A strong vision for the future built on our history of innovation and success

A vision requires leadership to become reality. Get to know ZimVie's leadership team and what makes them uniquely qualified to drive our business.

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Vafa Jamali

President, Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Rich Heppenstall


Rich oversees all areas of ZimVie’s finance and accounting organization and investor relations. He has more than 25 years of experience across all areas of finance within medtech and other industries. Rich most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Breg, Inc. and previously held senior leadership roles at Orthofix International, Solera Holdings, Flowserve Corporation, and Coopervision Inc.

Heather Kidwell

Heather Kidwell

SVP, Chief Legal, Compliance, and Human Resources Officer

Heather oversees ZimVie’s Legal, Compliance, and Human Resources functions and serves as Secretary to the board of directors. She has more than 20 years of legal experience and most recently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Zimmer Biomet. Before joining Zimmer Biomet in 2009, Heather was a Partner with the law firm now known as Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.

Steve Rondeau

Steve Rondeau

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Steve leads ZimVie’s overall IT strategy, manages enterprise-wide technology implementations and infrastructure, and delivers innovative, user-focused systems across our global business. He has been transforming business through technology for more than 25 years, both as a consultant and in executive-level corporate IT roles. His experience includes serving as Vice President, IT, Global Applications Services, and Vice President, divisional CIO, for the Covidien business unit at Medtronic and leading IT transformation projects for The Hackett Group.

Ann Vu

Ann Vu

SVP, Chief Quality and Regulatory Affairs Officer

Ann oversees quality and regulatory compliance across our global organization. She brings more than 25 years of quality and regulatory experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and biologics sectors. Ann joined ZimVie from Zimmer Biomet, where she led Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Robotics and several other business units. She has also held progressive leadership roles with global companies, including Ethicon, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Bausch + Lomb, and Steris.

Indraneel Kanaglekar

Indraneel Kanaglekar

SVP, Chief Commercial Officer

Indraneel joined ZimVie from Zimmer Biomet, where he served across several of its business units leading strategy and business development for nearly 10 years before becoming Global President of the Dental division in 2021. Indraneel also has extensive experience in the life sciences industry in research and development, sales and marketing consulting, and business development with Agilent Technologies, ZS Associates, and Danaher Corporation.