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Dynamic collaboration happens when people come together with their unique professional backgrounds. Our executive leaders have many years of experience in the health care and diagnostics industry, with the additional advantage that they have experience in various disciplines. Check out more about each of them here.

Alain Baverel

Alain Baverel

President & CEO 
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 

Senior Executive Officer
Sysmex Corporation
Japan


Alain’s career in the in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices field extends over 25 years. He joined Sysmex Europe as CEO in 2018, after 10 years as President of Sysmex France, and has become President & CEO in 2019. Since 2020, he was appointed as Senior Executive Officer at the HQ at Sysmex Corporation. During his decade-long experience as the president of Sysmex France, they saw extraordinary growth and developed a strong foundation and reputation in the local market.  

Prior to his role as President and CEO, Alain gained professional experience as a field service engineer, sales rep, product manager, business unit director, and global sales and marketing director at national and international diagnostics companies.   

Alain has a degree in Biology and Business Administration from the University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble as well as a specialised degree in In-vitro Diagnostic Industry from the University Dupuytren in Limoges. He also has qualifications in Strategic Marketing Management and International Management.

 

Stefanie Schaal

Stefanie Schaal

Managing Director & Senior Executive Officer
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 


Stefanie first joined Sysmex Europe in 2015 as the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs, Compliance & Risk Management as well as Internal Audit EMEA. She is furthermore responsible for Regulatory Affairs EMEA and General Administration and was appointed as a Managing Director and SEO in 2019. Before her time at Sysmex, she gained experience consulting and managing legal affairs and compliance as well as general administration for various med-tech companies.  

She has extensive global leadership experience managing multi-functional and decentralised teams, which fuelled her passion to develop organisations with cross-functional teams.   

Stefanie has a degree in Law (first state exam) from the University of Bonn, second state exam from the Higher Regional Court in Hamburg and a Master of Law degree from the University of Leiden, NL.

Matthias Voelkel

Matthias Voelkel

Managing Director & Senior Executive Officer
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 


Matthias has a rich professional history at Sysmex, working his way up from Director of Laboratory Solutions in 2001, to Vice President of Laboratory Solutions and Managing Director of Austria and Hungary in 2006, and finally to his current role of Managing Director and SEO of Sysmex Europe in 2008. 

Preceding his role at Sysmex, Matthias worked in Sales & Marketing for several companies in the industrial engineering field. He also spent several years as a Product Manager in the med-tech industry. 

Matthias has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig. 

Alberto Bonacini

Alberto Bonacini

Managing Director, Senior Executive Officer & CFO
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 


Alberto joined Sysmex in 2017 as CFO, responsible for Finance, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and IT across EMEA.

He started his professional experience with a multinational conglomerate where he worked for 10 years in different countries, in different businesses and in diverse finance roles with increasing responsibilities.

Before coming to Sysmex, Alberto spent more than 15 years in the healthcare sector. He Joined a large pharmaceutical and diagnostics company as affiliate Finance Manager and became later the global Head of Finance for pharma manufacturing, supply chain and technical development. He has also acquired important experience in healthcare as an Independent Advisor to Private Equity firms.

Alberto holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management and earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Economics from Università di Bologna. During his graduate studies, he took part in a Management Development Program at Sanyo Corporation in Kobe.

Jan-Willem Schipper

Jan-Willem Schipper

Managing Director & Senior Executive Officer 
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 


Jan-Willem is Senior Vice President at Sysmex Europe and Managing Director for Belgium and the Netherlands. In addition to his Managing Director duties, he became a Senior Executive Officer and member of the Managing Board at Sysmex Europe in 2017. 

Prior to his time at Sysmex, he worked in a medical hospital laboratory, then joined a Dutch company that represented – amongst other companies – Sysmex in the Netherlands and later in Belgium. He officially joined Sysmex in 2009 when he became Managing Director of the Netherlands and Belgium affiliate. During his tenure at this regional affiliate, the Sysmex haematology market shares increased over 70% and during that time he successfully consolidated the organisation in Belgium and the Netherlands with shared services and common workforces from the two countries. 

Previous to his role as SEO, Jan-Willem gained professional experience as a laboratory information specialist, sales representative and managing director for diagnostics companies. He has an HBO-A degree in Medical Technology from the School for Lab Technicians, Den Bosch, IHBO Eindhoven, as well as an HBO-B Medical degree from Hogeschool West-Brabant, Dr. Struycken Institute, Etten-Leur. 

 

Seido Biwa

Seido Biwa

Managing Director & Senior Executive Officer
Sysmex Europe GmbH 
EMEA region 


Seido has over 25 years’ experience in the health care field, with his time with Sysmex starting in 1995 at Sysmex Corporation in Kobe, Japan. Beginning first as a field engineer, Seido has had opportunities to gain experience in other areas, such as product development, corporate planning, corporate communication and business administration.  

In 2017, Seido joined Sysmex Europe as a Senior Executive Officer and is a representative on behalf of the headquarters in Japan. He has a bachelor’s degree from Hiroshima University in Mechanical Engineering.

Our Management in EMEA

Sysmex Europe GmbH

Managing Director & CEO: Alain Baverel
Managing Director: Seido Biwa
Managing Director: Alberto Bonacini
Managing Director: Kensuke Iizuka, Kobe, Japan
Managing Director: Iwane Matsui, Kobe, Japan
Managing Director: Stefanie Schaal
Managing Director: Jan-Willem Schipper
Managing Director: Matthias Völkel
(Authorised representative: Ulrike Weber)

Our Management in the Middle East

Sysmex Middle East

Managing Director Sysmex Middle East: Umut Gokalp
Director Sales & Marketing: Ayman Abu – Hadwan
Director Customer Service: Hussam Shehadeh
Director Integrated Concept Solutions: Ayman Dallal
Director SCM, HR & Administration/SCM: Lina Habib

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