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Namal Nawana

Joined the Board and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2018. Namal is based in Andover, US.

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Career and Experience

Prior to Smith+Nephew Namal was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Medical Diagnostics Company Alere Inc, until its $8 billion acquisition by Abbott in 2017. Before joining Alere, Namal spent more than 15 years at Johnson & Johnson in progressively senior leadership roles globally including the role of Worldwide President of Johnson & Johnson’s multi-billion dollar spine franchise, DePuy Synthes Spine. In addition to his role as CEO of Smith+Nephew, Namal is also a member of the Board of Directors of Hologic, Inc. a Nasdaq listed company and Advamed (Advanced Medical Technology Association).

Skills and Competencies

Namal holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Medical Science from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, as well as an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a global leader with broad experience in healthcare and medical technology.


Board and committees of Smith+Nephew

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