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Leadership Team

Driven by a passion to give
patients better access to our groundbreaking technology
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Sacha Loiseau, Ph.D.
President and CEO. Co-Founder

Sacha founded Mauna Kea Technologies in 2000 and has been the CEO ever since.

Sacha is the co-inventor of the probe-based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy technology and conducted the development of the Cellvizio product line, raising over € 120m with private and public investors, including €56.5m through an IPO in July 2011 on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. In 2013, Sacha was named co-lead of France's Re-industrialization Plan for Medical Devices by the French President and then a member of the Committee for the Future of Medicine. Sacha has served as a mentor of the Polytechnique-Stanford Ignite Program for young MedTech entrepreneurs for several years. Sacha was instrumental in the foundation of the association Medtech in France, of which he is Vice-President.

Sacha started his career at the National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Toulouse and at the Paris Observatory, then joined NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, as a research scientist. Sacha is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Optical Instrumentation from University Paris-Diderot. He is the author of multiple scientific papers and holds 7 international patents and was the 2018 recipient of the Marius Lavet Prize.
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Christophe Lamboeuf
Chief Financial Officer

Christophe Lamboeuf has more than 25 years of experience in financial management and executive positions.

Prior to joining Mauna Kea Technologies, Christophe Lamboeuf served as the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Intrasense, a French publicly-traded company developing a medical imaging visualization and analysis software suite. He was involved in a number of capital raises following the company’s initial public offering in 2012. He also has experience working with General Electric, Ricoh, CS Telecom and Toshiba. Christophe is a chartered accountant and holds an advanced degree (DESS) in Finance from the IAE Graduate School of Management and a Master in Economics.

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François Lacombe, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

François is a world-renowned scientist and the author of more than 150 scientific papers and 10 patents.

François spent 14 years working on major international astronomy projects such as ISOCAM, the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) satellite's on-board camera; ADONIS, the first multi-user adaptive optics system on the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope and NAOS, a cutting-edge adaptive optics system for the Very Large Telescope on Cerro Paranal in Chile. François has been collaborating with Mauna Kea Technologies since its inception and has been its Chief Scientific Officer since 2005. François is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics.

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Véronique Dentan, Ph.D.
Director of Operations

Véronique has invaluable experience in R&D, product design and engineering management on innovative products.

She began her carreer at the Thales Central Laboratory, first as a research engineer, then as Head of the Organic Materials laboratory. Véronique then went to Photonetics, a telecom company sold to GN NetTest in 2000, where she worked as Chief Technical Officer setting up and developping the R&D and engineering departments for Optical Components. Before joining Mauna Kea Technologies, Veronique also spent two years at IXsea, a French Company specialized in fiber-optics based inertial sensors where she was responsible for the OCTANS gyrocompass product line. Véronique is a graduate of the École Supérieure d'Optique in France and holds a Ph.D. in Non-Linear Optics.

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Dennis Feldman
Executive Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, USA

Dennis has extensive experience in early stage medical device companies.

Over the past 20+ years, Dennis has created and executed sales and marketing initiatives in early stage medical device companies. He co-founded two medical device start-ups. Prior to joining Mauna Kea Technologies, he held senior executive positions at Quintiles, Surgiquest (Conmed), Applied Therapeutics (ArthroCare Corp), THD America, and Medical Surgery Technologies. 

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Aline Criton, Ph.D.
Regulatory and Clinical Affairs and Scientific Communication Director

Aline has more than 20 years of international experience in research and development of medical devices with 12 patents obtained in the field of medical imaging.

Her career began in the United States as a research engineer at ATL Ultrasound and then as project manager at Philips Healthcare for 12 years. She then held the position of R&D Director of the imaging department at SuperSonic Imagine until the end of 2011 and managed clinical research and collaborative research programs until the end of 2016. Aline holds a master’s degree in physics from the Ecole Centrale de Marseille, a master’s degree in medical imaging from Compiegne University of Technology and a PhD in medical physics from the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Uzi Ron
Vice-President Product

Uzi brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and product development.

For the past 20 years, Uzi served in leading start-ups in Israel’s high tech and medical industries. He combines business acumen with deep engineering understanding in driving products that bring disruptive value. Before joining Mauna Kea, Uzi served for eight years at Mazor Robotics in several executive positions. Uzi has a degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and is a graduate of the international Kellogg-Recanati Executive MBA program.

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Séverine Cadiou
Director of Human Resources

Séverine is an experienced HR with a broad background both in People Development and Entrepreneurship.

Coming from an industrialist family, Séverine anchored her HR skills in a business and a fieldwork approach. A graduate from both Sciences Po Lyon and EM Lyon Business School, she started in recruitment as a headhunter before specializing in People Development. With almost 14 years dedicated to Consulting firms, she joined Mauna Kea Technologies in 2017 with the strong belief that welfare and trust are key for sustainable growth.

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Bruno Villaret
Vice-President, International Sales

Bruno has a rich, international background garnered from his studies in Lebanon, Italy and France where he became fluent in four languages.

Bruno started his career as an Export Area Manager for Sapag, a division of Saint-Gobain, then worked 15 years for Tyco Fire & Building Products where he was appointed General Manager of Asia-Pacific. In January of 2009, Bruno joined Mauna Kea Technologies with a mission to develop the Asia-Pacific market for Cellvizio.
Bruno is responsible for sales of Cellvizio products in all territories outside the United-States: EMEA, APAC and LATAM.

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