David Braun is Global Head of Medical Device Business Solution for Merck Healthcare. David is an executive leader that has 20 years of experience in research and development, operations, strategy and business management working in Europe, USA and Asia, in startups and large multinational companies. Through his career David gained significant experience designing winning organizations, leading and coaching cross functional teams bringing innovative products from ideation to launch. David is actually a Board director of Cellect, a biotech startup active in the field of stem cells and medical devices.Before joining Merck, David served as Head of Operations and Global R&D of the Technology Business unit at Newell Brands, a Fortune 500 company, where he led key growth initiatives and multimillion dollar projects.Prior to that, he worked as Vice President of R&D and Operations at Biosafe SA a medical device company recently acquired by GE, developing and launching products in the field of stem cell banking and cellular therapies. Previously, David also held various senior management and engineering roles in the aerospace and high tech industry.David holds a Master degree in applied physics from the Louis Pasteur University and a Degree in Electro-Optical Engineering from the Jerusalem College of Technology. He has participated in Executive leadership and general management programs at the Harvard Business School and IMD.