Ivan Fong joins Medtronic as EVP, general counsel and secretary

Fong previously served as CLO at U.S. industrial giant, 3M

Ivan Fong joins Medtronic as EVP, general counsel and secretary

Global healthcare technology company, Medtronic Plc, has appointed Ivan Fong as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Feb. 1. He will succeed Brad Lerman who is retiring at the end of January.

Fong joins Medtronic from American industrial giant, 3M, where he spent nine years, most recently serving as chief legal and policy officer and secretary. At 3M, Fong took responsibility for all legal, legal policy, compliance, government affairs, and global security matters.

"I am excited to join Medtronic and become part of its inspiring culture of learning, inclusion, integrity and innovation, and above all, its compelling Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life," said Fong. "I am honored to join the Medtronic executive committee, a world class leadership team, and to partner with the talented members of the company's legal, compliance and government affairs functions, to help advance the company's powerful mission and bold vision."

Prior to joining 3M, Fong served as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and as chief legal officer and secretary for Cardinal Health, Inc. He has also held the titles of senior vice president and general counsel of GE Vendor Financial Services; and GE’s first chief privacy leader and senior counsel, information technology. Fong was also Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He is currently a board member of Cboe Global Markets.

Medtronic chairman and chief executive officer, Geoff Martha said: “"We are excited to have Ivan join the Medtronic executive committee. He brings extensive experience in both public and private sectors in healthcare and other complex industries. His deep expertise and strong leadership will help guide our strategies and decisions as we drive toward our bold ambition to become the global leader in healthcare technology."

Medtronic plc is an American-Irish registered medical device company that primarily operates in the United States. It has an operational and executive headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the U.S.

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