Management at a glance

Francesco De Meo (*1963) is the CEO of Helios Health. He joined the Management Board of Fresenius in January 2008 as the CEO of Fresenius Helios. In 2001, he was appointed to the Helios Management Board with responsibilities for human resources, legal affairs, research and science, being Labor Relations Director at the same time. He started his career at Helios as head of the legal and human resources departments in 2000.

Before that, Francesco De Meo was director of Rauser AG, a management consultancy in Reutlingen, as well as a practicing attorney. He studied law and holds a doctorate at Tübingen University.

Ralf Kuhlen (*1965) was appointed as Chief Medical Officer of the Helios Health Management Board to provide strategic leadership for medical affairs, research & development, and quality management. Before, he served as Chief Medical Officer for Helios Germany since 2010. He was trained as an anesthetist / intensivist and held several clinical and academic positions before he joined Helios as a head physician of Intensive Care in 2007. He holds a professorship for anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Aachen University.

Enrico Jensch (*1969) became Chief Operating Officer of the Helios Health Management Board in March 2018 after being responsible as Managing Director for Helios International since 2015 and for the Helios region Nord since 2012. Before that, he was Managing Director for hospitals Helios Bad Saarow and Schwerin. He joined Helios in 2006 as head of human resources from the acquired Humaine Hospital Group. 

Enrico Jensch studied law at Berlin University and holds a degree in Hospital Management/ Business Administration for the health care sector.

Gerrit Steen (*1970) is the CFO of Helios Health. Before joining Helios in 2022 he worked 14 years for Fresenius Kabi AG, most recently as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer and as President of Region Asia. From 2005-2008 he was responsible for the global M+A activities of the Fresenius group.

Before that, Gerrit Steen worked for the Heraeus technology group and oversaw Heraeus’ dental activities in the US for five years. He studied Business Administration at Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) in Germany and in the US and France.

Carolin Tetzel (*1974) is the Head of Legal Affairs and Transactions at Helios Health. She started her career at Helios Germany in 2010 before she became Head of the German Legal  and Transactions Department in 2011. In this position she was responsible for a number of acquisitions  e.g. Damp Kliniken (2012), Rhön-Kliniken (2013) and the Spanish hospital provider Quirónsalud (2016). For Quirónsalud, she was also member of the intergration team. Afterwards, she changed to the International Holding of Helios in 2017.

Before joining Helios, Carolin Tetzel, who holds a degree in law, worked at Ernst & Young‘s New York Office in the area of international restructurings and was Partner at the Corporate Lawfirm Luther.

Katharina Kneisel is Head of Compliance of Helios Health and responsible for the continuous development of Compliance Management Systems, Internal Controls and Risk Management. Before joining Helios in 2021 she worked 11 years for Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, latest in the Corporate Compliance Function where she was responsible for cooperation with Helios as well as reporting and communication. Before that she worked in the Internal Audit Department performing various audits in all parts of the Fresenius Group. Katharina Kneisel holds an MBA focused on Governance, Risk & Compliance by the School GRC of Steinbeis-University Berlin and studied Business Administration in Mannheim and Cambridge.

Heiko Mueller (*1987) is Head of Internal Control Review of Helios Health and is responsible for review and testing the existing control systems. He is also responsible for identifying and monitoring control weaknesses and working on them with the responsible segments. Before joining Helios in 2022 he worked 5 years for Fresenius Internal Audit where he was a responsible Audit Lead for healthcare specific audits in all parts of the Fresenius Group. He started his career at Helios in 2015 as an assistant to management at hospitals in Aue and later on at the maximum care hospital in Wiesbaden. Before joining Helios, Heiko Mueller worked as a paramedic at Frankfurt Airport and as a consultant in the healthcare sector. He holds a degree in international Business Administration.