Johan de Ruiter is owner of Achim Kunze GmbH, a regional medical products company (orthopaedics, rehab). Prior to that he founded the Auxilium group (rehabilitation, home care, orthopedics, surgical supplies), which is the largest provider in this segment in Germany. He served on the executive board of a medium-sized company in orthopedics, diabetes and vascular surgery from the USA (Aircast LLC). Prior to that he was Executive Vice President Dialysis International at Fresenius AG, where he was responsible for all dialysis activities outside Germany and was the initiator and founder of Fresenius Medical Care AG with an IPO at the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and New York. He then founded a company which operates medical laboratories which is now part of Amedes Holding AG. He was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney and Booz & Company. He currently serves on the board of several medtech companies. He studied business administration in The Netherlands (Nyenrode) and USA (Michigan State University).