and policy planning. While at the Council of Europe, Giovanni worked on the impact of algorithms and artificial intelligence on human rights, and the possible scenarios for a technology-driven society. He is a firm believer of the empowering effects of technology as a catalyst for progress within the health sector. Giovanni holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from LUISS Guido Carli and a master’s degree in International Security from the University of Warwick. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, and French.

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Giovanni joined MedTech Europe in 2018 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. In his role, Giovanni provides public policy and external affairs perspective on the topics of Medical Devices and in vitro Diagnostics Regulations (MDR & IVDR), on International Affairs (Trade and International Standards), and on MedTech Europe’s work on COVID-19 recovery and resilience. Giovanni also manages the coordination and activation of the association’s Public Affairs Committee (PAC).

Before joining MedTech Europe, Giovanni worked for the European Commission and for the Council of Europe, where he gained experience in research, communication, and policy planning. While at the Council of Europe, Giovanni worked on the impact of algorithms and artificial intelligence on human rights, and the possible scenarios for a technology-driven society.

He is a firm believer of the empowering effects of technology as a catalyst for progress within the health sector.

Giovanni holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from LUISS Guido Carli and a master’s degree in International Security from the University of Warwick. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, and French.

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Judith joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager. In her role, she supports the digital health team with a public policy and external affairs perspective with the goal of building trust in digital health technologies and the use of health data. Judith studied and worked in Cologne, Beijing, Taipei, and London before she settled in Brussels to work in policy and government affairs. Before joining MedTech Europe, Judith worked at the European Healthcare Distribution Association in Brussels and on international education projects in Germany. She also worked as a trainee at the European External Action Service (EEAS). She is a German native, speaks English fluently, can hold a conversation in Chinese and is working on her French. Outside of work, Judith likes to explore her creative side by designing and making knitwear and to enjoy nature on backpacking or bikepacking trips.

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Judith joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager. In her role, she supports the digital health team with a public policy and external affairs perspective with the goal of building trust in digital health technologies and the use of health data.

Judith studied and worked in Cologne, Beijing, Taipei, and London before she settled in Brussels to work in policy and government affairs. Before joining MedTech Europe, Judith worked at the European Healthcare Distribution Association in Brussels and on international education projects in Germany. She also worked as a trainee at the European External Action Service (EEAS).

She is a German native, speaks English fluently, can hold a conversation in Chinese and is working on her French.

Outside of work, Judith likes to explore her creative side by designing and making knitwear and to enjoy nature on backpacking or bikepacking trips.

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Margherita Bugiani

Intern Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Margherita Bugiani

Intern Government Affairs & Public Policy

Margherita Bugiani joined MedTech Europe on 4 November as Government Affairs & Public Policy Intern. She is a recent graduate from the University of Bologna, Italy, where she obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations, focusing on European studies and a thesis on the regulation of cross-border health threats. While pursuing her studies, Margherita worked temporarily as an interpreter for a law firm and as an intern for the press office of the Permanent Representation of Italy in the EU. She is an Italian national and speaks English, can hold a normal French conversation, and is currently trying to learn Arabic.

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Margherita Bugiani

Intern Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Margherita Bugiani joined MedTech Europe on 4 November as Government Affairs & Public Policy Intern. She is a recent graduate from the University of Bologna, Italy, where she obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations, focusing on European studies and a thesis on the regulation of cross-border health threats.

While pursuing her studies, Margherita worked temporarily as an interpreter for a law firm and as an intern for the press office of the Permanent Representation of Italy in the EU. She is an Italian national and speaks English, can hold a normal French conversation, and is currently trying to learn Arabic.

Communications

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Caroline Moulins

Senior Manager Communications

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Caroline Moulins

Senior Manager Communications

Caroline is Senior Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, focusing her activities on EU Policy Communications and leading efforts to profile and increase the European Medical Technology Sector’s reputation. She is working more specifically with the media on shining the light on Medical Technologies. She also manages the MedTech Europe’s podcast (MedTech ON AIR). Finally, she supports the External Affairs Team in delivering and implementing the digital communications strategy. A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since June 2021, Caroline previously worked in Communications and Marketing roles for non-profit international organisations in Switzerland and the UK. A French national, Caroline speaks English fluently and has a good command of Spanish and Greek. Caroline has a dynamic character: she loves sports, especially when they involve a nice beer with friends afterwards!

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Caroline Moulins

Senior Manager Communications

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Caroline is Senior Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, focusing her activities on EU Policy Communications and leading efforts to profile and increase the European Medical Technology Sector’s reputation.

She is working more specifically with the media on shining the light on Medical Technologies. She also manages the MedTech Europe’s podcast (MedTech ON AIR). Finally, she supports the External Affairs Team in delivering and implementing the digital communications strategy.

A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since June 2021, Caroline previously worked in Communications and Marketing roles for non-profit international organisations in Switzerland and the UK.

A French national, Caroline speaks English fluently and has a good command of Spanish and Greek.

Caroline has a dynamic character: she loves sports, especially when they involve a nice beer with friends afterwards!

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Manager Communications

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Manager Communications

Miriam is External Affairs – Manager Communications at MedTech Europe since October 2021. She coordinates the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections Working Group and relevant work in her role. She also provides external affairs expertise to the Research & Innovation and Value & Innovation Based Access Departments, developing and implementing public affairs and communications strategies to support their overall objectives. Moreover, she coordinates the MedTech Europe Members and External newsletters, ensuring that all relevant news from MedTech Europe is well shared with its audience. Before joining MedTech Europe, Miriam worked for more than eight years as Communication Manager for the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European organisation giving voice to roughly 1.7 million doctors across Europe. Moreover, among other job experiences in the communication field, she worked at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission. Miriam graduated cum laude with a Master in International relations and diplomacy from the University of Trieste. She held a Master in Advanced European Studies from the European College of Parma. She speaks fluently Italian, English and French and has a good understanding of Spanish. When not at work, Miriam spends time with her family and organises adventurous travels across the globe.

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Manager Communications

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Miriam is External Affairs – Manager Communications at MedTech Europe since October 2021. She coordinates the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections Working Group and relevant work in her role. She also provides external affairs expertise to the Research & Innovation and Value & Innovation Based Access Departments, developing and implementing public affairs and communications strategies to support their overall objectives. Moreover, she coordinates the MedTech Europe Members and External newsletters, ensuring that all relevant news from MedTech Europe is well shared with its audience.

Before joining MedTech Europe, Miriam worked for more than eight years as Communication Manager for the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European organisation giving voice to roughly 1.7 million doctors across Europe. Moreover, among other job experiences in the communication field, she worked at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission.

Miriam graduated cum laude with a Master in International relations and diplomacy from the University of Trieste. She held a Master in Advanced European Studies from the European College of Parma. She speaks fluently Italian, English and French and has a good understanding of Spanish.

When not at work, Miriam spends time with her family and organises adventurous travels across the globe.

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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

Giulia is Communications Manager at MedTech Europe, focusing her activities on profiling and increasing the industry’s reputation. She creates and implements EU-wide communications projects and campaigns to raise awareness about the value of medical technology. Additionally, she leads The MedTech Forum’s communications strategy, the association’s flagship event, and she is in charge of ensuring brand consistency in all MedTech Europe’s publications. She also provides communications support and guidance to the Digital Health department and the Antimicrobial Resistance working group, building and implementing communication strategies to foster their advocacy activities. Finally,  she manages the coordination and activation of the association’s Communications Committee. A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since 2015, Giulia previously gained five years of experience in marketing and communication while working in Italy. Giulia holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Bachelor Degree in Intercultural Mediation from the University of Milan. During her studies, she attended a semester at the University of Copenhagen and a trimester at Beijing Language and Culture University. She is Italian and speaks fluently English and Spanish and has a good understanding of Chinese. She is learning French. When not at work, you can spot Giulia at a music festival, snowboarding or planning her next trip.

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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

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Giulia is Communications Manager at MedTech Europe, focusing her activities on profiling and increasing the industry’s reputation. She creates and implements EU-wide communications projects and campaigns to raise awareness about the value of medical technology. Additionally, she leads The MedTech Forum’s communications strategy, the association’s flagship event, and she is in charge of ensuring brand consistency in all MedTech Europe’s publications.

She also provides communications support and guidance to the Digital Health department and the Antimicrobial Resistance working group, building and implementing communication strategies to foster their advocacy activities.

Finally,  she manages the coordination and activation of the association’s Communications Committee.

A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since 2015, Giulia previously gained five years of experience in marketing and communication while working in Italy.

Giulia holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Bachelor Degree in Intercultural Mediation from the University of Milan. During her studies, she attended a semester at the University of Copenhagen and a trimester at Beijing Language and Culture University.

She is Italian and speaks fluently English and Spanish and has a good understanding of Chinese. She is learning French.

When not at work, you can spot Giulia at a music festival, snowboarding or planning her next trip.

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

Albina is a Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, working mainly on managing the organisation’s digital channels (website, newsletters, blogs and social media). She also provides communication support and guidance to a number of MedTech Europe’s departments/sector groups, building and implementing communication strategies. Albina’s goal is to lead the online channels and boost the dialogue about medical technologies reaching out to relevant stakeholders. She holds a bachelor in Marketing & Communications from Athens University of Economics & Business and has more than 7 years of work experience in communications, e-commerce and digital advertising. Albina speaks Albanian, Greek, English.

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

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Albina is a Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, working mainly on managing the organisation’s digital channels (website, newsletters, blogs and social media). She also provides communication support and guidance to a number of MedTech Europe’s departments/sector groups, building and implementing communication strategies. Albina’s goal is to lead the online channels and boost the dialogue about medical technologies reaching out to relevant stakeholders. She holds a bachelor in Marketing & Communications from Athens University of Economics & Business and has more than 7 years of work experience in communications, e-commerce and digital advertising. Albina speaks Albanian, Greek, English.

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Davide Pappa

Art Director- External Consultant

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Davide Pappa

Art Director- External Consultant

Davide Pappa is an Art Director, founder of the creative agency Pappa Design. He is responsible for MedTech Europe’s online and offline visual communication since 2017. He creates printable and digital material to ensure a modern, strong and consistent visual identity among all MedTech Europe’s projects, such as events, reports, social media contents and infographics. He’s one of the initiators of the MedTech On Air podcast series, taking care of recording and sound editing. Davide started his career in Rome in 2007 which has then consolidated in New York. Since 2015 he’s based in Brussels. His trade mark is a combination of passion, creativity and technical skills. Italian national, fluent in English, French and Spanish, Davide has also an international career as dj producer, under the stage name of Dave K.

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Davide Pappa

Art Director- External Consultant

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Davide Pappa is an Art Director, founder of the creative agency Pappa Design. He is responsible for MedTech Europe’s online and offline visual communication since 2017.

He creates printable and digital material to ensure a modern, strong and consistent visual identity among all MedTech Europe’s projects, such as events, reports, social media contents and infographics.

He’s one of the initiators of the MedTech On Air podcast series, taking care of recording and sound editing.

Davide started his career in Rome in 2007 which has then consolidated in New York. Since 2015 he’s based in Brussels. His trade mark is a combination of passion, creativity and technical skills.

Italian national, fluent in English, French and Spanish, Davide has also an international career as dj producer, under the stage name of Dave K.

Operations & Services

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

Nicolas leads the Finance, HR and Operations team since 2014. The team’s objective is to support the growth of the organization and its smooth operations, to continuously improve its internal processes, and to make sure it has the appropriate resources and the best people to deliver on its various projects. Prior to joining MedTech in 2012, Nicolas held for 10 years different positions in Finance, for Belgian and multinational companies, in Brussels and Milan. Nicolas holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium) and studied in Italy as well. A Belgian national with French mother tongue, Nicolas is fluent in English, Dutch and Italian. Outside of work, Nicolas likes to unwind running or swimming ; he is also passionate about travelling to Asia.

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

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Nicolas leads the Finance, HR and Operations team since 2014.

The team’s objective is to support the growth of the organization and its smooth operations, to continuously improve its internal processes, and to make sure it has the appropriate resources and the best people to deliver on its various projects.

Prior to joining MedTech in 2012, Nicolas held for 10 years different positions in Finance, for Belgian and multinational companies, in Brussels and Milan.

Nicolas holds a Master’s degree in Finance and a Master’s degree in Marketing from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium) and studied in Italy as well. A Belgian national with French mother tongue, Nicolas is fluent in English, Dutch and Italian.

Outside of work, Nicolas likes to unwind running or swimming ; he is also passionate about travelling to Asia.

In Vitro Member Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

Jean-Noël Bouillon joined MedTech Europe in October 2017 as Director IVD Member Relations. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IVD industry and in the Healthcare sector. Jean-Noël spent five years as Deputy Managing Director at the IVD French association (SIDIV) where he gained a large multidisciplinary expertise of IVDs and excellent knowledge of the IVDR files. His professional history includes also positions such as Training, Development and Communication Manager in a leading IVD company (Siemens) and as Expert Support Group and Training Centre Manager at Dade Behring. Jean-Noël holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (PharmD.), at Poitiers University (France), and a Post-graduate Diploma (DEA) in Physiology and Pharmacology, at Bordeaux University (France). He has a French citizenship and he is fluent in English and has good basic knowledge in Spanish.

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon joined MedTech Europe in October 2017 as Director IVD Member Relations. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IVD industry and in the Healthcare sector.

Jean-Noël spent five years as Deputy Managing Director at the IVD French association (SIDIV) where he gained a large multidisciplinary expertise of IVDs and excellent knowledge of the IVDR files.

His professional history includes also positions such as Training, Development and Communication Manager in a leading IVD company (Siemens) and as Expert Support Group and Training Centre Manager at Dade Behring.

Jean-Noël holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree (PharmD.), at Poitiers University (France), and a Post-graduate Diploma (DEA) in Physiology and Pharmacology, at Bordeaux University (France).

He has a French citizenship and he is fluent in English and has good basic knowledge in Spanish.

Medical Devices Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

Chris is Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events at MedTech Europe, working mainly as a SPOC (single point of contact) for all MD members He also manages the organization of all MedTech Europe events. Chris’ goal is to provide MedTech Europe members with a smooth connection to all staff as to cover in the most efficient way the member’s needs. Chris joined MedTech Europe in January 2011, after holding a number of positions in the field of international business. He has also held management positions in business development units within multinational companies, trade associations and EU bodies/associations. Chris holds a Master’s degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium. A German national, Christopher speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and has good basic knowledge of Italian. Outside of work Chris is passionate about nature and good food.

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Chris is Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events at MedTech Europe, working mainly as a SPOC (single point of contact) for all MD members He also manages the organization of all MedTech Europe events.

Chris’ goal is to provide MedTech Europe members with a smooth connection to all staff as to cover in the most efficient way the member’s needs.

Chris joined MedTech Europe in January 2011, after holding a number of positions in the field of international business. He has also held management positions in business development units within multinational companies, trade associations and EU bodies/associations.

Chris holds a Master’s degree from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium. A German national, Christopher speaks fluent English, French, Dutch and has good basic knowledge of Italian.

Outside of work Chris is passionate about nature and good food.

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

Laurence Couturier is Senior Manager Events & HR support at MedTech Europe. Laurence has a 10-year experience in event management and her main role is to manage all aspects of MedTech Europe flagship events: The MedTech Forum and the CEO Summit. Since 2020, Laurence also provides support to the HR Programme Developments. Laurence holds a degree in Translation from the ILMH (Institut Libre Marie-Haps). She is a Belgian national, native French speaker and is fluent in English.

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

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Laurence Couturier is Senior Manager Events & HR support at MedTech Europe. Laurence has a 10-year experience in event management and her main role is to manage all aspects of MedTech Europe flagship events: The MedTech Forum and the CEO Summit. Since 2020, Laurence also provides support to the HR Programme Developments.

Laurence holds a degree in Translation from the ILMH (Institut Libre Marie-Haps). She is a Belgian national, native French speaker and is fluent in English.

Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

Cristian Manoiu joined Eucomed in 2003. Following a number of administrative and project-related duties, he now, having joined MedTech Europe in 2013, works as a Senior Manager Market Data. He is responsible for gathering, analysing and publishing economic data about the medical technology industry in Europe, as well as managing and coordinating the work of the data department related to the market surveys. Cristian holds an engineering degree from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the Free University of Brussels. A native Romanian, he is fluent in English and French.

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu joined Eucomed in 2003. Following a number of administrative and project-related duties, he now, having joined MedTech Europe in 2013, works as a Senior Manager Market Data.

He is responsible for gathering, analysing and publishing economic data about the medical technology industry in Europe, as well as managing and coordinating the work of the data department related to the market surveys.

Cristian holds an engineering degree from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, and a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the Free University of Brussels. A native Romanian, he is fluent in English and French.

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

Teodora Angelova is a Market Data Coordinator at MedTech Europe, working mainly on In-Vitro Diagnostics and Cardiovascular industry trackers. She is supporting the Market Research Committee – responsible for the management and development of the market statistics services (MIS and GDMS) and the annual update of the Global In-Vitro Diagnostics Classification (GIVD).  Teodora’s goal is to deliver timely and accurate global market intelligence information to MedTech Europe’s Corporate and National Association members and to answer any ad-hoc industry data needs. Teodora has more than 7 years of experience in market research in the field of medical technology and life sciences. She is a Political Sciences and International Relations graduate and she followed an Advanced Master’s programme in Governance and Development at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Teodora is native Bulgarian, she is fluent in English and has good knowledge of French and Dutch. Outside of work she enjoys urban photography, epic fantasy and sci-fi books and surfing (the internet).

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

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Teodora Angelova is a Market Data Coordinator at MedTech Europe, working mainly on In-Vitro Diagnostics and Cardiovascular industry trackers. She is supporting the Market Research Committee – responsible for the management and development of the market statistics services (MIS and GDMS) and the annual update of the Global In-Vitro Diagnostics Classification (GIVD).  Teodora’s goal is to deliver timely and accurate global market intelligence information to MedTech Europe’s Corporate and National Association members and to answer any ad-hoc industry data needs.

Teodora has more than 7 years of experience in market research in the field of medical technology and life sciences. She is a Political Sciences and International Relations graduate and she followed an Advanced Master’s programme in Governance and Development at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Teodora is native Bulgarian, she is fluent in English and has good knowledge of French and Dutch. Outside of work she enjoys urban photography, epic fantasy and sci-fi books and surfing (the internet).

Zefira Bazoteva

Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

Zefira Bazoteva

Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

Zefira is the Market Data Officer handling the Vascular Intervention market data trackers at MedTech Europe. She first joined the organisation in August 2019 as a Digital Health and Market Data intern. Zefira would like to help MedTech Europe’s Corporate members support patients worldwide by enabling them to make timely and informed decision based on reliable and quality market data. Before joining MedTech Europe, she worked as a public relations manager for a Bulgarian wholesaler and distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical devices and was involved in the implementation process of projects concerning European legislation such as GDPR and MDR. Zefira holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from University of Sussex and a master’s degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy from SDA Bocconi. A Bulgarian national, she speaks fluent English and has a basic knowledge of Russian and Italian. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, music festivals and marathons (movie, to be exact).

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Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

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Medtech Europe

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Zefira is the Market Data Officer handling the Vascular Intervention market data trackers at MedTech Europe. She first joined the organisation in August 2019 as a Digital Health and Market Data intern. Zefira would like to help MedTech Europe’s Corporate members support patients worldwide by enabling them to make timely and informed decision based on reliable and quality market data.

Before joining MedTech Europe, she worked as a public relations manager for a Bulgarian wholesaler and distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical devices and was involved in the implementation process of projects concerning European legislation such as GDPR and MDR. Zefira holds a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication from University of Sussex and a master’s degree in International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy from SDA Bocconi. A Bulgarian national, she speaks fluent English and has a basic knowledge of Russian and Italian. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, music festivals and marathons (movie, to be exact).

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

Georgiy joined MedTech Europe in 2021 as a Market Data Officer and he contributes to the market analysis carried out by the Market Data team. Georgiy is an International Relations scholar holding a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Relations from University of Bologna and he followed specialized courses at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining MedTech Europe he worked for several years in project management at Confindustria Russia, an international branch of the General Confederation of Italian Industry. Georgiy is an Italian citizen, he is fluent in Russian and English, has a good knowledge of Ukrainian and a basic knowledge of French. Outside of work he is interested in history, philosophy, sci-fi books and recently Georgiy discovered his passion for Japan, its culture, literature and cuisine.

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

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Georgiy joined MedTech Europe in 2021 as a Market Data Officer and he contributes to the market analysis carried out by the Market Data team.

Georgiy is an International Relations scholar holding a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Relations from University of Bologna and he followed specialized courses at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining MedTech Europe he worked for several years in project management at Confindustria Russia, an international branch of the General Confederation of Italian Industry.

Georgiy is an Italian citizen, he is fluent in Russian and English, has a good knowledge of Ukrainian and a basic knowledge of French.

Outside of work he is interested in history, philosophy, sci-fi books and recently Georgiy discovered his passion for Japan, its culture, literature and cuisine.

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Sebastian Perez

Officer Market Data

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Sebastian Perez

Officer Market Data

Sebastian Perez is a Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe and focuses on helping members take informed decisions based on industry data models and market intelligence analysis. His objective is to strengthen the importance of Medical Devices & In Vitro Diagnostics in the EU by facilitating members and stakeholders with strategic insights that can help them acquire new funds and design new growth initiatives. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked in strategy consulting and business development, participating in projects of digital transformation, organizational efficiency and strategic growth planning for several clients in a wide variety of industries – with particular focus in business growth and strategic planning. He also has a keen interest in economic thinking and hypothesis driven analysis and relishes exploring the impact and potential of the tech-revolution and its emerging trends. Sebastian holds a degree in Economics, Politics & Public Policy from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is also fluent in Spanish & English and has an advanced knowledge in Italian.

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Sebastian Perez

Officer Market Data

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Sebastian Perez is a Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe and focuses on helping members take informed decisions based on industry data models and market intelligence analysis. His objective is to strengthen the importance of Medical Devices & In Vitro Diagnostics in the EU by facilitating members and stakeholders with strategic insights that can help them acquire new funds and design new growth initiatives.

Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked in strategy consulting and business development, participating in projects of digital transformation, organizational efficiency and strategic growth planning for several clients in a wide variety of industries – with particular focus in business growth and strategic planning. He also has a keen interest in economic thinking and hypothesis driven analysis and relishes exploring the impact and potential of the tech-revolution and its emerging trends.

Sebastian holds a degree in Economics, Politics & Public Policy from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is also fluent in Spanish & English and has an advanced knowledge in Italian.

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

Gregory joined MedTech Europe in January 2022 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a Master of Science in Economics and International Relations from the University of East Anglia. Gregory is motivated to expand his knowledge of data management and work in an international environment. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a program coordinator for a Brussels based think tank. A British, American and Lithuanian citizen, he speaks native English and is currently learning German. Outside of work he enjoys calisthenic workouts, bachata dancing and games nights.

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Gregory Tiberghien-Romer

Intern Market Data and Value-based Access

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Gregory joined MedTech Europe in January 2022 as a Market Data and Value & Innovation-based Access intern. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics and a Master of Science in Economics and International Relations from the University of East Anglia. Gregory is motivated to expand his knowledge of data management and work in an international environment.

Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a program coordinator for a Brussels based think tank. A British, American and Lithuanian citizen, he speaks native English and is currently learning German.

Outside of work he enjoys calisthenic workouts, bachata dancing and games nights.

Human Resources

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

Patricia De Buyl first joined EDMA in 1993 and was the Office Manager of the Association since 1996. She was responsible for the organisation and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources in order to ensure organisational effectiveness and efficiency while supervising the office staff. Since November 2014 Patricia is the responsible person for all HR issues at MedTech Europe. Patricia is a Belgian national and has a Master in Journalism and Communication. She is fluent in French, English and Dutch.

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

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Patricia De Buyl first joined EDMA in 1993 and was the Office Manager of the Association since 1996. She was responsible for the organisation and coordination of office operations, procedures and resources in order to ensure organisational effectiveness and efficiency while supervising the office staff.

Since November 2014 Patricia is the responsible person for all HR issues at MedTech Europe.

Patricia is a Belgian national and has a Master in Journalism and Communication. She is fluent in French, English and Dutch.

Administration

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Caroline Raets

Manager Administration

Caroline Raets

Caroline Raets

Manager Administration

Caroline Raets joined the Association in April 2005. She manages and coordinates the day-to-day work of the administrative department MedTech Europe, also serving the membership on general issues and acting as a hub for information on the Association and the Secretariat activities. Caroline Raets has a double nationality Belgian/Italian with French mother tongue. She speaks Italian, English, German and Dutch.

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Caroline Raets

Manager Administration

Caroline Raets joined the Association in April 2005. She manages and coordinates the day-to-day work of the administrative department MedTech Europe, also serving the membership on general issues and acting as a hub for information on the Association and the Secretariat activities.

Caroline Raets has a double nationality Belgian/Italian with French mother tongue. She speaks Italian, English, German and Dutch.

Strategies, Special Projects & International Affairs

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Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director General

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Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director General

Jesús heads the International Affairs team. He is involved in the work at the international level acting as representative to WHO, ISO and as liaison to other associations on all regulatory matters. Directly involved in the discussions on the revision and recast of the IVD Directive, he previously lead the regulatory debates that affect IVDs at EU level until 2016. A Spanish national with a biochemistry background, he is also fluent in English and French.

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Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director General

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Medtech Europe

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Jesús heads the International Affairs team. He is involved in the work at the international level acting as representative to WHO, ISO and as liaison to other associations on all regulatory matters.

Directly involved in the discussions on the revision and recast of the IVD Directive, he previously lead the regulatory debates that affect IVDs at EU level until 2016.

A Spanish national with a biochemistry background, he is also fluent in English and French.

International Affairs

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Diana Kanecka

Senior Manager International Affairs

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Diana Kanecka

Senior Manager International Affairs

Diana Kanecka works at the International Affairs team at MedTech Europe where she is responsible for coordinating several projects aimed at enabling trade and overcoming barriers to the market for medical technologies. Previously, Diana worked within MedTech Europe on several regulatory topics following IVD, medical device and chemicals legislation. Diana is a Polish national and she holds a Master’s degree in European Union law from the King’s College of London and a Master’s degree in interdisciplinary European studies/European single market from the College of Europe. Diana has a strong interest in trade policy and regulatory topics. She was also an active member of the European Health Parliament initiative where she worked with the committee on the ‘economic dimension of healthcare’ on development of recommendations on the future of healthcare systems.

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Diana Kanecka

Senior Manager International Affairs

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Medtech Europe

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Diana Kanecka works at the International Affairs team at MedTech Europe where she is responsible for coordinating several projects aimed at enabling trade and overcoming barriers to the market for medical technologies. Previously, Diana worked within MedTech Europe on several regulatory topics following IVD, medical device and chemicals legislation. Diana is a Polish national and she holds a Master’s degree in European Union law from the King’s College of London and a Master’s degree in interdisciplinary European studies/European single market from the College of Europe. Diana has a strong interest in trade policy and regulatory topics. She was also an active member of the European Health Parliament initiative where she worked with the committee on the ‘economic dimension of healthcare’ on development of recommendations on the future of healthcare systems.

Dario Pirovano

Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

Dario Pirovano

Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

Dario moved to MedTech Europe’s International Affairs team in May 2021 to work on market access related topics, including trade policy initiatives and international regulatory matters. He had originally joined the association’s Market Data team in 2019, where he took care of several market trackers and other ad hoc projects of the association, including the European medical technology Data Hub. Following his traineeship at the European Commission, he also briefly worked in the heating and cooling sector, where he monitored the latest market, policy and technology trends for climate-friendly technologies. During his studies he also done internships at the University of Lisbon and at two start-ups in Italy. He has a Master’s degree in International Economics at the University of Antwerp and a Master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Florence. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and some Dutch. Outside of work he enjoys photography, running and classic books.

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Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

Dario Pirovano
Medtech Europe

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Dario moved to MedTech Europe’s International Affairs team in May 2021 to work on market access related topics, including trade policy initiatives and international regulatory matters.

He had originally joined the association’s Market Data team in 2019, where he took care of several market trackers and other ad hoc projects of the association, including the European medical technology Data Hub.

Following his traineeship at the European Commission, he also briefly worked in the heating and cooling sector, where he monitored the latest market, policy and technology trends for climate-friendly technologies. During his studies he also done internships at the University of Lisbon and at two start-ups in Italy.

He has a Master’s degree in International Economics at the University of Antwerp and a Master’s degree in Development Economics at the University of Florence.

An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and some Dutch. Outside of work he enjoys photography, running and classic books.

Pharma Strategy

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

Yves leads the  Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as  procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and  deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded. Yves has an applied science and engineering background with further education in Business administration and health economics. Yves considers the area of medical technologies which transfers the engineering world into something as good and valuable as health, a pre-requisite  for well-being and happiness, a great motivator. Together with the team his focus is not only on the health issue challenges but also to the health system challenges, to offer best care and to do this without waste, inefficiency, complication and see this incorporated into the policies when assessing medical technology. This supports a change to a value-based model of access and awarding of new medical technology value propositions. In the  medtech industry Yves has expertise in the field of clinical engineering, first in human studies, clinical and health economic outcomes trials and analysis, reimbursement, and then, after moving to MedTech Europe,  with a focus on policies and advancing the medtech access model striving to a value-based access model, and having the appropriate instruments in place to award and reward the value of medical technology. In his free time, Yves loves to fly over the waves and lakes steering a catamaran

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Medtech Europe

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Yves leads the  Access & Economic Policies team we focus on European legislative and research initiatives in fields as  procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medtech industry view and  deploying own initiatives striving to have a timely access for medical technologies and solutions and have these appropriately used and rewarded.

Yves has an applied science and engineering background with further education in Business administration and health economics. Yves considers the area of medical technologies which transfers the engineering world into something as good and valuable as health, a pre-requisite  for well-being and happiness, a great motivator.

Together with the team his focus is not only on the health issue challenges but also to the health system challenges, to offer best care and to do this without waste, inefficiency, complication and see this incorporated into the policies when assessing medical technology. This supports a change to a value-based model of access and awarding of new medical technology value propositions.

In the  medtech industry Yves has expertise in the field of clinical engineering, first in human studies, clinical and health economic outcomes trials and analysis, reimbursement, and then, after moving to MedTech Europe,  with a focus on policies and advancing the medtech access model striving to a value-based access model, and having the appropriate instruments in place to award and reward the value of medical technology.

In his free time, Yves loves to fly over the waves and lakes steering a catamaran