Management

Eric Bernard

Group CEO

Eric Bernard joined WS Audiology in June 2019 from Essilor International where he spent 25 years in key leadership positions based in Asia-Pacific and the US. He is a graduate of ESSEC Business school and holds a master in Applied Mathematics.

 
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Henrik Bender

Group CFO

Held positions as Chief Integration Officer for WSA, CFO for Widex, Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co. and several management positions in A.P.Moller-Maersk. He holds a Master in Applied Economics and Finance. 
 
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Maarten Barmentlo

Chief Marketing Officer

Held positions as SVP Marketing at Sivantos, CEO at Euro-Diesel, and Group VP Marketing at Sonova. He holds a PhD in Physics.

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Carsten Buhl

President of EMEA, Latin America & Canada

Held positions as President and CEO at Otometrics and as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at Ambu A/S. He holds a Master of Law from Copenhagen University as well as an E*MBA.
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Roberto Di Fiore

Chief Operations Officer

Held positions as SVP Operations at Sivantos, Group Operations VP and CEO of Chinese JV at Elica. He holds a master’s degree in both Electrical Engineering and Executive Business Development.
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Thomas Hies

Chief Quality & Reg. Officer

Held positions as SVP Quality at Sivantos, and MD for HydroVision Asia. He holds a PhD in interdisciplinary Research Pediatric-Audiology and Electrical Engineering.  
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Nicolai Jensen

Chief HR Officer

Held positions as SVP HR at Sivantos, VP HR for Carlsberg Group, and Head of HR and Sales OPS Asia Pacific at GN Store Nord. He holds a master’s degree in Human Resource Management.  
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Roman Lychman

Chief IT Officer

Held positions as VP IT at Sivantos and VP Global IT Operations at Panalpina. He holds an MBA and a MSc in Mathematics
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Stefan Menzl

Chief R&D Officer

Held positions as SVP R&D for Sivantos, and Consultant, Partner and President for BSG Management Consulting, St. Gallen. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering.
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Jan-Peter Rekling

Chief Retail Officer

Held positions as Senior Vice President, Global Retail at Widex, and VP International Sales at GN Resound. He holds an MBA from European School for Management (EAP) in Paris.
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Dawn Seah

Chief Legal Officer

Held positions as General Counsel for Siemens and Legal Director APAC for Wyndham Worldwide. She holds a degree in law.  
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Shahriar Tabrizi

Chief Procurement Officer

Held positions as Group Chief Procurement Officer at Sivantos, and different GM positions at Unify, Siemens, T-System and Daimler. He holds an MBA in Economics.  
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Two pioneers joining forces with one clear ambition: to expand access to hearing aids and care to serve the millions of people with hearing needs across the world. This merger gives WS Audiology the scale and innovation capabilities to deliver on this goal.Eric Bernard, Group CEO
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