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Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer - Mizanu Kebede

Joined Smith+Nephew on 27 September 2021 with responsibility for Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs, inclusive of the Portfolio Compliance function.

Mizanu is based in Georgia, US.

Skills and Experience

Mizanu brings more than 20 years’ of leadership experience in Quality and Regulatory Affairs across multiple sectors in operational, commercial, and strategic roles. Prior to Smith+Nephew, Mizanu was the Senior Vice President of Global Quality, Regulatory and Product Safety at Avanos Medical, a spinoff business of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, which focused on healthcare solutions for chronic care and pain management. 

Mizanu has a proven track record of building high performance teams, driving change and creating a competitive advantage through an open and collaborative leadership style. He has held several senior Quality and Regulatory leadership roles within medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare at multinational companies including Life Technologies Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and STERIS Corporation.

Mizanu holds a master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology.