Chief Executive Officer
Smith & Nephew
Roland studied Business Administration at the University of Bern. In 1995, he joined Sulzer Medica AG as Manager, Strategic Planning and progressed into further senior roles over the years until his appointment as Executive Vice President, Sales Europe and Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2004 for Sulzer Medica AG (later known as Centerpulse AG).
Roland joined Zimmer Group in 2004, in the role of Managing Director of Zimmer Japan and then later in 2006 as Senior Vice President, EMEA until 2008. Roland joined Roche Diagnostics in 2008 starting as president of Asia Pacific before assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of the Diagnostics Division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd from 2012 until September 2018.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM ET