Sana Herzzentrum Cottbus
Development / Head of Rhythmology
Werner Forßmann Krankenhaus
Vivantes Wenckebach Klinikum
HerzZentrum Hirslanden Zürich
Head of Rhythmology
Michaela Stephan brings to Cardiolectra over 20 years of global medical device experience as a general manager, business consultant and sales and marketing executive.
With her agency pacio, she consults and supports domestic and international markets in the healthcare sector focusing on business and marketing development. Her customers include various international medical device companies.
Before she started her own business with pacio, she held the position of Director at Biotronik GmbH and managed global marketing, conference and event management department with worldwide responsibility for the companies’ corporate appearance.
Earlier in her career, she held the position of project and marketing manager within the project management teams of the World Trade Fair for Consumer Electronics (IFA), the Digital Media World and the ShowTech of Messe Berlin. Michaela Stephan has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from the university of cooperative education Ravensburg Germany.
Vice President Business Development
Ash Attia PhD
Regional Consultant Asia Pacific and Middle East
Ash Attia has more than 30 years of senior executive management experience in implantable devices and biotechnology.
Currently Ash Attia is the CEO of Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), a company developing a revolutionary implantable system to restore functional vision to patients born with Inherited Retinal disease.
Prior to BVT, Ash held the position of Vice President Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Israel, at TransMedics Inc. Ash also held Vice President and Managing Director roles within several other major Australian and International medtech organizations such as Thoratec, St Jude Medical, Micromed, Syncardia, Ventracor, Biotronik, SulzerMedica and Telectronics.
Ash has extensive experience in medical technology commercialization, general management, research and development, marketing, market entry strategies, regulatory and reimbursement across multiple geographies (USA, Asia Pacific and Europe). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has extensive governance experience being a Non-Executive Director on the board of ASX-listed Company DorsaVi for over 10 years.
Ash holds a PhD in Medical Sciences, Master of Science in Biomedical and Electronics Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, USA. Ash also holds postgraduate qualifications in business and general management.
Regional Consultant USA
After moving to Germany from the USA, Melissa spent many years training and coaching across an array of business and financial sectors along with offering translation and editing services, including two years at GE Healthcare as part of their Cardiovascular Ultrasound Sales and Marketing for their US market.
Melissa concentrates on the US market for Cardiolectra whilst combining her multicultural know-how of doing business in Europe.
Barry K. Leis
Regional Consultant USA
A Marketing Professional with 30 years of experience. Barry has expertise in Product Management and Strategic Planning as well as leadership roles at GE Healthcare and Philips Healthcare.
Barry has managed regional and global products and service portfolios through product innovation, development and marketing strategies.