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Ashok Kaul

Special Advisor, U.S. Department of the State

Marketing and International Business


Ashok Kaul is an expert in creating globally relevant solutions. He has held senior management positions in multiple industry-leading companies, as well as in the U.S. State Department (where he holds a top-secret clearance). His “voice of the customer” approach has garnered praise from stakeholders, customers, and organizations across the globe. Ashok has years of experience opening new markets for companies via his experience dealing with governments and regulators around the world. He has built bridges between different worlds to launch and grow markets using advanced solutions in increasingly connected eco-systems. His extensive knowledge and experience with government and regulatory bodies led to his overseas appointment with the U.S. Department of State in senior embassy leadership positions. Ashok honed his product development skills with market-leading companies including G.E. Healthcare, Abbott Labs, St. Jude Medical, Medtronic and Bacchus Vascular. His global responsibilities included key products like drug delivery infusion systems, insulin delivery systems, pacemakers, defibrillators, and medication management systems. He has also held executive-level positions in emerging healthcare companies. His strategic experience has encompassed disease states like diabetes, cardiology, oncology, DVT, nephrology, and breast cancer imaging. Ashok’s business acumen has been another driving force in many of his successes in strategic and, product development and launches. As vice president of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA), the first industry association in digital health (now merged with HIMSS), he met and positively influenced representatives from many enterprises and organizations at the global meetings that he organized.