Sysmex Europe GmbH, which oversees Sysmex’s operations in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), has appointed Alain Baverel as president and chief executive officer (CEO). Chairman and long-time president and CEO Dr Jürgen Schulze decided in early 2018 to retire effective 30 September 2018; however, he will continue to benefit and support Sysmex as a member and vice-chairman of the MedTech Europe executive board. Dr Schulze passed the baton onto Alain Baverel, who has been transitioning into his role since April 2018, with his fully-fledged role officially beginning on October 1, 2018. Baverel joined Sysmex in 2007 as managing director of the newly established affiliate Sysmex France S.A.S. During his 10 years’ experience as the president of Sysmex France, they saw extraordinary growth and developed a strong foundation and reputation in the local market.