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Hani Abouhalka

Company Group Chairman - Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Hani Abouhalka is the Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Medical Devices Companies. He is responsible for the company’s Medical Device businesses in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), which includes surgical technology, orthopaedics, cardiovascular and specialty solutions directed at delivering clinical and economic value to healthcare systems. A purpose-driven and global leader, […]

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Professor Stefan Achenbach

President of the European Society of Cardiology

Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Achenbach is the Chairman of the Department of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the University of Erlangen, Germany. The main clinical interests of Stephan Achenbach are Interventional Cardiology, General Cardiology as well as Cardiac Imaging. His research is focused on cardiac intervention and cardiac imaging, mainly computed tomography, with an […]

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Oba Adewunmi

Legal Counsel at Verily Life Science

Oba Adewunmi has over 15 years experience in the life sciences industry supporting product development and compliance programs as an attorney. He has helped built compliance programs both in pharmaceuticals and medical device companies. He presently supports healthcare compliance and product development at Verily (formerly Google X/Google Life Sciences). He’s focused on developing compliance programs […]

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Omar Ahmad

Managing Partner Denmark

Omar is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher’s Danish operations in Copenhagen and a member of the Global Medical Technology and Consumer Health Practice within Simon-Kucher’s Life Sciences activities. Omar received his MSc in Management and a CEMS Master’s in International Management from the London School of Economics and St. Gallen, where he specialised in corporate strategy […]

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Clarisse Aillet

Medical Education Consultant

As an external consultant at MedTech Europe, 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 […]

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Bassil Akra


Dr. Bassil Akra is the CEO and co-owner of QUNIQUE GmbH, a medical device and in-vitro diagnostic consultancy company, located in Germany and Switzerland. He spent the last decade as a subject matter expert at the biggest notified body in Europe and represented locally and the globally the notified body association in the various European discussion. Dr. Akra was the Vice President […]

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Noreen Aldworth

EDMA Communications Intern

Noreen Aldworth joined EDMA in February as a Communications trainee. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies and French from University College Cork in Ireland and a Master’s degree in Gender, Globalisation and Rights from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Margarita Alfonsel Jaén

Secretary General - Fenin

Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Pharmacy from UCM (Complutense University of Madrid), with training in Clinical Analysis and Radio-pharmaceuticals. Her professional background combines a thirst for research and technology with extensive experience in business management and strategy. She started out as a researcher at the Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research in the Spanish […]

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Ameer Ally

Senior Director of Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement, Covidien

Ameer Ally is the Senior Director of Healthcare Economics and Reimbursement at Covidien. He has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. He started his career in technical operations and regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry and then moved into subsequent positions in the medical technology sector in regulatory […]

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Veronica Altana


Veronica joined Johnson & Johnson 14 years ago and during this time she has held different positions in sales and marketing at country and regional level.  In her current role, Veronica leads the CERENOVUS team across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader […]

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Jack Andraka

Winner of 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Jack Andraka, a high school student from Maryland  created a paper sensor to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer for 3 cents in 5 minutes.For this project he was awarded the top prize at the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair as well as the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award. He is currently working on the Qualcom Tricorder […]

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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 […]

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