HIMSS, a global advisor and thought leader in health information and technology, announced today the appointment of Sebastian Krolop, MD, PhD, MSc, to the role of chief operating & strategy officer (COSO). Dr. Krolop comes to the organization with more than 20 years of global experience as a physician, an advisor and as a consultant for health and public services and life sciences in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In his role as COSO, Dr. Krolop will lead the alignment of HIMSS’s operational goals with the organization’s strategic plan. In addition, he will guide the direction of HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media and foster additional support services in international markets.
“Sebastian is a wonderful addition to the HIMSS team. As a past chair of the HIMSS Board of Directors he has a strong familiarity with HIMSS and a clear appreciation for our mission. Sebastian has an excellent strategic mind with detailed understanding of the global health eco-system,” said Hal Wolf, president and CEO of HIMSS. “Having our COSO based in Germany will add to our dedication and growth in the international markets.”
“I’m so excited to serve this unique and wonderful society, focusing on our membership experience and a patient centric and value driven future of health,” said Dr. Krolop.
Dr. Krolop began his career at the university hospital of Heidelberg, Germany, working in the anesthesiology department. He progressed further in his career into consulting roles across multiple areas like management consulting, financial services, technology and strategy for life sciences, healthcare and public services. His roles also include serving as partner for health and public services at Accenture for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and partner and vice president at Philips Healthcare Transformation Services, overseeing Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In his most recent role at Deloitte Consulting, Dr. Krolop served as partner and industry lead for life sciences and healthcare.
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