Board of management

Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

 

Dr. Ludwin Monz


Dr. rer. nat. Ludwin Monz (President and CEO)

Dr. Ludwin Monz, born in 1963, has been President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since March 2010. He has been a Member of the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since 2007. Effective 1 January 2014, he was additionally appointed as a Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG.

In this role he is responsible for Corporate Quality Management and Corporate Research and Technology. He also oversees the Japanese, Spanish, French and Turkish sales regions. In addition to his offices as Chairman and Member of the Supervisory Boards of ZEISS companies, he is a member of the Strategy Board of the Henley Business School and a member of the University Council of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Ludwin Monz constantly works on improving the company's competitiveness by adopting a clear innovation orientation in order to facilitate market growth in a difficult market environment. Besides developing suitable innovation and market strategies, especially in the field of software, Ludwin Monz also pays particular attention to establishing lean and efficient corporate processes. Under his leadership, a number of products were launched which now serve as benchmarks for the industry.

After obtaining his PhD in physics, Ludwin Monz spent a year as an Invited Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, USA and subsequently worked as a member of the scientific staff at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (Society for Heavy Ion Research – GSI) in Darmstadt, Germany, before joining ZEISS as a scientist in 1994. He obtained an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK in 2004. He quickly advanced within the ZEISS organization, starting as Head of Geodetic Systems Product Development, before being made General Manager of this division which he led in a joint venture with a Swedish-American company. He then joined the Medical Technology business group of ZEISS in 2000, where he was initially responsible for the development of surgical microscopes for microsurgery.

Ludwin Monz's enthusiasm for science and technology, combined with his interest in medical applications, pays dividends in his work. He has a passion for outdoor pursuits and is a photography enthusiast.

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Justus Felix Wehmer

Justus Felix Wehmer

Justus Felix Wehmer, born in 1965, has been Chief Financial Officer of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG since October 2018. He previously served as Co-Head of the Microscopy business group and Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH beginning in 2015.

From 2013 until 2015, Justus Felix Wehmer headed Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH. Prior to this, he was Vice President of finance and strategy and general manager of NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH in Hamburg.

He joined ZEISS in 2002 and worked at the company until 2012 – initially as Senior Vice President for Finance at the Industrial Metrology business group and, from 2007, he held the same position at the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group.

Justus Felix Wehmer studied business administration at the Academy of Business and Administration in Essen and was awarded a Master of Business Administration (MBA) by the London Business School in 1995.

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Jan Willem de Cler

Jan Willem de Cler, born in 1965, became a member of the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in October 2018. His responsibilities include Human Resources and employee development. He joined ZEISS in 2004 as Managing Director of the Benelux sales and service company.

Jan Willem de Cler transformed and restructured the sales and service company across all its divisions to enable the creation of the future organization in Europe. He also served as Managing Director of the sales and service company in France and of France Chirurgie Instrumentation (FCI). From 2010 to September 2018, Jan Willem de Cler was Head of Surgical Ophthalmology (SUR) at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. In this role he drove the business growth and the corporate culture and is a member of the ZEISS Group Leadership Team. In 2014, he led the strategic acquisition of Aaren Scientific Inc. in Ontario, USA, which enabled the further globalization of the surgical ophthalmology business.

Jan Willem de Cler studied Marketing and Management at Nijenrode University in the Netherlands, and earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oregon, USA. After holding different management positions at General Electric and GE Medical Systems, he became co-founder and Head of Sales and Marketing for Global Healthcare Exchange Europe, a successful startup that provides B2B solutions for supply chain efficiency between healthcare providers and their suppliers.

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