- Peter Byloos to join pioneering eye health care provider Optegra with immediate effect
- Peter brings more than 25-years of healthcare experience with multiple leadership positions in the medical technology sector
- Optegra continues its mission to deliver outstanding clinical outcomes and patient experience across its full range of ophthalmology services
Optegra, the eye health care provider, has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Peter Byloos as its new Group CEO.
During his career, Peter has worked in healthcare industries across Europe; as an investor, as a CEO, and as a functional lead. His most recent experiences include time as Partner in the healthcare arm of private equity firm Gimv, as CEO and President of Handicare Group in Norway, and as President, EMEA at medical devices and therapeutics company, CR Bard. Peter began his career at Stryker in Belgium. He sits on the board of H. Hart Lier, a public hospital in Belgium.
Optegra recently recorded its ninth year of uninterrupted growth. Since 2016, it has opened the flagship Optegra Eye Hospital in London - the capital’s first purpose built, dedicated eye hospital, launched third generation laser eye surgery SMILE, and invested in a set of new glaucoma treatments. Optegra’s Eye Sciences division continues to grow, focusing research into a diverse range of chronic and acute eye conditions. Outside the UK, Optegra is the leading vision correction provider in Poland and has extensive operations in the Czech Republic.
Cyrus Jilla, Chairman of Optegra commented: “We are delighted to welcome Peter as CEO. He shares our passion for further building Optegra’s unrivalled ophthalmology reputation and promises to pursue our ambitious clinical and commercial goals with renewed vigour. Optegra is a special business. Few others deliver such levels of satisfaction to its customers - our patients. This is driven by the dedication and commitment of every member of the Optegra team.”
Dr. Peter Byloos added: “I am excited to support and accelerate the successful growth and brand recognition of Optegra. I strongly believe in the long-term value and opportunity of focused specialty hospitals and the role they play in healthcare systems, and am impressed by Eight Roads’ ongoing commitment to Optegra’s journey.”
About Optegra Eye Health Care
Optegra Eye Health Care is a specialist provider of ophthalmic services in the UK, Czech Republic and Poland. It operates 23 eye hospitals and clinics, bringing together leading-edge research, medical expertise and state-of-the-art surgical equipment. Its top ophthalmic surgeons are renowned for their areas of expertise, offering excellent clinical outcomes for the A to Z of eye health care. For more information, please visit Optegra.com