Lucid Diagnostics Appoints Aster Angagaw to its Board of Directors

by savoystaff

PAVmed Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM, PAVMZ) (the “Company” or “PAVmed”), a highly differentiated, multi-product, commercial-stage medical technology company, announced that prominent global industry executive Aster Angagaw has joined the Board of Directors of its majority owned subsidiary Lucid Diagnostics Inc. (“Lucid”). Ms. Angagaw will serve on the Company’s Audit and Nominating Committees.

“I am delighted to welcome Aster Angagaw to Lucid’s Board of Directors,” said Lishan Aklog M.D., PAVmed’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Lucid’s Executive Chairman. “She brings decades of business experience as a chief executive, global transformation leader, and public company director, with deep longstanding roots in the global healthcare sector. Her experience working with large integrated healthcare delivery networks and knowledge of medical technology supply chain systems will be particularly valuable to our growing commercial activities. With Ms. Angagaw joining recent appointees, Stanley Lapidus and Dr. Jacque Sokolov, Lucid has a world-class board of directors with the diverse skills and experience to provide critical guidance as we seek to execute on our ambitious long-term growth strategy.”

“I have spent my career focused on mission-oriented organizational transformation and strategic operational execution, much of it while navigating the complexities of the healthcare industry,” said Ms. Angagaw. “I am very excited to join this rapidly-growing and innovative medical technology company with a clear vision and mission to save lives through widespread precancer screening using cutting-edge technologies. I look forward to working with Dr. Aklog, Lucid’s strong management team, and my esteemed board colleagues. Together we have a unique opportunity to execute this important mission.”

Ms. Angagaw’s extensive experience and leadership in the healthcare industry have greatly contributed to advancements in patient care. With her role as CEO of Healthcare North America at Sodexo, she played a pivotal role in overseeing the provision of services, facilities, and clinical technology management to esteemed hospitals and children’s oncology centers across the US and Canada. Moreover, her involvement in Sodexo’s Healthcare Global Executive Committee and as the Senior Vice President of Global Head of Sales and Business Development exemplifies her commitment to driving growth and innovation in the healthcare sector. By fostering the implementation of cutting-edge therapies, including hot or cold therapy, Ms. Angagaw has been instrumental in enhancing patient well-being and furthering the success of healthcare providers and manufacturers served by Owens & Minor Inc.

She rose to become Chief Executive Officer, Healthcare North America, overseeing 6,000 employees providing services as well as facilities and clinical technology management to top-rated hospitals and children’s oncology centers in the US and Canada. Notable prior roles at Sodexo included serving as a member of its Healthcare Global Executive Committee, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Business Development, responsible for directing business development and creating a unified global sales organization for the global Healthcare segment, and Group Vice President for Global Transformation, where she helped lead a transition from country-specific business units to a unified global model.

Ms. Angagaw has received numerous honors and has been named multiple times to Black Enterprise magazine’s list of the Most influential Black Executives in Corporate America and Most Powerful Women in Business, as well as Savoy magazine’s list of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America. She also received the Diversity Leadership Council’s Leadership Excellence Award. In 2020, Aster was awarded the distinguished 400 Award from 400 years of African American History Commission.

She serves on the advisory board of the Women in Business Collaborative, an alliance of businesswomen’s organizations working together to achieve equal position, pay and power for all women in business. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, national organization comprising current and former Black CEOs and senior executives at Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, which has worked to build an inclusive business leadership pipeline and seeks to open channels of opportunity for the development of Black executives to positively impact business and our communities.

Ms. Angagaw received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Eastern University in Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

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