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Until January 2018, Alex Gu was Vice President, Regional Growth Initiatives, Greater China, leading the business development, medical and clinical affairs, emerging markets/private hospitals, and R&D functions in the region. He was also the Greater China leader for Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG).
Alex joined Medtronic upon the close of the Covidien acquisition in 2015. At Covidien, he led the China Region since 2009. Prior to his time at Covidien, he had roles at McKinsey & Company, General Electric, and Sabic in China. He started his career serving several roles within GE Healthcare in the U.S. Alex also served as one of AdvaMed China Council’s founding steering committee members and has been selected as Vice Chair of AdvaMed China Executive Committee.
Alex is a native of China. Alex holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He is a Fellow of Aspen China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.