Biography of Hervé de Kergrohen
Hervé de Kergrohen, M.D.
CEO of SMI
Founder of the BioData Forum
Hervé de Kergrohen is the CEO of SMI (Swiss Medical International)
and the Founder of the BioData Forum. A Medical Doctor with an MBA,
he focused his career on the link between Medicine and Business.
The Health Care Market is one of the largest and fastest-growing
segment of the world economy. Dr Hervé de Kergrohen is a global
strategist with a unique perspective on all aspects of the rapidly
changing health environment.
In the 1980's he worked as a Head and Neck surgeon in France. In
1991, he took the MBA from Insead, one of the most famous Business
Schools in the world, constantly ranked among the top 10 MBAs with
a campus in France and one in Singapore.
In the 1990's, he worked in the USA during the Health Care Reform
that completely reshaped the Health Care System in America. He was
in charge of following the rapidly changing Hospital Care and
Insurance System of America as a Director with large US pharmaceutical
Corporations (Sandoz USA, New Jersey and GD Searle, Illinois). Dr
Hervé de Kergrohen witnessed how reimbursement for drugs in the
United States led to the incredible growth in the world
biopharmaceutical market. This growth was further boosted by the
impact of biotechnology and genomics. It facilitated the advances
in Medical Technology with huge discoveries in Medical Imaging,
Robotics an Minimally-Invasive Cardiology. Hervé de Kergrohen became
a renowned speaker in large Health Care Conferences across the USA.
In the late 1990's and 2000's, Dr Hervé de Kergrohen decided to employ
his knowledge to guide investments in European Health Care. He joined
the largest pure Health Investor in Europe, Bellevue Asset Management
in Switzerland, manager of BB Biotech. He co-founded the Public Equity
Fund BB Medtech, raised 300 million dollars and started to invest in
large Corporations involved in the US Health Care Reform. These
companies were Health Insurance players, HMOS, Hospital Chains,
Physician Practice Management Consolidators and large Medical Device
Companies. He attained maximum performance for all his time with the
Fund. He then joined the largest Bank in Switzerland, UBS. He acted
as the Head Strategist for all the Health investments of UBS Asset
Management, the manager of 1 trillion dollars. He managed an
international team of 20 analysts.
In 2002, Dr Hervé de Kergrohen founded the Biodata Forum in Geneva,
Switzerland, a yearly International Conference in Switzerland. It
gathered the most innovative health companies to meet with the largest
worldwide investors. Since 2002, Biodata has hosted hundreds of companies
searching financing for their innovative projects. Around 50 of these
companies accessed the Stock Market through IPOs. Some of these companies
are today large market capitalisations on Euronext or the Nasdaq. Biodata
was supported by political officials such as the President of the Geneva
State and the President of the French National Assembly. The largest US
and European Banks sponsored and co-organised the events.
From 2003 to 2009, Dr Hervé de Kergrohen collaborated with CDC Innovation,
the Venture Arm of Caisse des Dépôts and Consignations, the largest asset
manager of France, to direct their investments toward promising and very
innovative medical startups. CDC Innovation managed 500 million dollars.
Many small startups grew and undertook IPOs.
Dr Hervé de Kergrohen was asked to take direct responsibilities in some of
the medical companies as Board Member or Manager on behalf of their
In 2010, Dr Hervé de Kergrohen decided to apply his knowledge to Asia and to focus SMI on the Chinese Market.
SMI (Swiss Medical International) offers Financial and Health Management Services. SMI contracts with a large network of Hospitals and Medical Experts to offer superior medical services to the high-end segment of Asian Patients. SMI provides European Private Doctors to affluent and demanding Chinese Clients. These patients understand the need for a more holistic kind of medicine, treating each person or each family individually, taking care of all aspects of a healthy life, including not only the access to the best international specialists but including also life style enhancements, nutrition and chronic diseases prevention and the psychological aspects of disease and prevention.
Dr Hervé de Kergrohen's medical expert team has also created not-for-profit entities to actively link Asian and European Doctors such as the Global Doctor Association and the European Private Doctor Association.
Head of SMI Financial Services
Director of SMI Financial Services
Dr Carmelo Bisognano
Dr Med Ariel Beresniak