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, Deputy CEO & 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.
Corinne Larke, Head of Regulatory
“Effective compliance solutions come not only from thorough knowledge, but also by forming meaningful relationships, and applying a sense of creativity and innovation.”
Corinne joined Congenius as our Head of Regulatory in August 2021. As a Regulatory Affairs SME with a strong background in political science, Corinne brings with her over 12 years’ experience in the medical device industry. With robust experience in both a strategic and managerial capacity, Corinne has created and implemented effective regulatory strategies for new products, led numerous successful submissions and audits for the EU and US markets, and steered a vital EU MDR transition.
Our Regulatory Team
Corinne 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, personal protective equipment, 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.
Dr Barbara Widmann, Head of Clinical
“I’m passionate about finding pragmatic solutions that drive projects forward, whilst ensuring a consistently high standard of quality.”
Barbara joined Congenius as our Head of Clinical in May 2021. As a Medical Affairs manager with a strong scientific background, Barbara brings with her almost a decade of experience in the medical device industry. Whilst leading the facilitation of the global registration of a Class III medical device in Japan, USA and China, she ran international trials with a focus on high quality study conduct, and a keen eye for budget and timeline adherence. Barbara’s experience has provided her with a solid understanding of international standards like ISO14155, as well as regulatory requirements across Europe, Japan, China and the US.
Our Clinical Team
Barbara leads our Clinical team here at Congenius. The team offers an average of ten years’ experience in Clinical Evaluation and clinical trials within the MedTech industry. Our Clinical consultants are pragmatic strategists who can adapt their approach as required. Their passion for thoroughness ensures accurate, detailed, and reliable clinical data collection and evaluation. Whether you are looking for support that complements the skills of your existing internal team, or an experienced leader within Clinical Affairs, our versatile Clinical Consultants can facilitate effective Clinical Strategy, Clinical Investigations and Clinical Evaluation.
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.
“Efficient quality management is a decisive success factor for Swiss companies in the life sciences sector. Congenius has ample experience in this field, and in my opinion, offers real added value to pharmaceutical, BioTech and MedTech customers requiring support.”
Richard Fritschi has worked in management in the life sciences industry since 1991. He started out as a controller at Sulzer Medica (now Zimmer Biomet), before becoming President Europe / Asia for Zimmer and CEO of Ypsomed. Today, he is active on various boards of directors within the MedTech and BioTech industries. As a member of our board, Richard’s wealth of leadership and management experience supports our continued development and success.
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