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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

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  • 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: Homepage Curriculum vitae (EN) 

Dr. Amir Ghoreishi

Member of the Executive Board / CFO

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  • 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 Kirschner

Member of the Executive Board / CTO

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  • Studied human medicine and hospital management 
  • Gained his 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 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)
  • Extraordinary Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

The Team

Portrait Helge Hentschel

Helge Hentschel, authorised officer

Director of Business Administration

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  • 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

Werner Fischer, MBA

Director of International Sales

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  • Senior manager with a highly successful background in achievement of substantial and profitable business
  • Study in Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Many years of experience in the medical device business in various companies
  • Successful career as :
    • Sales representative orthopedics and trauma
    • Business unit manager orthopedics und trauma
    • Sales director
    • Division manager medical
    • Key account manager
  • Awards:
    • Sales Award 2009 (Key brand performance)
    • Sales Award 2010 (Best performance in technology)

Portrait Pierre Frega

Dipl. Oek. Pierre Frega

Director of Marketing

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  • 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"

Portrait of Claudia Pieh

Dipl. Des. Claudia Pieh

Director of Quality Management & Regulatory Affairs, MR

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  • 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:
    • iF DESIGN AWARD
    • 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

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  • 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

Dr. med. Kristin Forßmann

Medical Director

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  • 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

Dr. Rüdiger Nigbur

Director of Business & Partner Development

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  • Trained physician, holding a PhD degree in Pharmacology from the University of Hamburg
  • 20 years of experience within the healthcare industry in a national and international environment
  • Held various executive positions in Marketing and Sales with blue chip companies
  • Broad experience in setting up and managing direct and indirect sales organizations as the basis for successful introductions of innovative medical devices and pharmaceuticals

Mathias Pühringer, MSc

Director of Product Management

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  • Study of Biomedical Engineering Sciences at Technikum Wien
  • Several years of experience in sales of sports medicine and osteosynthesis implant systems
  • Course instructor at the Austrian Red Cross
  • In-depth product knowledge and industry know-how in orthopedics and trauma
  • Focus on product development of degradable Mg-based implant systems