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Rob ten Hoedt is Executive Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA Region) and serves as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Since 2009, he has held the role of Senior Vice President and President, EMEA & Canada. He has full responsibility for all sales and distribution of Medtronic products and therapies across these regions. Prior to this, Rob ran the CardioVascular business for Europe & Central Asia as its Vice President.
Rob started his career in Medtronic in 1991 as Marketing Manager for Western Europe’s Neurological business, based in Brussels, Belgium. In 1994, he went on to lead the start-up of Medtronic’s Gastro-Uro business in Europe, for which he subsequently held global responsibility.
In 1999 Rob was appointed Vice President & General Manager of Vitatron, a Netherlands-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic. In this role, he was responsible for developing and marketing pacing devices and under his leadership, Vitatron built a strong image and market position in the medical technology world.
In 2006, Rob moved to Medtronic’s EMEA Headquarters in Tolochenaz, Switzerland to lead the Western European CardioVascular business.
With over 25 years of experience in the medical device business, Rob has a wealth of experience in sales, sales management, marketing and general management. Before joining Medtronic in 1991, Rob held different positions in a number of medical technology companies including Arjo Hospital Equipment and Polystan Benelux. He also ran his own Distributor Company for a number of years.
Rob holds a degree in Commercial Economy from the H.E.A.O. and a Masters in Marketing from the NIMA Business School in the Netherlands.