In his short time at the helm of the British firm, Nawana, former head of U.S. diagnostics company Alere, overhauled its leadership team and sharpened the company's focus on product divisions to boost development.
In May, Smith+Nephew raised its full-year revenue forecast after reporting a better-than-expected first-half profit, boosted by higher demand and growth in emerging markets.
Diggelmann, who has over 20 years of experience in the orthopaedics and diagnostics sectors, has been serving as a non-executive director on Smith+Nephew's board since March 2018.
Nawana will also step down from Smith+Nephew's board at the end of this mo
nth to take on opportunities outside the United Kingdom, the company said.https://reut.rs/2PbqAHw
(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta and Rashmi Aich)