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Geoffrey C. FOOTE, BEng
Managing Partner (based in Singapore)
Geoff Foote started living and working in the South East Asia region since 2002, initially as General Manager for Singapore/Malaysia and various other roles in business development, corporate strategy and management. Before joining Biomedical Strategy Consultants, he spent two and a half years as Vice President in the Healthcare Division of Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation where he had a major focus on developing the medical device and diagnostics sector in that country.
He has extensive connections in the device industry globally and is enthusiastic about the potential for biotech growth in the Asia region.
Geoff worked as a biomedical engineer in product development, signal analysis, and diagnostics. Prior to moving to Asia he established a number of successful services in respiratory and sleep diagnostics in Australia and was active in a number of industry associations.
Geoff studied engineering at the University of Southern Queensland and University of NSW in Australia.
Hitoshi Kumano
Senior Associate (based in Tokyo, Japan)
Our Japan initiative is currently led by Kumano-san, with over 30 years experience in medical industry. Kumano-san has held various roles including the head of strategic planning and execution, marketing and project management, as well as sales and distributor management, at the Japanese operations of the healthcare companies such as Gould (later, a part of BD and GE), B. Braun, and Biosensors.
Earlier, he spent three years as a trainer at the cath-lab and operating room at Tokyo Women's Medical University, one of the most prestigious institutions in the cardiology field, which gave him a great opportunity to build his front line experience.
Kumano-san is a core member of Biomedical Japan Inc - a major boutique strategy consulting firms in the medical device industry – and exclusive partner of Ontogenix.
Hiroyasu Tsuzuki
Senior Associate (based in Tokyo, Japan)
Hiroyasu Tsuzuki has over 35 years experience in sales and marketing positions in the healthcare industry in Japan. He joined Biomedical Strategy Consultants Japan Office in October 2005 and has since successfully managed several complex market entry projects.
Tsuzuki previously held the position of Sales Director at B.Braun Japan successfully building a solid market presence in Japan for the company’s Regional Anesthesia product range. Prior to B.Braun, he held a sales manager position at Mallinckrodt Japan. He also spent a number of years at Terumo, a leading Japanese medical device company, holding various sales positions covering a wide range of disposable medical products. Tsuzuki started his career as a Medical Representative for Kowa Pharmaceutical (later acquired by Solvay).
Jeremy S. CHRISP, BSc (Hons), PhD
Partner (based in Sydney, Australia)
Dr Jeremy Chrisp has 21+ years experience in the Australian healthcare market as a scientist, marketer, senior manager, consultant and entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical, medical device and life science fields. He is the founder and managing director of Jeremy Chrisp & Associates, a management consulting company specialising in the commercialisation for the Australian biotechnology industry with a focus on start-up ventures. In addition, Jeremy is an Investment Manager with ANU Connect Ventures, a $30 million pre-seed investment fund of the ANU-MTAA Super Venture Capital Partnership.
Jeremy gained this experience by working with leading global multinational companies, including Merck & Co, Stryker, Becton Dickinson & Medtronic. He held positions including clinical research associate, sales representative, product manager, marketing manager, business development manager, sales & marketing manager as well as managing director. Until recently, Jeremy was the inaugural CEO of Medsaic Pty Ltd, a spin-out company from The University of Sydney, which commercialised a new antibody micro-array platform for the diagnosis of disease by the identification of surface proteins.
Jeremy holds a BSc (Hons) in physiology from the University of Otago (NZ) and a PhD in physiology from the University of Canterbury (NZ). He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Dhanraj CHANDRIANI, BA, MSc
Senior Associate (based in Mumbai, India)
Dhanraj Chandriani has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. He began his career in manufacturing medical devices such as patient monitoring systems, electrosurgical devices and defibrillators. He later moved on to a career in marketing a wide spectrum of medical devices in India and finally became the CEO of the organisation X-ray & Electromedicals (India). In addition, he has held the position of Director-Healthcare of the Manipal Group, the single largest healthcare group in India owning 12 hospitals and 5 medical colleges in the country.
Currently Dhanraj manages his own hospital planning and management consultancy firm. He has successfully completed over 38 hospital projects in India. He has also acted as advisor to the Ministry of Health, Govt. of Maharashtra on World Bank funded healthcare projects in the State of Maharashtra.
He is visiting faculty at the Garware Institute (Bombay University), TSEC (Biomedical Engineering College, Bombay) and Symbiosis Institute (Pune) where he teaches hospital planning and management. Dhanraj holds an MSc in Physics from Bombay University, a Degree in Business Administration (J. Bajaj Institute, Bombay) and a Diploma in Hospital Administration (NHMI, Bombay). He is fluent in English and Hindi.
Philip YUE Zhi Guo, BEng
Senior Associate (based in Shanghai, China)
Philip Yue has 18 years’ experience in the medical equipment industry, having held various senior executive positions in sales and marketing. Philip has worked in the Chinese medical industry for more than 16 years, where he has been based in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Philip worked a number of years with Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group (now a unit of Philips Medical), based in China starting 1987. He joined Siemens Medical China Operations in the late nineties as General Manager Sales and Marketing and played an instrumental role in establishing the sales and distribution infrastructure for Siemens Medical across the country. Philip moved to Singapore in 2001 as Asia-Pacific Marketing Director for Siemens Medical. He returned to China two years later and joined ultrasound manufacturer SonoSite Inc. as China Country Manager. He currently heads a medical equipment distributor organization which he co-founded, with offices in Beijing and Shanghai.
Philip holds a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Zhejiang University, China. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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