Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak Announces Retirement; Geoff Martha Will Be New CEO
Ishrak will remain with the company as executive chairman. Geoff Martha, the current head of Medtronic’s restorative therapies group, will become president on 1 November and CEO in April 2020. Brett Wall, the current lead of the brain therapies business, will head the restorative therapies group.
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