Niklas Best

Angestellt, Director, Head of Digital Products, Fresenius Medical Care

Abschluss: International Executive MBA HSG, Universität St. Gallen

Frankfurt, Germany


Digital Product Development
Digital transformation
Agile Produktentwicklung
Digital strategy
Product Owner
Digital Transformation
Business Development
User Experience
Outcome-based Business Models
Digital Medical Devices
IT Projektleitung
Business Process Management
Value Based Healthcare
Mobile Business
Value Based Business Models
Digital Innvoation
Agile Softwareentwicklung
Englische Sprache
Agile Methoden
Business Model Innovation


Professional experience for Niklas Best

  • Current 3 years and 6 months, since Jan 2021

    Director, Head of Digital Products

    Fresenius Medical Care
  • 2 years and 9 months, Apr 2018 - Dec 2020

    Director Digital Ecosystem

    Fresenius Medical Care

    − Responsible for the strategy, alignment, and delivery of multiple digital products and their streams of work − Created 100+M€ business opportunity by the initiation of Digital Therapeutic Initiative − The lead of two cross-functional 9 and 6-member product teams spread across London, Milan, and Frankfurt to develop mobile patient and doctor facing products. Hypothesis and data-driven iterative product development. − Digital Health Speaker in External and Internal Conferences

  • 2 years and 2 months, Mar 2016 - Apr 2018

    Head of International Strategic Care Projects

    Fresenius Medical Care

    − Co-Developed Digital Strategy of FME EMEA − Product manager of the world's first mobile application for nephrologists that uses AI-enabled decision support resulting in an increased patient contact time of ~ 20% per day, per doctor > The lead of a cross-functional product team spread across multiple geographic locations > Responsible for the whole product life cycle (Discovery, Development, Scaling) - Co-Lead of two Strategic Care Initiatives (Digital Care & Value Based Healthcare)

  • 7 months, Sep 2015 - Mar 2016

    Care Delivery Development Projektmanager

    Fresenius Medical Care

    − Project management of a strategic project to expand current business portfolio into pre-dialysis (CKD) care − Inhouse consulting of contemporary ways of working (Lean Startup, Agile)

  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 2013 - Aug 2015

    Co-Founder, Chief Product Owner

    terminbuddy GmbH

    Idea Provider, Founder, and Chief Product Officer of - Founded digital platform to enable mobile scheduling for small and medium-sized enterprises - Successfully lead cross-functional product development team from initial idea to successfully shipped product (native iOS, native Android, and Web) - Raised seed investment, successful proof-of-concept, and exit - Awarded with the Innovation Prize of the IKT Innovation Award by the German Ministry of Economics

  • 6 years and 4 months, May 2009 - Aug 2015


    Niklas Best - best&partners

    MD of best&partners, a digital product studio offering design and development of weband mobile solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. - Founded digital boutique agency offering digital solutions for clients - Successfully conceptualized and delivered cross-platform web presence including CMS for international SAP consultancy leading to a page-visit increase of more than 300% per month - Consulted on digital marketing strategy including presentation to senior management of clients

  • 2 years and 11 months, Sep 2012 - Jul 2015

    Dualer Student

    Fresenius Group

    5 internships (3-5 months) during cooperative study with Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA - Business Excellence Management NCC, FMC, Bad Homburg - Strategic Marketing and Business Analytics, FMC, Hong Kong - Strategic Sales Management, FMC, Bad Homburg - Business Process Management, FMC Bad Homburg - Strategic Marketing Parenteral Nutrition, Fresenius Kabi, Bad Homburg

Educational background for Niklas Best

  • 1 year and 9 months, Aug 2019 - Apr 2021

    Executive MBA, General Management

    Universität St. Gallen

  • Current 11 years and 11 months, since Aug 2012

    International Business

    accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg

  • Gymnasium am Kurfürstlichen Schloss zu Mainz


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish



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