MRIguidance announces passing of Roel Raatgever, co-founder & CEO

Utrecht, December 1st, 2021 – It is with profound shock and sadness that MRIguidance announces that Roel Raatgever, our co-founder and CEO, has very suddenly passed away. Two weeks ago during a business trip to the USA he was severely injured in a traffic accident.

Roel will be remembered as a kind, warm, open and optimistic leader; a loving manager who had a special place in his heart for every member of his team. He was always concerned about others and driven to make a difference in the world. As a MedTech entrepreneur, Roel aimed to fully exploit the wealth of MRI data to create a product that would positively impact people’s lives around the globe. His vision inspired and guided his team during five years full of challenges and achieved milestones. While building a successful company, the team grew as a family.

For the foreseeable future, his role will be taken care of by Peter Seevinck, co-founder & CSO and Marijn van Stralen, co-founder & CTO.

He will be deeply missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, family and friends, and the large group of beloved people Roel surrounded himself with.

About Roel

Roel was born on January 19, 1978 in The Netherlands. With a background in medical sciences and with great entrepreneurial skills, Roel dedicated most of his professional career working for business incubators and promoting innovation mainly in the fields of medical technology and health. In 2016, Peter, Marijn and Roel partnered to found MRIguidance as a spin-off company of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

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About Roel
Roel was born on January 19, 1978 in The Netherlands. With a background in medical sciences and with great entrepreneurial skills, Roel dedicated most of his professional career working for business incubators and promoting innovation mainly in the fields of medical technology and health. In 2016, Peter, Marijn and Roel partnered to found MRIguidance as a spin-off company of the University Medical Center Utrecht.

In memoriam website:

About Roel
Roel was born on January 19, 1978 in The Netherlands. With a background in medical sciences and with great entrepreneurial skills, Roel dedicated most of his professional career working for business incubators and promoting innovation mainly in the fields of medical technology and health. In 2016, Peter, Marijn and Roel partnered to found MRIguidance as a spin-off company of the University Medical Center Utrecht.
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