Karim joined ConvaTec in September 2019. Previously, he was CEO of Genus plc, a leading global agricultural biotechnology company. During his eight-year tenure, he helped transform Genus into a technology pioneer with leading global franchises in dairy, beef and pork genetics. Prior to this, Karim worked for over 15 years with Eli Lilly & Company and was President of Lilly Europe, Canada and Australia before joining Genus. An ex-McKinsey & Company consultant, he has worked across Asia and Europe, and also held management roles at Johnson & Johnson and the Dow Chemical Company.
Karim is a Non-Executive Director of Spectris Plc, a leading global analytical instrumentation company, and is a member of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Advisory Board.
Karim has a Masters (Hons) in Business Administration, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin.
Frank joined ConvaTec in November 2017. Previously, he was CFO of Wittur Group, a privately-held industrial company based in Germany, prior to which he spent 27 years with GE in a variety of senior financial leadership roles. In 2007 he was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO of GE Healthcare, a Global medical technology, life sciences and services company with $18b of revenues, a position he held until 2015 when he left to join Wittur.
Frank graduated with an Economics degree and a Master’s in Business Economics from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Advanced Wound Care
David joined ConvaTec in November 2018. He was previously at Johnson and Johnson for 26 years, where he held a variety of sales, marketing, strategic and operations roles. Most recently he was the Vice President, Southern EMEA with responsibility for 15 businesses across the region. Prior to that he was the US President for Cardiovascular and Specialty Services.
David holds a Diploma in Marketing and a BSc in Management Science from the University of Lancaster.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Ostomy Care
Mani joined ConvaTec in January 2020. Previously, he was Vice President for Global Key Accounts and Commercial Strategy at Cooper Vision. Mani has extensive experience of running and improving the performance of integrated healthcare businesses. Before Cooper Vision, he spent more than a decade working at Abbott Laboratories, including roles as Vice President & General Manager of Consumer Eye Health and General Manager - Government, Hospital and Long-Term Care in the Diabetes Care division. Earlier in his career, Mani was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co.
Mani has a PhD in Material Science from The University of California, Berkeley. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Continence Care
Kjersti joined ConvaTec in October 2017. She was previously President Europe and the Middle East and President International, at Alere, Inc where she had responsibility for a business with revenues of US$720m. Kjersti was a member of the initial team at Axis-shield, which in 2011 was acquired by Alere. She has over 25 years of sector experience in a variety of roles ranging from General Manager including Operations, senior positions in Sales and Marketing and R&D.
Kjersti holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Infusion Care
John joined ConvaTec in 2008 when, as General Manager of Unomedical’s Infusion Device business unit, he helped lead the integration of Unomedical into ConvaTec. His 25 years of experience in the industry began at Pharma-Plast, which later merged with Maersk Medical and became Unomedical.
John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration through the internal academy at the East Asiatic Company in Denmark and a Graduate certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.
President and Chief Operating Officer (Interim), Global Emerging Markets
Bruno joined ConvaTec in August 2005 and has a diverse range of experience across Sales, Business Development & Global Emerging Markets. He was previously Head of our Latin America business before being promoted to this [interim] role in September 2021. Prior to joining ConvaTec he worked for Bristol Myers Squibb from April 2005 until its sale of ConvaTec later that year.
In his former role, Bruno led a diverse team operating across eight countries and drove significant growth and expansion for the sub region. A key area of development has been the launch of seven ConvaTec Medical Care clinics throughout various countries in Latin America. Bruno was also responsible for achieving ‘Great Place to Work’ recognition for multiple markets within the region, demonstrating the importance of our values as an employer.
Bruno graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertising and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas Business School, São Paulo, Brazil.
Seth Segel joined ConvaTec in September 2017 following the acquisition of Woodbury Health Products, where he served as CEO for five years. Prior to that, for ten years, Seth served as Executive Vice President and a member of the Office of the Chairman at Cantel Medical Corp., a New York Stock Exchange listed specialty healthcare company dedicated to Infection Prevention and Control. Seth has lived and worked in North America, Asia and Europe holding positions in investment banking, management consulting, and as head of operations for a global media research firm.
Seth holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics with honors from the University of Pennsylvania.
Divakar joined ConvaTec in January 2020. Prior to joining he was Chief Digital Officer and Vice President for Eli Lilly’s Drug Delivery, Device and Digital Health groups, where he led a global R&D team focused on developing innovative and digitally-enabled devices to improve patient care. Divakar’s career in healthcare spans more than 20 years. During this time, in addition to working in product development, he has built strong expertise in process development. He served as Eli Lilly’s Vice President of Manufacturing Science and Technology, a role in which he oversaw all the company’s process development across its entire product portfolio.
Divakar holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Anna University in India. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Natalia joined ConvaTec in June 2020. Prior to joining she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Iron Mountain. She brings more than 20 years of life sciences and technology sectors knowledge to her role. Before moving to Iron Mountain, she was Vice President of Human Resources for Smiths Group following several years as Principal of the Global Health Practice at Egon Zehnder. Natalia transitioned to HR after spending more than 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of roles including general management, product management, sales and R&D.
Natalia holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booths School of Business and a post-graduate degree in Chemistry from Ohio State University. She graduated with Honors in Chemistry from Moscow State University.
Executive Vice President, Chief of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, General Counsel and Company Secretary
Evy joined ConvaTec in November 2020 as Chief of Corporate Strategy and Business Development and in April 2021 assumed the roles of General Counsel and Company Secretary. Evy has deep expertise in the MedTech sector, having spent twenty years at Becton, Dickinson and Company prior to joining ConvaTec. At BD, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy and whilst there she helped the company build its capabilities around corporate development & strategy and assisted the global business units in strengthening their strategic focus and pursuing opportunities for partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to her role in corporate development at BD, Evy held positions of increasing responsibility in the BD Law Group. She began her career at White & Case in New York.
Evy holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor’s with Honors in Political Science from Williams College, Massachusetts, U.S.
Executive Vice President, Chief of Quality and Operations
Donal Balfe is Executive Vice President of Quality and Operations. Donal was previously Vice President of Operations for Medtronic PLC, where he was responsible for 13 manufacturing sites comprising the European and Asian manufacturing operations and the Renal Care Solutions business unit of Medtronic’s MITG group. In this role, Donal supervised continuous change actions to improve service and business performance, reduce costs, enhance quality and increase margins, within a regulated environment. Prior to joining Medtronic, Donal was Vice President of Manufacturing at Covidien. He has 29 years of experience in Medical Device manufacturing, having started his career with Bayer Corporation. Donal graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Dundalk College of Technology, following which he received a Diploma in Industrial Management from the Bolton Street College of Technology in Dublin and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from Dublin City University.