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Professor Hugo Katus

Chair of the European Society of Cardiology Advocacy Committee


Floris Italianer

CEO of the Dutch Heart Foundation and President of the European Heart Network

The Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting) wants to enable people to live a heathy life through getting most out their heart and to keep it in the best possible shape . Our strategy aims for the earlier recognition and better treatment of cardiovascular diseases, through financing research, providing tailormade information about healthy heart lifestyle and to find innovative solutions in healthcare and […]

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Emmett Devereux

Director Government and Regulatory Affairs, Cook Medical EMEA

Emmett Devereux is Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Cook Medical in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Emmett is focused on developing and implementing strategies and policies that raise awareness of patient access to medical technology. Fostering a business environment that is supportive of innovation in healthcare and the advancement of patient care is a […]

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Julia Steckeler

CEO - MedicalMountains GmbH

Julia Steckeler joined MedicalMountains in December 2014 as a cluster manager. In 2018 she was appointed as CEO. She is committed to the political representation of the cluster’s interests with a particular focus on making the voices of the many SME’s heard. She further focuses on developing and leading joint projects, trainings and alliances that aim […]

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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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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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Brigitte de Vet-Veithen

Vice President, Materialise Medical

Brigitte is the head of Materialise Medical, a company focused on personalised solutions leveraging 3D printing technologies. She joined Materialise after more than 20 years of experience in Medical Devices with organisations such as Johnson & Johnson (where she had various management roles including VP EMEA of Neurovascular solutions), Acertys (as CEO) and Mediq (as […]

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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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Ashley McEvoy

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

As Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman of MedTech at Johnson & Johnson, Ashley McEvoy is transforming the future of healthcare. Under Ashley’s leadership, the $27B organization of almost 60,000 employees, nearly half of the Fortune #36 company’s employee base, drives innovation to save lives and ignite all that’s possible in every human, everywhere. With a […]

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Stuart Silk

Board Member MedTech Europe

Stuart is a board member of MedTech Europe, a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands, and a member of the GLG Institute, an invite-only global CEO network. Stuart Silk began his career with Stryker, a leading global medical technology company, in 2008 as Managing Director of France. After assuming roles […]

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Caterina Marcon

Officer Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe

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 […]

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Aline Lautenberg

General Counsel and Director General Legal & Compliance, MedTech Europe

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

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