Jarl Severn

Managing Director


Jarl is Managing Director of Owen Mumford, an innovative medical devices company based in Oxfordshire, where he is focused on developing products that help people lead healthier lives.

Born in Denmark, Jarl’s career has spanned geographical borders and industry sectors. Jarl spent much of his managerial career with the Danish conglomerate Maersk, and in 1999 joined Invacare Corporation, an American manufacturer of medical equipment, becoming Managing Director of their Swiss business.

Jarl is a passionate advocate for investment in people and innovation. Since becoming Managing Director of Owen Mumford in 2008, he has overseen significant business growth, strengthened the IP portfolio and invested in leading-edge manufacturing facilities.



Owen Mumford announces verified science-based targets and plans for...

Owen Mumford, a global leader in the design, manufacture and advancement of medical devices, has announced its emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company has set a target to achieve net zero by 2045 (to mirror the UK NHS target) in alignment with the recommendations of the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Supporting community green initiatives

Owen Mumford takes its local environmental responsibilities seriously and has recently extended its involvement across several ecological projects. These have included sponsoring 10 fruit trees in the Sustainable Woodstock Community Orchard where there are currently, 82 heritage fruit trees including, apple, cherry, pear, Perry pear, damsons, plums and Medlar.

Owen Mumford

Jarl Severn, Owen Mumford’s Managing Director, talks to B4’s Richard Rosser about the company’s role as a global leader in the medical devices field, developing the talent pool and maintaining their innovative edge.

Partnerships in business

Oxfordshire-based Owen Mumford have been at the forefront of medical device innovation for over 65 years, creating solutions under the Owen Mumford brand that improve the delivery of healthcare and home health treatments for people around the world.