Nnamdi Njoku is an experienced business leader with global operating experience at multinational healthcare and medical technology companies. He is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to improve healthcare access and solve unmet medical needs. With over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, Nnamdi has built a reputation for innovative thinking, talent development, operational execution, and business turnarounds.
Nnamdi began his career at Deloitte Consulting where he helped hospital system clients optimize their cost structure. He then joined UnitedHealth Group in a corporate finance role where he worked to integrate multiple acquisitions into the company’s financial planning framework. He joined Medtronic in 2005 starting with an expatriate stint in Europe where we delivered multi-million-dollar impact by implementing a harmonized pricing strategy across the region. He subsequently served as general manager of Medtronic’s Transformative Solutions business encompassing a $400 million P&L and ~600 employees in over 50 countries (business voted one of the best places to work in New Hampshire 5 years in a row) and vice president of Surgical Synergy – a key initiative focused on transforming spine surgical outcomes using seamlessly integrated enabling technologies, robotics and procedural solutions. The initiative resulted in a $1.7 billion dollar acquisition in 2018. He later served as president of Medtronic’s Mechanical Circulatory Support business where he led a ~$400 million P&L with ~700 employees in over 60 countries.
Currently Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Neuromodulation business, he is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of the $2 billion dollar P&L with over 2,500 employees focused on harnessing the power of neuromodulation to treating conditions like pain and movement disorders. His career path has given him deep insights into what it takes to be a catalyst for solving unmet medical needs, harnessing the power of teams, incubating start-ups/new ventures, and operating global businesses.
Nnamdi was board vice chair of People’s Center Healthcare Services, a nationally recognized community health center serving diverse communities in the Minneapolis area, and currently sits on the board for the Children’s Theater Company – the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people that serves a multigenerational audience. Nnamdi has an MBA from Cornell University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of St. Thomas where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a Fellow of the fourth class of the Aspen Institutes Health Innovators Fellowship, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and listed in the 2018 Diversity MBA list of “Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leaders.