Michael Blackwell joins Medtronic India as Vice President

He will be responsible for sales, marketing, and commercial operations of Medtronic’s India business

Medtronic announced the appointment of Michael Blackwell as Vice President of India Medtronic, effective January 2023. In this role, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, and commercial operations of Medtronic’s India business. Michael will be appointed as the Managing Director of Medtronic India in due course.

Blackwell joined Medtronic in 2006 and has worked in various markets globally. With a career spanning over 20 years in healthcare, he has worked across business groups of Medtronic that include cardiovascular, neuroscience and medical-surgical. In his last assignment with Medtronic, he led the Frontier Markets consisting of Indonesia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Guam, Brunei, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Fiji, and New Papa Guinea.

“Blackwell is a seasoned executive and brings with him a diverse range of experiences across markets and therapies. He has a proven track record of driving growth spanning multiple geographies and varied market dynamics. We are confident that his insights, innovation-driven mindset and strong leadership skills will help take our India business forward and strengthen Medtronic’s position as a leading healthcare technology company,” said Feng Dong, VP, Asia Region-led Markets, Global Regions, Medtronic.

“I am excited about my new role and to be able to contribute to our mission of alleviating pain, restoring health and extending lives. Medtronic has been transforming healthcare in India for over 40 years through innovations and solutions that provide quality healthcare and improve patient outcomes. I look forward to working with the teams and collaborating with our customers and partners to achieve greater milestones for India’s healthcare sector and better outcomes for the patients” said Michael Blackwell, Vice President, Medtronic India.

Blackwell’s earlier assignments involved, leading the cardiovascular group for Medtronic Canada. He has also had dual responsibilities in the US, as the Vice President of Sales for the Advanced Surgical division, West Area and the National Hernia Lead within the Medical Surgical business group. Additional roles included Director of Strategic Accounts and multiple manager positions across Medtronic’s portfolios.

Additionally, Blackwell has taken an active role in Medtronic’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s) including a leadership position in the African Descent Network (ADN), a liaison to the Asia Impact at Medtronic – Field Acceleration Resource Group (AIM – FAR) and supports Accelerating and Advancing Sales Professionals through Innovation Results and Excellence (ASPIRE), a Medtronic ERG that is focussed on the growth, development and success of women field employees.

Blackwell was born and raised in the Midwest, Topeka, Kansas (United States). He attended The American University located in Washington, DC. Michael is passionate about travel, adventure, and the unknown. A lesser-known fact about him is that he carries Medtronic’s Hancock II bioprosthetic heart valve inside his chest since December 2016 through an open-heart surgery that saved his life.

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