Governing Board

Dr. Claudia Mika, Medical Tourism Managing Director

Dr. Claudia Mika is the Founder and CEO of Temos International GmbH, a spin-off of a German governmental research organization.

Since 2004 she has been working on the Temos certification systems, assessing hospitals, rehabilitation centers, reproductive care centers, and dental clinics worldwide according to the Temos quality criteria for international patient management that were developed together with leading travel health insurances and assistance companies.

Due to the Temos quality certifications of internationally oriented medical institutions and supported by Dr. Mika’s consultancy work for the implementation of international patient departments in medical facilities all over the world she is very well grounded in medical tourisms topics. She has been working with more than 150 hospitals and medical facilities worldwide from Brazil to the Philippines.

Dr. Mika has been regularly invited to international Medical Tourism Conferences and advises different associations and governmental institutions regarding medical tourism issues. She developed the guideline “International Patients Department Processes” for the Turkish Ministry of Health.

In 2002, Dr. Mika received the “Young Researcher Award” of the European Space Agency. She held guest lectureships at PUCRS University in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and at the University Hospital in Aachen, Germany. Since 2007 she has also supervised several tele-education courses that brought doctors and medical students from various international universities together via videoconference. In 2011, Dr. Mika received the “High Potential Company Award 2011”, funded by the European Union.

Since 2013 Dr. Mika has been appointed to be one of the judges for the International Medical Travel Awards, an independent and objective set of awards for the medical travel and tourism industry.

Since January 2014 she is the Vice Chairwoman of the Diplomatic Council Healthcare Forum.

In 2017 Dr. Mika was awarded the Dr. Sanjiv Malik Lifetime Award for her significant contribution to the development of medical travel and medical tourism over many years.

For the 2018 Dubai Health Tourism Forum she was recently appointed as a member of the Scientific Board by Dubai Health Authorities (DHA).

Dr. Claudia Mika, is a Managing Member of the Governing Board of SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL, having the overall Group responsibility for the Medical Tourism Business Strategy.

Contact: claudia.mika@swissapproval.ch 

DAVIDE BOVI, Industrial Inspections Managing Director

University degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master’s Degree in Energy Section, from Politecnico di Milano.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Italy since 1993.
  • Licensed Auditor for ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems
  • Licensed Inspector for fall-arrest PPE (wind parks)
  • NDT Methods Qualified :  MT – PT – RT – UT  2 LIV ASNT SNT-TC-1A.

Since 2015, he is acting as General Manager in “SISI Srl” based in Milano, full member of Swiss Approval Network, a pure inspection Company, that supplies activities to different kind of industries.

He is responsible for the definition of company’s development strategy in terms of clients and services; responsible for the identification of new clients, finalisation of new contracts, identification and screening of potential partners and suitable resources and supervision of delivery of services from a technical and economical point of view.

Before join the Swiss Approval Group, he has been also in Projeco Italia s.r.l., for 2 years, since May.2012, in SGS Italia for 3 years, since Oct. 2009, and in Bureau Veritas Italia for 7 years, since Aug. 2002.

Contact: davide.bovi@swissapproval.com

Dr. MAANI GEORGE – Middle East and Gulf – Oil and Gas Industry, Managing Director

More than 30 years of industry experience, including over 20 years of management positions, in various computer systems’ design and management projects, with a specialised knowledge in quality assurance tools in accordance with international standards and technical specifications.

Moreover, Dr. George Maani has got over than 20 years of academic educational experience, twice served as Department Chairman, mainly lecturing on computer systems’ curriculums.

Furthermore, he has a significant international working experience in various countries around the world, such as Lebanon, Singapore, Australia, USA, Qatar, Arabian Gulf, and has published more than 30 technical articles in international magazines and registered internationally five Patents.

As Managing member of the SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL Governing Board, Dr. George Maani has the overall responsibility of Oil and Gas Industry business development, for the area of Middle East and Gulf.

Contact: george.maani@swissapproval.ch

Mr. TAHAN NADER – Inspection Technology Solutions Managing Director

Material science Engineer, holding MSc in “Material science engineering, metallic materials selection and production technologies”.

With consistence engagement in the International market, to Nissan in Japan, Henkel, Hemmelrath, Kluthe from Germany, Renault CAFV in France, Bostik from UK as well as US experience in construction sector, Nader Tahan has achieved a high level of technical and management background.

Also Engaged, in the Iranian Research Organization for Science &Technology (I.R.O.S.T.) in various positions, such as Technical expert, Head of the laboratory for metals testing and analyzing, Head of the materials department and Head of metals testing and Metallographic laboratory.  

Strategic and Planning Chief Officer as well as Research and Development Manager, in the Iranian Standard and Quality Inspection Company (ISQI).

ANB Chief Executive Manager in the Iranian Welding Research and Engineering Institute, under the authority of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).

Since 2001 as Lecturer in the Mechanical and Material Science Engineering faculties of the Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran having authored significant technical publications in his field of expertise.

As Managing member of the SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL, Tahan Nader has the overall responsibility for innovative Inspection Technology Solutions, with emphasis on the Non Destructive Techniques processes and methods for metallic constructions.

Contact: nader.tahan@swissapproval.ch

Mr. TZAFERIS MELETIOS – Business Development Managing Director

Mechanical Engineering by Rome University (Italy) and MSc in Quality Management by Cranfield University (UK).

Since 1990  exercised duties as CEO in the Hellenic Association for Quality and subsequently in TUV Rheinland Hellas SA.

For the period 2004 – 2009, member of the Greek Government as General Secretary of the State, in the Ministries of Health & Social Solidarity, Ministry of Development and Ministry of Tourism Development.

Moreover, he has worked internationally in the private sector, as a specialized professional in the Industrial Inspections sector, while officiates as Executive Secretary of the ANB Greek Welding Institute, member of International Institute of Welding (IIW) and European Welding Federation (EWF), representing Greece in the General Assemblies of IIW and EWF as well.

Tzaferis Meletios as Managing member of the SWISS APPROVAL INTERNATIONAL Governing Board has the overall Group responsibility for business development and New Branches setup, for Europe, US and Asia.

Contact: tzaferis@swissapproval.ch