After nearly 30 years, Jean-Michel Malbrancq's successor returns to European business
Catherine Estrampes has been announced as the new president and chief executive of GE Healthcare Europe.
“Catherine brings strong experience from her career with GE Capital and, more recently, managing GE Healthcare’s US Central Zone,” said Kieran Murphy, group chief executive.
“Her vision and leadership skills will be key assets as we continue to grow our business in the region, providing the best solutions and services to help improve outcomes for Europe’s healthcare systems and patients.”
Estrampes began her career at GE Healthcare in France in 1988 where she held business and marketing leadership positions for the cardiology/interventional and CT product lines.
She moved to the US in 1999 with GE Capital, where she held several general manager positions.
She returned to GE Healthcare in 2010 in the position of general manager in Mid America and, in 2013, her responsibilities were expanded to general manager US & Canada Central Zone, with responsibilities spanning the GE Healthcare portfolio.
She returned to the Europe organisation earlier this year as imaging leader.
She succeeds Jean-Michel Malbrancq, who has decided to pursue opportunities outside of GE after 35 years with the company.
Murphy said: “Jean-Michel has been a hugely-impactful leader during his last seven years as chief executive of Europe, where he has developed lasting partnerships with our customers in this crucial, dynamic and diverse market.
“He has guided the team with tenacity and humility in equal measure. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for his significant commitment and contribution to GE.”