George Kouvas, MBA

Chief Technology Officer | Leadership Team

George Kouvas joined the Wyss Center in February 2017 and was appointed as CTO in January 2020. With over 20 years of experience in medical devices, neurotechnology, pharma, eHealth, eBusiness and R&D services, Kouvas holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA, from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).

George Kouvas has long experience in industrial environments where he brought complex systems to market. Under his leadership, one of the Wyss Center’s flagship programs, EPIOS™ sub-scalp brain monitoring system, evolved from an initial idea to an investable technology to be validated in clinical settings.


Prior to joining the Wyss Center, he was a Director and Technical leader of Merck’s eHealth platform in Switzerland, where he managed the development and market-launch of disease management solutions for various therapeutic areas. Earlier in his career he held various engineering and management roles, coordinating consortiums of technology, business and academia partners in innovation projects.

George enjoys acting as an expert on reviewing and evaluating technology innovation projects and proposals. His is passionate about helping in the community to bring technical innovations to life with the goal to improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders.