Board of Directors
Implantica’s Board of Directors combines exceptional industry and scientific knowledge with extensive leadership experience.
Liselott Kilaas – Chairman of the Board
- Former CEO of Aleris Group
- Extensive experience in healthcare/medtech/large listed companies
Mrs Kilaas brings 20 years of international top management experience in the healthcare industry to the Chairman position of Implantica, having served as CEO of Aleris Group, the largest healthcare and care corporation in Scandinavia from 2013-2017. Mrs Kilaas has extensive Board and audit committee experience and is currently a board member of many large Nordic and multi-national companies including Ambea AB, Peab AB, Norsk Hydro and Orkla ASA. She is currently the Chairman of the medtech / healthcare companies Coala Life AB and Avonova AB. Mrs Kilaas received the Norwegian Women’s Board award for 2019. She is a graduate from the University of Oslo with an MBA from IMDB in Lausanne.
Johan Bojs - Vice-Chairman of the Board
- Partner at Astra Law Firm in Stockholm, Sweden
- Former tax attorney at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and SEB Bank
Mr. Bojs is a highly experienced attorney specializing in Tax and Commercial Law and a Partner at Astra Law Firm in Stockholm, Sweden. Previously he was a Partner and Head of Taxes at Lindskog Malmström Law Firm, tax attorney at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise and SEB Bank as well as a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen. Mr. Bojs has authored academic textbooks as well as a number of articles and is a Board member in several companies. He received an LL.M. degree from the University of Stockholm and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg.
Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Frigg
- Former CTO Synthes (sold to J&J for 19bn)
- Founder of the AO/ASIF Development Institute in Davos
Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Robert Frigg has vast experience in product development in the medical device industry, having spent over 30 years in innovation leadership positions in the medtech field. He was the Chief Technology Officer at Synthes AG with global responsibility for technology and innovation from 2004 – 2012. Previously, he was VP of Innovation and New Concepts at Mathys Medical from 1997 – 2003. He also founded and managed the AO/ASIF Development Institute in Davos. Dr. Frigg has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to the medical device industry.
Prof. Dr. Klaus Neftel
- Former Chief Internal Medicine Bern Hospital
- Professor at University of Bern
Prof. Dr. Neftel was the former Chief of Internal Medicine at the Ziegler Hospital in Berne from 1989 – 2000 as well as a Professor at the University of Berne. Prior to that, he was a Senior Physician in Internal Medicine in the Medical Clinic at the University Hospital Zurich (1983 to 1989). He is a Certified Hematologist and specialist in Internal Medicine. Prof. Dr. Neftel is the editor of the Swiss Medical Forum and previously developed and lead an internet portal in combination with symposiums for a nationwide CME program.
- Former CEO of Obtech Medical AG
- Rector at University Lucerne of Applied Sciences and Arts
Mr. Siegenthaler was the co-founder and former Managing Director of Obtech Medical AG, the founders’ previous successful medtech business in obesity surgery. At Obtech Medical, he focused primarily on building the global sales organization, establishing salesforces in 32 countries and developing relationships with Key Opinion Leaders. Mr. Siegenthaler was a Rector at the University Lucerne of Applied Sciences and Arts and has a degree in music.