[Manila, November 8, 2021]: Lifeline Diagnostics Supplies, Inc. (“Lifeline”), the leading provider of In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) products and services in Philippines, has announced the appointment of Mr. Cleto Gerard S. Arnedo as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arnedo will be assuming the role from Mr. Rex A. Tiri, who founded the company in 2000. Mr. Tiri will remain involved in the company in his role as Chairman of the Board.
Based in Manila, Mr. Arnedo brings with him over 30 years of valuable experience in top management positions in pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, having worked at Mundipharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Warner Lambert, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to joining Lifeline, he was the Managing Director of idsMED Philippines. Mr. Arnedo graduated with a degree of AB Interdisciplinary Studies from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines.
Lifeline has built up a significant presence in the Philippines over its 21-year history by establishing strong and longstanding relationships with global principals and customers, and by aggressively expanding its portfolio through the acquisition of new products and principals. Lifeline currently exclusively represents globally recognized principals such as Bio-Rad and Siemens across key segments of clinical diagnostics including HbA1c testing, quality control, haematology, immunology, microbiology and blood bank screening. The company has also built significant capabilities in the Life Sciences space as the representative for Illumina, the world’s leading manufacturer of gene sequencing equipment. In his new role, Mr. Arnedo will oversee the company’s continued success in Philippines, where the medical devices market is growing at one of the fastest rates among ASEAN countries.
Mr. Tiri, Chairman of the Board, said: “The Board warmly welcomes Gerry to the Lifeline family. Gerry brings with him a wealth of experience and I am confident that he will lead Lifeline into its next phase of growth and success.”
“I am proud to be part of one of the most successful healthcare companies in the Philippines, and excited about the journey ahead. Sir Rex has done a phenomenal job growing Lifeline, and while I have big shoes to fill, I am excited to be part of the journey ahead,” said Mr. Anedo on his appointment.
About Lifeline Diagnostics
Lifeline Diagnostics is one of the leading distributors of In-Vitro Diagnostics and Life Science products in the Philippines. The company serves major research institutions, blood banks, and clinical laboratories, including hospital-based laboratories, free standing laboratories, and overseas workers clinics. Lifeline has been consistently named one of the Top 4000 Corporations in the Philippines. For more information, please visit Lifeline Diagnostics.