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Global Health in A Changed Era:
The View from Europe

The PQMD Global Health Policy Forum is a long-standing annual event featuring conversations with global health experts and leaders designed to inform public debate; address contemporary health policy approaches; and explore the most pressing challenges and innovative trends shaping development and the policies that impact them. This event is designed to share real-world perspectives on the practical implications of promoting and accelerating greater access to healthcare in underserved communities and disaster-affected areas through excellence in medical products, services, and device donations.

This year’s event will unite more than 100 global health leaders from over 70 organizations, speakers and panelists from around the world to lead in-depth discussions. Being in Paris will provide the direct opportunity for European voices and perspectives to be clearer at a time when the region’s imperatives and interventions are changing rapidly. The program will consist of an Executive Forum followed by two days of compelling sessions that focus on key aspects of this year’s theme: European Leadership in the Global Health Agenda.

This convening aims to build cross-sectoral knowledge to meet the global public health challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow.


Please note: All times are Central European Time (CET)

PQMD’S Executive Forum provides an opportunity for dialogue among invited CEOs and other high-level thought leaders; policy makers; and representatives from the private and public sector, multilateral and NGO communities. It is designed to uncover new ideas and produce new ways of working together.

This year’s Executive Forum will examine Europe’s Global Health Policy Strategy and the pursuit to achieve better health for all. We will consider implications on philanthropy, health finance, climate change, access to quality healthcare and health equity. We hope to leave with a deeper understanding of future-forward strategies and resources in order to catalyze this emerging policy into practice that bolsters our public-private partnerships, enhances our critical collaborations around timely issues, and increases our focus on preparedness and resilience to confront global health and humanitarian emergencies.



Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Director General, Foundation S- The Sanofi Collective

Patrice Carayon, President, Tulipe; General Director, Chiesi France


Elizabeth Ashbourne, Executive Director, Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD)


Anne-Claire Amprou, Ambassador for Global Health, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France


Nick Fahy, Director of the Health and Wellbeing Research Group, RAND Europe


The European Union is committed to pursuing better health for all. Together, we will explore how the European and French health strategies are designed for this achievement, how they will support and contribute to the response to global health emergencies and how they aim to strengthen health systems. We will consider how trends in financing, public-private partnerships and philanthropy will advance this agenda and explore how climate change, technology, access and equity will impact our programming and priorities. The outcome is expected to be:

  • an expectation that we will work together to translate policy into practice to address the global health strategies of the future;
  • inspire public-private partnerships and greater collaboration to make the best use of this strategy and its tools around the most critical issues;
  • increase focus on preparedness to resilience and tackle ever-increasing global health and humanitarian emergencies.

Chair: Mark Chataway, Managing Partner, FINN Partners & Baird’s CMC



18:00 – 19:30 | COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Financing and philanthropy are integral to advancing health priorities. The aim is to better understand the prosperity, social investing and impact drivers that fuel philanthropy in Europe and catalyze innovation and transformative financing.

Sessions will focus on:

  • Re-energizing European philanthropy and exploring innovative public-private partnerships.
  • Learning about blended financing models that can drive transformational change.
  • Exploring ESG accountability measures and how global organizations can prepare for a changing reporting landscape.



Audrey Derveloy, President & Country Lead, Sanofi France

Elizabeth Ashbourne, Executive Director, PQMD


This panel will explore the intersection of finance and purpose. Building on our first session, how do prosperity, social investing, and impact drivers fuel philanthropy, innovation, and transformative financing within the European context. We will explore how European philanthropy differs from American philanthropy. We will look at how European foundations have focused on igniting innovation and transformative financing to solve complex problems. Panelists will discuss the ways that European foundations often work closely with national governments and with the European Commission to achieve shared goals.

Chair: Mark Chataway, Managing Partner, FINN Partners & Baird’s CMC



Ozzy Samad, President, Brother’s Brother Foundation


10:30 – 11:00  | COFFEE BREAK


As overseas development assistance stalls or is even cut, there is a new focus on innovative mechanisms accelerated by the increased involvement of international and regional development finance institutions. Many of these mechanisms involve an expanding portfolio of contingent financing, payment by results and unique financial instruments such as sustainable development bonds. This implies fewer pilots and small-scale projects and more investments at national or regional level with more reliance on non-donor financing. Panelists will consider implications for humanitarian organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and others, and explore the financial mechanisms best suited for the era ahead.

Chair: Karen Wilson, Founder & CEO, GV Partners



Sean Carroll, President and CEO, Anera; CEO, Anera Ventures


12:00 – 13:30 | LUNCH


Stakeholders around the world continue to call for increased transparency surrounding companies’ environmental, social, and governance measures. In parallel, regulators have stepped up efforts on non-financial reporting requirements to ensure that firms are accountable and sharing comparable materially relevant data. These regulatory efforts have been moving at different speeds in different jurisdictions with the EU setting the highest bar. The current reporting inconsistency between countries is pressing companies to stretch their agility  and  creating potential risks for international organizations. The recent creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has been a positive development towards building a global baseline and linking with international accounting standards.   This panel discussion will help illuminate the integration of ESG within and across companies, as well as how corporate action inherently shapes working relationships with non-corporate partners. A highlight for participants will include a reporting disclosure outlook and how global organizations can help better understand and prepare for a changing reporting landscape.

Chair: Sandrine Bouttier-Stref, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi



Adele Paterson, CEO, International Health Partners UK


14:30 – 15:00 | COFFEE BREAK

15:00 – 15:10 | SIT REP: UKRAINE

Chris Skopec, Executive Vice President of Global Health, Project HOPE; Chair, PQMD


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Alexander Vindman, Senior Advisor, VetVoice Foundation and Former Director, European Affairs, United States National Security Council (Pre-recorded)


A Conversation with Matthew Swift, Co-Founder & CEO, Concordia & Oleksii Iaremenko, Head, Health Recovery Office, Ministry of Health of Ukraine & Todd Bernhardt, Senior Director of Communications, International Medical Corps


16:00 – 17:30 | COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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Climate change, health access, equity, and integrated technology are now cornerstones in the modern global health outlook. How do we adapt and invest in promoting ambitious and responsible global action that results in greater resilience even while standards are not yet universal? Participants will hear from thought leaders and work together to focus on:

  • The impact of climate change on humanitarian response and global health broadly, highlighting thinking that will empower, adapt, and invest in more sustainable communities.
  • Facilitating increased equity and access in health care and how we can do justice to efforts that truly address the underlying social determinants of health.
  • In the face of these formidable trends, we will reflect together on our role as implementers and policy-makers in the design of our global institutions and efforts to provide quality health care for all.


09:00 – 09:05 | WELCOME

Elizabeth Ashbourne, Executive Director, PQMD


Paul Knox Clarke, Principal, ADAPT Initiative


The impact of climate change is already apparent in the increasing severity of climate events globally, from increased flooding to unprecedented heatwaves, to emerging outbreaks and shifting geographies of infectious diseases. This session will explore the impact of climate change on the integrated global humanitarian sector to mitigate the growing impact, make investments count, and create more resilient communities.

Chair: Rebecca Milner, Chief Advancement Office, IMC



Janet Thomason, Director of National Procurement Project C.U.R.E.




11:00 – 12:00 | CLIMATE CHANGE: SOLUTION LAB (Breakouts)


12:00 – 13:30 | LUNCH


Is now the right time to articulate a new expectation around universal health access? Certainly, the world has long been aware of inequity in access to quality health care. Today’s change-makers are presented with not only the old challenges affecting the impact of their efforts but their work is increasingly shaping the important narrative around who has the power to impact health outcomes. As more global actors include the language of these pillars in strategic policy, what should policy-makers be thinking about in their efforts to achieve universal access?

Prof. Agnès Binagwaho, Professor and Retired Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity – Rwanda


This panel illuminates the intersection of access, equity and economic development and our responsibility to act to meet the demands and needs of a global population. Access and Equity have become foundational concepts within a broad social justice framework that seeks to tackle economic disparity and income inequality. But what are organizations and companies vested in global health doing to make the aspiration of universal access truly universal?

Chair: Jodi Allison, Senior Vice President, Global Giving and Innovation, MAP International


 14:30 – 14:35 | FIRE STARTER QUESTION

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, CEO, The Max Foundation; Chair, ATOM Coalition Counsel


14:45-15:15 | COFFEE BREAK

15:15 – 16:00 | NGO CEO ROUNDTABLE

Nonprofit and non-governmental organizations hold an undeniably unique perspective in global health work – true technical workhorses that through their missions connect philanthropists to impactful opportunities to augment health outcomes. This panel presents a powerful opportunity to hear from NGO CEOs as they reflect on what European policymakers can prioritize to support real, collaborative change during this unprecedented level of humanitarian crises.

Chair: Chantal Bowman-Boyles, Managing Partner Europe, FINN Partners



 16:15 – 16:30 | CLOSING REMARKS



  • Executive Forum (April 25) – Musee Economie Paris | 1 Pl. du Général Catroux, 75017 Paris
  • April 26 & 27 – Sanofi Gentilly Facility | 82 Av. Raspail, 94250 Gentilly, France


Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orléans | 15-17-21 boulevard Romain Rolland, 75014 Paris France | Tel: +33 (1)  41 17 26 00

We have arranged for a discounted block of rooms exclusively for event attendees. Discounted rooms are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can book at our special rate using this link and the preferential code: PQMD. You can also call the hotel directly and book with the same preferential code.

Click here for detailed instructions to navigate the hotel reservation system.

The hotel is approximately a 20-minute taxi ride from Orly and an hour from Charles de Gaulle. It is also approximately a 5-minute walk to the Metro, which is about a 20-minute ride to the city center.

Please note, once a room is booked there is no refund on the booking unless approved by PQMD as we are responsible for a minimum number of rooms.

Getting Around

Travel options from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orléans to Executive Forum (April 25) – Musee Economie Paris:

  • 35-minute subway ride from porte d’Orléan stop (5 minute walk from hotel) to malhesherbes stop (1 minute walk to Mussee Economie).
  • 45-minute car service ride – Uber or G8 Taxi recommended

Travel options from Novotel Paris 14 Porte d’Orléans to Sanofi Gentilly Facility (April 26 & 27 ):

  • 15-minute car service ride – Uber or G8 Taxi recommended
  • 25-minute walk

Dress Code

The dress code during the meeting is business attire.


Samy Ahmar, Head of Global Health, Save the Children

Samy is the Head of Global Health in Save the Children UK. He leads a diverse team of global health specialists who help design and deliver a global portfolio of health programmes and research projects in over 20 countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. They also help shift the needle on major global health policy issues across reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health issues. These childhood pneumonia, care for premature and low birth-weight babies, under-immunisation, maternal mental health, improving equity in community health workers programmes and policies, and comprehensive diarrhoea control, among many others. Samy has worked extensively with private sector partnerships, especially in the pharmaceutical sector, over the last nine years

Tilly Alcayna, MA (Oxon) MPH, Senior Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Tilly has over a decade of professional and academic research experience in climate change adaptation, public health, epidemiology, environmental health, and disaster preparedness and response. Prior to joining the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, she worked for Medécins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), and undertook a number of consultancies with INGOs, conducting research across Asia-Pacific, central Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. She gained her MPH Public Health in Disasters from the T.H Chan Harvard School of Public Health, Karolinska Institute and the University of Oviedo. She is currently completing her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Jodi Allison, Senior Vice President, Global Giving and Innovation, MAP International

Jodi Allison joined MAP International, a Georgia based non-profit that provides life-changing medicine and health supplies to people in need, 24 years ago. She has always worked in the Corporate Relations division at MAP, being promoted to Director of Corporate Relations in 2010 and Vice President, Global Giving in 2014. She is now Senior Vice President of Global Giving and Innovation. In this role, she serves MAP’s mission of providing essential medicine and health supplies to the world’s most vulnerable communities. She is responsible for leadership and management of the Global Giving team, securing donated medicines, health supplies and cash gifts and developing strategic and annual operating plans. She is also responsible for the strategy and implementation of MAP’s innovation initiatives. She attended the Georgia Institute of Technology and Middle Tennessee State University to receive her International Affairs degree with minors in Public Relations and History. When she is not saving the world, you will find her on the beach near her home in Tampa, FL, with her two college-aged boys.

Ann-Claire Amprou, Ambassador for Global Health, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

Anne-Claire AMPROU is the French Ambassador for Global Health and, since April 2022, the French negotiator of the international agreement on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

After starting her career as a hospital director, she joined the Inspectorate-General of Social Affairs. She was a member of the Ebola task force and then Deputy Director General for Health at the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health. Before coordinating the French response to the Covid-19 crisis in 2021, she was Chief General Manager of Universcience, a cultural and scientific institute.

Elizabeth Ashbourne, Executive Director, PQMD

As Executive Director of PQMD, Elizabeth (EJ) Ashbourne is responsible for furthering PQMD’s commitment to championing and advancing standards in medical supply and service donations by developing the vision, strategy, and execution of the organizations five pillars of work.

Prior to joining PQMD, EJ was most recently the Managing Partner for EJA Consulting, a small private firm specializing in strategic planning, fundraising, international development and joint venture support, mission driven event management, and all aspects of non-profit turn-around. Prior to that, EJ spent 17 years at the World Bank in a number of senior level positions, in the areas of private sector partnerships, global public health, infectious disease, and health management information systems.

Additionally she was a senior operations officer in the Office of Corporate Reform and Human Resources. In the area of health, EJ held the position of Lead, Global Health Information Programs for the World Bank and the Health Metrics Network at the World Health Organization; led the work on eHealth and mHealth in the Health Anchor of the Bank, and contributed to research on a common metric for donor agencies, development partners and countries to measure their investment in health information. At the World Bank, she also spent many years working closely on issues specific to engaging the private sector in the fight against HIV/AIDS as the focal point for private sector partnerships with the World Bank’s Africa Region HIV/AIDS programs. Her role was to develop and implement the mechanisms through which the private sector can access financial and technical resources from the Bank’s initial 2billion dollar investment in HIV/AIDS.

She has also worked for World Learning as a Country Director, overseeing a wide range of USAID capacity building programs in Eastern Europe and served as senior coordinator for international cooperative education programs at American University among other positions. EJ holds an MA in International Education, with an emphasis on Organizational Management from American University in Washington, DC and a BSc in Communications and History from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

Bertrand Badré, Founder and Managing Partner, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital

Bertrand Badré is Managing Director and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital. Previously, Bertrand was Managing Director of the World Bank and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Bertrand was group Chief Financial Officer at Société Générale and Crédit Agricole and served as a member of President Jacques Chirac’s diplomatic team as his deputy personal representative for Africa. He spent seven years at Lazard in New York, London and latterly in Paris as Managing Director where he co-led the restructuring of Eurotunnel. He started his career in Paris as an Inspector, then Deputy Head, of the auditing service of the French Ministry of Finance. Bertrand currently serves on the board of Canadian Fintech Wealth Simple and he is a non-Executive Director at Getlink (Groupe Eurotunnel). Bertrand wrote a book “Can Finance Save the World?” prefaced by Emmanuel Macron and Gordon Brown and translated in multiple languages. Recently he wrote the book « Voulons-nous (sérieusement) changer le monde ? », prefaced by Erik Orsenna. Published articles include “From Billions to Trillons: MDBs contributions to financing for development”, the first joint report from the IMF, EIB, Regional Multilateral Development Banks and the World Bank Group. Bertrand is a graduate of ENA, SciencesPo and HEC. He is a regular speaker and teacher at these and other institutions including Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Princeton and Oxford.

Prof. Agnes Binagwaho, Professor and Retired Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity – Rwanda

Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PHD currently resides in Rwanda. She is the retired Vice Chancellor and co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) (in 2015), an initiative of Partners In Health based in Rwanda which focuses on changing how health care is delivered around the world by training global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. She is a Rwandan pediatrician who returned to Rwanda in 1996, two years after the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi. Previously, she has provided clinical care in the public sector and has served the Rwandan health sector (1996-2016) in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and lastly as Minister of Health for five years. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at UGHE, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She is member of multiple editorial, advisory and directors’ boards, including the Think20 (T20), the Rockefeller Foundation, the African Europe Foundation and the African Union Commission on African COVID-19 Response. Professor Binagwaho is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the World Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. She is an Emerson Elder and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles and was named among the 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020 and 2021.

Priscilla Boiardi, Coordinator, Network of Foundations Working for Development (netFWD) and Centre on Philanthropy, OECD

Priscilla Boiardi coordinates the OECD network of Foundation working for development (netFWD) and the OECD Centre on Philanthropy. Before joining the Development Centre, Priscilla was leading the work on impact in the Private Finance for Sustainable Development team at the Development Cooperation Directorate of the OECD. Priscilla sits on a number of EC project selection committees, on the Methodology Committee of Social Value International (SVI) and on the Advisory Board of the Social Impact Agenda for Italy (SIA).

Dr. François Bompart, Chair of the DNDi Access Committee, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative

François Bompart, MD is, since 2021, the Chair of the Access Committee of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a non-profit organisation based in Geneva (Switzerland).

His has worked for over 25 years in anti-infective medicines and vaccines, with a focus on emerging and developing countries, mostly within the Sanofi pharmaceutical group before joining DNDi in 2018. His main fields of interest are related with access to care in resource-limited countries, as well as ethical issues in clinical research for vulnerable populations. He is, since 2022, a member of the Ethics Committee of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm).

François Bompart received his MD from the University of Angers (France) and trained in Clinical Pharmacology at University College London (UK) and Hôpital Cochin in Paris (France).

Sandrine Bouttier-Stref, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi

Sandrine holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a law degree. She began her career in project management for French government programs and then developed a portfolio of environmental activities in a consulting firm. She became first environmental expert at Thales group, before taking the position of group’s Health, Safety and Environment Director where she designed and developed the global HSE strategy.

In 2016, Sandrine joined Sanofi where she first served as the Group’s Health, Safety and Environment Global Head.

As Global head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Sanofi since January 2021, Sandrine defines the CSR strategy and roadmaps for all the Group’s activities, connected with the business strategy, across the whole organization while developing the CSR culture and boosting a responsible and sustainable business. She aims at developing initiatives aligned with the group’s commitments to society such as (1) global access & affordability to healthcare while helping healthcare systems’ sustainability including educational programs and Innovation for the most vulnerable populations and (2)taking care of the Planet while ensuring patients’ access to medicines. Sandrine is also responsible to manage the ESG reporting, risks and performances.

During her career, Sandrine has always been very active in different national and international organizations. She chaired sectorial and cross-sectorial working groups while playing a key role in advocacy and discussion with policy makers.

Chantal Bowman-Boyles, Managing Partner, EMEA, FINN Partners

Responsible for the growth and development of FINN Partners’ business in the EMEA region. FINN Partners is a leading independent integrated communications consultancy, with award winning specialist teams operating in many disciplines including Global Public Health. We started in January 2013, with one employee and one client. Now, in April 2023, we have over 200 employees in five offices, and numerous clients working in multiple vertical sectors. Our campaigns are based on research and intelligence, and encompass all communications disciplines.

Patrice Carayon, President, Chiesi France and President, Tulipe Association

A graduate of ESCP Europe and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Patrice Carayon has 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. His career path has been marked by the various functions he has held in different pharmaceutical laboratories: Regional Director, Commercial Director and Business Unit Director (or Division Director), which allowed him to develop a macro vision of this very specific environment.

President of Chiesi France since 2016 and of NHCO-Nutrition since 2018, Patrice Carayon also holds the mandate of President of the Tulipe Association since 2020. A true interface between industry and associations, Tulipe brings together donations from health companies to respond, urgently, to the needs of populations in distress during global health crises.

Sean Carroll, President and CEO, Anera; CEO, Anera Ventures

Sean Carroll is Anera’s president and chief executive officer and the CEO of Anera Ventures, LLC. Anera delivers to the most vulnerable in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria nearly $100 million worth of medicines and medical supplies annually, donated mostly by PQMD members. Sean also leads Anera’s long-term human and community development programs in resilience and sustainability through water, renewable energy and food security initiatives; in education, through early childhood development, vocational training and upskilling; and in health and livelihoods. With Anera Ventures, he aims to scale up impact working with impact investors.

Before joining Anera, Sean worked in several international development and policy roles in Washington, DC, Europe and the Middle East, including at USAID in the Obama-Biden Administration, the US Congress, the UN World Food Programme and Creative Associates International. He served as chief of staff and COO at USAID, with 9,500 staff, 84 missions around the world and a $1.7 billion operating budget. Sean also served for six years as director of programs for the Club of Madrid, a leadership alliance that includes 106 former presidents and prime ministers.

He serves on the boards of PQMD and Creative Frontiers; and is an advisor to the Club of Madrid and TechChange.

Mark Chataway, Managing Partner, Global Health Practice, FINN Partners & Baird’s CMC

Mark Chataway is an expert in policy analysis and development, opinion research and communications. Mark has worked for governments such as the European Commission, Switzerland and South Africa; for intergovernmental organisations such as the Global Fund, the IBSA alliance, Gavi and the WHO; for academic institutions including Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and RAND; for non-governmental groups such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PATH and; for all of the world’s major vaccine research and production companies. Mark is a managing partner at FINN Partners, one of the world’s fastest-growing global, independent marketing and communications agencies and co-chairman of Baird’s CMC, a global consultancy group owned by 47 shareholders in over 38 countries.

Audrey Derveloy, President & Country Lead, Sanofi France

Since September 2022, Audrey Derveloy coordinates all the Sanofi’s activities in France and represents the company to its various stakeholders. She leads the Sanofi France Strategic Committee and the Country Council.

Physician by training, Audrey Derveloy started her career in public hospitals in Paris. She then moved on as Researcher at the Pasteur Research Center of the Hong Kong University and later as a Scientific Expert at Salusmed, also in Hong Kong. She came back to France joining Pfizer working in medical affairs in the areas of Endocrinology, Transplant and Rheumatology. She later joined Novartis in France where she progressively grew in her career leading her to be appointed Business Franchise Head for Ophthalmology.

Since January 2020, she was President of Novartis in Ireland. During this period, she was a member of the strategic council of the IPHA (Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association) and French Foreign Trade Advisor.

Audrey Derveloy is a Medical Doctor by the Faculté de Médecine de Paris 5 – Cochin and a DES in Medical Biology. She sits on the Board of Directors of Leem (Les Entreprises du Médicament) and chairs the French Federation of Health Industries (FEFIS) and the Comité Stratégique de Filière – Industries et technologies de santé.

Awa Dieng, Regional Manager, Amref Health Africa

A native of Senegal, Awa Dieng is a seasoned public health professional with 15 years of experience in managing global health projects. Her experience is focused on managing projects on health systems strengthening, Family Planning, Tuberculosis, Malaria, NTDs etc. implemented in the public and private sector. Prior to joining Amref as Regional Manager, West Africa Hub, Awa worked for Abt Associates Inc., a research organization based in the US where she managed many USAID funded projects in the sub-Saharan Africa region, the Caribbean and Eastern European countries. While at Abt, Awa has managed USAID funded global projects such as Health Systems 20/20, Health Finance and Governance and SHOPS Plus and has also made technical contributions to areas such as supportive supervision, health worker training, family planning just to name a few.

Daouda Diouf, Head of Climate Action and Health Resilience, Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective

As Foundation S Head of Climate Action and Health Resilience, Daouda is involved in supporting vulnerable populations to adapt and build resilience against the health impact of climate change.

Daouda has always been committed to help growing a sustainable health system for vulnerable populations, especially in West and Central Africa where he is the Executive Director of ENDA Santé – an NGO based in Dakar, Senegal – and the CEO of the Civil Society Institute for HIV and Health, leading country and regional programs related to Climate impact on Health in Africa, Community Health and HIV among others.

In addition to that, Daouda has 25 years of extensive experience in the provision of technical assistance to countries on Health policy formulation and program implementation on health and sustainable development.

This social economist and specialist in Public Health and development programs is also the author and co-author of several scientific articles and publication on HIV, sexual and reproductive health, sustainable development in Africa.

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, CEO, The Max Foundation

Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Chief Executive Officer of The Max Foundation, has long been dedicated to improving the lives of people facing a cancer diagnosis around the world. Pat is a cofounder of the organization, established in 1997 in honor of her stepson, Max. Under her direction, The Max Foundation partners with leading physicians in more than 70 low- and middle-income countries to provide high impact medicines annually to 30,000+ patients. Known for her passionate advocacy, she also serves on multiple international boards and has been the recipient of multiple awards. Pat lives in Edmonds, Washington, where she raised her four sons.

Allison Goldberg, President, MSD Foundation, MSD

Allison Goldberg is the President of the Merck Foundation and Executive Director, Global Impact Giving, in the Office of Social Business Innovation (SBI) at Merck.  In this role, Allison oversees Merck’s philanthropic program investments to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved populations through grants, corporate contributions, employee giving, and product donations.

Allison previously co-founded and led the Anheuser-Busch InBev Foundation (ABIF). With a 20-year global public health career focused on building innovative partnerships and addressing social determinants of health, she has also held positions at Columbia University’s ICAP and Abt Associates Inc.

Allison has a PhD in Public Health and Political Science from Columbia University.

Giuseppe Grossi, EU Regulatory & Public Affairs Analyst, B&K Agency

Prior to joining B&K, Giuseppe was Assistant and Policy Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament for three years. He is passionate about defence and security issues, and holds an extensive knowledge of the mechanisms of the Brussels bubble.

Alex Harris, Director of Government Relations & Strategic Partnerships, Wellcome Trust

Alex leads Wellcome’s diplomatic efforts, and is responsible for a global team that builds the external knowledge and partnerships that the organisation needs to reach its goals. On climate, infection and mental health, he oversees Wellcome’s global political and cultural outreach, ensuring effective advocacy to and with governments, multilateral agencies, the private sector, and civil society.

Alex joined Wellcome in 2018 as Head of Global Policy & Advocacy, supporting a team of experts to create an environment where health research thrives and its benefits reach people across the world.

In 2020, Alex was a leader in Wellcome’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Wellcome played a key role in shaping the global response through the Access to Covid-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator partnership and promoting principles on equitable access in LMICs.

In 2021, Alex formed a new team to manage Wellcome’s relations with key external partners.

Alex has over twenty years’ experience in global health policy and advocacy, advising and influencing a wide range of healthcare organisations in the governmental, not for profit, and private sectors. Prior to joining Wellcome, he led an international NGO focused on access to medicine, advocating for greater collaboration between funders, governments and the private sector.

Oleksii Iaremenko, Head, Health Recovery Office, Ministry of Health of Ukraine

An expert in healthcare system reform and management, with 17 years of experience. Currently, the Head of the Health Recovery Office under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Ex-Deputy Minister of Health for European Integration from 2021 to 2022. Leadership positions in health reform flagship USAID-funded projects for nine years.

Tim Kattwinkel, VP Supply Chain, EMEA, Henry Schein

Since January 2021 in charge of Supply Chain for Henry Schein in EMEA. Very recent in the job and have not regretted joining the company a single day. Our values and culture are present in everything we do.

Previous 10 years in various operational senior repsonsibilities for Merck KgaA. That company I joined through acquisition of a US Live Science Company – Millipore Inc – for which I was VP of Manufacturing at time of acquisition

Educational background : Business Engineer from Business School of Strasbourg University, France, major in Logistics and Production Control

Paul Knox Clarke, Principal, ADAPT Initiative

Paul Knox Clarke is  Principal of the ADAPT initiative on climate change and  humanitarian action, and an expert in the humanitarian consequences of climate change. He and his team advise a wide range or intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations on how to respond to the climate crisis. He also regularly speaks and writes on the issue. Paul has previously worked for WFP and SC (UK) as a humanitarian practitioner in a variety of conflict environments; as CEO for an organisational change consultancy; and as Director of research for the ALNAP network.

Christine Knudsen, Senior Vice President, Programs, Heart to Heart International

With more than 25 years of humanitarian experience in emergency response, advocacy and partnership, Christine joined Heart to Heart in 2022 managing all programs at HHI including access to medicine, disaster response, laboratory services, hygiene kits and community health.

Previously she served as Director for External Relations and Strategic Planning for UN Habitat based in Nairobi, promoting safe and sustainable cities by reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Sphere Project, steering the 20th anniversary Sphere Handbook, setting minimum standards for humanitarian action applied around the world.

Christine has split her career between the UN and NGO communities, working with UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA, and Save the Children among others, committed to human rights, inclusion, and collaboration for global change.

Christine holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University/SAIS.

Sylvain Lambert, Partner, PwC

  • Founder of the PwC Sustainability Practice in 1994
  • Head of Sustainability PwC France & Maghreb
  • Advisor of many large and medium sizes companies in the integration of sustainability in their strategies and operations
  • Advisor of many  Private Equity funds on the integration of ESG in their investment strategies and policies
  • Vice-Chairman of ORSE (French Observatory on Sustainability)
    Member of the France Invest Sustainability Comission Steering Committee

Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Director General, Foundation S- The Sanofi Collective

Vanina is on a mission to create healthier futures for generations to come. As Director General of Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective, she does so by catalyzing public health initiatives, leveraging Sanofi’s philanthropy, and driving its medicine donations strategy. She has been working in the public (Gavi) and private sector (at SPMSD, Merck and Sanofi) to bring health innovations closer to patients and vulnerable populations.

She is a staunch gender equity advocate and founded several women empowerement networks in France and in the US and is a past Board member of CSR Europe.

Christina Lloyd, MD, Senior Vice President, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Christina Lloyd, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Ferring Pharmaceuticals’ Reproductive Medicine and Maternal Health, is business responsible for leading and overseeing the strategic planning and direction of all aspects of the company’s core therapeutic focus area.

Prior to joining Ferring, Christina was CEO of Pharmiva, a Sweden-based listed femtech company, She has more than 20 years of experience in management positions in pharmaceutical companies such as Novo Nordisk and also previous position at Ferring as Medical Director between 2002 and 2009.

Christina holds a medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University in 1988 and is a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She also gained a Medical Business Strategy degree at SIMI Copenhagen 2006 and Executive Foundation Lund board degree in 2014. In addition, she furthered her leadership and management education at Harvard Business and IMD Business School.

Rt Hon David Miliband, President and CEO, International Rescue Committee

David Miliband is the President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. He oversees the agency’s operations in 40 crisis-effect countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs throughout Europe and the Americas. The IRC’s mission is to help the world’s most vulnerable people, whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by conflict and disaster, including the climate crisis, to survive, recover, and regain control of their future. In 2021 alone, the IRC served more than 31.5M people in countries affected by crisis, more than 2.7M people with water sources, and more than 1.3M people with malnutrition prevention assistance.

Prior to joining IRC, David had a distinguished political career in the United Kingdom. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, representing the United Kingdom throughout the world. His accomplishments have earned him a reputation, in former President Bill Clinton’s words, as “one of the ablest, most creative public servants of our time.” In 2016 David was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine and in 2018 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

David is also the author of the book, Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time. As the son of refugees, David brings a personal commitment to the IRC’s work and to the premise of the book: that we can rescue the dignity and hopes of refugees and displaced people, and if we help them, in the process we will rescue our own values.

Rebecca Milner, Chief Advancement Officer, International Medical Corps

Rebecca Milner, Chief Advancement Officer, mobilizes partnerships, resources and awareness in support of International Medical Corps programs that reach more than 20 million people a year globally.  A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides lifesaving healthcare and training that builds self-reliance for people on the frontlines of war, disaster and disease in 30 countries.  Since its founding in 1984, the organization has responded to every major disaster of the last three decades – from the civil war and famine in Somalia; to genocide in Rwanda and ethnic cleansing in the Balkans; earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, and Nepal; the Ebola outbreaks in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo; wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Under Milner’s leadership, International Medical Corps’ institutional advancement team raises $50 million in cash and in-kind support each year.  Milner has spearheaded the development of comprehensive, public-private partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies and foundations, including AbbVie, Amgen, FedEx, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, JP MorganChase, Meta and more that have led to significant improvements in the health and well-being of communities around the world.  She also oversees International Medical Corps’ media outreach and public relations efforts.  Milner has more than 25 years of communication, fundraising and marketing experience and speaks on humanitarian, global health and women’s health issues.  During her career, Milner has served in a variety of communications and fundraising roles, generating awareness and support for organizations focused on economic development and human rights for women, development and freedom of the press and education.  Milner has a BA and MPA from American University.

Benoît Miribel, Secretary General, One Sustainable Health for All Foundation

Benoît Miribel is the Secretary General of the One Sustainable Health for All Foundation launched during the COVID 2020 lockdown and which coordinates the OSH Forum and the One Europe for Global Health coalition (OEGH).

He is a member of the French Economy, Social and Environmental Council (CESE).

He has chaired the French Foundations Center (CFF) (2015-2022).

Before, he has joined Institut Merieux from April 2019 to June 2020, as Director for Global Health. He has been, from January 2007 to March 2019, the Director General of Fondation Mérieux, an organization dedicated to the fight against infectious diseases in developing countries.

He has been the Honorary Chairman of Action against Hunger (ACF) since June 2013, an NGO that he chaired from 2010 to 2013 and managed as director general from 2003 to 2006.

He was a board member of the European Foundation Center (EFC) from 2013 to 2016 and a board member of VOICE, the European Network of Humanitarian NGOs (2003/2006).

He is the co-founder of the bilingual journal “Humanitarian Alternatives” and the chairman of Earthwake an NGO dedicate to recycling plastic bags. He is a member of the Friendship board (Bangladesh).

He was a member of the High Council for International Cooperation (HCCI), a member of the Commission’s White Paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008), and of the National Commission on Human Rights (1998-2001 and 2011-2013).

Adele Paterson, CEO, International Health Partners

As CEO of the London based global health charity International Health Partners (IHP), Adele leads its work to increase access to essential healthcare products for those in vulnerable and disaster hit communities. Last year, IHP delivered 12 million treatments supporting 3.9m people in 26 countries. Adele joined IHP after working as head of policy for a financial trade association and prior to this, headed CSR, fundraising and communications for a national regeneration charity. An economics and politics graduate, she started her career as a political researcher, running the parliamentary office of a UK government minister. Adele is Treasurer of Integral Alliance, a union of 22 global disaster response agencies, and sits on the Board of the Anglican Communion Fund supporting the international ministry of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 165 countries.

Onno Ruhl, General Manager, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat

Onno Ruhl is the first General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network. In this position, Onno is leading the creation of a new agency, which will focus on improving the habitat and resilience of communities in South and Central Asia. Prior to his appointment, Onno has been Country Director for India at the World Bank, based in New Delhi. He was responsible for managing the World Bank’s portfolio in India, valued at $25 billion. In a career with the World Bank for over two decades, he has been Director for Operations Services and Quality in the South Asia Region of the World Bank, Country Director for Nigeria, Manager for Results and Learning in the Africa Region of the World Bank, and Country Manager for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Before joining the World Bank in 1993, he was a career diplomat with the Netherlands Foreign Service.

Ozzy Samad, President, Brother’s Brother Foundation

Ozzy Samad is the President of Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). BBF’s mission is to help bridge the gap between aid and sustainability by supporting localized programs and providing essential resources in the areas of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education (H.I.D.E). Our vision is A World where Aid leads to Sustainable Development. Ozzy joined BBF in 2017 as COO and became President in January of 2019. His prior career focused on the securities industry where he worked as a fixed income and derivatives trader and then founded an institutional equity trading and investment management firm.

Working in collaboration with the Board and executive team, Ozzy implemented a seamless management transition, helped create BBF’s new vision and mission statements, unveiled a new strategic plan and website, formalized its programs under the H.I.D.E. umbrella, and streamlined operations for greater efficiency and cost savings. BBF works globally with partners on-the-ground to understand and help address their needs while also responding to natural and humanitarian disasters. We do this by sending relief shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and supplies, along with supporting physician led Med-Surg teams, educational programs, and projects such as mobile clinics, maternal care facilities, and solar power systems for emergency shelters.

Ozzy is a Pennsylvania Representative for the U.S. Global Leadership Council and member of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh. He is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of Shady Side Academy and Fund for the Advancement of Minorities through Education and was the organization’s COO prior to joining BBF. He resides in Murrysville, PA with his wife, Lisa, and has two adult children. Marina is an avid equestrian and works in the equine industry and Harris is the Assistant Director of the Asia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington D.C.

Zina Sanyoura, Innovative Finance Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Zina is an Innovative Finance Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she develops blended financing solutions to support the ICRC’s health interventions, while seeking to ensure sustainable transitions to development partners.

She specializes in development finance, impacting investing, private equity, and project management, with a particular emphasis on Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Over the past 20+ years, Zina has worked with the World Bank Group, UBS, Bamboo Capital Partners, the World Economic Forum, and Banque Audi SAL. She has led the development, structuring and execution of a wide-ranging investment portfolio in the financial inclusion space across emerging markets. She served on the Board of Directors of multiple banking institutions in East Africa and Central Asia, working to support their strategic development. She has also advised private wealth management clients on building private equity, debt and real estate investment portfolios. She started her career in corporate banking in Lebanon.

Zina is an MBA graduate from IMD in Lausanne Switzerland, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and speaks Arabic, English, French and Portuguese.

Chris Skopec, Executive Vice President of Global Health, Project HOPE

Chris Skopec is the Executive Vice President of Global Health at Project HOPE and holds over 25 years of experience in global health, humanitarian aid, and international development programs around the world.

At Project HOPE, Chris leads the organization’s global health programming and emergency and humanitarian aid responses, overseeing a staff of more than 800 in 25 countries. In this role, Chris is responsible for a diverse range of longstanding global health programs and has led comprehensive responses to the war in Ukraine, the COVID-19 pandemic, the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, and the migration crisis in the Northern Triangle, to name a few.
Chris currently serves as the Board Chair for the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD). He previously served three years on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Directors Group (EDG) – the highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the United Nations system – where he sought to strengthen the humanitarian architecture in crisis contexts around the world.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego; and a Master of Arts in Russian and East European studies from Georgetown University.

Matthew Swift, Co-Founder and CEO, Concordia

Matthew Swift is the Co-Founder & CEO of Concordia. Since its inception in 2011, Matthew has grown Concordia into the leading nonpartisan global affairs forum dedicated to forming cross-sector partnerships that address the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time. Hosting summits in New York City, Miami, Bogotá, Athens, Madrid, and London, Concordia actively bridges the divide between the business, government, and nonprofit communities.

Today, the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City is the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum alongside the UN General Assembly. Matthew has interviewed preeminent world figures such as Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Former Administrator of USAID Ambassador Mark Green, Former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, Former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe, Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein, former senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump, and Eurasia Group’s President & Founder Dr. Ian Bremmer, among others.

Matthew is the host and interviewer of The Swift Hour, a series of short video interviews with prominent government, non-profit, and business leaders like former Secretary of Transportation, Rodney Slater; U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Jared Kushner; retired General Wesley Clark; Dr. Susan Harvey; and more.

Matthew’s career spans the public and private sectors. He is Founder & Managing Partner at Montfort Advisory, a public relations and business development firm providing bespoke executive advisory services led by excellence and guided by a commitment to longevity and social responsibility.

Prior to founding Concordia, Matthew worked in the media industry, holding positions within News Corporation and its subsidiaries, Fox News Channel, British Sky Broadcasting, and the New York Post.

Janet Thomason, Director of National Procurement, Project C.U.R.E.

Janet Thomason serves Project C.U.R.E. as the Director of National Procurement and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key manufacturer partners and hospital systems.

Janet engages a team of regional operations directors to ensure that Project C.U.R.E.’s seven warehouses, approximately one-half million square feet of capacity, are filled with the system strengthening equipment and supplies needed to ship over 200 cargo containers annually. Typically, four cargo containers leave Project C.U.R.E. warehouses each week to any of 135 countries served.

Currently, Janet is NGO Sector Lead for PQMD.

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Alexander Vindman, Senior Advisor, VetVoice Foundation and Former Director, European Affairs, United States National Security Council

Alexander Vindman, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, was the director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Russia on the White House’s National Security Council. Before that, he served as the Political-Military Affairs Officer for Russia for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as an attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. While on the Joint Staff, he co-authored the National Military Strategy Russia Annex and was the principal author for the Global Campaign for Russia. He earned his Master’s Degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he is currently a senior fellow. He has also served as a fellow at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Lawfare Institute, Hauser Leader at Harvard University, executive board member for the Renew Democracy Initiative, senior advisor for VoteVets, and the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir Here, Right Matters.

Casimiro Vizzini, MD, Institutional Relations Officer, One Sustainable Health for All Foundation

Matthew Swift is the Co-Founder & CEO of Concordia. Since its inception in 2011, Matthew has grown Concordia into the leading nonpartisan global affairs forum dedicated to forming cross-sector partnerships that address the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time. Hosting summits in New York City, Miami, Bogotá, Athens, Madrid, and London, Concordia actively bridges the divide between the business, government, and nonprofit communities.

Today, the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City is the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum alongside the UN General Assembly. Matthew has interviewed preeminent world figures such as Former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Former Administrator of USAID Ambassador Mark Green, Former Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend, Former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe, Carlyle Group Co-Founder David Rubenstein, former senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump, and Eurasia Group’s President & Founder Dr. Ian Bremmer, among others.

Matthew is the host and interviewer of The Swift Hour, a series of short video interviews with prominent government, non-profit, and business leaders like former Secretary of Transportation, Rodney Slater; U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Jared Kushner; retired General Wesley Clark; Dr. Susan Harvey; and more.

Matthew’s career spans the public and private sectors. He is Founder & Managing Partner at Montfort Advisory, a public relations and business development firm providing bespoke executive advisory services led by excellence and guided by a commitment to longevity and social responsibility.

Prior to founding Concordia, Matthew worked in the media industry, holding positions within News Corporation and its subsidiaries, Fox News Channel, British Sky Broadcasting, and the New York Post.

Frank Welvaert, Vice President, Global Strategy, Global Community Impact, Johnson & Johnson

Currently Frank leads Global Strategy for Global Community Impact, with teams in Europe, Middle East and Africa, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.  From 1997 till 2007 he had different roles for Johnson & Johnson in the context of CSR and sustainability in the EMEA region. From 2007 till 2017, he served as Managing Director of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation Scotland (EMEA) and between 2014 and 2016 led the impact investment set up within the corporation.  Currently his main focus is on the healthcare workforce as a key contributor to more equitable health systems and improved patient care.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 1997, he was Senior Advisor at the King Baudouin Foundation (Belgium) and worked on the setup and development of the King Baudouin Foundation U.S. in 1996 – 1997.  Until 2015 Frank was a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Academy for Business in Society, an international organisation of business schools and universities based in Brussels. From 2002 until 2008 he was Chairman of the Board of CSR Europe, the European business network on corporate social responsibility.  In 2016, he was a member of the Advisory Panel for the UK Government on Mission-led Business development.

He has a M.A. in Modern History at Ghent University (Belgium).  He is a Member of the Johnson & Johnson Foundation Scotland and the Institute of Directors (UK).

Kelly Willis, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives, Malaria No More

Kelly Willis is Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives at Malaria No More, responsible for the oversight and growth of the organization’s high impact programs and partnerships around the world.  Kelly currently leads Forecasting Healthy Futures; a consortium of leading health and technology organizations supporting innovation and mobilizing resources to mitigate the impact of climate change on human health.  She has more than 20 years of experience working in infectious disease and global health, helping to build permanent capacity in health systems throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, in roles including Senior Vice President at United States Pharmacopeia, Executive Director of Accordia Global Health Foundation, and through her consulting firm Willis Solutions LLC.  Kelly’s field experience includes several years living in East Africa, where she helped launch and support the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, and led a multi-year research program to better understand the impact of medical training programs on standards of care and health outcomes. Prior to that, Kelly spent 5 years in multiple finance and economics management roles at Pfizer, where she also served as a Global Health Fellow. She holds a Distinguished Alumni award from Michigan State University, where she earned a BA in French and an MBA in Supply Chain Management.

Karen Wilson, Founder & CEO, GV Partners

Karen is a Senior Advisor on sustainability, ESG and impact. She has worked across the public and private sectors, including over 12 years leading work at the OECD on financing sustainable development, impact investment and impact measurement, as well as co-leading the launch of the Impact Management Platform. She is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Impact Linked Finance Fund and a board member of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), where she Chair the Nominations, Successions and Remuneration Committee. She was a member of the G7 Impact Taskforce Working Group on Impact Reporting, Integrity and Transparency and served on the Global Impact Investment Steering Group (GSG) Board of Trustees Strategy Committee. She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University and a Senior Advisor and Sustainability/ESG Lead at the Institute of Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where she also is a Visiting Lecturer. In 2022, she was selected by the Sorenson Impact Center as a Global Impact Leader.

Prof. Prashant Yadav, Professor & Senior Fellow, INSEAD & CGD

Prashant Yadav is Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his roles in academia and think tank, Prashant serves on the boards of Rhia Ventures, Macro-eyes, ARC, and many other healthcare related organizations. In his previous roles Prashant has worked as Strategy Leader-Supply Chain at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Vice President of Healthcare at the William Davidson Institute and Faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan; Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He has also provided expert testimony on healthcare operations and supply chains on multiple occasions in prominent legislative bodies around the world, including the US Congress. Prashant trained as a Chemical Engineer and obtained his PhD in Management Science & Operations Research. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications, and his work has been featured in prominent print and broadcast media such as BBC, CNN, WSJ, FT, Science, Nature, Wired, and Vanity Fair. Prashant is a chemical engineer by training and has a PhD in Management Science.

Peter Ziese, PhD, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Medical Strategy & Innovation, PHILIPS

Dr. Peter Ziese started his clinical career 1990 at the University Hospital of Tuebingen in Germany where he specialized in anesthesiology, with interest in pediatric and cardio-thoracic cases. He further specialized in intensive care and emergency medicine. In 1997 he joined the industry as a clinical consultant with Hewlett Packard, focusing on clinical information systems. In the following years Dr. Ziese took over responsibilities in telemedicine and key account management within the German health care organization of Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies.

Dr. Ziese joined Philips in 2001, working in international management and heading up first the marketing organization for patient monitoring and later on the sales and marketing center for Patient Monitoring and Critical Care Systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since 2005, he has been leading international sales and service organizations in different parts of Europe, Middle East and Africa with responsibilities for various Business Groups within Philips. In his previous roles Peter was responsible for global sales and marketing for Monitoring & Analytics and Therapeutic Care at Philips and managed as General Manager the Business Unit of Patient Monitoring and later the Business Monitoring & Analytics. Today he is the Chief Medical Officer and global Head of Medical Strategy & Innovation for PHILIPS.

2023 Global Health Policy Forum February 1, 2023