Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has made two appointments to the its executive leadership team. Wilfred van Zuilen has been named president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Additionally, Dr. Nitin Goyal has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief science, technology and innovation officer.
The company says both positions will report into Chief Operating Officer Ivan Tornos.
“It is an exciting time at Zimmer Biomet as we continue to build out our Executive Team to ensure we have the proven, strategic leadership in place to guide us through the third phase of our business transformation,” said Bryan Hanson, president of Zimmer Biomet. “As an organization, we remain focused on developing our people, placing the right team members in the right roles and providing the tools and support needed to execute and drive our performance.”
The company says van Zuilen will be responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of products, services and solutions in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, van Zuilen served as regional vice president, North Western Europe at Medtronic.
“We’re thrilled to have Wilfred join the Zimmer Biomet team to help advance our Mission and drive forward our business in the EMEA region,” said Tornos. “His experience in med tech, coupled with his deep knowledge of the EMEA region’s business needs, make him the ideal candidate for this role.”
Zimmer Biomet says Goyal will oversee advanced research, product development, as well as the company’s innovation platforms. In addition, he will have oversight of medical education, clinical affairs and healthcare provider collaboration.
“Dr. Goyal joins the Zimmer Biomet team at a time when we’re advancing our portfolio of seamlessly connected digital health and robotic technologies that are designed to deliver data-powered clinical insights throughout the surgical journey,” said Tornos. “His clinical experience and expertise in the digital transformation of musculoskeletal care make up the perfect skillset to help drive forward our business at this vital time in the Company’s transformation.”
Goyal is a practicing hip and knee reconstruction surgeon. Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, he also served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation and Digital Care Delivery at Rally Health, part of the Optum business of UnitedHealth Group.