Hugo F. Villegas – SVP & President, Canada & Latin America, Medtronic

Latin America is a crucial region for medtech market leader Medtronic. Home to 20,000 of the company’s 95,000+ global workforce, 12 manufacturing plants, and ten commercial organisations, Medtronic LatAm grew by an impressive 24 percent last fiscal year and is becoming an increasingly important global revenue driver. The firm’s SVP & President for Canada & Latin America Hugo F. Villegas outlines the ways in which he draws on his 35 years of international management experience today, how the autonomy granted to his region-led markets allows them to meet local patient needs better and more quickly, and why LatAm is pioneering in the rollout of some of Medtronic’s most cutting-edge data and artificial intelligence technology.  
Healthcare sustainability depends on breaking down silos, bringing all stakeholders together with the patient at the centre to deliver mutual benefit. If the patient – who is the reason for our existence – is doing better, then we all win
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