Former Medtronic exec tapped to lead Zimmer Biomet spinoff

Vafa Jamali has been appointed CEO of NewCo, a spinoff dental and spine company created by Zimmer Biomet.

Mr. Jamali has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, including 20 years in executive leadership roles. He spent six years at Medtronic, where he served as senior vice president and president of early technologies and senior vice president and president of respiratory, gastrointestinal and informatics.

Prior to Medtronic, Mr. Jamali held leadership roles at Covidien, Cardinal Health and Baxter.

The spinoff is set to be complete by mid-2022.

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