2020 September 01 , Basel

25th FESSH-EFSHT Congress

Syntellix at the 25th FESSH-EFSHT Congress from 1-4 September, 2020 in Basel >>

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Experts with passion

Scientific expertise combined with commercial skill and a great deal of enthusiasm: the people behind Syntellix.

How can one make a young company dynamic and successful in a particularly short time? By having an extremely slim structure right from the start, and being optimally embedded in a unique network of scientists and experts. Syntellix AG pursues here the principle of exponential organisation. In this way, it ideally combines vision and entrepreneurship, strategic management expertise, expert know-how and dynamic growth.

And ultimately, it is the people which have the biggest impact on a company and make it successful. The Syntellix team all share a common goal: they want to conquer the global markets with their products for the wellbeing of patients, and therefore help achieve a major breakthrough for a biomedical technology which helps to avoid risks, pain and high costs. 

The Executive Board

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Claassen

Prof. Dr. Utz Claassen

Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO

  • Awarded as “Most Innovative Entrepreneur International 2016”
  • Founder, main shareholder and chairman of Syntellix AG, Hanover
  • Co-founder and shareholder of Rulebreaker Management GmbH, Hanover
  • Senior advisor, Ceberus European Investments LLC, New York/USA
  • Honorary Professor at the Leibniz University Hannover, Institute for Controlling and Ambassador of the Leibniz University Hannover
  • Former Chairman of the Executive Boards of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Sartorius AG and Solar Millennium AG
  • Member of numerous advisory boards, boards of directors, etc. (e.g. Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, Otto Bock)
  • Winner of various national and international orders and awards
  • Nearly 100 publications (including four books in top 10 bestseller lists) and countless lectures in Germany and abroad

Links: HomepageCurriculum vitae (EN) 

Dr. Amir Ghoreishi

Member of the Executive Board / CFO

  • Senior position as a management consultant at Roland Berger & Partner
  • Former CEO of Salamander AG
  • Highly experienced both on the capital markets side and internationally, particularly in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore
  • Leading role in the success of large and innovative projects on a number of occasions and in various industries
  • Successfully advised on more than 100 M&A transactions, some of them most complex in nature


Portrait Prof. Dr. Martin Kirschner

Prof. Dr. Martin H. Kirschner

Member of the Executive Board / CTO

  • Studied human medicine and hospital management 
  • Doctorate at the University of Hamburg
  • Thirteen years of clinical experience as a surgeon, trauma surgeon, and emergency doctor 
  • Senior physician of trauma surgery, University of Marburg
  • Three years as manager of the executive Medical Research Division of B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Four years as CEO of a subsidiary of Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen (main focus on marketing and sales)
  • Three years as patient care executive of the Hannover Medical School (MHH)
  • Associate Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

The Team

Portrait Helge Hentschel

Helge Hentschel, authorised officer

Director of Business Administration

  • Manager with many years of experience at the highest levels with the main focus on the energy industry
  • Executive board member of a medium-sized publically quoted company 
  • Many years of expertise in auditing, risk and compliance management
  • Management of group projects with special success in the development and implementation of general, forward-looking internal control systems (ICS)
  • Many years on the committees of various medium-sized enterprises
  • Studied economics at the Leibniz University Hannover

Dr. med. Kristin Forßmann

Medical Director

  • Studies of medicine and dissertation at the Universities Heidelberg and Munich (LMU)
  • Medical intern in a specialized medical practice for oncology
  • Resident and research fellow at the University Hospital Mannheim and qualification as General Practitioner
  • 20 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry within clinical development and medical affairs as
    • Clinical Project Manager in a family-owned biotech company
    • Medical Director in a spin-off biotech company
    • General Manager of the subsidiary of a Swiss contract research organization (CRO)
    • Medical Advisor and local responsibility in a ‘big’ pharmaceutical company
    • Therapeutic Area Head und global responsibility within clinical development in a mid-size pharmaceutical company
    • Chief Medical Officer in a family-owned midsize German pharmaceutical company
  • Awards
    • Paul-Beiersdorf-Prize 1990 for the isolation and characterization of atrial natriuretic peptides from human blood and urine

Portrait of Claudia Pieh

Dipl. Des. Claudia Pieh

Director of Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs, MR

  • Long-term competence and leadership in quality management (EN ISO 13485, Directive 93/42 / EEC) and Regulatory Affairs (international approvals) with a focus on medical technology
  • Certified quality auditor according to DIN EN ISO 19011
  • More than 15 years responsible for the new development of patentable medical products for national and international medical technology companies
  • Awards:
    • Red Dot Design Award
    • Ranking Design Award Top 10 Medical Technology
    • Ranking Design Award Top 100 Industrial Design
    • Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany

Portrait Dr. Ing. Jan-Marten Seitz

Dr. Ing. Jan-Marten Seitz

Director of Research and Development, Engineering and Production

  • Co-ordination of the scientific and technical partnership network of Syntellix AG 
  • Doctorate on "Development of Neodymium Containing Magnesium Alloys" at the Leibniz University Hannover
  • Initiator and manager of various interdisciplinary research projects with scientists, industrial and application experts, technicians and students 
  • Many years of magnesium research covering production technology, materials science and medical applications, as well as the development of coatings for resorbable implants
  • Expertise in mechanisms and the kinetics of physiological Mg degradation 
  • Development and optimisation of process chains for biodegradable magnesium-based implants, such as stents, threads and intramedullary nails, owner of numerous process patents 
  • Numerous publications of scientific findings in international scientific journals

Portrait Oliver Marx

Oliver Marx

CSO (DACH region and international)

  • Proven expert in strategic and operational corporate management, Sales and marketing management
  • Many years (18+) of international and national experience in the field of Healthcare / MedTech with a strong network
  • Provable success in the development of structures, products and sales to increase the shareholder value

Portrait Pierre Frega

Dipl. Oek. Pierre Frega

Director of Marketing

  • Many years of creative marketing experience in various agencies
  • Strong background in brand management, online marketing and film 
  • Specialist for challenging engineering and technical issues 
  • Economics graduate from the Leibniz University Hannover, degree dissertation: "Customer Integration in Open Innovation Processes"