SIEMENS, March 20, 2014 - Carl Ahlgren helps Siemens Financial Services expand presence in Nordic healthcare equipment finance.
Strategic focus on developing a wider public and private sector channel.
Siemens’ Financial Services unit (SFS) has appointed Carl Ahlgren as Head of Sales Public Sector & Healthcare for the Nordic region, covering Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Ahlgren will focus on developing the medical equipment finance market in Nordic public and private healthcare.
This will be achieved through the provision of finance directly to end user customers as well as via equipment vendors or introducers.
Developing customer relationships and building strategic partnerships with equipment suppliers will therefore be a central remit for Ahlgren.
In addition to further building collaboration with Siemens Healthcare, Ahlgren will develop financing solutions for third party equipment in order to provide end-users with an all-encompassing package incorporating technology and finance.
The appointment highlights SFS’s strengthened focus on the healthcare finance market and reinforces its commitment to this arena.
Ahlgren comments, “All institutions want to deliver the best possible health services to their patients, but pressure continues to mount on budgets.
By using equipment finance, healthcare providers can fund equipment acquisition and technology upgrades in a much more efficient and cost effective way.
I am pleased to have the opportunity to drive the use of healthcare finance in the Nordics with SFS, a specialist financier in the healthcare market, backed by the strength and pedigree of the overall Siemens organization.”
Ahlgren brings more than 12 years of experience within the healthcare market from GE Capital where he was Head of Sales for Healthcare Nordics.
With Alhgren’s extensive understanding of the healthcare market dynamics in the region and knowledge of the Nordic customer base, SFS will be able to seize market opportunities to further build on its position in the healthcare business.
In recent years, SFS has been witnessing growing demand for healthcare equipment finance across the globe, from developed economies such as the UK and Germany to developing countries in the East including China and Russia.