René Van De Zande has extensive experience in guiding companies engaged in international trade, particularly in the medical device industry. René founded Emergo Group in 1997 and under his leadership as CEO and President turned Emergo into the largest leading global medtech regulatory affairs firm in the world, with offices in over 25 countries. Emergo was acquired by Underwriters Laboratories in 2017. René is currently Partner & Commercial Director at MedEnvoy Global (www.MedEnvoyGlobal.com) which is an independent Importer that supports manufacturers of Medical Devices and IVDs as stipulated by EU regulations while maintaining full commercial control, independence, and flexibility.
In addition, René holds ownership positions in a variety of other companies, including Micren Healthcare (www.micren.co.jp) which provides in-country representation services for non-Japanese medical device companies commercializing their medical devices in the Japanese market, and Luctor Medical (www.luctormedical.com), which helps medical device manufacturers research, analyze, select and manage medical device distributors in the major international markets.