Marc Gheeraert

CEO, European Society of Anaesthesiology

Marc Gheeraert, CEO European Society of Anaesthesiology

Marc has an engineering degree from the Flanders Technology Institute and started his career as CT and ultrasound engineer with EMI Medical systems.

Starting 1985 he has held numerous management and executive positions in service, sales, marketing and European affairs with GE Healthcare in the Benelux, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and France.  Marc then joined Picker/Marconi at GEC as Service Director Europe, where he also lead the Middle East distributor organization and then the integration of the European division of Marconi Medical systems into Philips in 2002.

After a few months Marc was asked to combine the Nuclear Medicine and Oncology businesses of ADAC, Marconi and Philips into one unit in Europe and as of 2005 he became the International Business Unit Manager Nuclear Medicine and Oncology covering the world with the exception of the USA domestic market. He also started the pre-clinical imaging and sponsored the molecular healthcare interest of Philips.

In 2005 Marc also became the President of AIPES/Nuclear Medicine Europe, the industrial association of all nuclear medicine producers and distributors.  During the world crisis on the supply of medical radioisotopes, the association took over the coordination of all world wide nuclear reactors producing medical isotopes with the approval of the OECD and created the European Observatory on the supply of medical isotopes together with several Directorates General  of the EU as approved by the European council.

With the rise of integrated care Marc became, in 2011, the global, ex USA, Business Development Manager for Oncology where Philips partnered with private investors to set up cancer centers and he also mastered the partnership of Philips with IBA for the development of proton centres.

Since 2015 he switched to anaesthesiology and became the CEO of ESA, supporting its commitment to patient safety through the Helsinki Declaration, the co-convening of the PSMF summits and the creation of advanced healthcare education and clinical research departments at the ESA.