Jean-Luc Butel core

Mr Jean-Luc Butel

K8 Global

After more than 30 years working for major US healthcare companies Jean-Luc is now a global healthcare advisor. He provides guidance, support and expertise in broad areas of health care that cover: understanding issues and providing solutions around awareness, access and affordability of health care; advising both public and private healthcare stakeholders about business model innovation; solving key issues and/or capturing key opportunities in the global health care market place; aligning organizations around key strategies, operational efficiencies, financial goals and talent management.

Jean-Luc serves as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey’s Health Care practice.

He serves on the boards of:

  • The Singapore EDB. Member finance committee
  • Singapore A*STAR/ETPL
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Member of the Audit and Supervisory Committee
  • Novo A/S: Novo Advisory Group
  • Several healthcare start-ups in Asia and Europe

He currently serves as a steering committee member on the Singapore’s government’s CFE (Committee for the Future Economy) and as co-chair with Minister Iswaran on the sub-committee for Future Growth Industries and Markets

Jean-Luc was previously Corporate VP and President International Baxter responsible for all international operations managing a $8.2B P&L based in Chicago. 

Previous to that he was with Medtronic as Executive VP, Group President Int’l with a $8.0B P&L. He started with Medtronic as a Senior VP, President for Asia-Pacific based in Tokyo and Singapore.

Jean-Luc was President for Independence Technology, a Johnson & Johnson company specializing in state-of-the-art rehabilitation technology based in New-Jersey.

Jean-Luc was with Becton-Dickinson as President of Japan and then President Worldwide Consumer Healthcare based in Tokyo and New-Jersey.

Jean-Luc started his career with Johnson & Johnson in the US, New-Zealand, Fiji Islands, Hong-Kong and Singapore. 

While in Japan Jean-Luc was the chairman of the US/Japan Business Council from 2009-2011. He served as the Chairman of the Medical Devices and Diagnostic Sub-Committee for the ACCJ from 2005/2007. 

In 2014 he was awarded the Public Service Medal (Friend of Singapore) by the President of Singapore.

Jean-Luc earned a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a MBA in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management.