Leander de Laporte
Co-founding Medbelle with Daniel Kolb, Leander is the driving force in Medbelle, always on hand to lend his expertise and provide strategy as CEO. With his skills and experience in technology, Leander also heads the Product team, ensuring that he has the pulse on what patients and clinicians want and need.
Leander is a tech entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of Medbelle, having launched the company in 2016.
Fueled by his passion for Medbelle's mission: Making the best medical care accessible to all. As CEO, he leads Medbelle's strategic direction and ensures alignment within the team as well as externally with other players in the market and investors. At the same time, he is a hands-on leader who takes his time to work closely with all departments, support with any major challenges and ensure a harmonious working environment.
Acting as the voice of Medbelle, Leander works on making Medbelle's vision and how it will be achieved as transparent as possible. His goal is to consistently attract top talent that is truly passionate about making a positive change in healthcare to the company. As a leader, he aims for a collaborative style with relatively flat hierarchies and high transparency to empower Medbellians in their growth and professional development.
Qualifications and Previous Experience
Leander has grown up in a family of medics and started coding at the age of 13, a subtle prediction of what might be in store for him later. After studying international business at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Leander founded a local marketing company, supported a variety of startups in Germany and the US and gained experience in management consulting at BCG. In 2016, he started building Medbelle, the world's first digital hospital.
- WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management: Bachelor of Business Administration and General Management
- Arizona University: Business Administration and General Management
- Sales, Marketing and Project Management at a Nearshoring Software Development Agency (Yopeso)
- Internships in management consulting (BCG), software engineering (Compass) and performance and brand marketing (Crealytics, Reason Media)
- Co-founded local marketing company at the age of 18
Leander in his own words
"I started Medbelle mainly to improve the experience of having specialist care, especially after having had a not-ideal ACL reconstruction journey myself. I thought that we could reinvent this experience the same way tech companies had already transformed other industries for the better - and that already was a big mission. Over time, we've learned that we can also build technology and correct incentives to focus care on value, so improving outcomes and reducing costs. There are few things that are more rewarding to work on."