Mr. von Koss has decades of professional experience in multiple sectors that have included healthcare services and products as well as industrial products. During his 27 years with Bayer Material Science, Mr. von Koss served as senior vice president of Latin America, where he led an extensive team in directing all the company’s functions and activities throughout the region, as Bayer’s president and head of healthcare in the Andean region, based in Colombia and then Venezuela, and in numerous management positions in Brazil, Germany and Poland in addition to the Andean region.
Most recently Mr. von Koss served as COO of HAPVIDA, the third largest managed care organization in Brazil with 20 hospitals, 70 clinics, 50 labs, 17,000+ employees, generating $3 billion turnover. He has served as CEO of Industrial Levorin, a family-owned producer of tires and tubes, COO of Amil Assistencia Medica Internacional, the largest managed care organization in Brazil and CEO of Medial Saude (Grupo AMIL), another large managed care organization in Brazil.
Mr. von Koss has expertise in finance and controlling, operations, marketing, sales and administration and management information systems, as well as business development and startups, and acquisitions and post-merger integration. He has led multicultural and multifunctional teams in Poland, Colombia, Germany, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and his native Brazil.
Mr. von Koss received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in São Paulo, Brazil. He has dual Brazilian / German nationality and is fluent in five languages: German, Portuguese, English, Spanish and Polish.