Board Of Directors
Beat Naegeli – Chair
Beat started his professional education in the field of mechanical engineering and graduated from the Technical Vocational School in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He worked in various senior management positions for a worldwide leading international trading company. Currently, he works as a consultant providing management services for start-ups and early-stage companies. In the last two decades, he has funded numerous companies in Switzerland and Germany. He is an experienced entrepreneur and currently sits on the Board of two European companies.
Prof. Dr Erwin P. Bauer – Director
Accomplished medical doctor and renowned heart surgeon. Erwin has been working at the University Hospital of Zurich and the Kerckhoff-Klinik of the Max-Planck-Institute, Bad Nauheim as a senior physician and deputy medical director. He is a recognized author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications and served several years as a director for three European medtech companies.
Dr Kouhyar Tavakolian – Director
A prominent speaker and an acknowledged expert on cardio-mechanical signal analysis, with many publications to his credit. Kouhyar is currently the director of the Biomedical Engineering Research Complex at the University of North Dakota. He has a BSc in Biomedical Engineering and an MSc degree in both Bio-electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Dr Geoff Houlton, MBChB – Director
Former President & CEO, Geoff continues to contribute to the company as a Director and as Chief Medical Officer. He has served as a Senior Health Sciences Analyst for several Canadian investment banks and has extensive experience in pharmaceutical product development for both the European and North American markets. He was a Founder of BioCatalyst Yorkton Inc. His previous roles include Vice-President of Medical Affairs for Glaxo Canada Inc. and Investment Analyst for MDS Health Ventures Ltd.
Kay Jessel – Director
A well-versed business economist graduated as Diplom-Betriebswirt from Hamburg University. Kay has extensive restructuring and business reorganization experience with a focus on manufacturing, consumer products and brand management. He has served as a financial advisor to corporations, creditors, equity owners and has raised over 150 million dollars for public and private companies worldwide. Kay serves as director for various companies in Europe and North America.