Diogo has over 34 years of international business experience in corporate and startup companies within the life-sciences and MedTech industries.
Passionate about growing and developing new businesses, through people and inspiring teams to achieve a high performance culture and focus. After completing his studies in business administration with concentration in finance and marketing at Boston University, Diogo joined Johnson & Johnson where he spent 32 years in a career that spanned three continents and several different businesses within the medical devices group.
Has he progressed from Managing Director positions to his last position as president for DePuy Synthes Europe Middle East and Africa a business of over $2.5Billion turnover, Diogo was always a driver of change and business growth. His drive helped develop new organizational structures, new business models and significant acquisitions into strategic spaces for the Group. His career took him to live and work in UK, USA, Latin America, Middle East and recently
Spain and Switzerland. The diversity of business managed include; general surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, clinical diagnostics, sterilization, disposable contact lenses, diabetes, cardiology and electrophysiology. During his tenure at Johnson & Johnson Diogo was involved in significant acquisitions in the Cardiology and Orthopaedics space (Cordis, DePuy and Synthes) as well as the chairman’s dialogue, a program created for future CEO’s.
After having spent 32 years in Johnson & Johnson, Diogo was attracted to Smith & Nephew as President, Executive Officer and executive committee member. Integrated the three global divisions into one single regional unit with turnover of over $1.5Billion. Led three acquisitions in the Sports Medicine and Robotics space. His passion for people and high performance teams, drove the successful restructuring, integration, and successful turnaround with above market performance in all business units.
Currently he is Advisor to Startups, Angel investor and holds Non-Executive Dorectorships.