Integra LifeSciences announces new CEO as former chief leaves for same role at GE Healthcare

Integra LifeSciences on Thursday named Jan De Witte as its new CEO and president. De Witte will succeed Peter Arduini, who previously announced he will step down as CEO to accept the role of president and CEO of GE Healthcare.

A 30-year health care and technology veteran, De Witte has extensive global executive experience and diverse expertise in research & development, commercialization, product management, digital innovation and operations.

He will join Integra prior to the end of the year, at which time he will also be appointed to its board of directors.

“We are thrilled to have Jan join Integra at this exciting time in the company’s history. Jan is a proven global business leader with extensive C-level experience at internationally-recognized companies,” Stuart Essig, chairman of Integra’s board of directors, said in a prepared statement.

“His values around inclusivity, integrity and accountability are highly aligned with Integra’s people-first culture. We look forward to Jan’s start later this year and his many future contributions to Integra,”  Essig continued.

De Witte served as CEO of Barco for the past five years, and he spent 17 years in senior-level leadership roles at GE, including serving as CEO and president of GE Global Healthcare IT.

Prior to GE, De Witte spent five years in strategic consulting at McKinsey and three years in operations at Procter & Gamble. De Witte currently serves on the board of directors of ResMed, a global leader in digital health technologies and cloud-connected medical devices that transform care for people with sleep apnea, COPD and other chronic diseases.