Hans-Peter Lauffs, who has extensive management experience and has been working in the healthcare sector for more than 10 years, is the new COO of EIT Health and the Deputy Chairman of the organisation’s Management Board, starting 15 October 2019.
As COO, he will be the operational leader of EIT Health, responsible for heading back office processes, meeting reporting requirements and supervising financial, legal, IT, HR, Project Management Office and data management functions.
Previously, Hans-Peter was an executive board member of a large ambulatory health service provider, as well as co-founder of a start-up for digital social and healthcare services for the elderly. He recently applied his profound operational experience and strategic focus to the process and business development of a global NGO network with a leading role in bringing technology to the nonprofit sector. By starting his career in a corporate environment, working for a large industrial group and in the financial sector, he set the foundation of his skills in international strategic development, controlling and finance.
"We are excited to be building our team with someone who brings a broad range of experience in healthcare, healthcare start-ups, technology, non-profit development and management," said EIT Health CEO Jan-Philipp Beck.
Hans-Peter, who describes himself as being "strongly motivated by value creation for society and a passionate business and process developer", said: “EIT Health is at the heart of innovation in Europe. I am looking forward very much to contributing to further grow its position by bringing my entrepreneurial spirit and operational experience. Working jointly with citizens, clients, partners and colleagues to improve the quality of life and the sustainability of care systems is at the heart of my motivation.”
Hans-Peter holds a master’s degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) from Passau University and became a true European citizen during his studies in Toulouse, France, participating in the Erasmus exchange programme.
This communication was first published 15 October 2019 by EIT Health.