MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diaverum, one of the world’s leading renal care providers today announced changes to its Executive Team and its underlying area structure. The Head of Area Latin America is joining the Executive Team and the new Area Middle East/Asia has been established, while the current Chief Financial Officer takes on the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Dag Andersson, President and CEO Diaverum, commented on the changes within the Executive Team. “Diaverum is continuing to grow in existing and new markets. To secure sustained fast growth and focus on the implementation of our integrated care strategy it is necessary to align the organisation accordingly.”
Changes in the Executive Team
Annette Kumlien, SVP, Chief Financial Officer Diaverum, has taken on the role of SVP, Chief Operating Officer. She will hold both positions until a successor for the CFO role has been identified. Key responsibilities of the COO function include organic growth, integration of acquired clinics, excellence in clinical operations/lean operations, clinical education, sourcing and IT. Boris Zjacic, former COO, is now heading the Area Central East within Diaverum.
Marie Sjödahl, previously Managing Director of Diaverum Spain, has taken on the role as Head of Area Latin America and has joined the Executive Team. Marie, an experienced manager and a native Swede, lived in Brazil for several years and worked in and with Latin America before joining Diaverum Spain. She now oversees the business in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. Diaverum treats 4,500 dialysis patients in Latin America across 49 clinics. Following Marie as Managing Director in Spain is Eduardo Rodríguez, previously General Manager in Iberia of Elekta Medical, a global medical device company for treating cancer and mental disorders. The addition of Marie to the Executive Team means that almost half of the members of the team are female.
New Area Structure
Diaverum is also reorganising its area structure to better reflect global business opportunities, for example with the creation of the new Area Middle East/Asia, headed by Mans Olsson. Mans will focus on further growth in Middle East and Asia while continuing to be globally responsible for Business Development. Area Latin America, comprising Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil, will be headed by Marie Sjödahl. Cesar Silva remains Head of Area South West with Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Area Central East with Russia, Lithuania, Turkey and two regions spanning Poland, Hungary and Romania, and UK, Sweden and Australia, will be headed by Boris Zjacic, previously Chief Operating Officer of Diaverum.
Leszek Roszkowski has retired from the role as Head of Area East. “Leszek has been crucial in our ability to enter markets such as Romania and Saudi Arabia,” said Dag Andersson.
Commenting on the new area structure, Dag Andersson stated that this structure will enable Diaverum to continue growth in existing markets and also continue entering new markets. “We will be able to secure a global reach and ensure that our excellence in care and our patient-centric approach will be the driving force in all our markets, existing and new. We are an independent service provider with the aim to improve the quality of life for our patients in all 18 countries we are present in today and in all countries we will be present in tomorrow,” said Dag Andersson.
Diaverum is a global integrated renal care provider with a clear patient focus. As one of the world’s leading renal care providers we stand for excellent medical quality, renal care services and a patient-centred research. Being product-independent also gives us the flexibility to offer individual treatments for the individual needs of our patients and by coordinating our patients’ healthcare needs, we are improving their quality of life. At the same time we are creating value in the healthcare system by optimising the use of healthcare budgets — for the benefit of the patient and the society. Our experience in renal care dates back more than 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, under the former name Gambro Healthcare, defining our Swedish roots. Today almost 8,000 employees care for more than 26,000 patients in 18 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office is located in Munich, Germany. www.diaverum.com
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