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Vardis Proud To Support RTI Surgical Appointing Pascale Witz As the New Chair of the Board of Directors


Pascale Witz was named Chair of the RTI Surgical Board of Directors in June 2021. Witz is the Founder and President of PWH Advisors, an advisory firm serving Biotech, MedTech, Diagnostics and HealthTech companies. Witz is the former Executive Vice President, Global Pharma and Consumer Healthcare Divisions with Sanofi S.A., and was formerly President and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Pharmaceutical Diagnostics business. She is an experienced global leader in the healthcare industry, with a track record of leadership and operational excellence in Pharma, MedTech, Diagnostics and Digital Health industries.

Witz served on Sanofi’s Executive Committee from 2013 to 2016, and was with GE Healthcare from 1996 to 2013, where she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility, based in Europe, the UK and the USA. She started her career with Becton Dickinson Pharmaceutical System, based in their European headquarters in Grenoble, France.

Witz serves on the boards of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, Horizon Therapeutics Plc., Perkin Elmer Inc., and Regulus Therapeutics Inc. as well as privately held companies.

Witz earned a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France, and a Master of Science (MSc) in biochemistry from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees in Lyon, France. She was also a doctoral student in molecular biology at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Strasbourg, France.

RTI Surgical is Leading designer, private label manufacturer and distributor of biologic implants (allografts and xenografts) used in a variety of critical surgical procedures. RTI Surgical Holdings was established in the 1990s as a small tissue bank at the University of Florida. Since then, it has grown both organically and through acquisitions to become a leading surgical implants business that enjoys long-term relationships with blue-chip customers. Montagu acquired RTI Surgical in 2020.

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