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Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen
January 2015 Page 1 of 4
Personal Information
Surname: Driessen
Name: Geert
Address: Nieuw...
Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen
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Education
1988-1990: HGZO/WVC Degree in teaching 1990
VU Universi...
Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen
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November 1997
until December
2008
(Senior) Technical Service Spec...
Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen
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Languages
Dutch: Native
German: Fluent
English: Fluent
Hobbies / ...
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CV Geert Driessen January 2015

  1. 1. Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen January 2015 Page 1 of 4 Personal Information Surname: Driessen Name: Geert Address: Nieuweweg 56 Zip code: NL-5853 AR City: Siebengewald Country: The Netherlands Date of birth: March 26th 1960 Nationality: Dutch Telephone: +31 (0) 485 44 20 21 Mobile telephone: +49 (0) 171 56 0000 4 E-mail: geert.driessen@home.nl Profile Geert has almost 36 years of experience in health care or health care related industry. He started as a nurse student in a small general hospital in The Netherlands in 1978. Very early in his career he discovered an affection to surgery, infection prevention and to educating people. After his qualification as a general nurse he also graduated as an OR nurse at the University of Applied Sciences in Nijmegen. In 1991 he obtained a degree in teaching at the VU University of Amsterdam. Having worked in 5 different Dutch hospitals, Geert developed himself to an allround OR-nurse and a practical tutor for OR nurse students. Next to his job as an OR nurse and an OR nurse tutor, he had teacher positions at the Universities of Applied Sciences in Heerlen and in Nijmegen (from 1987 until 1995). During his time in the Rijnstate hospital in Arnhem a “quality management role” for the OR department was added to his responsibilities. Geert was a board member of the Dutch association for OR nurses and an author for an OR nurse- educator magazine (de POB-er). In 1997, Geert moved to 3M Medical. In that company he developed himself from a Technical Service Engineer for the Infection Prevention Division in EEMEA to a senior Scientific Affairs Specialist for infection prevention and vascular access solutions. In 2000 and in 2003 Geert received a “Circle of Technical Excellence Award in technical championing” for his exceptional efforts and successes in developing customer training programs and supporting the business in EEMEA. In appreciation of his outstanding contributions and his participation as a teammember for the launch of an antimicrobial IV (CHG) dressing he received a “Golden Step Award” in 2010. Geert is an expert member of several standardization committees in NEN, CEN and ISO and is chairing the EDANA/MEDECO Technical/Regulatory workinggroup Characteristic for Geert is his: • passion for patient safety in general and for infection prevention in particular • passion for teaching and presenting in front of bigger groups • “can do” mentality • desire to work in a team • flexibility • open way of communication
  2. 2. Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen January 2015 Page 2 of 4 Education 1988-1990: HGZO/WVC Degree in teaching 1990 VU University Amsterdam 1984-1986: Management for Healtcare Institutions 1986 IBW Heerlen-Nijmegen 1982-1984: OR Nurse 1984 HAN University of Applied Sciences Nijmegen 1978-1981 General Nursing 1981 Maasziekenhuis General Hospital Boxmeer 1976-1978 HAVO (Secundairy school) 1978 Elzendaal college Boxmeer Business Courses / Additional education Leadership for performance and accountability 3M Internal 2003 Six Sigma Green belt 3M Internal 2002 Marketing for non marketers 3M Internal 2001 Professional experience March 2010 until present Senior Scientific Specialist for Infection Prevention and Vascular Access for 3M Europe • Develop and maintain a KOL network and strategy • Represent 3M in NEN-CEN-ISO and EDANA-MEDECO committees • Product idea generation and support product development • Represent 3M as a speaker on international conferences and congresses • Develop 3M internal and external training programs inclusive e-learning • Train-coach 3M employees in Western Europe and on request also in EEMEA or global • Identification of unmet needs at customer level in order to achieve additional sales volume • Being a respected business partner for key customers at a strategic level • Positioning of 3M as a trust worthy and reliable partner in patient safety January 2009 until March 2010 Senior Professional Service Specialist for Asepsis and IV Management at 3M Germany • Support the Asepsis and IV management business (sales force and Infection Prevention Specialists) in Germany • Trouble shooter / solution provider / consultant for Infection Prevention issues for end-users of Asepsis and IV Management products • Trainer / coach of 3M employees (Infection Prevention Specialists and sales representatives) as well as trainer / coach for customers (end-users) of Asepsis and IV Management products • Take part in organisation of 3M (internal and external) congresses and symposia • Being the 3M representative as a speaker at congresses and symposia
  3. 3. Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen January 2015 Page 3 of 4 November 1997 until December 2008 (Senior) Technical Service Specialist for Patient Safety in EEMEA 3M Medical Markets Laboratories Borken – Neuss • Support the Asepsis and IV management business in Europe – Eastern Europe – Middle East and Africa and eventually support other regions like Asian Pacific • Be the liaison between customers (end-users) of Asepsis and IV Management products and the 3M product development and product engineering department • Trouble shooter / solution provider / consultant for Infection Prevention issues for (end-users) of Asepsis and IV Management products • Trainer / coach of 3M employees (professional services and sales representatives) as well as trainer for customers (end-users) of Asepsis and IV Management products • Take part in organisation of 3M (internal) congresses and symposia • Being the 3M representative as a speaker on as well internal as external congresses and symposia • Organise infection Prevention seminar tours in EEMEA July 1996 until October 1997 OR Nurse / Surgical Assistant at the Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery (Sint Maartenskliniek) in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) • OR Nurse responsibilities November 1991 until July 1996 OR Nurse / Practical tutor at Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem (The Netherlands) Additional responsibilities: • Quality manager for the OR department • Application specialist for the Hospital Information System (ZIS) in the OR department August 1991 until August 1996 Tutor/teacher for OR nurses at HAN University of Applies Sciences in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) • Responsible for developing and delivering training programs August 1987 until August 1991 Tutor/teacher for OR nurses at Zuyd University in Heerlen (The Netherlands) • Responsible for developing and delivering training programs November 1986 until November 1991 OR Nurse / Practical tutor at University Hospital in Maastricht (The Netherlands) • OR nurse-educator responsibilities September 1978 until October 1986 Student Nurse – Registered Nurse – OR Nurse / Surgical Assistant at Maasziekenhuis General Hospital in Boxmeer (The Netherlands) Ambition Contribute to the process of improving worldwide standards in health care, among others by teaching health care professionals and communicating with them in a truly global job.
  4. 4. Curriculum Vitae Geert Driessen January 2015 Page 4 of 4 Languages Dutch: Native German: Fluent English: Fluent Hobbies / Miscellaneous: • Co-founder of Passion for People (a foundation with the objective to support Trinity Hospital in Muona Malawi) • President of fanfare orchestra “Eendracht” in Siebengewald (until April 2014)

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