Shanghai, China – 20 January, 2015 – MicroPort Scientific Corporation ("MPSC") is pleased to announce that effective immediately Mr. Aurelio Sahagun has been promoted to Chief Operation Officer ("COO") of MicroPort Orthopedics. Mr. Sahagun originally served as International Vice President of MicroPort Orthopedics.
Mr. Sahagun joined MicroPort Orthopedics in January 2014 following the asset purchase of OrthoRecon Business from Wright Medical Group, Inc ("Wright Medical"). Mr. Sahagun began serving as Wright Medical's Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA") Commercial Operations in May 2011, and had previously served as Vice President of Sales for the region since April 2010. He joined Wright Medical in early 2006 as Director of Finance and Operations in France, and served as both Director of Finance of EMEA and Vice President of Finance of EMEA prior to the positions above. Before Wright Medical, Mr. Sahagun worked for Medtronic where he provided senior financial support to the company's Spine business across Europe. He began his career in Spain, where he held several finance and business management positions in banking and distribution organizations with increased responsibilities covering Spain, Portugal and Latin-America.
Mr. Sahagun holds an MBA degree from HEC (Paris, France), a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain), and has followed additional Executive Education programs at Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford, CA - USA) and Harvard Business School (Cambridge, MA - USA).