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WS Audiology Appoints Annemarie Van Neck as President Region EMEA


Lynge, Denmark – September 26, 2022 - WS Audiology announced today that it has appointed Annemarie van Neck as President Region EMEA and member of Group Management. She will start on November 1, 2022, and be based in Lynge, Denmark.  

Annemarie van Neck joins WSA from Coloplast, where she served as Senior Vice President for Emerging Markets and previously held the same role for  UK & Ireland. She started there as a Country Manager (VP) in the  Netherlands. Before Coloplast, Annemarie van Neck worked in management and consulting roles at Johnson & Johnson, Danone, and  McKinsey. 

Eric Bernard, WSA President and CEO said, "Annemarie is an impressive individual and a very successful leader. With her international healthcare background, Annemarie will quickly settle into her new responsibilities and will certainly bring new ideas to an already very successful EMEA  organization. The Group Management team looks very much forward to  working with her." 

Annemarie van Neck said, “It is a wonderful opportunity for me to join WS Audiology, an ambitious and innovative company that strives to improve the hearing of so many people worldwide. In my interactions with the WS Audiology people so far, I was struck by the pioneering spirit and positive mentality, which I find attractive. I cannot wait to get started, meet the colleagues of the EMEA region and work with them to support the continued success of the EMEA business.” 

Annemarie van Neck holds an MSc in Economics (2000) from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and an MBA from INSEAD (2003). 

About WS Audiology  

Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years of experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. With truly differentiated brands like Widex, Signia, Rexton, Audio Service, and Vibe, and with diverse assets across wholesale, retail, online, managed care, and diagnostic solutions, we are active in over 125 markets. WS Audiology employs almost 12,000  people and is privately owned by the Tøpholm and Westermann families, as well as funds under the management of EQT. As a global leader, our ambition is to unlock human potential by making wonderful sound part of everyone’s life.

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