Guerbet, a global leader in medical imaging, is strengthening its executive committee with four new posts for its Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Imaging franchises and its Asia-Pacific, Americas, and EMEA regions.

The company says this shift will accelerate Guerbet’s transformation and help realize its strategic ambitions for its three Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Imaging, and Digital Solutions franchises in its various international markets.

“This new organization will allow us to respond more rapidly to realities in the field and take us closer to our customers and teams,” says David Hale, CEO of Guerbet. “We will be able to execute our strategy and transform Guerbet more rapidly by involving all our business lines, with a more diverse executive committee.”

Valérie Brissart has joined the executive committee as SVP Diagnostic Imaging. She will oversee marketing in the CT and Cath Lab, MRI, Injection Systems & Services segments. Having spent 18 years at GE Healthcare in various marketing positions, including as Europe Marketing Director for CT and Nuclear Medicine, Brissart joined Guerbet in October 2018 as Global Marketing Director for CT and Cath Lab Imaging Solutions.

Jean-François Blanc has been appointed to the newly created position of SVP Interventional Imaging. He will head growth acceleration in this segment. Blanc joined Guerbet in May 2015 as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations. Before working for Guerbet, Blanc held various management positions at Becton-Dickinson and Medtronic in the medical device industry.

Gitte Hesselholt joined Guerbet on September 1 as Chief Commercial Officer Americas & EMEA. Hesselholt has extensive experience in driving business transformation and change management in the healthcare and consumer goods industries. Prior to joining Guerbet, Hesselholt was a partner at the Boston Consulting Group, having previously held management positions at Mölnlycke Health Care, Coloplast, Carlsberg and McKinsey & Co.

Mathieu Elie has joined the executive committee as Chief Commercial Officer Asia-Pacific. He will oversee the roll-out of the Go-Direct initiatives in China and India. Elie joined Guerbet in 2007 as Financial and Administrative Director of Guerbet in Korea, then took over as the head of business operations in Korea, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America before becoming Vice President of the APAC region in 2015.