Executive Committee

On this page you can see an overview of the members of the Executive Committee. The Committee consists of the CEO, the CFO, several EVP's, the CIO and the CHRO. Do you want to know more about them? Read more about them on this page.
Chief Executive Officer

Christian Wojczewski

Christian Wojczewski joined Mediq as Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. Prior to joining Mediq, Christian served as Head of Global Business Unit Healthcare at the Linde Group in Munich. During his tenure, revenues and profit of the healthcare business tripled. Christian joined Linde in 2005; he was appointed Head of Strategy and Transformation and became member of the Group Executive Committee in 2007, amongst others with responsibility for the merger and integration of BOC into the Linde Group. Christian started his career with McKinsey & Company in 2000. Christian holds a diploma and PhD in Chemistry from the Goethe University Frankfurt. Nationality: German

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Hitchin

Paul Hitchin joined Mediq as Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. Paul has broad and extensive international experience in financial leadership. Prior to joining Mediq, Paul spent 14 years in a number of senior finance positions at General Electric. During Paul’s time in the Biotechnology sector, he helped the company consistently deliver industry leading double digit earnings & cash growth via accelerated organic growth coupled with accretive acquisitions. He was recognized for his contribution with the Life Sciences President’s award. Paul started his career in Ford Motor Company. Paul is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics & French from the University of Keele. Nationality: British

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EVP DACH

Leah Bayer

Leah Bayer joined Mediq in December 2014 as Group Director Business Development and M&A. In March 2016 she was promoted to EVP Sourcing. Leah was appointed Executive Vice President Germany in October 2018, taking on responsibility for the DACH region in January 2020. Before joining Mediq, Leah was Vice President Clinical and Strategy EMEA at DaVita. During her tenure she led DaVita’s first as well as subsequent European acquisitions, was a member of the founding team for the EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam, and led the newly-formed European clinical team to establish the first cross-regional clinical reporting and standardization of policies and procedures. She held managerial and advisory positions for PwC Consulting and Bain and Company. Leah holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Nationality: American

EVP Nordics and Baltics & UK

Christian Kanstrup

Christian Kanstrup was appointed EVP Nordics and Baltics in May 2019. He took on responsibility for UK in January 2021. Prior to joining Mediq, Christian worked for Novo Nordisk for 20 years where he held various general management and senior commercial leadership roles across the world. At Novo Nordisk, Christian lead global and local business transformation both via organic initiatives as well as via M&A. Christian has lived and worked in Denmark, US, Japan, China and Switzerland. He serves on the board of directors of the Copenhagen NASDAQ listed companies NNIT and FastPassCorp. Christian holds a Masters in Economics (cand. polit.) from the University of Copenhagen as well as post graduate training from IMD. Nationality: Danish

EVP Benelux

Arjen Linders

Arjen Linders was appointed EVP Benelux in August 2019. Arjen worked for Philips for 20 years, recently as Senior Vice President & Market Leader Personal Health and Sleep & Respiratory Care for Philips North America and prior to that as Cluster Leader Central and Eastern Europe. Starting his career in marketing, he expanded into sales, e-commerce and moved into general management roles internationally, where he played a key role in organic sales and market share growth, as well as online growth, digital transformation and direct to consumer business model creation. He has worked and lived in the USA, Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Arjen holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Tilburg. Nationality: Dutch

CIO

Stefaan Kindekens

Stefaan Kindekens joined Mediq as CIO in September 2014. Prior to joining Mediq Stefaan was CIO of Barco. During his tenure he delivered the process and systems landscape turnaround for the OneBarco business model transformation program. Previously Stefaan was the Managing Director & owner of a SAP boutique implementation partner in Belgium. He also held positions at The Coca-Cola Company as Global SAP competence center leader and KPMG Consultants as Delivery Director serving various clients across the Benelux. Stefaan started his career in Finance at Procter & Gamble in 1992. Stefaan holds a Masters degree in Finance from the University of Leuven. Nationality: Belgian

EVP Supply Chain and Sourcing

Alex Jonker

In July 2015 Alex Jonker was appointed Executive Vice President Supply Chain. Since October 2018  he is also responsible for Sourcing. Prior to joining Mediq, Alex was Supply Chain and E-commerce Director and a member of the board of directors at HEMA. Alex spent the majority of his career at HEMA and has over 20 years of experience in retail Supply Chain management on a European scale. Under the leadership of Alex, Mediq has built a state of the art fulfilment centre in Bleiswijk, Netherlands, and merged 7 former smaller warehouses into this new high tech operation to serve customers at the highest level. Alex hold a University degree in Economics and completed a management program at Insead Business School. Nationality: Dutch

Chief HR Officer

Eveline de Wit

Eveline de Wit joined Mediq as Chief HR Officer in June 2018. Before joining Mediq, Eveline worked for Thermo Fisher Scientific as Vice President of Human Resources for their pharma division, Patheon. Besides her HR responsibility, she supported inorganic growth with diligences and integrations in the US and Europe, as the business doubled. Prior to this she worked in HR leadership roles for Univar, GE Capital and Heineken. Eveline holds a Masters degree in business administration from the University of Nijmegen, and a Bachelor degree in hotel management. Nationality: Dutch