Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced a leadership change in its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Effective 1 September 2018, Ms. Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsäss, Ph.D., will assume the Management Board position in charge of EMEA. She follows Dominik Wehner, who decided to step down from his position for personal reasons, effective on 31 December 2017. In the interim period Rice Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care and Chairman of the Management Board, manages the EMEA region.

“I want to thank Dominik for his more than 20 years of contributions – most notably his commitment of caring for our patients at all times while enhancing our geographical footprint in the EMEA region. We are very proud of what Dominik has achieved and wish him all the best for his future,” said Rice Powell.

Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsäss has been president for EMEA at the med-tech company Zimmer Biomet since 2013. In her 25 years of professional career she has gained extensive experience in the medical and pharma industry from her positions at Abbott Laboratories and Roche. Katarzyna Mazur-Hofsäss is a physician by educational background and holds a Ph.D. from Gdansk Medical University in Poland, as well as an MBA from the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Minnesota. “Katarzyna will not only be well equipped to run our expanding EMEA region but she will also have a fresh perspective that can provide new impulses. We look forward to welcoming her in our team,” said Rice Powell.