The board of directors of Agfa-Gevaert has accepted the recommendation from CEO Christian Reinaudo to appoint Luc Thijs as president of the Agfa HealthCare business group and member of the group's executive committee, effective April 1.
Thijs succeeds Christian Reinaudo who, until now, combined his role of CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert with his former position of president at Agfa HealthCare.
After a brief period at Bekaert Textiles, Thijs started his career at Agfa Gevaert's medical division in 1990. He took up consecutive general management roles for Agfa HealthCare in Asia Pacific, Latin America and Italy. From 2006, he was in charge of Agfa HealthCare's global imaging division. Since 2009, he led Agfa HealthCare's growth markets region, comprising Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
“Over the past years, the Agfa HealthCare business group has been reorganized and streamlined,” Reinaudo said. “With Luc leading the healthcare operations, I will be fully able to focus on my role of CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert group and the implementation of our growth strategy."