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François Drolet

Director, Public Affairs – Roche Diagnostics

After 4 years leading Roche Diagnostics’ Canadian sales team and a brief mandate as the director of business development, François assumed to the role of director, public affairs in early 2016. In this role, he is responsible for all initiatives around health policy, market access, government relations as well as stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining Roche Diagnostics, François spent over 20 years with Covidien (now part of Medtronic) in various sales and marketing positions, serving his last 8 years with the company as the Canadian vice-president of sales & marketing.
Always in keeping with a patient-centric approach, his 28 years spent within the healthcare industry, more specifically in the operating room, ICU, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, anesthesiology, nursing in general and now laboratory medicine have provided him with great insight into our healthcare ecosystem.
François earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce and administration from Laval University in Quebec City. He holds board positions with both MEDEC and the Quebec Personalized Healthcare Network (RSSPQ) and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders while acting as a Roche representative in many industry forums.