Steven André Baard is a management professional who utilises his breadth of experience and MBA qualification to excel at working together with all levels of stakeholders in the healthcare sector to identify shared opportunities for positive business and service
Steven’s broad international experience in marketing, business development, stakeholder management, sales, and customer support serves as a cornerstone for his ongoing success in leading teams, projects and companies across geographies. A combined 26 years of international experience in healthcare includes: 9 years in pharmaceutical sales and marketing with Eli Lilly (South Africa & UK) and 5 years with Roche Diagnostic in the UK prior to taking on a senior role in a medical device start-up.
In 2011 Steven returned to South Africa and took on the role of establishing Ottobock´s footprint in Southern Africa as the managing director for the region. In this role Steven, dealt directly with all market stakeholders and policy makers to address gaps in the provision of medical devices for people with disabilities within the regions communities.
Steven is currently working in Berlin, Germany, in the Ottobock Corporate Strategy and M&A team and where he continues to support Ottobock´s footprint in Africa as a champion for emerging markets.