Dr. René Willi

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Member of the Audit Committee

    CEO Global Oral Reconstruction Group Henry Schein Inc.,
    Member of the Henry Schein Inc. Executive Management Committee

    René Willi acquired much of his professional experience working for the medical device industry. René joined Henry Schein in December 2013 from his previous position as Executive Vice President, Surgical Business Unit, at Institut Straumann AG in Basel, Switzerland.

    Prior to Straumann, René held roles of increasing responsibility in the cardiovascular division of Medtronic. Before that, René served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

    René started his career in plant engineering as process engineer (Ems-Inventa) and senior manager sales & engineering (Von Roll Inova AG).


    René holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering, a PhD in technical sciences and a postgraduate master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich. He is an alumnus of the Medtronic marketing leader program of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.