Medtronic appoints Michael Blackwell as Vice President of India business
Healthcare technology company Medtronic plc has announced the appointment of Michael Blackwell as Vice President of India Medtronic Pvt Ltd, effective January 2023.
In this role, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, and commercial operations of Medtronic’s India business. Blackwell will be appointed as the Managing Director of Medtronic India in due course, the company said in a statement.
Blackwell succeeds Madan Krishnan, who has been leading the dynamic India market and is now transitioning to a global role in the US as Vice President & CFO of Medtronic’s Medical Surgical portfolio. Over the past six years, Krishnan has led transformational growth initiatives for Medtronic in India and South Asia.
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.
“Michael 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, Vice President, Asia Region-led Markets, Global Regions, Medtronic.
“I am excited for my new role and to be able to contribute to our mission of alleviating pain, restoring health and extending lives. 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 Blackwell.
Blackwell’s earlier assignments involved, leading the Cardiovascular group for Medtronic Canada. He has also had dual responsibilities in the United States, 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 consisted of Director of Strategic Accounts along with multiple manager positions across Medtronic’s portfolios.
Medtronic began its operations in India in the year 1979. Headquartered in Mumbai, India Medtronic Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic Plc.