Vafa Jamali serves as Senior Vice President and President of Respiratory, Gastrointestinal & Informatics (RGI) within Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), responsible for the strategic direction and global leadership of the $2.5 Billion business which includes Patient Monitoring (PM), Respiratory Intervention (RI), and Gastrointestinal and Hepatology (GIH).
Vafa is the co-leader of Medtronic President’s Council and the Executive Sponsor of Muslim and Friends, a Medtronic Employee Resource Group.
With over 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, Vafa has extensive knowledge in the fields of gastroenterology, minimally invasive surgery, respiratory care and interventions, pharmacy automation, infusion systems and medical device distribution. Before leading the RGI business, he served as Senior Vice President and President of Early Technologies in MITG.
Vafa joined Covidien in January of 2009 as Vice President and General Manager of Covidien Canada. Prior to joining Covidien GI Solutions, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Cardinal Health and Baxter.
Vafa was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up in Canada. He received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.