CEO Today - Healthcare Awards 2022

CEO Today Hea l thcare Award s 2022 - SINGAPORE - - 59 - Today, our technologies are used to treat nearly 40 medical conditions. As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the lives and health of millions of people each year. Asia Pacific is one of the fastest growing regions within Medtronic, and comprises Australia & New Zealand, North Asia (Japan and Korea), Indian SubContinent, Southeast Asia Country Cluster 1 (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam), and Southeast Asia Country Cluster 2 (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand). Our business operations in this region includes two manufacturing operations, two innovation centers, two R&D centers, and 16 distribution centers. Medtronic now employs nearly 10,000 people in Asia Pacific across more than 60 locations, including a regional headquarters in Singapore. Across the region, we are committed to improving lives through our medical technologies, services, and solutions, and to delivering on our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Did these two men set out to change medical technology and the lives of millions of people? No. But they did have a deep moral purpose and an inner drive to use their scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to help others. That spirit — combined with our founders’ personal integrity and passion — became our guiding philosophy and, ultimately, the Medtronic Mission. Our first life-changing therapy — a wearable, batterypowered cardiac pacemaker — was the foundation for many more Medtronic therapies that use our electrical stimulation expertise to improve the lives of millions of people. Over the years, we developed additional core technologies, including implantable mechanical devices, drug and biologic delivery devices, and powered and advanced energy surgical instruments. Chris Lee President of Medtronic Asia Pacific (APAC)

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