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Secretariat

Chief Executive Officer

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Oliver Bisazza

Chief Executive Officer

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Oliver Bisazza

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver joined MedTech Europe in 2017, originally heading the department which supports members in implementing new and changing EU regulatory requirements affecting the medical technology industry. In January 2023, Oliver assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the association’s overall management and strategy and reporting to the Board of Directors. Oliver’s passion is to see the value of medical technology innovation fully recognised as a source of solutions to the many challenges facing healthcare systems, economies and societies, both in Europe and around the world. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked at Medtronic as Director of Regulatory Policy for EMEA. In addition to this company experience, Oliver had various 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

Chief Executive Officer

Oliver joined MedTech Europe in 2017, originally heading the department which supports members in implementing new and changing EU regulatory requirements affecting the medical technology industry.

In January 2023, Oliver assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the association’s overall management and strategy and reporting to the Board of Directors.

Oliver’s passion is to see the value of medical technology innovation fully recognised as a source of solutions to the many challenges facing healthcare systems, economies and societies, both in Europe and around the world.

Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked at Medtronic as Director of Regulatory Policy for EMEA.

In addition to this company experience, Oliver had various 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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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.

Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

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Petra Zoellner

Director Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

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Petra Zoellner

Director Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

Petra directs MedTech Europe’s team focusing on the implementation of the EU regulatory systems for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. She represents MedTech Europe to external fora on strategic regulatory policy questions, including the Medical Devices Coordination Group. She also acts as part of MedTech Europe’s leadership team, ensuring collaboration and coherence on topics which cross over to other areas in the medical technology ecosystem. Since Petra joined the association (previously EDMA, now MedTech Europe) in February 2012, her work has included leading and representing the association on regulatory policy in various domains including the implementation of the IVD Regulation, CE-marking topics, device labelling, trade in animal by-products, European database, medical technology standards, and regulation of substances and electronic devices, amongst others. Before MedTech Europe, Petra 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 national raised in Denmark who has lived many years in Belgium, Petra is a native English speaker with intermediate to good Dutch, Danish, German and French. Petra is married to a Belgian telecommunications engineer and has two young energetic sons.

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Petra Zoellner

Director Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

Petra directs MedTech Europe’s team focusing on the implementation of the EU regulatory systems for medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices. She represents MedTech Europe to external fora on strategic regulatory policy questions, including the Medical Devices Coordination Group. She also acts as part of MedTech Europe’s leadership team, ensuring collaboration and coherence on topics which cross over to other areas in the medical technology ecosystem.

Since Petra joined the association (previously EDMA, now MedTech Europe) in February 2012, her work has included leading and representing the association on regulatory policy in various domains including the implementation of the IVD Regulation, CE-marking topics, device labelling, trade in animal by-products, European database, medical technology standards, and regulation of substances and electronic devices, amongst others.

Before MedTech Europe, Petra 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 national raised in Denmark who has lived many years in Belgium, Petra is a native English speaker with intermediate to good Dutch, Danish, German and French. Petra is married to a Belgian telecommunications engineer and has two young energetic sons.

In Vitro Diagnostics Regulation

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Vaida Jukneviciute

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Vaida Jukneviciute

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

Vaida joined the Industrial Policies team in March 2023. As a Manager In Vitro Diagnostics, Vaida is contributing to MedTech Europe’s work on the implementation of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation. She is currently coordinating the Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance working group (IVD and MD) and IVD Labelling working group. Vaida holds a BSc in Public Health and MSc in Public Policy from Maastricht University. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, she worked at Medtronic as an Associate Regulatory Operations Specialist, with special focus on the implementation of the Economic Operators’ requirements under the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR). Vaida is a Lithuanian national. She speaks fluent Lithuanian and English, intermediate Dutch, and Russian. Outside of work, she does lots of yoga and loves travelling.

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Vaida Jukneviciute

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

Vaida joined the Industrial Policies team in March 2023. As a Manager In Vitro Diagnostics, Vaida is contributing to MedTech Europe’s work on the implementation of the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation. She is currently coordinating the Post-Market Surveillance and Vigilance working group (IVD and MD) and IVD Labelling working group.

Vaida holds a BSc in Public Health and MSc in Public Policy from Maastricht University. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, she worked at Medtronic as an Associate Regulatory Operations Specialist, with special focus on the implementation of the Economic Operators’ requirements under the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR).

Vaida is a Lithuanian national. She speaks fluent Lithuanian and English, intermediate Dutch, and Russian. Outside of work, she does lots of yoga and loves travelling.

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Katalin Máté

Senior Expert Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

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Katalin Máté

Senior Expert Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

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

Senior Expert Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR)

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 medical technology 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 practices Kendo (swords martial art).

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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 medical technology 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 practices Kendo (swords martial art).

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Alice Bova

Officer In Vitro Diagnostics

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Alice Bova

Officer In Vitro Diagnostics

Alice joined MedTech Europe in January 2023 as an Industrial Policies Intern. During her time at MedTech Europe, she will mainly support the work of the Industrial Policy Medical Devices Team. She holds a degree in International Relations from Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, as well as a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University. This new adventure at MedTech Europe represents one of Alice’s first working experiences. As she starts this journey with much excitement and curiosity she hopes to gain insight into the medical technology sector, as well as further practical knowledge on the workings of a trade association and its ties with stakeholders and the European institutions. Being an Italian national, she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Spanish. In her free time, Alice likes to bake.

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Alice Bova

Officer In Vitro Diagnostics

Alice joined MedTech Europe in January 2023 as an Industrial Policies Intern. During her time at MedTech Europe, she will mainly support the work of the Industrial Policy Medical Devices Team. She holds a degree in International Relations from Universitá Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, as well as a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University.

This new adventure at MedTech Europe represents one of Alice’s first working experiences. As she starts this journey with much excitement and curiosity she hopes to gain insight into the medical technology sector, as well as further practical knowledge on the workings of a trade association and its ties with stakeholders and the European institutions.

Being an Italian national, she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Spanish.

In her free time, Alice likes to bake.

Medical Devices Regulation

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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

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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Carlos Pérez Barrionuevo

Manager Medical Devices

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Carlos Pérez Barrionuevo

Manager Medical Devices

In August 2023, Carlos joined MedTech Europe as Manager Medical Devices. In this capacity, he offers his support to the medical devices sector by actively participating in various Medical Device Coordination working groups. Before joining  MedTech Europe, Carlos held positions as a Mechanical Engineer, primarily focused on the development of medical devices. Additionally, he served as a Regulatory Affairs manager for a Medical Device Start-up, navigating the application of new EU requirements for Medical Devices. Armed with a BSc in Industrial Engineering, he brings practical experience from the Medical Device Industry to MedTech Europe. Coming from Spain, Carlos is not only a Spanish national but also possesses fluent proficiency in English. Beyond his professional commitments, he has a passion for hiking alongside his canine companion and embarking on motorcycle adventures.

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Carlos Pérez Barrionuevo

Manager Medical Devices

In August 2023, Carlos joined MedTech Europe as Manager Medical Devices. In this capacity, he offers his support to the medical devices sector by actively participating in various Medical Device Coordination working groups.

Before joining  MedTech Europe, Carlos held positions as a Mechanical Engineer, primarily focused on the development of medical devices. Additionally, he served as a Regulatory Affairs manager for a Medical Device Start-up, navigating the application of new EU requirements for Medical Devices. Armed with a BSc in Industrial Engineering, he brings practical experience from the Medical Device Industry to MedTech Europe.

Coming from Spain, Carlos is not only a Spanish national but also possesses fluent proficiency in English. Beyond his professional commitments, he has a passion for hiking alongside his canine companion and embarking on motorcycle adventures.

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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 added Software (IVD and MD) to her portfolio. Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe 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

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 added Software (IVD and MD) to her portfolio.

Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe 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.

Medical Device Software Regulation

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital, Software and AI Regulation

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital, Software and AI Regulation

Benjamin Meany is Manager for Digital, Software and AI Regulation at MedTech Europe, where he has worked since December 2021. He is responsible for software regulation, MedTech Europe’s preparation and implementation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, and cybersecurity policy. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the work on AI Act implementation, coordinates the Cybersecurity Working Group and supports the Digital Health team on IVDR/MDR regulatory matters. As part of Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR) team, he coordinates the Software Working Group. 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. 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, has working proficiency in French, and has basic proficiency in Spanish. 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, Software and AI Regulation

Benjamin Meany is Manager for Digital, Software and AI Regulation at MedTech Europe, where he has worked since December 2021. He is responsible for software regulation, MedTech Europe’s preparation and implementation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, and cybersecurity policy. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the work on AI Act implementation, coordinates the Cybersecurity Working Group and supports the Digital Health team on IVDR/MDR regulatory matters. As part of Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR) team, he coordinates the Software Working Group.

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. 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, has working proficiency in French, and has basic proficiency in Spanish. 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 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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Alexander Olbrechts

Director Digital Health

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Alexander Olbrechts

Director Digital Health

As the Director of Digital Health at MedTech Europe since October 2022, Alexander oversees all activities related to digital regulations impacting the medical technology sector. The primary areas of focus include artificial intelligence, data management & governance, the European Health Data Space, and cyber resilience. Before joining MedTech Europe, Alexander was employed by the Belgian technology association and actively participated in multiple other European associations. In addition, he held positions as a business unit manager, product manager and medical advisor in both the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his professional career, he has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing digital health. Alexander holds multiple degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Imaging, and Management in Healthcare. As a Belgian national and native Dutch speaker, he is fluent in French and English. In his leisure time, Alexander enjoys participating in triathlons and indulging his passion for skiing during the winter season.

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Alexander Olbrechts

Director Digital Health

As the Director of Digital Health at MedTech Europe since October 2022, Alexander oversees all activities related to digital regulations impacting the medical technology sector. The primary areas of focus include artificial intelligence, data management & governance, the European Health Data Space, and cyber resilience.

Before joining MedTech Europe, Alexander was employed by the Belgian technology association and actively participated in multiple other European associations. In addition, he held positions as a business unit manager, product manager and medical advisor in both the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout his professional career, he has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing digital health.

Alexander holds multiple degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Medical Imaging, and Management in Healthcare. As a Belgian national and native Dutch speaker, he is fluent in French and English. In his leisure time, Alexander enjoys participating in triathlons and indulging his passion for skiing during the winter season.

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital, Software and AI Regulation

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Benjamin Meany

Manager Digital, Software and AI Regulation

Benjamin Meany is Manager for Digital, Software and AI Regulation at MedTech Europe, where he has worked since December 2021. He is responsible for software regulation, MedTech Europe’s preparation and implementation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, and cybersecurity policy. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the work on AI Act implementation, coordinates the Cybersecurity Working Group and supports the Digital Health team on IVDR/MDR regulatory matters. As part of Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR) team, he coordinates the Software Working Group. 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. 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, has working proficiency in French, and has basic proficiency in Spanish. 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, Software and AI Regulation

Benjamin Meany is Manager for Digital, Software and AI Regulation at MedTech Europe, where he has worked since December 2021. He is responsible for software regulation, MedTech Europe’s preparation and implementation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, and cybersecurity policy. As part of the Digital Health team, he leads the work on AI Act implementation, coordinates the Cybersecurity Working Group and supports the Digital Health team on IVDR/MDR regulatory matters. As part of Regulatory Affairs (IVDR & MDR) team, he coordinates the Software Working Group.

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. 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, has working proficiency in French, and has basic proficiency in Spanish. Benjamin is an avid rugby fan, and can usually be found passionately supporting Munster, his home province in Ireland.

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Verena Thaler (Kaip)

Manager Data Governance

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Verena Thaler (Kaip)

Manager Data Governance

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 Data Governance

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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Nicole Campagnola

Intern Digital Health

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Nicole Campagnola

Intern Digital Health

Nicole joined MedTech Europe in September 2023 as a Digital Health Intern. In her role, she assists the Digital Health Team in their projects to support the execution of MedTech Europe’s digital health strategy. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Trento and a Master’s degree in European and East Asian Governance from Trier University. This new experience at MedTech Europe represents Nicole’s first postmaster internship, and she is excited to embark on this new journey. She hopes to deepen her understanding of the digital health sector and gain practical knowledge of MedTech Europe activities. Being an Italian national, she is fluent in English and Spanish, has a good knowledge of German and is currently working on improving her French skills.

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Nicole Campagnola

Intern Digital Health

Nicole joined MedTech Europe in September 2023 as a Digital Health Intern. In her role, she assists the Digital Health Team in their projects to support the execution of MedTech Europe’s digital health strategy. She holds a degree in International Relations from the University of Trento and a Master’s degree in European and East Asian Governance from Trier University.

This new experience at MedTech Europe represents Nicole’s first postmaster internship, and she is excited to embark on this new journey. She hopes to deepen her understanding of the digital health sector and gain practical knowledge of MedTech Europe activities.

Being an Italian national, she is fluent in English and Spanish, has a good knowledge of German and is currently working on improving her French skills.

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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Medtech Europe

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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Panagiotis Kokkinos

Officer Value & Innovation-based Access

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Panagiotis Kokkinos

Officer Value & Innovation-based 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 Value & Innovation-based Access

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. 

 

Research & Innovation

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Research & Innovation

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Research & Innovation

Sophie is a Manager Research & Innovation. 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 Research & Innovation

Sophie is a Manager Research & Innovation. 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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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 General. 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 20 year experience in the medical technology industry. She’s a graduate of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and speaks fluently French, English and German.

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

Aline is MedTech Europe’s General Counsel and Legal & Compliance Director General. 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 20 year experience in the medical technology industry. She’s a graduate of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and speaks fluently French, English and German.

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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

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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Marta Paci

Junior Legal Counsel

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Marta Paci

Junior Legal Counsel

Marta joined MedTech Europe as Legal & Compliance Intern. Her role includes conducting research on national legal and self-regulatory requirements relevant to the healthcare sector, updating the annual compliance publication and providing daily support to the legal team. Marta holds a Master Law Degree from the University of Florence and graduated with a thesis on EU law. She is fully qualified to practice law in Italy. After her work experience as a trainee lawyer in a law firm, now she would like to develop competitive skills in the areas of promotion & advertising, anti-bribery and privacy legislation. An Italian national, Marta speaks a fluent English, is working on her French and has a basic understanding of Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys drawing and painting. She madly loves cats.

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Marta Paci

Junior Legal Counsel

Marta joined MedTech Europe as Legal & Compliance Intern. Her role includes conducting research on national legal and self-regulatory requirements relevant to the healthcare sector, updating the annual compliance publication and providing daily support to the legal team.

Marta holds a Master Law Degree from the University of Florence and graduated with a thesis on EU law. She is fully qualified to practice law in Italy.

After her work experience as a trainee lawyer in a law firm, now she would like to develop competitive skills in the areas of promotion & advertising, anti-bribery and privacy legislation.

An Italian national, Marta speaks a fluent English, is working on her French and has a basic understanding of Spanish.

Outside of work, she enjoys drawing and painting. She madly loves cats.

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Mirella Kavadaki

Junior Legal Counsel

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Mirella Kavadaki

Junior Legal Counsel

As a Junior Legal Counsel at MedTech Europe, Mirella serves as the primary legal contact for different departments within MedTech Europe to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, in particular – but not limited to – competition law. She is responsible for drafting, negotiating and administering vendor and other contracts. In addition, Mirella provides legal analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues. Mirella is a Greek qualified lawyer with experience in the fields of banking, corporate and public law. Before joining MedTech Europe, she pursued a traineeship at the European Parliament focusing on digital policies. Recently, Mirella graduated from KU Leuven with an advanced master’s in Intellectual Property and ICT Law. Furthermore, she holds a Law degree from NKUA and a Master’s degree with a specialisation in European Law from Panteion University. A Greek national, she speaks fluent English and French and has recently started learning Dutch. Outside of work, Mirella enjoys writing, from legal articles about emerging technologies and AI to literature and poetry.

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Mirella Kavadaki

Junior Legal Counsel

As a Junior Legal Counsel at MedTech Europe, Mirella serves as the primary legal contact for different departments within MedTech Europe to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, in particular – but not limited to – competition law. She is responsible for drafting, negotiating and administering vendor and other contracts. In addition, Mirella provides legal analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues.

Mirella is a Greek qualified lawyer with experience in the fields of banking, corporate and public law. Before joining MedTech Europe, she pursued a traineeship at the European Parliament focusing on digital policies. Recently, Mirella graduated from KU Leuven with an advanced master’s in Intellectual Property and ICT Law. Furthermore, she holds a Law degree from NKUA and a Master’s degree with a specialisation in European Law from Panteion University.

A Greek national, she speaks fluent English and French and has recently started learning Dutch. Outside of work, Mirella enjoys writing, from legal articles about emerging technologies and AI to literature and poetry.

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Victor Stoimenov

Junior Privacy Legal Counsel

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Victor Stoimenov

Junior Privacy Legal Counsel

Victor is the Junior Privacy Legal Counsel for MedTech Europe. He advises the association on all privacy matters and manages the association’s GDPR compliance in all its aspects. In addition, he 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. He 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. 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 Privacy Legal Counsel

Victor is the Junior Privacy Legal Counsel for MedTech Europe. He advises the association on all privacy matters and manages the association’s GDPR compliance in all its aspects. In addition, he 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. He 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.

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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Dhana Ong

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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Dhana Ong

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

Dhana is a Compliance consultant who joined the CVS compliance team in 2023 as CVS compliance officer. She supports the CVS assessments and leads the project about the new CVS system. Dhana holds a Master in Business Management from Université Catholique de Louvain. She has 15 years’ experience in Risk Management, and more specifically over 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was the Compliance Lead for an American pharmaceutical company for 8 years, with a focus on Benelux. Dhana speaks French and English, would like to speak better Dutch despite studying it for years.

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Dhana Ong

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

Dhana is a Compliance consultant who joined the CVS compliance team in 2023 as CVS compliance officer. She supports the CVS assessments and leads the project about the new CVS system.

Dhana holds a Master in Business Management from Université Catholique de Louvain. She has 15 years’ experience in Risk Management, and more specifically over 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was the Compliance Lead for an American pharmaceutical company for 8 years, with a focus on Benelux.

Dhana speaks French and English, would like to speak better Dutch despite studying it for years.

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

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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Judith Kalina

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Judith Kalina

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Judith leads the Government Affairs and Public Policy team at MedTech Europe, focusing on building the organisation’s relationship with EU institutions. Judith joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager. Having worked in Asia and Germany for some time she settled in Brussels in 2018 to work in policy and government affairs with a focus on healthcare. She is a German native, speaks English fluently, can hold a conversation in Chinese and is (still) working on her French.

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Judith Kalina

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Judith leads the Government Affairs and Public Policy team at MedTech Europe, focusing on building the organisation’s relationship with EU institutions.

Judith joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager. Having worked in Asia and Germany for some time she settled in Brussels in 2018 to work in policy and government affairs with a focus on healthcare.

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

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Irina Kubinschi

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Irina Kubinschi

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Irina joined MedTech Europe as Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy in January 2023. Under this role, she supports the Digital Health team, providing the public policy and external affairs perspective on the European Health Data Space, the Data Act, AI Act and Cybersecurity. She graduated in national and European law at the University of Bucharest and has a Master (LL.M.) in European Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She trained and gained experience in law with international attorney offices, specialising in EU Competition Law, Civil and Commercial Law, as well as dispute resolution. Irina worked in public health and tobacco control lobbying as Senior Policy and Legal Officer for four years, on EU copyright and publishers’ rights and at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU. She speaks Romanian, English, French and (sometimes) Dutch, German, and Spanish. She is a big fan of Formula 1.

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Irina Kubinschi

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Irina joined MedTech Europe as Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy in January 2023. Under this role, she supports the Digital Health team, providing the public policy and external affairs perspective on the European Health Data Space, the Data Act, AI Act and Cybersecurity.

She graduated in national and European law at the University of Bucharest and has a Master (LL.M.) in European Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands. She trained and gained experience in law with international attorney offices, specialising in EU Competition Law, Civil and Commercial Law, as well as dispute resolution. Irina worked in public health and tobacco control lobbying as Senior Policy and Legal Officer for four years, on EU copyright and publishers’ rights and at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU.

She speaks Romanian, English, French and (sometimes) Dutch, German, and Spanish. She is a big fan of Formula 1.

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Gianluca Violante

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Gianluca Violante

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Gianluca joined MedTech Europe as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager in March 2024. In his role, he advises on engagement with EU Institutions and health stakeholders in a number of areas, including Regulatory (MDR/IVDR), Sustainability, International Affairs, and Supply Chain, amongst others. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a Public Affairs consultant, focusing on healthcare and digital policy and prior to that he worked as an Advocacy Assistant for a human rights NGO in Brussels. He graduated in International Relations at the University of Exeter and has a Master’s in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He speaks Italian, and English, has a good level of Spanish and is working on his French. He likes to spend his free time reading philosophy books, travelling to warm places and having a nice meal out with friends.

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Gianluca Violante

Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Gianluca joined MedTech Europe as Government Affairs and Public Policy Manager in March 2024. In his role, he advises on engagement with EU Institutions and health stakeholders in a number of areas, including Regulatory (MDR/IVDR), Sustainability, International Affairs, and Supply Chain, amongst others. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a Public Affairs consultant, focusing on healthcare and digital policy and prior to that he worked as an Advocacy Assistant for a human rights NGO in Brussels.

He graduated in International Relations at the University of Exeter and has a Master’s in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He speaks Italian, and English, has a good level of Spanish and is working on his French. He likes to spend his free time reading philosophy books, travelling to warm places and having a nice meal out with friends.

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Cristina Mura

Officer Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Cristina Mura

Officer Government Affairs and Public Policy

Cristina joined MedTech Europe as an Officer in Government Affairs and Public Policy. In her role, she focuses on building relationships with EU institutions and relevant stakeholders, as well as building and maintaining MedTech Europe partnerships, and ensuring consistency across MedTech Europe’s external engagements. Before joining MedTech Europe in March 2024, Cristina worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for more than two years, supporting the healthcare players in building advocacy strategies towards the Institutions. Her focus areas included non-communicable diseases, oncology, and digital health. Prior to that, she gained experience in EU policymaking processes through internships at the European Commission and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU. She holds a Degree in Intercultural Mediation from the University for Foreigners of Siena complemented by a Master’s in European Studies from the University of Siena, Italy. She speaks fluently Italian and English. She has a good understanding of French, Spanish, and Arabic. When not at work, Cristina is a food lover and loves immersing herself in nature’s escapes.

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Cristina Mura

Officer Government Affairs and Public Policy

Cristina joined MedTech Europe as an Officer in Government Affairs and Public Policy. In her role, she focuses on building relationships with EU institutions and relevant stakeholders, as well as building and maintaining MedTech Europe partnerships, and ensuring consistency across MedTech Europe’s external engagements. Before joining MedTech Europe in March 2024, Cristina worked as a Public Affairs Consultant for more than two years, supporting the healthcare players in building advocacy strategies towards the Institutions. Her focus areas included non-communicable diseases, oncology, and digital health. Prior to that, she gained experience in EU policymaking processes through internships at the European Commission and the Permanent Representation of Italy to the EU.

She holds a Degree in Intercultural Mediation from the University for Foreigners of Siena complemented by a Master’s in European Studies from the University of Siena, Italy.

She speaks fluently Italian and English. She has a good understanding of French, Spanish, and Arabic. When not at work, Cristina is a food lover and loves immersing herself in nature’s escapes.

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Vivien Reinhardt

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Vivien Reinhardt

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

Vivien joined MedTech Europe in October 2023 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Intern. She holds a degree in American Studies, and a post-graduate degree in Global Studies with a focus on global health. In her role, she supports the projects of the External Affairs Unit. In this first internship experience after graduation, she hopes to deepen her understanding of the policies regulating medical technology and to gain knowledge about public affairs. As a German national, Vivien is fluent in English with a good knowledge of French. She is currently working on her Italian and Korean skills. Outside of work, she enjoys reading a good book and hiking.

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Vivien Reinhardt

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

Vivien joined MedTech Europe in October 2023 as Government Affairs and Public Policy Intern. She holds a degree in American Studies, and a post-graduate degree in Global Studies with a focus on global health. In her role, she supports the projects of the External Affairs Unit. In this first internship experience after graduation, she hopes to deepen her understanding of the policies regulating medical technology and to gain knowledge about public affairs.

As a German national, Vivien is fluent in English with a good knowledge of French. She is currently working on her Italian and Korean skills. Outside of work, she enjoys reading a good book and hiking.

Communications

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Senior Manager Communications

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Senior Manager Communications

Miriam D’Ambrosio is Senior Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, where she drives efforts to profile and increase the European Medical Technology Sector’s reputation. She also leads the communication projects of the association on its various policy priorities. Before joining MedTech Europe in 2021, Miriam worked for more than eight years as Communication Manager for the European Doctors (CPME), the European organisation giving voice to doctors across Europe. 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 Italian, English and French fluently and has a good understanding of Spanish. Miriam spends time organising travels across the globe with her family when not at work.

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Miriam D’Ambrosio

Senior Manager Communications

Miriam D’Ambrosio is Senior Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, where she drives efforts to profile and increase the European Medical Technology Sector’s reputation. She also leads the communication projects of the association on its various policy priorities.

Before joining MedTech Europe in 2021, Miriam worked for more than eight years as Communication Manager for the European Doctors (CPME), the European organisation giving voice to doctors across Europe.

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 Italian, English and French fluently and has a good understanding of Spanish.

Miriam spends time organising travels across the globe with her family when not at work.

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Estefanía Cordero

Manager Communications

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Estefanía Cordero

Manager Communications

Estefanía Cordero is Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, where she drives the communication objectives and delivers projects to fit the vision and goals of the medical technology sector. She also provides external affairs expertise to the Research & Innovation department by developing and implementing outreach and advocacy strategies. Before joining MedTech Europe in April 2023, Estefanía worked at the European Patients’ Forum for three years, focusing on the projects of Horizon and Innovative Health Initiatives. Previously, she worked at the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation and as a Health Policy Researcher at Hanover Communications. Estefanía holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Cognition and International Relations from Amsterdam University College. She has previously worked in the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Estefanía speaks English, Spanish, and French as a Spanish and Mexican dual national. When not at work, Estefanía keeps a regular yoga practice and loves travelling and hiking with her dog.

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Estefanía Cordero

Manager Communications

Estefanía Cordero is Manager Communications at MedTech Europe, where she drives the communication objectives and delivers projects to fit the vision and goals of the medical technology sector. She also provides external affairs expertise to the Research & Innovation department by developing and implementing outreach and advocacy strategies.

Before joining MedTech Europe in April 2023, Estefanía worked at the European Patients’ Forum for three years, focusing on the projects of Horizon and Innovative Health Initiatives. Previously, she worked at the European Commission’s DG Research & Innovation and as a Health Policy Researcher at Hanover Communications.

Estefanía holds an MSc in Mental Health Studies from King’s College London and a BA in Cognition and International Relations from Amsterdam University College. She has previously worked in the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Estefanía speaks English, Spanish, and French as a Spanish and Mexican dual national.

When not at work, Estefanía keeps a regular yoga practice and loves travelling and hiking with her dog.

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Domenico Iannone

Manager Communications

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Domenico Iannone

Manager Communications

Domenico joined MedTech Europe in August 2022 as Communication Officer. In his role, he covers overall MedTech Forum communications as well as MedTech Europe branding and collaterals. He is in charge of creating and implementing communication strategies for some projects such as the Shining a Light, Facts & Figures and Data Hub. Finally, he manages the two official MedTech Europe blogs (MedTech Views and This is Medtech) ensuring constant updates and wide online dissemination. Domenico holds a master’s degree in Communication for public and no-profit organisations at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Before joining MedTech Europe, he gained experience in the field of health communication by working at the European Brain Council. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English and French. Outside of work, Domenico likes playing the bass, organising his next travel, and spoiling his cat.

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Domenico Iannone

Manager Communications

Domenico joined MedTech Europe in August 2022 as Communication Officer. In his role, he covers overall MedTech Forum communications as well as MedTech Europe branding and collaterals. He is in charge of creating and implementing communication strategies for some projects such as the Shining a Light, Facts & Figures and Data Hub. Finally, he manages the two official MedTech Europe blogs (MedTech Views and This is Medtech) ensuring constant updates and wide online dissemination.

Domenico holds a master’s degree in Communication for public and no-profit organisations at the University of Rome La Sapienza. Before joining MedTech Europe, he gained experience in the field of health communication by working at the European Brain Council.

An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English and French.

Outside of work, Domenico likes playing the bass, organising his next travel, and spoiling his cat.

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Aline Lefèvre

Officer Communications

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Aline Lefèvre

Officer Communications

Aline Lefèvre joined MedTech Europe in September 2022 as Communications Intern, and became Officer Communications in February 2023. She supports MedTech Europe with different projects aligned with the organisation’s media and social media strategy, she mainly focuses on MedTech Europe’s digital channels. Aline is motivated to expand her skills in communications while contributing to public health through the field of medical technology. She graduated from the University of Amsterdam, where she followed a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and a Master’s degree in Persuasive Communication. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Health and Social Psychology from Maastricht University, where she wrote her thesis about the Human Papillomavirus vaccination programme for men. Born in Bruxelles, she is Belgian and speaks French, English and Spanish; Dutch is still a work in progress.

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Aline Lefèvre

Officer Communications

Aline Lefèvre joined MedTech Europe in September 2022 as Communications Intern, and became Officer Communications in February 2023. She supports MedTech Europe with different projects aligned with the organisation’s media and social media strategy, she mainly focuses on MedTech Europe’s digital channels. Aline is motivated to expand her skills in communications while contributing to public health through the field of medical technology.

She graduated from the University of Amsterdam, where she followed a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and a Master’s degree in Persuasive Communication. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Health and Social Psychology from Maastricht University, where she wrote her thesis about the Human Papillomavirus vaccination programme for men.

Born in Bruxelles, she is Belgian and speaks French, English and Spanish; Dutch is still a work in progress.

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Omar Chebaro

Intern Communications

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Omar Chebaro

Intern Communications

Omar Chebaro joined MedTech Europe in March 2024 as an intern. In his role, he supports the Communications Team with media monitoring and MedTech Europe’s digital platforms. His main goal is to learn as much as possible through his colleagues and all the available resources. He hopes to fully integrate himself into MedTech Europe”s goals and values, contributing to the healthy and efficient environment that MedTech Europe leverages. He holds a bachelor in communications from his previous university in Beirut, Lebanon, and graduated from KU Leuven with a master’s degree, also in communications. He speaks English and Arabic and is currently learning French. His hobbies include playing video games, discovering new music, watching TV shows, and reading.  

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Omar Chebaro

Intern Communications

Omar Chebaro joined MedTech Europe in March 2024 as an intern. In his role, he supports the Communications Team with media monitoring and MedTech Europe’s digital platforms.

His main goal is to learn as much as possible through his colleagues and all the available resources. He hopes to fully integrate himself into MedTech Europe”s goals and values, contributing to the healthy and efficient environment that MedTech Europe leverages.

He holds a bachelor in communications from his previous university in Beirut, Lebanon, and graduated from KU Leuven with a master’s degree, also in communications.

He speaks English and Arabic and is currently learning French. His hobbies include playing video games, discovering new music, watching TV shows, and reading.

 

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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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Medtech Europe

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.

Member Relations & Services

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Christopher Breyel

Director General

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Christopher Breyel

Director General

Chris is Executive Director Member Relations & Services, working to provide MedTech Europe members with a smooth connection to all staff as to cover in the most efficient way the member’s needs. This encompasses a centralised approach for all members’ requests as well as a smooth and efficient Services’ delivery for Market Data and Events. 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 General

Chris is Executive Director Member Relations & Services, working to provide MedTech Europe members with a smooth connection to all staff as to cover in the most efficient way the member’s needs.

This encompasses a centralised approach for all members’ requests as well as a smooth and efficient Services’ delivery for Market Data and Events.

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.

In Vitro Diagnostics & National Associations Member Relations

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Delphine Sartiaux

Director IVD and NAC – Member Relations

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Delphine Sartiaux

Director IVD and NAC – Member Relations

Delphine joined the Members Relations & Services team in April 2023. She is the main contact point for the members active in the IVD (In Vitro Diagnostics) industry and all National Associations (In Vitro Diagnostics and Medical Devices). Her main role is to ensure strong and effective liaison between the members and the services provided by MedTech Europe office. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, she was responsible for the corporate partnership department at the International Diabetes Federation. In addition, Delphine has extensive experience in associations management and worked for several European and international organisations from a variety of sectors in Brussels. Delphine holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from ICHEC, Brussels. Delphine is a Belgian national and speaks French, English, and Dutch. Outside of work, she enjoys nature, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

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Delphine Sartiaux

Director IVD and NAC – Member Relations

Delphine joined the Members Relations & Services team in April 2023. She is the main contact point for the members active in the IVD (In Vitro Diagnostics) industry and all National Associations (In Vitro Diagnostics and Medical Devices). Her main role is to ensure strong and effective liaison between the members and the services provided by MedTech Europe office.

Prior to joining MedTech Europe, she was responsible for the corporate partnership department at the International Diabetes Federation. In addition, Delphine has extensive experience in associations management and worked for several European and international organisations from a variety of sectors in Brussels.

Delphine holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from ICHEC, Brussels.

Delphine is a Belgian national and speaks French, English, and Dutch. Outside of work, she enjoys nature, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

Market Data

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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 seven 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

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 seven 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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Georgiy Bogdanov

Manager Market Data

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Manager Market Data

Georgiy joined MedTech Europe in 2021. In his manager position he covers most of the Vascular Interventions trackers of the Market Data team and supports other units on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary projects. Georgiy is an International Relations scholar holding a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Relations from University of Bologna and he followed specialised courses at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining MedTech Europe he worked for several years in project management at one of the branches of Confindustria Italia. 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

Manager Market Data

Georgiy joined MedTech Europe in 2021. In his manager position he covers most of the Vascular Interventions trackers of the Market Data team and supports other units on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary projects.

Georgiy is an International Relations scholar holding a Master’s degree in International and Diplomatic Relations from University of Bologna and he followed specialised courses at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to joining MedTech Europe he worked for several years in project management at one of the branches of Confindustria Italia.

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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András Kőrizs

Manager Market Data

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András Kőrizs

Manager Market Data

Andras is supporting the Market Data team at MedTech Europe and has been working mainly on conducting market data surveys on the Medical Technology Markets. Andras already worked at MedTech Europe between 2016 and 2019 after which he worked for Abbott Vascular’s EMEA team as a Sales Force Effectiveness Analyst until the end of 2022. A Hungarian-Belgian national, he speaks fluent English and has a good understanding of German, Dutch, and improving French. He holds a Master’s degree of Actuarial Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest. Besides many passions, he has an interest in psychology and the applications of mathematical concepts.

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András Kőrizs

Manager Market Data

Andras is supporting the Market Data team at MedTech Europe and has been working mainly on conducting market data surveys on the Medical Technology Markets.

Andras already worked at MedTech Europe between 2016 and 2019 after which he worked for Abbott Vascular’s EMEA team as a Sales Force Effectiveness Analyst until the end of 2022. A Hungarian-Belgian national, he speaks fluent English and has a good understanding of German, Dutch, and improving French. He holds a Master’s degree of Actuarial Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Besides many passions, he has an interest in psychology and the applications of mathematical concepts.

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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, organisational 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, organisational 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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Hosung Suh

Officer Market Data

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Hosung Suh

Officer Market Data

Hosung is a Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe supporting the Market Data team working mainly on Medical Devices trackers. His objective is to help members make strategic decisions by providing the most accurate source of information. Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a Business Analyst in various industries. An Italian citizen, he speaks fluent English, Korean, Italian, and basic French. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business & Strategy at Nova SBE and a bachelor’s in Economic History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In his free time, he is an avid fan of exploring new cuisines and beers.

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Hosung Suh

Officer Market Data

Hosung is a Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe supporting the Market Data team working mainly on Medical Devices trackers. His objective is to help members make strategic decisions by providing the most accurate source of information.

Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked as a Business Analyst in various industries. An Italian citizen, he speaks fluent English, Korean, Italian, and basic French. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business & Strategy at Nova SBE and a bachelor’s in Economic History at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In his free time, he is an avid fan of exploring new cuisines and beers.

Events

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Claudia Peters

Events Manager - External Consultant

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Claudia Peters

Events Manager - External Consultant

Claudia joined MedTech Europe in March 2023 as Events Manager – External Consultant. Claudia has worked as a freelancer for both corporate clients and live communication agencies over the past 17 years has led her to a deep understanding of both worlds – and to successfully connect both sides. Claudia is a trusted project leader with a proven track record in working on the successful outcome of projects, meetings and events worldwide. Through her ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a continued demand, she was fortunate to support corporate clients from the start of the pandemic with the organisation and management of complex virtual leadership events, townhalls and pharmaceutical congresses. Good at wearing multiple hats, Claudia is adept at responding quickly to changing circumstances, always maintaining a positive can-do attitude. She specialises in customer service that nurtures positive, productive relationships with both clients and suppliers. In addition to her job, Claudia is a passionate legal guardian in a home for the disabled. She lives with her partner and two cats in a former schoolhouse in the countryside. Claudia studied International Tourism at the ANGELL Academy in Freiburg. She is fluent in German and English, and has basic knowledge in Italian and French.

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Claudia Peters

Events Manager - External Consultant

Claudia joined MedTech Europe in March 2023 as Events Manager – External Consultant. Claudia has worked as a freelancer for both corporate clients and live communication agencies over the past 17 years has led her to a deep understanding of both worlds – and to successfully connect both sides.

Claudia is a trusted project leader with a proven track record in working on the successful outcome of projects, meetings and events worldwide. Through her ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a continued demand, she was fortunate to support corporate clients from the start of the pandemic with the organisation and management of complex virtual leadership events, townhalls and pharmaceutical congresses.

Good at wearing multiple hats, Claudia is adept at responding quickly to changing circumstances, always maintaining a positive can-do attitude. She specialises in customer service that nurtures positive, productive relationships with both clients and suppliers.

In addition to her job, Claudia is a passionate legal guardian in a home for the disabled. She lives with her partner and two cats in a former schoolhouse in the countryside.

Claudia studied International Tourism at the ANGELL Academy in Freiburg. She is fluent in German and English, and has basic knowledge in Italian and French.

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

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

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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Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

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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 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.

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, which focuses on European legislative and research initiatives in fields such as procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medical technology 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 prerequisite 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 medical technology 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 medical technology 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

Yves leads the Access & Economic Policies team, which focuses on European legislative and research initiatives in fields such as procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medical technology 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 prerequisite 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 medical technology 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 medical technology 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.

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, which focuses on European legislative and research initiatives in fields such as procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medical technology 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 prerequisite 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 medical technology 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 medical technology 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

Yves leads the Access & Economic Policies team, which focuses on European legislative and research initiatives in fields such as procurement, health technology assessment, evidence generation representing the medical technology 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 prerequisite 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 medical technology 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 medical technology 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.

Sustainability & Environment

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Sigrid Linher

Director Sustainability & Environment

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Sigrid Linher

Director Sustainability & Environment

Sigrid joined MedTech Europe in June 2023. She heads the Sustainability and Environment team. With the support of her team, she takes the lead in representing the organisation in this area to the outside world. As a member of the MedTech Europe Leadership Team, Sigrid contributes to the future strategic direction of the association. Sigrid is passionate for business with a purpose and shaping a sustainable future. A lawyer by training and an Austrian national, she is fluent in German, English and French and has a thorough understanding of Dutch. Sigrid holds an Executive Master in International Association Management of Solvay Business School, Belgium. She came to MedTech Europe from the Brussel’s office of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI), where her professional activities centred around the EU Green Deal, Fit-for-55 and REPowerEU policies. Previously, she worked for 17 years at Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, as Director in charge of energy, climate and environment, including chemicals, product and waste legislation. Outside the office, Sigrid enjoys nature discovery together with her family and friends, gardening and arts.

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Sigrid Linher

Director Sustainability & Environment

Sigrid joined MedTech Europe in June 2023. She heads the Sustainability and Environment team. With the support of her team, she takes the lead in representing the organisation in this area to the outside world. As a member of the MedTech Europe Leadership Team, Sigrid contributes to the future strategic direction of the association.

Sigrid is passionate for business with a purpose and shaping a sustainable future.

A lawyer by training and an Austrian national, she is fluent in German, English and French and has a thorough understanding of Dutch. Sigrid holds an Executive Master in International Association Management of Solvay Business School, Belgium.

She came to MedTech Europe from the Brussel’s office of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. (BDI), where her professional activities centred around the EU Green Deal, Fit-for-55 and REPowerEU policies. Previously, she worked for 17 years at Orgalim, Europe’s Technology Industries, as Director in charge of energy, climate and environment, including chemicals, product and waste legislation.

Outside the office, Sigrid enjoys nature discovery together with her family and friends, gardening and arts.

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Roumiana Santos

Manager Chemicals

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Roumiana Santos

Manager Chemicals

Roumiana joined MedTech Europe in November 2021 as 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. Before joining MedTech Europe, Roumiana spent six year in 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

Roumiana joined MedTech Europe in November 2021 as 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.

Before joining MedTech Europe, Roumiana spent six year in 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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Lorenzo Foglietti

Officer Sustainability & Environment

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Lorenzo Foglietti

Officer Sustainability & Environment

Lorenzo joined MedTech Europe in November 2023 as Officer Sustainability & Environment within the Sustainability Team – where he assists his team and colleagues in sustainability matters while representing MedTech Europe’s interests at the political level. Lorenzo’s experience is in International Relations and EU Affairs, with a focus on security, energy, and sustainability. Prior to his current engagement, he has worked in consultancy and public affairs in Brussels. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently. Lorenzo has grown up and lived in Italy, Qatar, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

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Lorenzo Foglietti

Officer Sustainability & Environment

Lorenzo joined MedTech Europe in November 2023 as Officer Sustainability & Environment within the Sustainability Team – where he assists his team and colleagues in sustainability matters while representing MedTech Europe’s interests at the political level.

Lorenzo’s experience is in International Relations and EU Affairs, with a focus on security, energy, and sustainability. Prior to his current engagement, he has worked in consultancy and public affairs in Brussels. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently.

Lorenzo has grown up and lived in Italy, Qatar, the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.

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Alina Rachiteanu

Intern Sustainability & Environment

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Alina Rachiteanu

Intern Sustainability & Environment

Alina joined MedTech Europe in December 2023 as an intern within the Sustainability and Environment team. In her role, she supports the team through monitoring, gathering relevant information and providing day-to-day general support. Alina holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a master’s degree in global health. As her first postgraduate internship experience, she aims to achieve a thorough understanding of the environmental and sustainability European policies and their relevance to the medical technology and public health sectors. An Italian and Romanian national, Alina speaks Italian, Romanian, English and has a limited working knowledge of Spanish. Outside of work, she enjoys visiting new places, musicals, and boxing.

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Alina Rachiteanu

Intern Sustainability & Environment

Alina joined MedTech Europe in December 2023 as an intern within the Sustainability and Environment team. In her role, she supports the team through monitoring, gathering relevant information and providing day-to-day general support.

Alina holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a master’s degree in global health. As her first postgraduate internship experience, she aims to achieve a thorough understanding of the environmental and sustainability European policies and their relevance to the medical technology and public health sectors.

An Italian and Romanian national, Alina speaks Italian, Romanian, English and has a limited working knowledge of Spanish.

Outside of work, she enjoys visiting new places, musicals, and boxing.

Operations

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Frédéric Weiler

Director General

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Frédéric Weiler

Director General

Frédéric leads the Finance, HR and Operations team since end of 2022. The team’s objective is to support the growth of the organisation 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 Europe in 2022, Frédéric held for 20 years different positions in Finance within multinational companies, in Brussels and Europe. Frédéric holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium). A Belgian national with French mother tongue, Frédéric is fluent in English and Dutch. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and travel.

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Frédéric Weiler

Director General

Frédéric leads the Finance, HR and Operations team since end of 2022.

The team’s objective is to support the growth of the organisation 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 Europe in 2022, Frédéric held for 20 years different positions in Finance within multinational companies, in Brussels and Europe.

Frédéric holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Solvay Business School (ULB, Belgium). A Belgian national with French mother tongue, Frédéric is fluent in English and Dutch.

When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports and travel.

Human Resources

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager HR

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager HR

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 HR

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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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

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.

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Johanna Viriliz

Assistant Administration

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Johanna Viriliz

Assistant Administration

Johanna joined MedTech Europe in October 2022 as Assistant Administration. She previously worked at the EU and spent 20 years in a Coaching company as a Facilities Manager. Johanna holds a degree in Marketing from the EPHEC; She is a Belgian national with a Greek background, native French and Greek speaker and is fluent in English. Outside of work she enjoys shopping for home decoration.

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Johanna Viriliz

Assistant Administration

Johanna joined MedTech Europe in October 2022 as Assistant Administration. She previously worked at the EU and spent 20 years in a Coaching company as a Facilities Manager.

Johanna holds a degree in Marketing from the EPHEC; She is a Belgian national with a Greek background, native French and Greek speaker and is fluent in English.

Outside of work she enjoys shopping for home decoration.