Dr. Omar Ishrak has been Chairman of our Board of Directors since inception. Dr. Ishrak serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Intel. Dr. Ishrak was CEO of Medtronic from June 2011 to April 2020 and served as Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors until he stepped down in December 2020. In January 2020, Dr. Ishrak was named independent Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intel. Dr. Ishrak has served as a member of the Intel board since March 2017. Prior to joining Medtronic, Dr. Ishrak was President and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems. He held several other roles at General Electric Company (“GE”) during his 16-year tenure. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ishrak amassed 13 years of technology development and business management experience, holding leadership positions at Diasonics/Vingmed, and various product development and engineering positions at Philips Ultrasound. He was inducted to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows in 2016 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2020. Dr. Ishrak serves on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. In addition, he is a member of the Minnesota Public Radio Board of Trustees. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, King’s College. He is also a Fellow of King’s College.
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director
Dr. Jean Nehmé has been our co-Chief Executive Officer since inception. Dr. Nehmé co-founded Digital Surgery in 2011 while training in plastic surgery in London and has continued to serve in his role after Digital Surgery was acquired by Medtronic in February 2020 to be integrated into the MITG Robotics division. Dr. Nehmé earned multiple awards for his research in innovation and application of surgical technology and simulation. He has presented at multiple international conferences and won the Founders Forum Singapore Rising Star award and the London Business School Deloitte Digital Health Award in 2015. Dr. Nehmé completed his masters in surgical technology at Imperial College London.
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director
Joshua Fink has been our co-Chief Executive Officer since inception. He is the Managing Partner of Ophir Holdings, a private investment company, which invests across a broad spectrum of industries including technology, healthcare and natural resources. Mr. Fink is Vice Chairman of the Electrum Group LLC, a firm that primarily invests in the mining sector, with a focus on precious metals. Mr. Fink serves as a Senior Advisor at SoftBank Investment Advisors. He is an advisor to 8VC, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm founded by Joe Lonsdale. Mr. Fink is the Managing Partner of Luma Bio-IT SPV, an investment vehicle focused on emerging to mid-sized companies in the Bio-IT and pharma-IT spaces. He is also a Founding Partner at Ascendant Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate investment and operating vehicle with an investment focus on urban hospitality, data infrastructure and technology-enabled multifamily assets. Mr. Fink holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Osama Alswailem, MD, MA currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre. He is responsible for leading the new Healthcare Information Technology Affairs department which has successfully proven itself as an essential strategic partner for the Hospital, having implemented key projects which have resulted in enhanced patient experience, process improvements and patient-focused delivery. He joined the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and previously served as a Medical Informatics Consultant and the Medical & Clinical Informatics Director. Dr. Alswailem also serves as an Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics at Al Faisal University. He holds an M.B.B.S. from King Saud University and an M.A. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.
Hani Barhoush is the CEO of Disruptive Investments at Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investor managing a US $243 billion portfolio spanning six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. He is also Managing Director and CEO of Mubadala Capital, the wholly owned asset management arm of Mubadala Investment Company, which today manages over US $10 billion in third-party capital vehicles on behalf of institutional investors in its four businesses, including three private equity funds, two early-stage venture funds, a public equities fund and two funds in Brazil focused on special situations. Prior to joining Mubadala, Mr. Barhoush was a member of Merrill Lynch’s New York-based investment banking team, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Barhoush holds a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, an M.P.P. of from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Michael Harsh is a co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Terapede Systems, a digital X-ray startup that focuses on developing an ultra-high resolution medical flat panel X-ray detector. Prior to co-founding Terapede Systems in 2015, Mr. Harsh had a 36-year long career with General Electric, including serving as Global Technology Leader — Imaging Technologies at the GE Global Research Center and culminating with him serving as Vice President and Chief Technology of GE Healthcare. Additionally, he serves on the boards of directors of Endra Life Sciences (NASDAQ: NDRA), Imagion Biosystems (IBX.AX), and EmOpti as well as being a member the Radiological Society of North America (“RSNA”), Research & Education Foundation Board of Trustees. He had previously served as a director for FloDesign Sonics until its acquisition by MilliporeSigma, a division of the Merck Group. Mr. Harsh is a graduate of Marquette University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He holds numerous U.S. patents in the field of medical imaging and instrumentation. In 2008, Mr. Harsh was elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows for his significant contributions to the medical and biological engineering field.
Gwendolyn A. Watanabe
Gwendolyn A. Watanabe is a Managing Director of H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, focusing on investment opportunities in the life sciences sector, including biopharmaceuticals, health care IT, medical devices, and diagnostics. Ms. Watanabe has been active in the life sciences sector for more than 28 years. Previously, she served as the General Manager and Vice President of US Robotics for Smith and Nephew and as the Corporate Vice President of Global Corporate Development, Strategy and Strategic Relationships at Teleflex where for eight years she presided over all global acquisitions. Ms. Watanabe joined Teleflex as a result of Teleflex’s acquisition of Hotspur Technologies, a company she co-founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer. She was also a co-founder of Nellix Endovascular, Bacchus Vascular and AneuRx, all three of which were medical device companies later acquired by larger strategic players. In addition, Ms. Watanabe has been general partner of several private equity entities. She is currently an observer on the board of Augmedics. Ms. Watanabe holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she simultaneously completed her pre- med requirements.