Emir A. Ozler is a chemical engineer with an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University. After 6 years of operations experience in service industry in US and UK, he joined Baxter Healthcare in 2002 to build their 26 dialysis centers network in Turkey. He joined Affidea in 2006 as country manager in Turkey and successfully built and managed 16 dialysis centers and more than 30 diagnostic clinics and radiotherapy centers. Since 2015 he is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Affidea’s Central Eastern European operations, responsible from more than 125 centers in 8 countries, ranging from diagnostic and outpatient clinics to nuclear medicine and cancer treatment centers, serving more than 4 million patients per year with more than 3.000 healthcare professionals. He also has a vast experience in healthcare M&As as he completed more than 50 deals in CEE.