Hugo F. Villegas


Medtronic Latin America

Hugo F. Villegas is President for Medtronic Latin America, a position he has held since January 2015. Prior to this appointment, Hugo held the position of President for Covidien, Latin America Region.

In his current position, Hugo is responsible for the Region's performance with full accountability for Medtronic’s operations in Latin America.

Hugo joined Medtronic with over 25 years of experience in the Medical Devices and Diagnostics market in Latin America, the US and Europe. He began his career with Johnson & Johnson as a Sales Representative and moved into key positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He is a strong leader with broad experience in leading multicultural direct and indirect commercial and business support teams.

A native of Colombia, Hugo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of EAFIT in Bogota, Colombia. Having served on various corporate boards, he currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Andes University in Colombia.