Mr. Ten Hoedt is currently the Executive Vice President & President, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) of Medtronic Plc. and a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. ten Hoedt has been with Medtronic since 1991 and has over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry. Leading up to this position, he has held several different leadership roles in Medtronic. He led the Cardio-Vascular business for Europe & Central Asia and the Gastro-Urology business on a global basis before which he ran the wholly-owned Medtronic subsidiary Company, Vitatron. Prior to Medtronic, he has held positions in medical technology companies such as Arjo Hospital Equipment and Polystan Benelux and also ran his own Distributor Company for several years. He is the Chairman of the Board of MedTech Europe, the Association representing the medical technology industry in Europe. He holds a degree in Commercial Economy from the H.E.A.O. and a Masters in Marketing from the NIMA Business School in the Netherlands.