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Independent Non-Executive Director - Roland Diggelmann

Appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee on 1 March 2018.

Career and Experience

Roland studied Business Administration at the University of Berne. In 1995, he joined Sulzer AG as Manager Strategic Planning and progressed into further senior roles over the years until his appointment as Executive Vice President, Sales Europe and Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2004 for Sulzer Medica (later known as Centerpulse). Roland joined Zimmer Group in 2004, in the role of Managing Director of Zimmer Japan and then later in 2006 as Senior Vice President, EMEA until 2008. Roland joined Roche Diagnostics in 2008 as president of Asia Pacific before his current appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the Diagnostics Division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

Skills and Competencies

Having spent his whole career in medical devices, with 12 years at Sulzer and Zimmer, Roland brings an in-depth knowledge of the medical device industry and healthcare environment which will be of great value to Smith & Nephew.