Jean-Luc Lemercier has been corporate vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Canada and Latin America since July 2017. Prior to assuming his current role, Lemercier served as vice president of transcatheter heart valves EMEA since 2008. Under his leadership at Edwards, the company successfully launched the SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve technology and built its leadership position in Europe.
Before joining Edwards, Lemercier served various leadership roles with Johnson & Johnson Cordis from 1996-2008, including leader of the structural heart disease group in the United States; vice president of new business development in Europe and vice president of the Cordis cardiology division in Belgium; and general manager of Cordis France. Lemercier has more than 30 years of medical device experience, beginning with Baxter in France, and held several sales and marketing management positions within Baxter Europe and the United States.
Lemercier holds a degree as a doctor in pharmacy from the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in Lyon, France.