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President of Orthopaedics - Skip Kiil

Joined Smith+Nephew in November 2018 with global responsibility for the Orthopaedics franchise which includes Reconstruction, Trauma, Extremities and Robotics. Skip is based in Memphis, US.

Skills and Experience

Skip is a seasoned leader who brings a wealth of global experience from diverse medical technology companies, and importantly, significant global experience in Orthopaedics markets over an extended period. Prior to joining Smith+Nephew, Skip was most recently responsible for all Global Commercial Operations at NuVasive and member of the senior executive leadership team. Prior to this, Skip spent three years with Alcon, a division of Novartis Corporation, based in Geneva Switzerland where he served as Surgical Head, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. While at Alcon, Skip led the successful commercial transformation of its $1.1bn surgical business across both developed and emerging growth markets.

Before joining Alcon, Skip had a successful 12-year career with Stryker Corporation, beginning in sales and holding progressively senior positions in commercial leadership in the United States as well as in global marketing. Skip also had general management experience in Japan, as well as group leadership responsibilities in Europe where he held the role of Vice President and General Manager of its Medical Surgical Group.

Nationality 
American