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Chief Executive Officer

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

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

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Serge Bernasconi

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

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

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Rubie Santos

Executive Assistant to CEO

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

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

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

Industrial Policies

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General

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

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Oliver Bisazza

Director General

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

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

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

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

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

In Vitro Diagnostics Industrial Policies

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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Petra Zoellner

Senior Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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Katalin Máté

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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Iana Slobodeaniuc

Manager In Vitro Diagnostics

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

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

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

Medical Devices Industrial Policies

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

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

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Merlin Rietschel

Senior Manager Medical Devices

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

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

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

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Medical Devices

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Medical Devices

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

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Jana Moravcova

Manager Medical Devices

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

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

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

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

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

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Dario Pirovano

Senior Regulatory Adviser - External Consultant

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

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

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

He is a well reputed Scalextric competitor.

Environmental & Sustainability Industrial Policies

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Manager Environment & Sustainability

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Manager Environment & Sustainability

Emilia Miloiu coordinates MedTech Europe’s activities on Environment and Sustainability. She joined the association in August 2020, bringing a rich experience in health and environment. Over her 11+ years’ career, Emilia held various positions within a wide range of organizations, including European health alliances, medical societies, public affairs consultancies, environmental NGO and environmental consulting businesses. Among the organisations, Emilia worked for are the European Chronic Disease Alliance, European Society of Cardiology, European Kidney Health Alliance, Ecorem, Interel and WWF Romania. Her roles were diverse and she acted as a project manager, Secretariat manager, public affairs consultant, association manager and events manager. She has also set up her own consultancy agency and has served several clients in reaching their objectives at European level. Emilia combines a solid scientific background with practical knowledge and hands-on experience of policy and advocacy at European level.  Next to a Master’s degree in Public and Private Environmental Management from Freie Universität Berlin, Emilia holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Physics and a Master’s degree in Physics from the West University of Timisoara. A Romanian and Belgian national, she studied in Germany from 2004 to 2008 and worked in Brussels for 8 years. She speaks English and German fluently and has a conversational level of French, besides her native Romanian.

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Emilia Miloiu

Senior Manager Environment & Sustainability

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Emilia Miloiu coordinates MedTech Europe’s activities on Environment and Sustainability. She joined the association in August 2020, bringing a rich experience in health and environment. Over her 11+ years’ career, Emilia held various positions within a wide range of organizations, including European health alliances, medical societies, public affairs consultancies, environmental NGO and environmental consulting businesses. Among the organisations, Emilia worked for are the European Chronic Disease Alliance, European Society of Cardiology, European Kidney Health Alliance, Ecorem, Interel and WWF Romania. Her roles were diverse and she acted as a project manager, Secretariat manager, public affairs consultant, association manager and events manager. She has also set up her own consultancy agency and has served several clients in reaching their objectives at European level.

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

A Romanian and Belgian national, she studied in Germany from 2004 to 2008 and worked in Brussels for 8 years. She speaks English and German fluently and has a conversational level of French, besides her native Romanian.

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Tatiana Dias

Officer Environment & Sustainability

Tatiana Dias

Tatiana Dias

Officer Environment & Sustainability

Tatiana Dias joined MedTech Europe in August 2019 as Industrial Policy and Regulations Officer. Besides being focused on the coordination of the Regulatory Affairs Committees, she is also working on the implementation of the medical devices regulations in the area of software and supporting the animal by-products and blood safety sector working groups. Tatiana holds a PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry, from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, from the University of Minho. Most recently she has completed a traineeship at the European Commission, in DG GROW’s unit responsible for Health Technology. A Portuguese national, Tatiana is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish and French. Coffee enthusiast, she also likes travelling, movies and photography.

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Tatiana Dias

Officer Environment & Sustainability

Tatiana Dias joined MedTech Europe in August 2019 as Industrial Policy and Regulations Officer. Besides being focused on the coordination of the Regulatory Affairs Committees, she is also working on the implementation of the medical devices regulations in the area of software and supporting the animal by-products and blood safety sector working groups.

Tatiana holds a PhD degree in Sustainable Chemistry, from the University of Nottingham, and an MSc in Medicinal Chemistry, from the University of Minho. Most recently she has completed a traineeship at the European Commission, in DG GROW’s unit responsible for Health Technology.

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

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

HTA Regulations

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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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Paško Pehar

Intern

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Paško Pehar

Intern

Paško joined Medtech Europe as an Industrial Policies Trainee in June 2021 and provides support mostly to the Environment and Sustainability team. He previously worked for the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as for GE Healthcare which helped him gain a certain knowledge of the medical devices sector. He has a master’s degree in Law and master’s degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest. A Croatian national, he speaks English fluently and has a good knowledge of Hungarian and German. Outside of work, he enjoys watching movies, exploring Brussels and learning French.

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Paško Pehar

Intern

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Paško joined Medtech Europe as an Industrial Policies Trainee in June 2021 and provides support mostly to the Environment and Sustainability team.

He previously worked for the European Commission and the European Parliament as well as for GE Healthcare which helped him gain a certain knowledge of the medical devices sector.

He has a master’s degree in Law and master’s degree in International Relations from Corvinus University of Budapest.

A Croatian national, he speaks English fluently and has a good knowledge of Hungarian and German. Outside of work, he enjoys watching movies, exploring Brussels and learning French.

Industry Strategic Initiatives

Patrick Boisseau

Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick Boisseau

Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick has joined MedTech Europe as of the 1st of September, as Director, EU Research & Innovation Partnership Policies. He will develop, promote, represent and lead 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 will particularly lead 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, will lead the development of key Industry Strategic Initiatives. Patrick’s focus will be to drive the three following key strategic initiatives: MedTech Europe Value-Based Health Care deployment, Digital Health expansion and finalising the EU/Medtech industry public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the healthcare industry. Patrick was educated as an agronomist at the National Agronomic Institute Paris-Grignon, and as an engineer at ENGREF (École Nationale du Génie Rural des Eaux et des Forêts), together with a specialisation in DEA Nutrition Humaine at the University PARIS VI (France). He is a French National and speaks excellent English.

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Patrick Boisseau

Director General

Patrick Boisseau

Medtech Europe

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Patrick has joined MedTech Europe as of the 1st of September, as Director, EU Research & Innovation Partnership Policies. He will develop, promote, represent and lead 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 will particularly lead 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, will lead the development of key Industry Strategic Initiatives. Patrick’s focus will be to drive the three following key strategic initiatives: MedTech Europe Value-Based Health Care deployment, Digital Health expansion and finalising the EU/Medtech industry public-private partnership to support research and innovation in the healthcare industry.

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

Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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

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Michael Strübin

Director Digital Health

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

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

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

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Giulia Nava

Intern Digital Health

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Giulia Nava

Intern Digital Health

Giulia is the Digital Health and Market Data Intern at MedTech Europe. She supports the representation of MedTech Europe’s members to digital health policymakers and the provision of reliable and quality market data to ensure timely and informed decision-making. Before joining MedTech Europe, she worked as an associate consultant for an executive search and recruitment company in London. Giulia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Essex. An Italian national, she speaks fluent English and would like to learn French while living in Brussels. Outside of work, she enjoys watching TV series and documentaries, reading novels and taking pictures.

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Giulia Nava

Intern Digital Health

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Giulia is the Digital Health and Market Data Intern at MedTech Europe. She supports the representation of MedTech Europe’s members to digital health policymakers and the provision of reliable and quality market data to ensure timely and informed decision-making.

Before joining MedTech Europe, she worked as an associate consultant for an executive search and recruitment company in London. Giulia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Essex. An Italian national, she speaks fluent English and would like to learn French while living in Brussels. Outside of work, she enjoys watching TV series and documentaries, reading novels and taking pictures.

Value & Innovation-based Access

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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

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Sophie Koettlitz

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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)

Isabella Notarangelo

Isabella Notarangelo

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

Isabella Notarangelo

Isabella Notarangelo

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

Isabella is a Manager Market Access & Economic Policies. At MedTech Europe she is the key interface for the Market Access & Economic Policies Committee, making sure its members receive appropriate information and taking care of the organization of Market Access Days. Isabella will also contribute to the EU-funded H2020 project, coordinating several work packages. She will be actively involved in building a Network of Regional Health Authorities and in steering the procurement organizations through a cross-border learning process. Isabella strongly believes that the response to current health systems challenges lies on the use of innovation, as the way to foster better health and the cleverest solution to deal with economic constraints. For her, fostering value-based access to innovation would ensure sustainability while improving the health status of patients. Before joining MedTech Europe, Isabella worked in the Operation team of a private hospital in Milan and as a health economist at the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) in Brussels. She generated evidence aimed at supporting advocacy strategies and implementing evidence-based policies. She acquired a strong knowledge of health systems and their mechanisms, including governance, reimbursement and funding. Isabella took part in several Horizon 2020 EU-funded projects, interacting with various stakeholders, participating at joint initiatives and fostering collaboration for projects’ consortia creation. Isabella holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Economics of Public Administration and International Institutions at Bocconi University in Milan. During her studies, she attended a semester at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo (Brazil). She is Italian and speaks fluently English and French and has a good understanding of Spanish. Isabella plays improvisational theatre and in her spare time she nurtures her passion for music, arts and good food while discovering hidden places in Brussels.

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Isabella Notarangelo

Manager Value & Innovation-based Access

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Isabella is a Manager Market Access & Economic Policies.

At MedTech Europe she is the key interface for the Market Access & Economic Policies Committee, making sure its members receive appropriate information and taking care of the organization of Market Access Days. Isabella will also contribute to the EU-funded H2020 project, coordinating several work packages. She will be actively involved in building a Network of Regional Health Authorities and in steering the procurement organizations through a cross-border learning process.

Isabella strongly believes that the response to current health systems challenges lies on the use of innovation, as the way to foster better health and the cleverest solution to deal with economic constraints. For her, fostering value-based access to innovation would ensure sustainability while improving the health status of patients.

Before joining MedTech Europe, Isabella worked in the Operation team of a private hospital in Milan and as a health economist at the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) in Brussels. She generated evidence aimed at supporting advocacy strategies and implementing evidence-based policies. She acquired a strong knowledge of health systems and their mechanisms, including governance, reimbursement and funding. Isabella took part in several Horizon 2020 EU-funded projects, interacting with various stakeholders, participating at joint initiatives and fostering collaboration for projects’ consortia creation.

Isabella holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Economics of Public Administration and International Institutions at Bocconi University in Milan. During her studies, she attended a semester at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo (Brazil).

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

Isabella plays improvisational theatre and in her spare time she nurtures her passion for music, arts and good food while discovering hidden places in Brussels.

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

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

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General

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

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

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

Outside of work she is desperately trying to learn Greek.

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Manager

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Pablo Rojas Abad

Manager

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

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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Caterina Marcon

Officer Legal & Compliance

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Caterina Marcon

Officer Legal & Compliance

Caterina is Officer Legal and Compliance and joined MedTech Europe at the beginning of 2018. As such, she is working on all topics in the Legal & Compliance team, with a focus on Data Protection. She also provides legal support to the organization, in particular, to the Market Data department in its market data survey activities. In addition, she is responsible to update certain publications, such as the Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance Requirements. 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 holds a Master of Laws in Italian law (Magister Juris) from the University of Innsbruck. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM). Caterina is an Italian national, fluent in English and German, and with a basic understanding of French. Outside of work, she is passionate about travelling.

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Caterina Marcon

Officer Legal & Compliance

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Caterina is Officer Legal and Compliance and joined MedTech Europe at the beginning of 2018. As such, she is working on all topics in the Legal & Compliance team, with a focus on Data Protection. She also provides legal support to the organization, in particular, to the Market Data department in its market data survey activities. In addition, she is responsible to update certain publications, such as the Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance Requirements.

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 holds a Master of Laws in Italian law (Magister Juris) from the University of Innsbruck. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Privacy Manager (CIPM).

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

Outside of work, she is passionate about travelling.

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Victor Stoimenov

Intern Legal & Compliance

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Victor Stoimenov

Intern Legal & Compliance

Victor is the Legal & Compliance Intern at MedTech Europe. He is supporting the Legal and Compliance team on all topics. In particular, he is assisting the Legal and Compliance team in the revision of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and the Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance requirements. 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

Intern Legal & Compliance

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Victor is the Legal & Compliance Intern at MedTech Europe. He is supporting the Legal and Compliance team on all topics. In particular, he is assisting the Legal and Compliance team in the revision of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice and the Compliance Handbook on National Healthcare Compliance requirements.

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

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

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

Conference Vetting System

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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

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Clarisse Aillet

CVS Compliance Officer - External Consultant

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

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

External Affairs

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Tanja Valentin

Director General

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Tanja Valentin

Director General

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 General

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.

Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Jessica Imbert

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Jessica Imbert

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Jessica Imbert joined MedTech Europe in 2017 and is Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy. Bringing medical innovations to patients and healthcare systems across Europe is what drives Jessica in her activities at MedTech Europe. With a legal background with a Master in European and International Law, Jessica also has a long-standing experience in EU public health policy – with experiences in EU institutions, a European NGO and as a freelance consultant. Outside of work you may see Jessica on her feet – either running or dancing tango.

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Jessica Imbert

Senior Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Jessica Imbert joined MedTech Europe in 2017 and is Senior Manager Government Affairs and Public Policy.
Bringing medical innovations to patients and healthcare systems across Europe is what drives Jessica in her activities at MedTech Europe.
With a legal background with a Master in European and International Law, Jessica also has a long-standing experience in EU public health policy – with experiences in EU institutions, a European NGO and as a freelance consultant.
Outside of work you may see Jessica on her feet – either running or dancing tango.

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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

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Judith Kalina

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

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

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

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

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

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Emma Kollatou

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Emma Kollatou

Emma Kollatou

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Emma joined MedTech Europe in 2019 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. She coordinates the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Working Group and relevant work. She covers from an External Affair perspective the Environment and Sustainability legislative work, Health Technology Assessment and Value-based Healthcare. She also coordinates the association’s external stakeholders’ engagement. Emma has more than 5 years of government affairs experience in the healthcare domain. She has previously worked as a Healthcare Consultant at the leading public affairs agency FleishmanHillard in Brussels. She has held positions as a healthcare consultant in other public affairs agencies and has previous experience in NGOs. She also worked as a trainee at the Council of Europe. Emma has also actively participated in the European Health Parliament initiative. A qualified lawyer, she holds an advanced Law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). A Greek national, Emma is fluent in Greek, English and French, has a good level of German and is currently learning Spanish. Outside of work, she is passionate about travelling, yoga and martial arts.

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Emma Kollatou

Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy

Emma joined MedTech Europe in 2019 and currently holds the position of Manager Government Affairs & Public Policy. She coordinates the Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections Working Group and relevant work. She covers from an External Affair perspective the Environment and Sustainability legislative work, Health Technology Assessment and Value-based Healthcare. She also coordinates the association’s external stakeholders’ engagement. Emma has more than 5 years of government affairs experience in the healthcare domain. She has previously worked as a Healthcare Consultant at the leading public affairs agency FleishmanHillard in Brussels. She has held positions as a healthcare consultant in other public affairs agencies and has previous experience in NGOs. She also worked as a trainee at the Council of Europe. Emma has also actively participated in the European Health Parliament initiative.

A qualified lawyer, she holds an advanced Law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Bruges). A Greek national, Emma is fluent in Greek, English and French, has a good level of German and is currently learning Spanish. Outside of work, she is passionate about travelling, yoga and martial arts.

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Officer Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Giovanni Dalle Nogare

Officer Government Affairs & 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

Officer Government Affairs & Public Policy

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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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Benedict Evans

Intern

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Benedict Evans

Intern

Benedict joined MedTech Europe as a Government Affairs Trainee in November 2020. He provides overall support for the External Affairs Team projects. Before joining, he previously worked for a government relations and public affairs consultancy in Brussels. He holds a BSc. in Medical Science from Oxford Brookes University and an MSc. in Medical Biotechnology and Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK. Coming from a mostly academic science background, he enjoys developing his multidisciplinary experience and is committed to expanding science and healthcare technologies beyond the bench. As an English national, he wants to experience an international workplace and learn a second language. Living in Belgium gives him the option between learning three! Outside of work, he is a sports enthusiast, both participating and watching. He also enjoys travelling, and after finishing his studies, he went solo backpacking for five months.

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Benedict Evans

Intern

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Benedict joined MedTech Europe as a Government Affairs Trainee in November 2020. He provides overall support for the External Affairs Team projects. Before joining, he previously worked for a government relations and public affairs consultancy in Brussels.

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

Outside of work, he is a sports enthusiast, both participating and watching. He also enjoys travelling, and after finishing his studies, he went solo backpacking for five months.

Communications

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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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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

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

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Giulia Meneghin

Manager Communications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caroline Moulins

Manager Communications

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Caroline Moulins

Manager Communications

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

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Caroline Moulins

Manager Communications

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

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

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

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

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

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

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

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Albina Tzintoli

Manager Communications

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

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Davide Pappa

Graphic Designer - External Consultant

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Davide Pappa

Graphic Designer - External Consultant

Davide Pappa is a visual designer, 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

Graphic Designer - External Consultant

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

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

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

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

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

Operations & Services

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

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

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Nicolas Van Mele

Director General

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

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

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

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

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

In Vitro Members Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Members Relations

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Jean-Noël Bouillon

Director IVD Members 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 Members 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.

Medical Devices Members Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Members Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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Christopher Breyel

Director MD Members Relations & MedTech Europe Events

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

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

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

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

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Laurence Couturier

Senior Manager Events & HR Support

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

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

Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

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

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Cristian Manoiu

Director Market Data

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

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

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

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

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

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Teodora Angelova

Senior Manager Market Data

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

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

Zefira Bazoteva

Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

Zefira Bazoteva

Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

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

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Zefira Bazoteva

Officer Market Data

Zefira Bazoteva
Medtech Europe

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

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

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

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

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Georgiy Bogdanov

Officer Market Data

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

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

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

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

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Adriana Ravara

Officer Market Data

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Adriana Ravara

Officer Market Data

Adriana joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as a Market Data Officer. She contributes to the market analysis carried out by the Market Data team, mainly handling Vascular Intervention market data. Adriana is an Economist and prior to joining MedTech Europe, she worked as a Research Assistant and then as a Consultant for Imperial College in the UK in the field of finance. She also worked for one year at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU in the Foreign Affairs section, and she did the bluebook traineeship at the European Commission in DG INTPA. Adriana is a Portuguese national, and speaks both English and Spanish fluently, having a good working knowledge of French as well. Adriana is a nature enthusiast, yogi, and an avid book reader.

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Adriana Ravara

Officer Market Data

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Adriana joined MedTech Europe in April 2021 as a Market Data Officer. She contributes to the market analysis carried out by the Market Data team, mainly handling Vascular Intervention market data.

Adriana is an Economist and prior to joining MedTech Europe, she worked as a Research Assistant and then as a Consultant for Imperial College in the UK in the field of finance. She also worked for one year at the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU in the Foreign Affairs section, and she did the bluebook traineeship at the European Commission in DG INTPA.

Adriana is a Portuguese national, and speaks both English and Spanish fluently, having a good working knowledge of French as well.

Adriana is a nature enthusiast, yogi, and an avid book reader.

Human Resources

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

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

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Patricia De Buyl

Senior Manager HR

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

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.

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

Dario Pirovano

Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

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

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Dario Belluomini

Manager International Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

Pharma Strategy

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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

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Yves Verboven

Senior Adviser - External Consultant

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