Jan Makela

President & CEO, Imaging at GE Healthcare Systems

Jan Makela is the President and CEO of GE Healthcare Imaging, which offers industry-leading technologies and services across MR, CT, PET, Nuclear Medicine, X-Ray, Women’s Health, Interventional, Surgery, imaging analytics and software.

Jan previously served as President and CEO of GE Healthcare Global Services from 2017 to early 2020, where he oversaw the global development and execution of GE Healthcare’s service solutions and operations around the globe. He joined GE Capital in 2000 and moved to GE Healthcare in 2007 to lead the Diagnostic Imaging Services business across Northern Europe. He later served as Chief Operations Officer for the European region. From 2013, Jan worked in GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business as the General Manager of its BioProcess business, and previously as General Manager of Core Imaging (now called PDx).

Jan has more than 20 years of industrial experience, beginning his career in engineering and production management with M&M/Mars Inc., followed by leadership roles at A.T. Kearney management consultants before joining GE. He has a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge.


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