Dipl.-Ing. David Rätz
Vorstandsmitglied, Member of the Advisory Board, Hemideina
Bis 2019, Global Executive MBA (HSG), University of St. Gallen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
With over 20 years of experience in global healthcare, especially the medical device and service industry, holding C-level, international business development, and strategic positions, I am deeply passionate about bringing world-class healthcare to people globally. I enjoy driving market success through business strategy, innovation, efficient operations and enabling leadership. Serving on various boards, I inspire CEOs and owners. Together with my teams, I strive always to achieve the very best outcomes and deliver exceptional results for the benefit of customers and patients.
Professional experience for David Rätz
Current 3 years and 3 months, since 2020
Member of the Advisory Board
As a member of the Advisory Board I work with the CEO and CTO, advising them on Hearing Implant technology, CX, medium- and long-term product, and market strategy. Company: Hemideina is a medical device start-up, with $10M raised during Series A, developing an innovative type of hearing implant and creating a paradigm shift in the treatment of hearing loss, providing patients with a world of sound and a life without limits.
Current 3 years and 3 months, since 2020
General Manager, Medical Services, Products & Solutions
International SOS Pte Ltd
As General Manager, Medical Services, Products & Solutions, I am Head of Products and an Executive Board member. I lead the Product Management, comprising 18+ highly experienced product directors, and am responsible for BU’s entire product portfolio and go-to-market strategy: • Consulting Services • Medical Staffing • Clinics/Hospitals • Medical Supply Solutions International SOS is the world's leading medical, health & security services provider, with more than 13.000 employees (6.000+ medical experts).
2017 - 2020
Corporate Director of Product ManagementMED-EL GmbH
As Corporate Director of Product Management, a member of the senior executives board, and sales directorate, I reported directly to the group CEO/owner and was globally responsible for the company's main product Cochlear Implants. I drove business growth, innovation, and creation of new products from idea to market, with a team of 35+ highly skilled internat. PMs/POs. Responsible for global portfolio, life cycle, go-to-market strategy, and launching new products, services, and business models.
2010 - 2017
CEO & Sales DirectorMED-EL GmbH
As CEO and Regional Sales Director, I oversaw all daily operations, with full P&L, strategy, and regional responsibility for MEA. Sales included all product groups and service provisions to private patients, B2B, B2G, public tenders, and military contracts. Managing MED-EL Middle East FZE in Dubai I developed a team of 20+ international medical experts and business specialists across two business entities. Grew developed markets and established emerging markets into sustainable market leadership in MEA.
2006 - 2010
Product Manager - Product Line Electric Acoustic StimulationMED-EL GmbH
As Product Manager, I was in charge of the novel product line Electric Acoustic Stimulation (EAS), its go-to-market strategy, global business development, KOL, and account management, including on-site surgical support. Electric Acoustic Stimulation (EAS) uses a hearing aid and a cochlear implant system together in the same ear. The hearing aid acoustically amplifies low frequencies, while the cochlear implant electrically stimulates the middle and high frequencies.
2004 - 2006
Degree Dissertation & Project Management for Mobile Military Hospitals
EADS (now AIRBUS)
Working during my studies in Industrial Management and writing my degree dissertation (German Master’s Degree in Business and Engineering). I was working in designing, equipping, and project management for mobile military hospitals, TRANSHOSPITAL (Germany, Slovenia, Indonesia) and project management for Joint Casualty Treatment Ships for UK Royal Navy. I wrote my thesis about production planning and optimization for German and U.S. production sites.
1997 - 2001
Lieutenant, Joint Medical Services - Manager Surgical Theatre
Bundeswehr - German Armed Forces
I am a fully trained and certified military officer, in the medical field, at the Joint Medical Services of the German Armed Forces - Bundeswehr. 2001 In charge of OR and assistant manager patients’ ward Mainz, Germany 1998 – 2001 Medical Studies at Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany - Military first-aid instructor & assistant nurse 1997 Officer training at the Medical Military Academy Munich, Germany
Educational background for David Rätz
2017 - 2019
Global Executive MBA (HSG)
University of St. Gallen
The Global Executive MBA is an 18-month highly intense program conducted by the renowned University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, repeatedly ranked as the top global university. Modules took place in Switzerland, Brasil, South Africa, China, USA, UAE. The GEMBA is designed to address leaders willing to strive for responsible and sustainable management, enabling them to face the challenges of the globalized markets. I was awarded a scholarship for "Excellence in Leadership" by the HSG.
2001 - 2006
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen / Industral Management
One of the top 3 German Universities for Industrial Management(U-Multirank 2017). I specialized in - Corporate Management - Organizational Leadership - Marketing - Controlling and finished with a German Masters Degree in Business and Engineering as one of the years best students.
1998 - 2001
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Medical Faculty
I studied in the framework of my Officer Training at the Faculty for Medical Sciences and successfully completed many courses.
1997 - 1997
Military Medical Academy, SanAK BW, Munich, Germany
During my training to become a military Officer in the Medical Service at the Bundeswehr Military Medical Academy (Sanitätsakademie der Bundeswehr), I focused on • Leadership • Strategy • Adult education • Presentation techniques • Medical logistics I received my certification as • Military first-aid trainer • Commission as officer and was promoted to • Lieutenant in the Joint Medical Service