Mizanu Kebede

Chief Quality & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Smith+Nephew

Mizanu brings more than 20 years’ of leadership experience in Quality and Regulatory Affairs across multiple sectors in operational, commercial, and strategic roles. Prior to Smith+Nephew, Mizanu was the Senior Vice President of Global Quality, Regulatory and Product Safety at Avanos Medical, a spinoff business of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, which focused on healthcare solutions for chronic care and pain management.

Mizanu has a proven track record of building high performance teams, driving change and creating a competitive advantage through an open and collaborative leadership style. He has held several senior Quality and Regulatory leadership roles within medical devices, diagnostics and healthcare at multinational companies including Life Technologies Corporation, Johnson & Johnson and STERIS Corporation.

Mizanu holds a master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology.


  • Chief Quality & Regulatory Affairs Officer

    Current role

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