Meet the team
Our Congenius team is formed of reliable people who listen to customer needs, inform ideas, and challenge the status quo when necessary.
They share a thirst for knowledge, a love of collaboration, and they are passionate about making a positive difference to people`s lives. Each of our Congenius consultants has on average ten years of Medtech industry experience across a diverse range of fields. Read on to discover more about our dynamic team.
Jörg Dogwiler, CEO & Founder
“My goal with Congenius is to grow an organisation that`s built on openness and transparency, and developed by talented, like-minded people.”
Jörg founded Congenius at the beginning of 2016. With his roots in Electrical Engineering, he spent over two decades developing his career in MedTech and Pharma consulting within Quality and Regulatory functions at leading consultancy companies.
Having previously held responsibility for the development and marketing of medical devices, Jörg has a detailed knowledge of the quality and regulatory aspects of active medical devices, implants, combination products and software as a medical device, and has built several QMS` according to ISO 13485 / 21CFR820. His customer portfolio is rich in variety, having worked in leadership positions for numerous start-ups, established SME`s and large global companies. Jörg also sits on the Advisory Board for USI Lugano, covering BioTech, MedTech and eHealth business programs.
Bastian Perroset, Partner & Head of Operations
“It has always been my passion to put efficiency into practice to achieve better end results.”
Bastian joined Congenius in 2017. He offers over 20 years of experience in MedTech and Pharma within product development and commercialisation, and has over 15 years in leadership and entrepreneurial positions within regulated industries. Bastian`s passion for continuous improvement is demonstrated by his lengthy list of field expertise, spanning Project Management, Risk Management, Design & Process Validation and Quality Management Systems to name but a few.
Our Operations Team
The Operations team here at Congenius offers every type of experience required for the successful commercialisation of medical devices and combination products. The team combines strategic thinking with implementation expertise across Process Engineering, Equipment & Infrastructure Qualification, Test Method Validation, Process Validation, and Biocompatibility, Sterility & Product Cleanliness. They can also provide reliable Project Management resource to further help you achieve Operational Excellence.
Dr Dirk Hüber, Head of Quality
“I enjoy helping people and organisations to improve and to develop, be it on a technical, quality, compliance, organisational, or personal level.”
With a passion for solving problems, Dirk was originally a Theoretical Physicist, spending 13 years undertaking scientific research. His move into the MedTech, IVD and Pharma industry and finally into consulting led him to work with companies large and small, established and start-ups. Since July 2019, Dirk has been applying his 20 years of experience in leadership positions in quality functions to his role as Head of Quality here at Congenius.
Our Quality Team
The Quality team combines a diverse range of knowledge and capability in the MedTech, IVD and Pharma industry. Including Senior Consultants with over two decades of experience in leadership roles, and dynamic young talent with fresh perspectives, our Congenius Quality team offers understanding of a wide range of products spanning active devices, implants, combination products, software and more. They are strategic, hands-on and charismatic, making integration with your own internal teams an effortless process.
Dr Alexander Krieg, Head of Regulatory
“I am motivated by the variety that my role offers; the variety of people I get to work with and the variety of challenges they need support with.”
Alex joined Congenius in January 2020, bringing with him over 12 years of experience in leadership positions in quality and regulatory functions. Alex has broad experience within IVD and MedTech supporting the quality and regulatory aspects of device development, product registration and post market activities. With his Chemistry background and wide-ranging customer portfolio, Alex offers in-depth knowledge, a broad scope of expertise and a rich sense of perspective.
Our Regulatory Team
Alex leads our Regulatory team here at Congenius. The team is comprised of experts who have experience across all aspects of regulatory affairs, and who offer detailed knowledge covering a wide range of product groups. Their expertise spans every step of the product life cycle for implants, combination products, medical devices including software as a stand-alone device, and in vitro diagnostics. Where required, the team is also well-equipped to support with due diligence activities.
Paul Gardner, Head of eHealth
“My mission at Congenius is to provide meaningful patient outcomes by leading and developing our eHealth team.”
Paul joined Congenius as our Head of eHealth in August 2020. Paul brings with him over 40 years of safety critical systems, software, electronics and mechatronics experience, specialising in the implementation and management of the design process from concept to completion. Having worked with a diverse range of organisations, Paul offers multi-faceted expertise developed from his involvement in the SaMD, MedTech, Aerospace Technology and Military fields.
Our eHealth Team
The Congenius eHealth team is comprised of consultants with on average 10+ years of experience in medical, as well as exposure to other safety critical systems in a variety of fields spanning Automotive, Avionics, Rail and more. The team has an international background, possessing competencies across the regulatory, technical and project management areas. Whether you require strategic advice or hands-on implementation, our team of Project Managers, Process Developers, Team Leaders, System/ Software Architects and Software Developers have the same mindset in common; they are pragmatic, customer focused problem solvers.
Hannah Matthews, Head of Marketing & PR
“At Congenius I am empowered to apply my passion and creativity to help drive our organisation forward through meaningful communication.”
Hannah joined Congenius in April 2020 as our Head of Marketing & PR. She is a copywriter, content producer and marketing strategist with over 10 years of experience in the advertising industry. Hannah`s vast customer portfolio spans prestigious global brands, aspiring regional companies and grass-roots organisations in the Medical & Healthcare, Finance, Automotive, Not-for-profit, Retail, Tourism and Government fields.
Stéphanie Buchel-Huber, Head of HR & Finance
“It`s important for me to really know the people behind the job titles. Our open-minded culture at Congenius helps me to understand the personalities that form our dynamic team.”
Stéphanie started as our Head of HR & Finance in June 2020. Her wealth of specialist knowledge, academic practice, and professional experience, including her role as Finance & HR Director at Esprit Switzerland & Italy, allow her to effectively guide our people and processes as we grow our organisation.
Our Board Members
Dr Felix Baader
“Jörg and I share the same priority; to deliver the highest level of quality service through a collaborative and down-to-earth approach.”
Having held senior and executive positions at Roche Diagnostics, Roche Diabetes Care, Biotronik Vascular Intervention as well as Philips Patient Monitoring, Dr Baader draws on his 25 years in Medtech and Pharma to provide us with valuable insight, particularly regarding business strategy, organisational development and HR. Furthermore, his broad industry network plays a key role in furthering the successful expansion of our business.
Dr Peter Hostettler
“I’m proud to support Congenius in their mission to use their broad expertise to help Pharma, BioTech and MedTech companies create the best solutions for millions of patients around the world.”
Dr Peter Hostettler, Founder & former Chairman of Hocoma Group, provides support from a strategic, organisational, financial and legal perspective. Having created and grown a successful global medical technology company, Dr Hostettler utilises his 20 years of experience to help us develop sustainably.
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