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President APAC Region - Myra Eskes

Joined Smith+Nephew in May 2019 with responsibility for Asia Pacific. Myra is based in Singapore.

Skills and Experience

Myra is a strong and highly respected leader with deep cross-cultural experience bringing more than two decades of enterprise-wide experience in finance, manufacturing, operations, sales and marketing. Most recently, Myra was President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare Southeast Asia, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer as part of the global management team. In this role, she was responsible for the diagnostic and interventional imaging, patient monitoring, healthcare digital and life sciences businesses.

Prior to this, Myra led the GE Life Sciences business for the Eastern & African growth markets, covering Turkey, the Middle East, Africa and Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries. There, she drove growth in the region by working with customers who were investing in life sciences technologies and research, including pharmaceutical diagnostics, bioprocessing, services and in-vitro diagnostics. In addition to her diverse operational experience in complex and broad-based businesses around the world, Myra has a proven track record of driving strong revenue growth and increasing profitability. She has created high performing teams to deliver innovative medical devices and life sciences solutions on three continents and has a true passion for customers and improving access to quality healthcare.