A global pioneer in health technology has announced Julia Strandberg’s appointment as Chief Business Leader of its Connected Care divisions, beginning April 24, 2023. Ms. Strandberg will report to Philips CEO Roy Jakobs as a member of Philips’ Executive Committee. Starting on 1 April 2023, the Connected Care businesses of Philips will include the Monitoring, Sleep & Respiratory Care, and Enterprise Informatics businesses.
Ms. Strandberg (1974, United States) joins Philips from Pear Therapeutics, where she served as Chief Commercial Officer and led the commercial team that developed, launched, and expanded the company’s prescription digital pharmaceuticals service. Prior to this, Ms. Strandberg led a healthcare business consulting firm focused on client growth. Prior to that, she led Medtronic’s Global Health Informatics and Monitoring business and was the global marketing leader for the Patient Monitoring business within Covidien’s Respiratory & Monitoring group, which Medtronic acquired. Ms. Strandberg began her professional career with 3M, where she held a variety of positions.
Roy Jakobs, CEO of Royal Philips, stated, “On behalf of Philips’ Executive Committee, I am thrilled to announce that Julia Strandberg will join Philips as our new Chief Business Leader of the Connected Care companies and member of the Executive Committee.” “Julia provides extensive, multidisciplinary skills to Philips, notably in informatics and monitoring. Passionate about enhancing the healthcare experience for patients and providers across care settings, Julia knows how to deliver within the global healthcare ecosystem and contributes considerable expertise in creating and commercializing medical technology.
Ms. Strandberg follows Dan Leonard, who assumed the job of Chief Business Leader of Connected Care on an interim basis following Roy Jakobs’ appointment as CEO in October 2022.
The firm has continued to bolster its organization with fresh health technology talent, including seasoned leaders with extensive knowledge, due to the allure of Philips’ powerful brand and compelling mission. Ms. Strandberg’s nomination to Philips’ Executive Committee follows the recent appointments of Wim Appelo as Chief Operations Officer and Steve C. de Baca as Chief Patient Safety & Quality Officer, as well as Jeff DiLullo’s advancement to Chief Market Leader of North America.