Affidea: Guy Blomfield

Following its acquisition of a majority stake in Affidea, a pan-European provider of advanced diagnostics, outpatient and cancer care services, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) has appointed Guy Blomfield as Affidea’s chairman of the supervisory board and interim chief executive for the foreseeable future.

Blomfield has experience from a broad range of healthcare services sectors, including diagnostics, hospitals and dentistry, as well as knowledge of several of Affidea’s geographic markets. He has worked in managing partner roles in consultancy to top management and advisory roles at companies such as Oasis Dental Care and BMI Healthcare. Between 2011 and 2018, he led Alliance Medical Group, a provider of imaging services in Europe.  

The company’s outgoing chief executive Giuseppe Recchi is pursuing other opportunities but remains a member of Affidea’s supervisory board.

Blomfield said: “I am very much looking forward to working with my Affidea colleagues across the business to further develop our local clinical presence and equally to support Affidea clinicians and teams to optimise our patient services over the long term. The contributions of Giuseppe and the other supervisory board members will be essential to these endeavors.”

Michal Chalaczkiewicz, GBL investment partner and Affidea non-executive supervisory board member, commented: “I would like to thank Giuseppe for his role in having successfully grown the business. We look forward to working with him in his new capacity as a non-executive board member, benefiting from his knowledge and experience with Affidea. This transition is a natural evolution, facilitating a smooth transition between the management team and the new supervisory board. We are thrilled to welcome Guy as chairman and interim CEO. His track record and industry expertise will help the company achieve its ambitious targets.”

Recchi added: “I am proud to have transformed Affidea into a champion in its field by almost doubling the number of centres and revenues and growing the company to 11,000 people. Affidea is now well positioned to further transform the healthcare industry, and I am happy to support GBL in this new chapter. In line with my long-term plans, I am ready to dedicate my time to other personal projects.”

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