From the 1st of January 2020, Leontien Ruttenberg has been appointed as Managing Director for Imres B.V., the Netherlands. Mr. Niek Zee, former Managing Director of Imres, has retired as of the 31st of December 2019. Niek will continue to serve on the Imres Supervisory Board.
Leontien, together with the dedicated management team and staff, will be responsible for realising the strategic ambitions of Imres over the years to come. Leontien Ruttenberg: “Imres has a strong heritage and reputation in efficiently providing high quality medicines and medical products for health programs around the world. I am looking forward to continuously serve and support our customers with the best products and logistic solutions for affordable prices”.
An experienced global business leader, Leontien has held numerous senior executive positions - including Managing Director of a health systems strengthening non-governmental organization and IDA Foundation. In such roles, Leontien has worked with many humanitarian organisations, Ministries of Health, NGO’s and other public health stakeholders. In addition, Leontien worked for Merck Sharp & Dohme for twelve years, holding several senior positions in business development, sales and medical departments. Through the years, Leontien has lived and worked in many countries - including India, Kenya, Sierra Leone and the USA.
Leontien has always been passionate about healthcare for all - specifically that of women and children. She remains humble but proud to be serving people in need of good quality medical care, including medicines. Particularly as the world is facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises arising from conflicts, violence and natural disasters.