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April 22, 2024

Michael Jakobi appointed as Chief Executive Officer for Rehadapt

Rehadapt, a fully owned and independent subsidiary of Tobii Dynavox, today announced that it has appointed Michael Jakobi as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the role from May 1, 2024.

In his role as CEO, Michael Jakobi will be responsible for leading the global operations of Rehadapt, setting the company up for continued growth. In close collaboration with Tobii Dynavox, he will drive the development of an integrated solutions offering and the commercialization of products to make our customers even more successful. Michael Jakobi will report to Tobii Dynavox's Chief Commercial Officer, Caroline Henricson, and there will be a gradual handover of responsibilities from the current CEO Uli Ehlert to be completed by the end of the summer.


Michael Jakobi is an experienced business leader within the healthcare and medical technology sectors. He has extensive experience as CEO and Managing Director of companies with an international reach, developing and implementing business growth strategies. In addition, he has a deep understanding of the regional healthcare eco systems in the DACH region, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Most recently, Michael Jakobi was the CEO of the German wholesale and services group Pluradent Group.


Michael Jakobi holds a master’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Wilhelmshaven, and he will be based at the Rehadapt head office in Kassel, Germany.  


"I am excited to take on the leadership of Rehadapt, and to work closely together with Tobii Dynavox to continue the joint international growth,” Michael Jakobi said. “Using my experience from leading healthcare and MedTech companies, I look forward to creating and delivering truly integrated assistive communication and mounting solutions that empower more people with disabilities to live purposeful lives.”


“Michael Jakobi’s leadership and international experience from developing healthcare and MedTech companies will be key to continue growing Rehadapt and Tobii Dynavox and help more individuals with disabilities have a voice,” Nils Normell, President Eurow said.


Tobii Dynavox is the global leader in assistive communication. Our custom designed solutions enable people with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, ALS, autism and spinal cord injury to communicate with a voice of their own, develop literacy skills and live more independently. To date, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have benefited from our integrated solutions, which include hardware, software, clinically developed language systems, special education tools, training, and dedicated support. Using AI-based speech synthesis, we offer users a personalized voice identity in over 30 languages, for children and adults. We offer an extensive funding support system to reach as many people as possible. Headquartered in Sweden, Tobii Dynavox employs over 600 people with offices in the US, the UK, Ireland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France and China, and reselling partners in 60+ countries. For more information, please visit our IR website: Tobii Dynavox Investor Relations.