avatera supervisory board

avateramedical GmbH in Jena, with its subsidiary in Ilmenau, is a subsidiary of avateramedical N.V., based in Amsterdam/Netherlands. This is a financial holding company focusing on investments in and start-ups of medical technology companies. It includes companies focusing on the research and development of robotic systems and accessories for minimally invasive surgery.

The avateramedical N.V. supervisory board consists of the following members:


Joe Hogan is a respected business leader in medical technology and precision engineering. He is a successful managing director and brings extensive experience from various industries such as healthcare, technology and industrial automation to the supervisory board of the avatera group.

In addition to his role at avatera, Mr Hogan serves as president and CEO of Align Technology, a leading global medical technology company with annual sales of approximately $2.2 billion. Prior to joining Align, Joe was CEO of ABB, a global power and automation technology company based in Zurich, Switzerland. He also spent 25 years with General Electric ("GE") in a variety of leadership and management positions, including eight years as CEO of GE Healthcare.

Dr. William (Jay) Gerald Austen Jr. is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and also serves as chief physician to the plastic, reconstructive, and burns surgery departments of Massachusetts General Hospital. Owing to his clinical experience, he is an authority on medical device innovation and has been instrumental in the development of numerous patents and prototypes for anti-ageing, rejuvenation and scar therapy.

Dr. Austen has published extensively in the field of plastic surgery with more than 100 publications reviewed by experts and has filed or granted more than 100 patents in the USA and internationally.