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Medela Promotes from Within and Announces New Chief Executive Officer

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Thomas Golücke announced as Medela’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Baar, Switzerland, May 7, 2024 — Medela, a leading breast pump brand and medical device manufacturer for over sixty years, announces the appointment of Thomas Golücke as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024. Thomas will succeedAnnette Brüls, who has held the position successfully since 2018 and now decided to take on a new role outside of Medela. The promotion of Thomas Golücke to CEO was a planned transition as part of Medela’s succession management program.

“We are delighted to promote Thomas Golücke to the position of CEO. Thomas Golücke has demonstrated unwavering commitment and exceptional leadership within Medela over the last ten years. This appointment not only reflects our recognition of his outstanding contributions and dedication to our mission to turn science into care but also underscores our commitment to nurturing and promoting leadership from within. We are confident that under Thomas Golücke’s leadership, our company will continue to thrive. I also want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Annette Brüls for her strong leadership and vision during her tenure as CEO over the last six years.I wish her every success with her next endeavor," said Michael Larsson, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Medela.

Thomas Golücke has been with Medela for 10 years and has held a variety of roles in both the Europe and the Americas regions, most recently as Executive Vice President Europe and Americas & Global Sales Excellence and member of the Group Management. In addition to a decade of global Medela experience, Thomas Golücke brings a passion for healthcare and a wealth of expertise in General Management, Marketing and Sales Leadership, honed from industry leading employers such as Novartis, Nycomed Pharma/Takeda and SmithKline Beecham. 

“I am honored to lead Medela into its next chapter to meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities, building on our legacy of sixty years of serving breastfeeding families and healthcare professionals globally. I am deeply grateful for the strong foundation laid by my predecessor, Annette Brüls, and the trust placed in me by the Medela Board. As CEO, I am committed to upholding our Medela core values while steering us towards new horizons and opportunities and continuing our commitment to our customers as a trusted brand recommended by both moms and healthcare professionals", said Thomas Golücke.

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