Vafa Jamali brings more than 25 years of experience in medical devices to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ZimVie, which became a publicly traded company on March 1, 2022.
In 2021, Vafa was recruited as a member of Zimmer Biomet’s Executive Committee to lead the soon-to-be independent organization.
Prior to his appointment at ZimVie, Vafa held the position of Senior Vice President and President, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Informatics (“RGI”) of Medtronic plc from May 2017 until October 2020. Before leading the RGI business, he served as Senior Vice President and President, Early Technologies of Medtronic plc from January 2016 until May 2017 and as Vice President and General Manager, GI Solutions of Medtronic plc from January 2015 until January 2016. Before joining Medtronic, Vafa held leadership positions with Covidien plc, Cardinal Health, Inc., and Baxter International Inc.
He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and has completed a number of executive leadership programs, including the Harvard Executive Leadership Program in 2020. In addition to ZimVie, he also serves on the board of directors of Baylis Medical and Eptam Precision.