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Chief Executive Officer

Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Bernasconi has more than 30 years experience in the world of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, working in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough in US and Europe, and more recently Medtronic. In his capacity as President & International Regional Vice President of Medtronic France, he was elected President of APIDIM (The French Association for the Promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices), and Vice President and Treasurer of SNITEM (French Medical Technology Industry Association).

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Bernasconi has more than 30 years experience in the world of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, working in companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Schering Plough in US and Europe, and more recently Medtronic.

In his capacity as President & International Regional Vice President of Medtronic France, he was elected President of APIDIM (The French Association for the Promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices), and Vice President and Treasurer of SNITEM (French Medical Technology Industry Association).

Regulations & Industrial Policy

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Oliver Bisazza

Director Regulations & Industrial Policy

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Oliver Bisazza

Director Regulations & Industrial Policy

Oliver leads the Regulations & Industrial Policy team, which supports members in their implementation of the new EU Regulations and of environmental and sustainability-related requirements. The regulatory team strives to facilitate ‘technical implementation’ of new and changing rules across Europe, and to communicate the positions of the MedTech Europe membership to the European Commission, the Member States, and other relevant authorities.  In this, Oliver’s personal role is to represent MedTech Europe and communicate its positions the Medical Devices Coordination Group (MDCG), the Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD), and other stakeholders.  When not working on EU regulations, Oliver also coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group Prior to joining MedTech Europe, he worked at Medtronic as Director of Regulatory Policy for EMEA.  In addition to this company experience, Oliver has had trade association roles in Brussels, at COCIR (the European association for the radiological, electromedical and healthcare IT industries) and at EDANA (the industry association for the nonwovens and related industries). Oliver is a native speaker of English, and a dual national of Australia and Malta. When not working, he enjoys travel, spending time with his family, and rock-climbing.

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Oliver Bisazza

Director Regulations & Industrial Policy

Oliver leads the Regulations & Industrial Policy team, which supports members in their implementation of the new EU Regulations and of environmental and sustainability-related requirements.

The regulatory team strives to facilitate ‘technical implementation’ of new and changing rules across Europe, and to communicate the positions of the MedTech Europe membership to the European Commission, the Member States, and other relevant authorities.  In this, Oliver’s personal role is to represent MedTech Europe and communicate its positions the Medical Devices Coordination Group (MDCG), the Competent Authorities for Medical Devices (CAMD), and other stakeholders.  When not working on EU regulations, Oliver also coordinates the activities of MedTech Europe’s Cardiovascular Sector Group

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

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

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Petra has several years’ experience working with major US and international companies both for a trade association and in-house. She gained most of her experience at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU), where she headed up the policy team working on both legislative and regulatory issues. Her healthcare policy experience comes both from the AmCham EU and the government affairs team of Genzyme. As an American-German raised in Denmark, Petra is a native English speaker with good Danish and German and intermediate French.

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Petra has several years’ experience working with major US and international companies both for a trade association and in-house. She gained most of her experience at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU (AmCham EU), where she headed up the policy team working on both legislative and regulatory issues. Her healthcare policy experience comes both from the AmCham EU and the government affairs team of Genzyme. As an American-German raised in Denmark, Petra is a native English speaker with good Danish and German and intermediate French.

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - Consultant

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - Consultant

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

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - Consultant

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

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

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

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Merlin Rietschel is currently the leading coordinator of activities related to Notified Bodies at MedTech Europe. He previously held the position of Senior Manager in MedTech Europe’s International Affairs department. He joined Eucomed (now MedTech Europe) in January 2011 and worked for the Regulations and Industrial Policy department. He also held various positions within international pharmaceutical companies (Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals) and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, UK. Overall he has over 11 years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, and in the pharma sector dealt successfully with an extensive number of regulatory submissions in life-cycle management and with marketing authorisation applications. Merlin was raised in Germany where he received a French/German multicultural education. He also lived in the United States and has lived in Belgium since 1995. He has a Masters degree in pharmaceutical science from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, as well as a post-graduate degree in pharmaceutical industry. A German and French national, he is also fluent in English.

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Merlin Rietschel is currently the leading coordinator of activities related to Notified Bodies at MedTech Europe. He previously held the position of Senior Manager in MedTech Europe’s International Affairs department. He joined Eucomed (now MedTech Europe) in January 2011 and worked for the Regulations and Industrial Policy department. He also held various positions within international pharmaceutical companies (Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals) and at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, UK. Overall he has over 11 years of experience in the field of European regulatory affairs, and in the pharma sector dealt successfully with an extensive number of regulatory submissions in life-cycle management and with marketing authorisation applications.

Merlin was raised in Germany where he received a French/German multicultural education. He also lived in the United States and has lived in Belgium since 1995. He has a Masters degree in pharmaceutical science from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, as well as a post-graduate degree in pharmaceutical industry. A German and French national, he is also fluent in English.

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Katalin Máté

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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Katalin Máté

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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, Vigilance & Post Market Surveillance (IVD) and IVD grouping related issues. Being a Hungarian national, she has a high command of English and has an intermediate level of French and German.

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Katalin Máté

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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, Vigilance & Post Market Surveillance (IVD) and IVD grouping related issues.

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

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Kira Meyerovich

Manager Regulations & Industrial Policy

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Kira Meyerovich

Manager Regulations & Industrial Policy

Kira has joined MedTech Europe in August 2016 as part of the Regulations & Industrial Policy team. She holds a PhD degree in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and has 6+ years of experience in cancer and diabetes research. For more than 3 years she was the Assistant Editor and later Co-Editor in academic publishing house De Gruyter. A German national, she speaks fluent English and Russian and has a good understanding of French and Dutch.

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Kira Meyerovich

Manager Regulations & Industrial Policy

Kira has joined MedTech Europe in August 2016 as part of the Regulations & Industrial Policy team. She holds a PhD degree in Biomedical and Pharmaceutical sciences from Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and has 6+ years of experience in cancer and diabetes research. For more than 3 years she was the Assistant Editor and later Co-Editor in academic publishing house De Gruyter.

A German national, she speaks fluent English and Russian and has a good understanding of French and Dutch.

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Nathalie Buijs

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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Nathalie Buijs

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Nathalie Buijs joined MedTech Europe in September 2017. She started her career in 2010, working for one of MedTech Europe’s national member associations, SPECTARIS. After that, she gained further experience in EU policy-making and environmental affairs at the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) and as a consultant on Product Stewardship at ARCADIS. At MedTech Europe, Nathalie coordinates the environmental working groups. Within the regulatory affairs team, she works with members on the implementation of sustainable business practices and compliance with global environmental and chemicals regulations. Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Antwerp and a Master’s in European Studies from the University of Hamburg. A Belgian national, she is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Russian.

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Nathalie Buijs

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Nathalie Buijs joined MedTech Europe in September 2017. She started her career in 2010, working for one of MedTech Europe’s national member associations, SPECTARIS. After that, she gained further experience in EU policy-making and environmental affairs at the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) and as a consultant on Product Stewardship at ARCADIS.

At MedTech Europe, Nathalie coordinates the environmental working groups. Within the regulatory affairs team, she works with members on the implementation of sustainable business practices and compliance with global environmental and chemicals regulations.

Nathalie holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Antwerp and a Master’s in European Studies from the University of Hamburg. A Belgian national, she is fluent in Dutch, English, German and French and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and Russian.

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Jana is a Manager of Industrial Policy and Regulations at MedTech Europe, focusing on implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation mainly in the areas of labelling, implant cards and borderline & classification. She is also in charge of the working group on reuse/reprocessing of medical devices and supports her colleagues on the Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance work. Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech members with a high-quality support, expertise and dedication in order to successfully implement the MDR. Jana has 5 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 traveler, who also enjoys growing her own herbs and tea.

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Regulations and Industrial Policy

Jana is a Manager of Industrial Policy and Regulations at MedTech Europe, focusing on implementation of the Medical Devices Regulation mainly in the areas of labelling, implant cards and borderline & classification. She is also in charge of the working group on reuse/reprocessing of medical devices and supports her colleagues on the Post Market Surveillance and Vigilance work.

Jana’s goal is to provide MedTech members with a high-quality support, expertise and dedication in order to successfully implement the MDR.

Jana has 5 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 traveler, who also enjoys growing her own herbs and tea.

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Nada Alkhayat

Officer Regulations & Industrial Policy

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Nada Alkhayat

Officer Regulations & Industrial Policy

Nada holds a Master’s degree in European Law and Policies with a specialisation in Pharmaceutical and Health Policies from the European College of Parma. Prior to such, she completed a Master and a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Life Sciences. After finishing her studies, she gained experience at the European Commission (DG SANTE), the European Parliament and a Brussels-based consultancy. She is American/Bulgarian/Syrian, speaks fluent English and Arabic and has advanced levels in both French and Italian.

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Nada Alkhayat

Officer Regulations & Industrial Policy

Nada holds a Master’s degree in European Law and Policies with a specialisation in Pharmaceutical and Health Policies from the European College of Parma. Prior to such, she completed a Master and a Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Life Sciences. After finishing her studies, she gained experience at the European Commission (DG SANTE), the European Parliament and a Brussels-based consultancy. She is American/Bulgarian/Syrian, speaks fluent English and Arabic and has advanced levels in both French and Italian.

Market Access & Economic Policies

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Yves Verboven

Director Market Access and Economic Policies

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Yves Verboven

Director Market Access and Economic Policies

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

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Yves Verboven

Director Market Access and Economic Policies

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

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

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

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

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

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Market Access & Economic Policies

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Market Access & Economic Policies

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

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Market Access & Economic Policies

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

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

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

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

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Jessica Imbert

Manager Market Access and Economic Policies

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Jessica Imbert

Manager Market Access and Economic Policies

Jessica Imbert is Manager Market Access & Economic Policies (MAEP) at MedTech Europe, working mainly on Health Technology Assessments (HTA) [and with the MAEP Committee]. Jessica is driven by MedTech Europe’s goal to bring innovations to patients and healthcare systems across Europe and to ensure meaningful value assessments. Jessica has been working in EU Affairs with a focus on public health policy for the past 10 years. She is jurist by training with a Master in European and International Law. Outside of work you may see Jessica either running or dancing tango.

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Jessica Imbert

Manager Market Access and Economic Policies

Jessica Imbert is Manager Market Access & Economic Policies (MAEP) at MedTech Europe, working mainly on Health Technology Assessments (HTA) [and with the MAEP Committee].

Jessica is driven by MedTech Europe’s goal to bring innovations to patients and healthcare systems across Europe and to ensure meaningful value assessments.

Jessica has been working in EU Affairs with a focus on public health policy for the past 10 years. She is jurist by training with a Master in European and International Law.

Outside of work you may see Jessica either running or dancing tango.

Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Senior Manager Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Senior Manager Market Data

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

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Cristian Manoiu

Senior Manager Market Data

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

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

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

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Teodora Angelova

Coordinator Market Data

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Teodora Angelova

Coordinator Market Data

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

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Teodora Angelova

Coordinator Market Data

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

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

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András Kőrizs

Officer Market Data

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András Kőrizs

Officer Market Data

Andras is Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe and has been working mainly on conducting reports on the Medical Technology Markets.   Andras’ goal is to support the internal information needs, so that MedTech Europe can even more efficiently represent its member organizations in front of a variety of stakeholders. Besides, he is also providing such information to a variety of external stakeholders to provide them with a reasonable understanding of the medical technology markets. During his experience of 10 years he worked in a multi-cultural environment, including being part of a team establishing a life insurance company in Hungary, managing and supervising its Romanian subsidiary and being a consultant at Mercer Belgium. Prior to joining MedTech he worked as a Data Consultant for the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-Line Wholesalers. A Hungarian national, he speaks fluent English and has a good understanding of German and Dutch, and a basic understanding of French. He holds a Master’s degree of Actuarial Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest. Besides many passions, he enjoys long distance running and has an interest in the applications of mathematical concepts, including artificial intelligence, in healthcare.

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András Kőrizs

Officer Market Data

Andras is Market Data Officer at MedTech Europe and has been working mainly on conducting reports on the Medical Technology Markets.  

Andras’ goal is to support the internal information needs, so that MedTech Europe can even more efficiently represent its member organizations in front of a variety of stakeholders. Besides, he is also providing such information to a variety of external stakeholders to provide them with a reasonable understanding of the medical technology markets.

During his experience of 10 years he worked in a multi-cultural environment, including being part of a team establishing a life insurance company in Hungary, managing and supervising its Romanian subsidiary and being a consultant at Mercer Belgium. Prior to joining MedTech he worked as a Data Consultant for the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-Line Wholesalers. A Hungarian national, he speaks fluent English and has a good understanding of German and Dutch, and a basic understanding of French. He holds a Master’s degree of Actuarial Sciences at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Besides many passions, he enjoys long distance running and has an interest in the applications of mathematical concepts, including artificial intelligence, in healthcare.

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Orsolya Küttel

Officer Market Data

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Orsolya Küttel

Officer Market Data

Orsolya joined MedTech Europe in September 2018 as Market Data Officer. She has two years of experience in the field of EU funding: following a traineeship at Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission, she worked as a consultant supporting both private and public sector clients in the implementation of their business strategies linked to EU funding. During her studies she also worked as a trainee for GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association. She has Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and International Business Economicsat Corvinus University of Budapest, and she holds a Master’s degree in European Studies at KU Leuven. A Hungarian national, she speaks fluent English and German, and she also has a basic knowledge of French and Dutch.

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Orsolya Küttel

Officer Market Data

Orsolya joined MedTech Europe in September 2018 as Market Data Officer.

She has two years of experience in the field of EU funding: following a traineeship at Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission, she worked as a consultant supporting both private and public sector clients in the implementation of their business strategies linked to EU funding. During her studies she also worked as a trainee for GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association.

She has Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations and International Business Economicsat Corvinus University of Budapest, and she holds a Master’s degree in European Studies at KU Leuven.

A Hungarian national, she speaks fluent English and German, and she also has a basic knowledge of French and Dutch.

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Aline Lautenberg

Director Legal & Compliance - General Counsel

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Aline Lautenberg

Director Legal & Compliance - General Counsel

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

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Aline Lautenberg

Director Legal & Compliance - General Counsel

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

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

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

One fun / interesting fact about yourself?

Outside of work she is desperately trying to learn Greek.

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Manager Legal & Compliance

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Manager Legal & Compliance

Pablo is a Legal & Compliance Manager 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. 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 worked for five years in the legal field, after having worked in law firms, the Council of the EU and now for over three years in MedTech Europe. 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

Manager Legal & Compliance

Pablo is a Legal & Compliance Manager 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.

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 worked for five years in the legal field, after having worked in law firms, the Council of the EU and now for over three years in MedTech Europe. 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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Clarisse Aillet

Consultant Medical Education & Training

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Clarisse Aillet

Consultant Medical Education & Training

Clarisse Aillet is leading the outreach towards the European Medical Societies and steering the joint discussions on the future of medical education between industry and the physicians community. As an independent consultant, she has been supporting the Legal and Compliance team since 2015, during and after the overhaul of the MedTech Europe Code of Business Practices. She is also in charge of the Ethical Charter initiative, designed to raise awareness of industry’s ethical standards, and provides support on the programme of the Global MedTech Compliance Conference. Clarisse Aillet has been working in Brussels for about 15 years in both the private and the public sector, gathering an extensive experience in EU public affairs and governmental relations, stakeholder management, corporate communications, crisis management and social media. She is fluent in French, English and German, and has a good understanding of Dutch. A resourceful entrepreneur and mother, she is a happy camper who wants to make a difference.

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Clarisse Aillet

Consultant Medical Education & Training

Clarisse Aillet is leading the outreach towards the European Medical Societies and steering the joint discussions on the future of medical education between industry and the physicians community. As an independent consultant, she has been supporting the Legal and Compliance team since 2015, during and after the overhaul of the MedTech Europe Code of Business Practices. She is also in charge of the Ethical Charter initiative, designed to raise awareness of industry’s ethical standards, and provides support on the programme of the Global MedTech Compliance Conference.

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

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Shannon Zeigler

Coordinator Legal & Compliance

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Shannon Zeigler

Coordinator Legal & Compliance

Shannon is currently part of the legal and compliance team at MedTech Europe, working mainly on data protection issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She also supports the Market Data team in its market data survey activities. Shannon’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe with legal support across all its internal teams, in addition to assisting in the day-to-day running of its legal and compliance member working groups. Shannon has over 3 years of in-house experience in the realm of legal & compliance, having previously worked in the International Trade & Regulatory groups of a Belgian law firm.  She has a JD from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and a LLM in European Union Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is also a member of the New York Bar and speaks fluent Spanish.  Outside of work Shannon is passionate about reading and traveling.

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Shannon Zeigler

Coordinator Legal & Compliance

Shannon is currently part of the legal and compliance team at MedTech Europe, working mainly on data protection issues related to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She also supports the Market Data team in its market data survey activities. Shannon’s goal is to provide MedTech Europe with legal support across all its internal teams, in addition to assisting in the day-to-day running of its legal and compliance member working groups. Shannon has over 3 years of in-house experience in the realm of legal & compliance, having previously worked in the International Trade & Regulatory groups of a Belgian law firm.  She has a JD from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC and a LLM in European Union Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She is also a member of the New York Bar and speaks fluent Spanish.  Outside of work Shannon is passionate about reading and traveling.

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Caterina Marcon

Intern Legal and Compliance

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Caterina Marcon

Intern Legal and Compliance

Caterina is the Legal & Compliance Intern. As such, she is responsible for the review of the MTE Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance Requirements. Further, she supports the team in the organisation of the different Legal & Compliance working groups and task forces, in particular data protection and flagship projects such as Transparent MedTech. In addition, she is responsible for various day-to-day activities such as translations, legal research and analysis, review, drafting and filing of contracts, taking minutes, updating the Ethical MedTech website etc.  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. Caterina is a legal professional with two years of experience, one of it in the MedTech Industry. She’s a graduate in law of the bilingual joint study programme of the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the University of Padova (Italy). Caterina speaks fluently English, German and Italian. In her free time, Caterina likes to travel and discover new places.

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Caterina Marcon

Intern Legal and Compliance

Caterina is the Legal & Compliance Intern. As such, she is responsible for the review of the MTE Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance Requirements. Further, she supports the team in the organisation of the different Legal & Compliance working groups and task forces, in particular data protection and flagship projects such as Transparent MedTech. In addition, she is responsible for various day-to-day activities such as translations, legal research and analysis, review, drafting and filing of contracts, taking minutes, updating the Ethical MedTech website etc.  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.
Caterina is a legal professional with two years of experience, one of it in the MedTech Industry. She’s a graduate in law of the bilingual joint study programme of the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the University of Padova (Italy). Caterina speaks fluently English, German and Italian.
In her free time, Caterina likes to travel and discover new places.

International Affairs

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Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director International Affairs

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Jesús Rueda Rodríguez

Director International Affairs

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 International Affairs

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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Diana Kanecka

Manager International Affairs

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Diana Kanecka

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

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.

External Affairs

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Tanja Valentin

Director External Affairs

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Tanja Valentin

Director External Affairs

Tanja leads the External Affairs team at Medtech Europe. She is responsible for both internal and external Communication as well as for the organisation’s Government Affairs & Public Policy work. She leads her team to create integrated public affairs and communication strategies and drive their efficient implementation. Her goal is to make Medtech’s voice heard by European policy makers and to demonstrate the value that medical technologies provide in achieving affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare for citizens in Europe. Tanja has almost 20 years of experience in European policy making covering the areas of environment, finance, military cooperation and health, both inside and around the EU institutions. She is an economist by training and has studied in Cologne and Dublin. Tanja is a German national and also speaks English and French. Tanja’s key drivers include a curiosity for learning and striving for synergies. Her passion is to bring together people with different perspectives, functions and expertise to create better results than any one person could achieve alone. When she is not working you can find Tanja experiencing adventures with her daughter, singing or exploring nature.

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Tanja Valentin

Director External Affairs

Tanja leads the External Affairs team at Medtech Europe. She is responsible for both internal and external Communication as well as for the organisation’s Government Affairs & Public Policy work.

She leads her team to create integrated public affairs and communication strategies and drive their efficient implementation. Her goal is to make Medtech’s voice heard by European policy makers and to demonstrate the value that medical technologies provide in achieving affordable, accessible and sustainable healthcare for citizens in Europe.

Tanja has almost 20 years of experience in European policy making covering the areas of environment, finance, military cooperation and health, both inside and around the EU institutions. She is an economist by training and has studied in Cologne and Dublin. Tanja is a German national and also speaks English and French.

Tanja’s key drivers include a curiosity for learning and striving for synergies. Her passion is to bring together people with different perspectives, functions and expertise to create better results than any one person could achieve alone.

When she is not working you can find Tanja experiencing adventures with her daughter, singing or exploring nature.

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Valentina Laurenzia Ancona

Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Valentina Laurenzia Ancona

Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Valentina Laurenzia Ancona has been a Policy Analyst in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP.  She worked on regulatory matters for pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, and food companies.  She covered Italian and European food and drug law, including: medical devices, clinical trials, labeling and promotion, pharmaceuticals, marketing and manufacturing authorizations of medicinal products. She received her University Degree on International and Diplomatic Sciences, cum laude in 2007 from Università di Trieste and her Master Degree from the College of Europe in 2008. An Italian native, Valentina is fluent in English and French.

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Valentina Laurenzia Ancona

Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy

Valentina Laurenzia Ancona has been a Policy Analyst in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP.  She worked on regulatory matters for pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetics, and food companies.  She covered Italian and European food and drug law, including: medical devices, clinical trials, labeling and promotion, pharmaceuticals, marketing and manufacturing authorizations of medicinal products.

She received her University Degree on International and Diplomatic Sciences, cum laude in 2007 from Università di Trieste and her Master Degree from the College of Europe in 2008.

An Italian native, Valentina is fluent in English and French.

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Jerick Parrone

Senior Manager Communications

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Jerick Parrone

Senior Manager Communications

Jerick Parrone is a Senior Manager at MedTech Europe where he drives the digital advocacy, internal communications, reputation management and media relations of the association. He also leads the communication projects of the association on its various policy priorities. Jerick has over 10 years of communications experience and has joined MedTech Europe in 2015. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as an account manager for ZN Consulting, an award winning digital consultancy for global organizations. He lead digital campaigns for global and European clients including Microsoft, Huawei, CEFIC, EPP and the EPP Group. In addition, he also worked for the communications team of the Microsoft EU Affairs office in Brussels, Belgium and the consulting firm Fleishman-Hillard in the Philippines. Jerick graduated cum laude with a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He speaks fluent English and Filipino.

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Jerick Parrone

Senior Manager Communications

Jerick Parrone is a Senior Manager at MedTech Europe where he drives the digital advocacy, internal communications, reputation management and media relations of the association. He also leads the communication projects of the association on its various policy priorities.

Jerick has over 10 years of communications experience and has joined MedTech Europe in 2015. Before joining MedTech Europe, he worked as an account manager for ZN Consulting, an award winning digital consultancy for global organizations. He lead digital campaigns for global and European clients including Microsoft, Huawei, CEFIC, EPP and the EPP Group. In addition, he also worked for the communications team of the Microsoft EU Affairs office in Brussels, Belgium and the consulting firm Fleishman-Hillard in the Philippines.

Jerick graduated cum laude with a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He speaks fluent English and Filipino.

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Tímea Rezi-Kató

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Tímea Rezi-Kató

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Timea joined MedTech Europe in 2015 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. She works on several policy topics such as Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthcare Acquired Infections as well as external stakeholder relations and supports the market access team in their work on Health Technology Assessment. Timea has 5 years of government affairs experience in the healthcare domain. She earned her degree in Health Policy, Innovation and Management from the University of Maastricht. Timea is fluent in Hungarian, English and has a good level of French. Outside of work she is passionate about traveling, fitness & well-being and medical crime novels.

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Tímea Rezi-Kató

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Timea joined MedTech Europe in 2015 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. She works on several policy topics such as Antimicrobial Resistance, Healthcare Acquired Infections as well as external stakeholder relations and supports the market access team in their work on Health Technology Assessment. Timea has 5 years of government affairs experience in the healthcare domain. She earned her degree in Health Policy, Innovation and Management from the University of Maastricht. Timea is fluent in Hungarian, English and has a good level of French. Outside of work she is passionate about traveling, fitness & well-being and medical crime novels.

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Marie-Hélène Lattes

Manager Communications

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Marie-Hélène Lattes

Manager Communications

Marie-Hélène Lattes is leading the MedTech Week campaign, a EU-wide campaign involving MedTech Europe members - national medical technology associations and companies - to promote the value of life-changing technologies.  She is also managing This is MedTech and MedTech Views, the two MedTech Europe’s blog platforms which aim to raise awareness about the Value of Medical Technologies. Her goal is to expand the reach and impact of the MedTech Week campaign and blogs by involving members and key external stakeholders to provide a better understanding of what we, as an industry, contribute to the society and to patients. Marie-Hélène has more than 14 years of experience working with professional associations in major industries: healthcare, pharmaceutical, engineering. She has extensive experience in managing international an EU-wide campaigns and her previous professional experience includes leading the World Diabetes Day campaign for the International Diabetes Federation and working as Communications & Consultant Manager for the MCI Group. A French national, Marie-Hélène speaks English fluently and has a good command of Spanish. Marie-Hélène is not only the proud mom of twin girls but is also very adventurous: on top of her many trips around the globe, she did skydiving and bungee jumping.

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Marie-Hélène Lattes

Manager Communications

Marie-Hélène Lattes is leading the MedTech Week campaign, a EU-wide campaign involving MedTech Europe members - national medical technology associations and companies - to promote the value of life-changing technologies.  She is also managing This is MedTech and MedTech Views, the two MedTech Europe’s blog platforms which aim to raise awareness about the Value of Medical Technologies.

Her goal is to expand the reach and impact of the MedTech Week campaign and blogs by involving members and key external stakeholders to provide a better understanding of what we, as an industry, contribute to the society and to patients.

Marie-Hélène has more than 14 years of experience working with professional associations in major industries: healthcare, pharmaceutical, engineering.

She has extensive experience in managing international an EU-wide campaigns and her previous professional experience includes leading the World Diabetes Day campaign for the International Diabetes Federation and working as Communications & Consultant Manager for the MCI Group.

A French national, Marie-Hélène speaks English fluently and has a good command of Spanish.

Marie-Hélène is not only the proud mom of twin girls but is also very adventurous: on top of her many trips around the globe, she did skydiving and bungee jumping.

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Kalina Bozhkova

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Kalina Bozhkova

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Kalina Bozhkova joined MedTech Europe in August 2017. Before that, she has spent 5 years with Microsoft, starting at the Corporate Social Responsibility team and later joining the Microsoft EU Government Affairs team. There she was focusing on digital policy issues around artificial intelligence and robotics, data protection, eHealth and ethical use of medical data, and was managing the relations of Microsoft with European academia. Genuinely enthusiastic about the MedTech sector and the progress of digital healthcare, she is a firm believer in the positive impact of technology on social and economic development. Kalina holds a bachelor degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has gone through an academic immersion in International Relations at the University of Arkansas, USA. A Bulgarian native, Kalina is fluent in English and has a good level of French.

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Kalina Bozhkova

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Kalina Bozhkova joined MedTech Europe in August 2017. Before that, she has spent 5 years with Microsoft, starting at the Corporate Social Responsibility team and later joining the Microsoft EU Government Affairs team. There she was focusing on digital policy issues around artificial intelligence and robotics, data protection, eHealth and ethical use of medical data, and was managing the relations of Microsoft with European academia. Genuinely enthusiastic about the MedTech sector and the progress of digital healthcare, she is a firm believer in the positive impact of technology on social and economic development.

Kalina holds a bachelor degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and has gone through an academic immersion in International Relations at the University of Arkansas, USA.

A Bulgarian native, Kalina is fluent in English and has a good level of French.

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Giulia Meneghin

Communications Officer

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Giulia Meneghin

Communications Officer

Giulia Meneghin joined MedTech Europe in September 2015. In her past, she coordinated marketing projects and worked in events organization and sales. Her responsibilities include development and coordination of digital campaigns, newsletters, content creation and events communications. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Bachelor’s degree in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication from the University of Milan. An Italian national, she speaks fluent English and Spanish, has a good knowledge of Chinese and German, and a basic understanding of French.

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Giulia Meneghin

Communications Officer

Giulia Meneghin joined MedTech Europe in September 2015.
In her past, she coordinated marketing projects and worked in events organization and sales.
Her responsibilities include development and coordination of digital campaigns, newsletters, content creation and events communications.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Bologna and a Bachelor’s degree in Language Mediation and Intercultural Communication from the University of Milan.

An Italian national, she speaks fluent English and Spanish, has a good knowledge of Chinese and German, and a basic understanding of French.

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Gianluca Peinetti

Communications Officer

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Gianluca Peinetti

Communications Officer

Gianluca is MedTech Europe’s communications officer, focusing mainly on the digital strategy of the association. He is responsible for managing the organisation’s digital channels, from website, to newsletters and social media. He also provides communication support and guidance to a number of MedTech Europe’s department, building and implementing communication strategies. Gianluca’s goal is to build a solid and consistent digital identity for the association and its departments and to use online channels to reach key audiences and stakeholders in the medical technology world.   A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since September 2018, Gianluca previously worked in the field of political communications and European projects for regional authorities.   An Italian national, Gianluca holds a Master’s degree in Languages and Communication and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and HTML. When he is not working, he can be spotted watching or playing football, podcasting or playing video games.

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Gianluca Peinetti

Communications Officer

Gianluca is MedTech Europe’s communications officer, focusing mainly on the digital strategy of the association. He is responsible for managing the organisation’s digital channels, from website, to newsletters and social media. He also provides communication support and guidance to a number of MedTech Europe’s department, building and implementing communication strategies.

Gianluca’s goal is to build a solid and consistent digital identity for the association and its departments and to use online channels to reach key audiences and stakeholders in the medical technology world.  

A member of MedTech Europe’s communications team since September 2018, Gianluca previously worked in the field of political communications and European projects for regional authorities.  

An Italian national, Gianluca holds a Master’s degree in Languages and Communication and is fluent in English, French, Spanish and HTML.

When he is not working, he can be spotted watching or playing football, podcasting or playing video games.

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Sonja Kropidlowska

Coordinator Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Sonja Kropidlowska

Coordinator Government Affairs & Public Policy

Sonja Kropidlowska joined Eucomed in March 2011 as an assistant, a role in which she is responsible for executing all-round related tasks for various Eucomed activities. She joined MedTech Europe in May 2013. After studying International Hotel Management, Brussels/Belgium, she put her all round management knowledge into action as an executive assistant for the SVP of Supply Chain at Levi Strauss & Co., allowing her to develop experience in administration and event organization. A German national, Sonja is fluent in Polish, English, Spanish and French & has a notion of Dutch.

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Sonja Kropidlowska

Coordinator Government Affairs & Public Policy

Sonja Kropidlowska joined Eucomed in March 2011 as an assistant, a role in which she is responsible for executing all-round related tasks for various Eucomed activities. She joined MedTech Europe in May 2013.

After studying International Hotel Management, Brussels/Belgium, she put her all round management knowledge into action as an executive assistant for the SVP of Supply Chain at Levi Strauss & Co., allowing her to develop experience in administration and event organization. A German national, Sonja is fluent in Polish, English, Spanish and French & has a notion of Dutch.

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Albina Tzintoli

Communications Intern

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Albina Tzintoli

Communications Intern

Albina is a Communications Intern at MedTech Europe, working mainly on coordinating MTV & TIM blogs, managing promotion on digital channels, publishing content on social media and reporting on statistics. Albina’s goal is to support comms projects. She holds a bachelor in Marketing & Communications from Athens University of Economics & Business and has more than 4 years of work experience in e-commerce and online advertising. In the past she joined a couple of different size companies and organizations in Greece among them United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees and Gregorys, one of the top ten coffee shop chains in Europe. Albina speaks Albanian, Greek, English. If she is not reading articles and attending events trying to catch up with the latest in her field, she is probably planning her next trip ready for a new adventure.

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Albina Tzintoli

Communications Intern

Albina is a Communications Intern at MedTech Europe, working mainly on coordinating MTV & TIM blogs, managing promotion on digital channels, publishing content on social media and reporting on statistics. Albina’s goal is to support comms projects. She holds a bachelor in Marketing & Communications from Athens University of Economics & Business and has more than 4 years of work experience in e-commerce and online advertising. In the past she joined a couple of different size companies and organizations in Greece among them United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees and Gregorys, one of the top ten coffee shop chains in Europe. Albina speaks Albanian, Greek, English.

If she is not reading articles and attending events trying to catch up with the latest in her field, she is probably planning her next trip ready for a new adventure.

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

Giovanni joined MedTech Europe as Government Affairs Trainee in September 2018. He previously worked for NATO Defense College, the European Commission and for the Council of Europe, where he gained experience in research, communication, and policy planning. While at the Council of Europe, Giovanni worked on the impact of algorithms and artificial intelligence on human rights, and the possible scenarios for a technology-driven society. He is a firm believer of the empowering effects of technology as a catalyst for progress within the health sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from LUISS University and a master’s degree in International Security, with a specialization in cybersecurity in the European Union, from the University of Warwick. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, and French.

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Intern Government Affairs and Public Policy

Giovanni joined MedTech Europe as Government Affairs Trainee in September 2018. He previously worked for NATO Defense College, the European Commission and for the Council of Europe, where he gained experience in research, communication, and policy planning. While at the Council of Europe, Giovanni worked on the impact of algorithms and artificial intelligence on human rights, and the possible scenarios for a technology-driven society.

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

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from LUISS University and a master’s degree in International Security, with a specialization in cybersecurity in the European Union, from the University of Warwick. An Italian national, he speaks Italian, English, and French.

Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

Michael Strübin joined MedTech Europe in September 2018 to help develop the industry’s voice in the digital health field and to represent MedTech Europe’s members vis-à-vis digital health policymakers and stakeholders. Michael came to us from the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), an international association of health and technology companies, governments and research organisations to advance personal connected health, where he led European policy and advocacy activities and managed the involvement in EU-funded projects. Before PCHAlliance, he ran the European operations of the Continua Health Alliance, and contributed to other associations in the eHealth field. Michael’s educational background is in political sciences and humanities, which he studied in Germany and the United States. He spent the first years of his career in the fields of international social development and philanthropy, working in Washington, Warsaw, Berlin and Baltimore. Since 2003 he has been based in Brussels where he lives with his family.

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

Michael Strübin joined MedTech Europe in September 2018 to help develop the industry’s voice in the digital health field and to represent MedTech Europe’s members vis-à-vis digital health policymakers and stakeholders.

Michael came to us from the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance), an international association of health and technology companies, governments and research organisations to advance personal connected health, where he led European policy and advocacy activities and managed the involvement in EU-funded projects. Before PCHAlliance, he ran the European operations of the Continua Health Alliance, and contributed to other associations in the eHealth field.

Michael’s educational background is in political sciences and humanities, which he studied in Germany and the United States. He spent the first years of his career in the fields of international social development and philanthropy, working in Washington, Warsaw, Berlin and Baltimore. Since 2003 he has been based in Brussels where he lives with his family.

HR & Finance

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director Finance, HR & Operations

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director Finance, HR & Operations

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

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director Finance, HR & Operations

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

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

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

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

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

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR & Finance

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR & Finance

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 & Finance

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.

Membership Services and Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Member Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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

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

Chris joined MTE 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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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

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

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Member Relations

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

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

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

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

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

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Laurence Couturier

Manager Events

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Laurence Couturier

Manager Events

Laurence Couturier is Events Manager at MedTech Europe since May 2013. Her main role is to manage all aspects of MedTech Europe flagship events: The MedTech Forum and the CEO Summit. MedTech Europe events aim at providing MedTech Europe members and healthtech stakeholders intelligence and latest insights on key trends relevant to the medtech industry and also offer them unique networking opportunities. Laurence has a 8-year experience in event management. Before that, she held different positions focusing on administrative support to staff members and to working groups. Laurence holds a degree in Translation from the ILMH (Institut Libre Marie-Haps). She is a Belgian national and native French speaker and is fluent in English.

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Laurence Couturier

Manager Events

Laurence Couturier is Events Manager at MedTech Europe since May 2013. Her main role is to manage all aspects of MedTech Europe flagship events: The MedTech Forum and the CEO Summit. MedTech Europe events aim at providing MedTech Europe members and healthtech stakeholders intelligence and latest insights on key trends relevant to the medtech industry and also offer them unique networking opportunities.

Laurence has a 8-year experience in event management. Before that, she held different positions focusing on administrative support to staff members and to working groups. Laurence holds a degree in Translation from the ILMH (Institut Libre Marie-Haps). She is a Belgian national and native French speaker and is fluent in English.

Administration

Caroline Raets

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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Rie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

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Rie 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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Rie 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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Aurélie Godet

All-round Assistant

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Aurélie Godet

All-round Assistant

Aurélie Godet joined MedTech Europe in June 2017. As an all-round assistant, she helps with the day-to-day management of the office, providing administrative support as well as welcoming members and visitors. Aurélie studied tourism, economy and English. She has worked in administration, first as an administrative assistant, then as a secretary/personal assistant, for more than 15 years in several banks/assurance, a commercial company and non-profit organisations in Belgium. Moreover, she has a 2-year experience in a managerial position in a school. She has also been very active as a coordinator in an international volunteering environment with people from several cultural backgrounds. Through her different experiences, she had the opportunity to work with people from India, USA, Quebec, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and France. Aurélie speaks fluently French and English, has very basic knowledge of Spanish, Hindi and Dutch.

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Aurélie Godet

All-round Assistant

Aurélie Godet joined MedTech Europe in June 2017. As an all-round assistant, she helps with the day-to-day management of the office, providing administrative support as well as welcoming members and visitors.

Aurélie studied tourism, economy and English. She has worked in administration, first as an administrative assistant, then as a secretary/personal assistant, for more than 15 years in several banks/assurance, a commercial company and non-profit organisations in Belgium. Moreover, she has a 2-year experience in a managerial position in a school. She has also been very active as a coordinator in an international volunteering environment with people from several cultural backgrounds.

Through her different experiences, she had the opportunity to work with people from India, USA, Quebec, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and France.

Aurélie speaks fluently French and English, has very basic knowledge of Spanish, Hindi and Dutch.