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Leitner, Karin#

Born February 8th, 1963 in Vienna
Austrian nationality, Swiss C-permit


Karin Leitner

2011 – 2015 Independent Executive Coach and Consultant
Finalized Trainings / Examinations for the International Coaching Federation
Study of global ethnical and leadership diversity
Consultant for medical technology start-ups
Intensive French B2 Course

1998 – 2011 MEDTRONIC INC
World's largest independent medical technology company.
Revenue for the year ended April 2012: $16.2 billion.

2007 - 2011 Business Director Diabetes - Central Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Switzerland
$80 Million Revenue, general management assignment, full P&L responsibility
Turnaround from negative growth back to solid double digit
Leading organization with total staff of 60 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland including 12 direct reports: business managers, direct and distributor sales and marketing, R&D and clinical, reimbursement, public relations, and customer services including patient 24 hour hotline.

Achievements: Due to 4 consecutive quarters of negative growth I was asked to take over After 6 months turnaround from negative growth back to double digit Integration of former Minimed company into Central Region GmbH (finance, policies) Change of 80% of country leadership teams Execution of scaleable territory alignment and account segmentation Cooperation of indirect and direct channels
2004 - 2007 European Business Director Neurological

Switzerland $200 Million Revenue, 5 different businesses, full P&L Responsibility Leadership of 350 international people including 16 direct reports: 12 country business managers, marketing, clinical, reimbursement, and customer services.
Alignment of Head Quarter functions with country needs (marketing and clinical)
Development of account segmentation, targeting and strategic account planning

Achievements: Double digit growth and 5% higher EBIT growth
Reorganisation of EU Business Leadership Team with external hiring of 6 country leaders
Initialization of leadership development programs
Alignment of US/ global strategies with EMEA needs for evidence based medicine, pricing, marketing

2002 – 2004 Business Director Neurological - Central Region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

1998 – 2002 Business Manager Neurological – Austria v Austria P&L responsibility for 5 different independent businesses including acquisitions

American, multinational, hardware & software corporation.
1996 - 1998 District Manager HP Medical Austria and Switzerland
1994 - 1996 Country Manager HP Medical Austria
1991 - 1994 Sales Ultrasound in Austria and Central + Eastern Europe
1989 - 1991 Clinical Application Specialist Echocardiography Austria and Eastern Europe


1981 - 1989 Graduated as Medical Doctor
University of Vienna
International assignment at Tel Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel

1980 International Baccalaureat
Brussels v 1968 - 1980 Childhood and Schooling in Vienna and New York, Lusaka, Johannesburg and Brussels during various IBM assignments


2011 Solution Oriented Coaching tested by International Coaching Federation
2007 - 2011 NLP Master, Trainer and Coach
2010 Global Medtronic Leadership Development Program
2008 Finance for Executives at INSEAD, Singapore
2006 Leadership Course IMD, Lausanne
2004 Strategic Marketing Course Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania
1997 Young Managers Program at INSEAD Fontainebleau
1989 - 1995 Negotiation Training, Management and Coaching within Hewlett Packard
1980 - 1989 Medical University Vienna including medical assignments in various disciplines

Performance rating exceptional in 8 out of 12 years with Medtronic
HP European Achievers Club, HP Presidents Club

German and English fluent
French and Italian colloquial

International Negotiation and Sales
Development of multifunctional teams
Cross Cultural Communication
Drive for sustainable high performance
People Management

Home address
Rue de la Grand Vigne 7
CH-1169 Yens
+41 (0)79 77 05 732