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Through long-term experience in the field of healthcare management and specialized expertise in the department of reproduction medicine, the VivaNeo management embody and ensure the highest medical quality of the Group.
As of May 2017, Sebastian Ahrens is the Managing director of the VivaNeo Group. As Chair of the Executive Board he is responsible for the department of Marketing/Communications, Human Resources, as well as the Business Development of the Group.
Mr. Ahrens studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge in England and finished his Master of Public Administrations (MPA) at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in the United States of America.
Before Ahrens joined the Board of the VivaNeo Group, he was, amongst others, 10 years long the Spokesman of the Board of Hapag-Looyd Cruises and 12 years long consultant at McKinsey & Company.
Since 2017Managing Director of VivaNeo Germany GmbH
2013 - 2017Freelance consultant and Interim Managet
Since 2007Deputy Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Kaufhaus Ahrens AG
2003 - 2012Spokesman of the Board, Hapag-Looyd Cruises GmbH
1993 - 1995Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
1990 - 2003Partner at McKinsey & Company
1987 - 1990B.A/M.A. Natural Sciences with major in chemistry and physiology at the Cambridge University, England
Dr. Mayer has been a managing director of VivaNeo AG since 2013. He is responsible for all operational processes as well as for ensuring excellence of the individual centres and of the whole group. Dr. Mayer holds a doctorate in medicine and has several years of clinical and scientific experience in the field of cardiology at the University Hospital of Heidelberg. Before he became the head of the VivaNeo group, he worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, Inc. for 5 years, where he worked exclusively on projects in the health care sector.
Since 2013General manager of the VivaNeo Group (formerly Global Fertility)
2009-2013Consultant at McKinsey and Company with focus on the healthcare sector. Main areas of expertise:• Public payors in Germany• Hospital turnaround• Emerging Market strategies for pharma companies
2007-2008Member of the echocardiography research group of Norbert Frey and Raffi Bekeredjian with the focus on TEE in TIVA procedures
2006-2008Member of the molecular biological research group of PD Dr. Raffi Bekeredjian. With focus on development of adeno-associated viral vectors to treat hypoxia in heart muscle.
2006-2008Medical training as a cardiologist at the University Hospital Heidelberg
2005PhD at the center for molecular biology of the university of Freiburg on “Alteration in proteome and metabolism in dilated cardiomyopathy of Cathepsine L deficient mice” (Summa cum laude)
1999-2006Studies of Human Medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg
Dr. Jens Wiese has been a managing director of VivaNeo AG since November 2014. His focus is on managing the group’s finances.
Dr. Wiese holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) and studied in Stuttgart-Hohenheim and Aarhus (DK).
Before joining the VivaNeo management team, he was at Alliance Healthcare Deutschland AG for 6 years – most recently as Finance Director. Prior to that, he worked at Tchibo GmbH, where his portfolio included business planning, and McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he was a consultant.
Since 2016Member of the Supervisory Board at Allgemeine Hospitalgesellschaft GmbH (AHG)
Since 2014Chief Financial Officer at VivaNeo Germany GmbH
2008-2014Finance Director at Alliance Healthcare Deutschland AG
2003-2008Head of Corporate Planning/Controlling Non-Food at Tchibo GmbH
2000-2003Consultant at McKinsey & Comp.
1999Doctorate in Business Administration from Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1995Studied Economics at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim
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