Rajit Kamal is vice president and general manager of Robotic Surgical Technologies within the Surgical business of Medtronic, the global healthcare technology leader.
In his current role, Rajit is responsible for end-to-end business of the HugoTM robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system, which today is in use in urologic, gynecologic and general surgery procedures in hospitals across every continent.†
Known for his people leadership skills, strategic thinking, commercial acumen, and collaborative style, Rajit is passionate about the positive impact healthcare technology has on people’s lives and the critical role it plays in expanding access to care globally.
Before joining Medtronic, Rajit spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson. Most recently, he was the worldwide president for J&J’s $1B Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction business, providing end-to-end leadership from strategy development and portfolio management to commercial execution. He was a member of the DePuy Synthes Leadership
Team (Management board of the ~$9B Orthopedic business of J&J).
Previously, as vice president Asia Pacific, Rajit lead J&J’s $1.5B Orthopedic business (digital surgery, trauma, spine, joint reconstruction, sports medicine) in Asia Pacific with a focus on
China, Japan, and Australia. Before that, Rajit was vice president and global franchise leader for $1.5B knee reconstruction business for J&J and was responsible for global sales, P&L, global strategy, portfolio, and new product development.
Earlier in his career, Rajit worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group & Innosight, a customer insights and innovation consulting firm. In his consulting career, Rajit specialized in healthcare and advised senior management of Fortune 500 companies on go-to-market strategies, cost benchmarking, product and business model innovation, and organizational restructuring. Rajit started his career with Procter & Gamble in manufacturing, supply chain, and demand planning.
He holds a B.S in chemical engineering with distinction from Indian Institute of Technology; and M.S. in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S. in technology management from Columbia University; and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
†The HugoTM RAS system is not cleared or approved in the U.S.