Sebastian Krolop, M.D., Ph.D., M. Sc. is the Chief Operating & Strategy Officer (COSO) of HIMSS. In his role as COSO, Sebastian is accountable for working across the organization to coordinate operational goals and design with HIMSS’s strategic plan.
Sebastian leads HIMSS Analytics and HIMSS Media operations. He also leads international consulting in collaboration with Healthbox, a HIMSS Innovation Company, and the international HIMSS Analytics team.
As a member of HIMSS, Sebastian served on the HIMSS Board of Directors from 2013 to 2017 and as Chair of the board in 2017.
Sebastian began his career in a university hospital in Germany, working in the anesthesiology department. He progressed further in his career into consulting roles across multiple areas like management, financial services, and strategy consulting for health and public services. Sebastian served as partner and vice president at Philips Healthcare Transformation Services, overseeing Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations from 2015 to 2017. In his most recent role at Deloitte Consulting, Sebastian served as partner and industry lead for life sciences and health care in the German markets.
Sebastian’s educational background is vast, having studied medicine both in the U.S. and in Germany. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare management and a doctoral degree in pediatric surgery. Sebastian resides and is based in Germany.