Yves began his career in 1984 with Cordis International (Now Johnson & Johnson), where he progressed from Information Systems analyst to Sales and Marketing Division Manager with responsibilities for Scandinavia and the Middle East.
Yves moved from Cordis to Sulzer Intermedics, a leading manufacturer of pacemakers, heart valves, vascular grafts and orthopedics. As EAME Director, Yves developed the European Headquarters in Brussels as a support for Sulzer’s distributors featuring expanded training and clinical research activities. From EAME Director, Yves was promoted to EAME Vice President.
Upon Sulzer’s acquisition by Guidant Corp., Yves was approached by Medtronic to lead the Medtronic France operation. In complement to his duties as President of Medtronic France, Yves was President of the APIDIM (Association for the promotion of Innovation in Medical Devices) and a member of the Board of the French medical device industry trade organization SNITEM.
In 2008, Yves moved to Saint Jude Medical as VP Field Effectiveness with the objective to develop this newly created department. He is currently leading the company’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) project and involved in developing Sales & Management training programs for field personnel. Since 12/08, Yves is also Area Vice President for Spain & Portugal with P& L responsibilities for those geographies.
Yves holds an MBA from Lyons Graduate School of Business Administration as well as an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin.