Company Group Chairman, Asia Pacific
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies
Chairman Johnson & Johnson China
Vladimir Makatsaria is Company Group Chairman, leading the Medical Devices Group in Asia Pacific. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of Johnson & Johnson China, with enterprise-wide responsibilities.
Vladimir began his career with Johnson & Johnson as a sales representative in Russia in 1996. He went on to hold several general management positions of increasing responsibility, including Managing Director in Russia, Area Director in Eastern Europe, President in Europe Middle East & Africa.
Vladimir is the Chairman of the Asia Pacific MedTech Association and a member of the Business Advisory Board of the Singapore Management University.
Vladimir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Anna Maria Braun
President, Asia Pacific and
Member of the Management Board,
B.Braun Melsungen AG.
Anna Maria Braun is President, Asia Pacific and Member of the Management Board, B. Braun Melsungen AG.
As President of Asia Pacific, she is responsible for the Group’s pharmaceutical and medical technology business in the entire region.
Based in the Regional Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia, Ms. Braun also oversees one of the Group’s largest production sites.
Ms. Braun is a qualified Attorney-at Law with a degree in Law from the University of Freiburg, Germany and a Masters in Law from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She has been admitted to the Bar in Germany and in New York State, USA.
Anna Maria Braun is married and has two children.
Executive Vice President and President, Greater Asia
Becton Dickinson & Co.
James is currently the first Asian on Becton Dickinson’s Senior Leadership Management Committee reporting to the CEO. BD is a leading medical technology company engaged principally in the manufacture and sale of medical supplies, devices, instrument systems and reagents.
James joined BD in 1994 from Seagate International, as Engineering and Facility Manager of BD Medical (Singapore), and after a 3-year assignment in R&D, he became Plant Manager in year 2000. In 2003, he was promoted as Director of Operations, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for the regional Manufacturing organizations and Supply Chain function, covering plants from Bawal in India to Suzhou in China. In April 2008, he was appointed as Vice President for Central and Asia Pacific responsible for Central Asia Business Management and the overall support functions for entire Asia Pacific region.
Four years later he was appointed as President of Greater Asia and an Executive member of the Company. Mr. James Lim leads Greater Asia that covers Japan, China, Taiwan/HK, Australia, and New Zealand, Korea, South-East Asia, India and Pakistan.
James had his earlier education in Malaysia but studied at the Nanyang Technological University where he graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. James occasionally participates as a panel member at regional Business Leader’s meetings to learn more from others and sharing different views on how to tackle business issues.
In July 2014, James was awarded the Leading CEO, by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) for his “dedication, championship of innovative and effective HR ideas and practices, and demonstration of leadership in the industry.”
Divisional Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan
Harvinder Singh heads Abbott Vascular’s Asia Pacific and Japan business and is based in Singapore. Harvinder has been with Abbott for 16 years and in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. His work experience includes both medical device and pharmaceuticals.
In his previous roles, Harvinder has been President of Abbott Vascular Japan, General Manager of China & North Asia, Head of marketing and strategy APAC and Head of sales in India. He has also worked with Eli Lilly India in marketing role.
Harvinder’s educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biology, and an MBA in Marketing. He has attended various management development programs in the US including the Program for Leadership development at the Harvard Business School.
Region President, Asia
Rajkumar Narayanan is the Region President, Asia at Alcon. He leads a diverse region which includes 16 markets and more than 2,000 associates across the Surgical and Vision Care business franchises.
Mr. Narayanan has over 30 years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer sectors. He also has extensive Asia experience having worked in India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Greater China. Prior to joining Alcon, he successfully led a large and fast growing business as Senior Vice President and Region President of Allergan, Asia Pacific.
He had an over 20 year history with Allergan having also worked in the United States and the United Kingdom. He was Vice President, Medical Aesthetics for Allergan Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this he was Vice President, Allergan Greater China and Japan where he was responsible for establishing a commercial footprint in China and Japan and managing established businesses in Hong Kong, Taiwan and India. Mr. Narayanan worked for Unilever in India before joining Allergan in 1995.
Mr. Narayanan won the Global Business Leader Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2015. He holds the designations of Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), Cost Accountant (Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India) and Company Secretary (Institute of Company Secretaries of India).
He has a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree from Bombay University in India.
Senior Vice President and President APAC
Andrew Frye is SVP & President APAC since July 2017, covering North Asia, including Japan and Korea, China, SE Asia, India and Australian markets.
Previously, he was with DKSH Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare service providers in Asia, where he was the Global Head of Healthcare. In that role, Andrew has been overseeing a portfolio of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) and device products with annual sales of $5 billion across Asia. He originally joined DKSH Healthcare as the Vice President of Business Development.
Prior to DKSH, Andrew held a number of commercial roles of increasing, cross-geographical responsibility at Abbott Laboratories’ Pharmaceutical division, which, post its 2013 spinoff, is now AbbVie. Andrew resides with his family in Bangkok, Thailand.
Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology from the University of Southern California, and an MBA in marketing from the University of California, Los Angeles
Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific
Warren Wang is Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific for Boston Scientific and a member of its Executive Committee. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the continued growth of our company in Asia Pacific and the ongoing development of our leadership teams.
Prior to his current role, he served as President and Managing Director, North Asia until December 2017. Wang joined Boston Scientific in 2012 as Vice President and Managing Director for China. Wang is known for successfully championing strategic collaborations with local organizations to increase our presence and local innovation development in China, such as our work with Frankenman Medical Equipment, PINS Medical Equipment Company, Tsinghua University and the International Health Industry Innovation Fund.
Wang earned his Bachelor in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics, Beijing and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
President – Asia Pacific
Sanjay Prabhakaran joined Hologic in July 2016 with more than 25 years of experience in medical devices, diagnostics and biotechnology across the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Prabhakaran worked at Baxter International from 2007 to 2016, most recently as President, Asia Pacific, where he oversaw a commercial and manufacturing footprint exceeding $2 billion in sales with over 12,000 employees. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Prabhakaran worked at Boston Scientific in senior leadership roles. He began his career at Boehringer Mannheim GmBH in India.
He has been a member of the board of AdvaMed in China, and has helped build government partnerships across the region.
He received a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communication from Calicut University, and graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific
Chris Lee (李希烈) is senior vice president and president of Medtronic Asia Pacific (APAC). Chris joined Medtronic in 2012 as president of the Greater China region. Under his leadership, the region achieved five consecutive years of double-digit growth by bringing meaningful innovation and expanding access to more patients in China.
Chris has a strong track record of global leadership in the healthcare industry – both in pharmaceutical and medical technology. He is known for his inclusive leadership style, commitment to meritocracy, and proven business success. During his time in China, Chris developed strategic partnerships with the Chinese government and was a strong supporter of corporate social responsibility – leading the company’s effective relief efforts to respond to the Lushan earthquake in Sichuan Province.
Prior to Medtronic, Chris was Regional Head and Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific at Bayer HealthCare where he was responsible for overall operations in the region, including pharmaceuticals, consumer over the counter, animal health, and medical devices. Chris has also held roles of increasing responsibility in a number of multinational companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Merck Sharpe and Dohme, while based in Asia Pacific and the U.S., respectively.
Chris is a pioneer in the management of workplace happiness and is the author of two best-selling books, one on emotional management and one on marketing. He was also formerly an executive director in the pharmaceutical industry associations of China (RDPAC), Australia (Medicines Australia), and Korea (Korea Pharma).
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a master’s degree from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He is fluent in English and Korean, with a good understanding of Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Smith & Nephew
With nearly 20 years spent in various countries, François Fournier has a wealth of worldwide experience in the pharmaceutical industry in a multi-business environment (Rx, Consumer, Aesthetics), including senior leadership, P&L, global marketing and growing markets.
In April 2014, François joined Smith & Nephew as President North America Advanced Wound Care and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. He is currently the Senior Vice-President & Managing Director for Asia Pacific. Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals improve people’s lives through Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma & Extremities.
As a Vice President of the French American Chamber of Commerce of Dallas & Fort Worth, François is committed to promoting the French American business community in the DFW area and globally. François holds advanced degrees as a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Masters in Business Administration. He speaks French, English and German.
President, Asia Pacific
Stryker has a long and proud record of leadership, commitment and support for the Medical Technology industry in Asia Pacific. Stryker operates in a very broad range of MedTech sectors including theatre and hospital equipment, beds, surgical consumables, neuro technology and orthopaedic implants (maxillio-facial, spine, joints and trauma).
Graham has worked for Stryker for 12 years with extensive experience across Asia Pacific. Graham’s current role is President Asia Pacific and he sits on the Stryker global Executive Leadership team.
Graham was formerly President of Stryker Australia/New Zealand and sat on the MTAA Board for 3 years, then recently President of Stryker Japan and sat on the AMDD Board for 2 years. He has front line experience of the challenges and issues in key markets in the region. Graham offers a unique set of skills and experience including 20 years of leadership in food and drinks businesses, consulting, as well as MedTech. He has governance experience, having worked closely with public listed company boards and voluntary organisations, is a member of the Institute of Company Directors and a qualified accountant.
Terumo Asia Holdings
Director & Senior Executive Officer
Hideo Arase is Director & Senior Executive Officer, Regional Representative, India and Asia-Pacific, Terumo Corporation; and Managing Director, Terumo Asia Holdings.
Currently based in Singapore, Mr Arase has been working since 1977 for Terumo Corporation, a Japan-headquartered global medical technology company.
Prior to his Singapore position, Mr Arase was President and CEO of Terumo Americas Holdings in the USA (2012-2015), CEO of Terumo Medical do Brasil in Brazil (2011-2012), Group President of Cardiac & Vascular Product Group in Japan (2009-2011), President & Chairman of Terumo Europe in Belgium (2006-2009), Business Manager of Interventional Systems, Terumo Europe in France (2001-2006), Manager of Terumo Europe, Interventional Systems in Belgium (1999-2001), and Branch Manager of Terumo Hong Kong Branch (1988-1991).
He has wide knowledge of business development and management practices through 38 years of experience in the medical-devices Industry.
Mr Arase’s post-graduate education comprises Management Innovation at Stanford University Biodesign Executive Education (2015), Communication Strategies at New York University Leonard N. Stern Business School (2013), an Advanced Coaching Programme from Leeds Metropolitan University (2009), and an MBA from United Business Institutes in Belgium (2001). Mr Arase received the GLOBIS Alumni Award 2010 for Revolution, and is the joint author of Dangerous Syndrome of Organization, published in September 1998.
Chief Executive Officer
Medical Technology Association of Australia
Ian is an experienced CEO and board director, with a history of leading and managing member based organisations. Ian’s previous CEO roles have included the Australian Dental Association (NSW); the Australian Orthopaedic Association; and Ortho Group, a private equity backed health business.
He has been successful in growing member-based organisations through implementing strategies to enhance member value proposition, increasing engagement and by applying savvy business acumen.
Ian was previously CEO of the Australian Dental Association, the membership body representing dentists in New South Wales, providing continuing education, member services and advocacy to support dentists and promote oral health. Prior to this, he held the role of CEO of Ortho Group Pty Limited, an Australian privately owned health business, comprising orthopaedic and sports medicine consulting and surgery, hospital and day surgeries, radiology centres and medical supplies businesses.
He has also held the role of CEO of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, a membership body representing orthopaedic surgeons, providing specialist training, continuing education and advocacy on behalf of the orthopaedic profession.
Ian holds an MBA from Macquarie University in Sydney and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.