CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader in health information and technology, announced today the appointment of Dr. Sebastian Krolop, M.D., Ph.D., M. Sc. to the role of Chief Operating & Strategy Officer (COSO). Dr. Krolop comes to the organization with more than 20 years of experience as a physician, an advisor, and as a consultant for health and public services in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In his role as COSO, Dr. Krolop will lead the alignment of HIMSS’ operational goals with the organization’s strategic plan. In addition, he will guide the direction of HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media and foster additional support services in international markets.
“Sebastian is a wonderful addition to the HIMSS team. As a past Chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors he has a strong familiarity with HIMSS and a clear appreciation for our mission. Sebastian has an excellent strategic mind with a detailed understanding of the global health eco-system," said Hal Wolf, President and CEO of HIMSS. “Having our COSO based in Germany will add to our dedication and growth in the international markets.”
Dr. Krolop began his career in a university hospital in Germany, working in the anesthesiology department. He progressed further in his career into consulting roles across multiple areas like management, financial services, and strategy consulting for health and public services. His roles also include serving as partner and vice president at Philips Healthcare Transformation Services, overseeing Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations from 2015 to 2017. In his most recent role at Deloitte Consulting, Sebastian served as partner and industry lead for life sciences and health care in the German markets.
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision.