7 things to know about the CEO of Stryker

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Kevin Lobo has worked at Stryker for 10 years advancing from an orthopedic executive to CEO.

Seven things to know:

1. Mr. Lobo is the fifth chair and CEO of Stryker since it was founded in 1941. He was born in India, grew up in Canada and has worked in four countries, according to his Linkedin profile.

2. During his time with Stryker, he's led more than 20 acquisitions. The first acquisition under his leadership was Trauson Holdings, a Chinese manufacturer of pelvic reconstruction plates.

3. Reflecting on the second quarter, Mr. Lobo said in an earnings call that demand for Stryker's Mako robots is increasing in the outpatient setting. He also commented on Stryker's merger and acquisition plan following its deal with Wright Medical, saying, "​​Our BD teams are working and looking at smaller tuck-in M&A deals which we think actually provide the most sort of shorter-term growth upside."

4. Mr. Lobo's first role at Stryker was group president of orthopedics, a position he held for 18 months. He was then named CEO, and he was named chair of the board in 2014.

5. Before joining Stryker in 2011, he worked at Richter, KPMG, Unilever, Kraft Foods Group, Rhodia, Johnson & Johnson and Parker Hannifin.

6. Mr. Lobo is chair of Stryker's board. He also serves on the board for Parker Hannifin, according to Bloomberg.

7. Mr. Lobo attended McGill University in Montreal and received his MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.

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