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François Drolet

Director, Public Affairs, Roche Diagnostics Canada

After 4 years leading Roche Diagnostics’ Canadian Sales Team and a brief mandate as the Director of Business Development, François Drolet was appointed in early 2016 to the role of Director, Public Affairs. In this role, François is responsible for all initiatives around access, health policy, government relations and 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 more than 30 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 serves on Medtech Canada’s Board of Directors, Genome Quebec’s Precision Medicine Table and as an attendant on the Montreal InVivo’s Board of Directors since 2016 while being an active member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and Roche’s representative with several other associations.
When away from work, François is a great sports fan (a Montreal Canadiens all-timer!) and loves to cook and travel the world with his wife Marie-Claude.

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