Leonhardt Bauer announced as new Executive Vice President of Medela Healthcare
Since 2005, Leonhardt Bauer has built up and managed as CEO two companies that researched the latest active substances and technologies and brought these onto the market. Through this, he has gained a great deal of experience both as an entrepreneur and as a pioneer. Since 2012, he has been running Xarion Laser Acoustics in Vienna, which develops and markets optic microphones, a technology which among other things is applied in the medical device industry. After completing study in medicine at the Medical University of Vienna specialising in dermatology, allergies and immunology, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey for over seven years, most recently as a principal/partner. It was here that he developed the McKinsey European Healthcare Group as joint leader. In this role, he worked closely with global pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and health insurance providers.
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Founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson and headquartered in Switzerland, Medela today is led by his son Michael Larsson. Medela concentrates on two business units: "Human Milk", with basic research recognised globally and leading in the development and manufacture of breastfeeding products and solutions, and "Healthcare", engineering and manufacturing highly innovative medical vacuum technology solutions. Medela has 18 subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, distributes its products in over 100 countries and employs over 1,600 staff worldwide.