Speakers at EMERGE GHI 2022

Glen Tullman
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Chief Executive Officer, Transcarent

Glen is the Executive Chairman and
CEO of Transcarent, the first comprehensive, consumer directed health and care platform for employees of self-insured employers and their families. Born in Silicon Valley, Transcarent’s platform empowers consumers with the kind of information, guidance and access that leads to better care, better outcomes, and more cost-effective decisions for everyone.

Corey McCann
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

President and CEO, Pear Therapeutics

Corey is the President and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, a company developing Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs) for the treatment of severe medical conditions. Pear aims to redefine medicine through software based tools and solutions.

Eddie Martucci
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Co-Founder and CEO, Akili Interactive Labs

Eddie co-founded Akili with a revolutionary idea to create an entirely different kind of medicine – one that is safe, effective, and also enjoyable. This vision was realized when Akili obtained FDA-approval of the first-and-only prescription video game treatment. 

Jalil Allabadi
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Co-Founder, Altibbi

Jalil Allabadi co-founded Altibbi in 2011 with a mission to provide accessible healthcare to everyone. Over the past 8 years, Altibbi has grown to become the largest digital health provider in the Arab world with 2 million+ pages of content, 24/7 Telehealth service in 12 Arab countries and 500,000+ daily users. Jalil is an Endeavor entrepreneur since 2014 most recently was one of 17 global leaders to receive the 2019 Schwab Award.

Edward Kliphuis
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Partner, Sofinnova Partners

Edward Kliphuis joined Amadeus in 2020 focusing on European deeptech companies. Edward was previously at M Ventures, the €400m AUM corporate VC-arm of Merck KGaA, where he was responsible for health-tech, frontier-tech and sustainability investments.

Edward led, among others, the investments in Akili Interactive Labs (the first-ever FDA-approved prescription video-game); Wiliot (battery-free Bluetooth tags with infinite lifetime, enabling a true connected-everything), and Sonde Health (voice-analysis platform for health and wellness inferences for use on self-owned devices).

Lee Shapiro
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Managing Partner, 7wire Ventures

Lee Shapiro is Managing Partner at 7wireVentures, an investment firm he co-founded over a decade ago. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Livongo Health until November 2020. Previously he was President of Allscripts from 2001 until the end of 2012. His leadership was integral in the execution of over $4B in mergers, acquisitions and financings. Prior to stepping in as CFO of Livongo and leading its 2019 IPO, Lee served on the board of the company since its launch, chairing the audit committee and as a member of its compensation committee.

Mussaad Al Razouki
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Chief Investment & BDO, Kuwait Life Sciences Company

Mussaad Al Razouki has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investment with a focus on healthcare and technology, shifting from an excellence in clinical practice and research to the management and financing of healthcare and education systems.

Lana Y. Ghanem
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Managing Director, Hikma Ventures

Lana is the Managing Director of Hikma Ventures (the corporate VC arm of Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC) which she helped establish in 2015. Lana started her career at Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in 2012 as the Assistant to the CEO and Director of Corporate Strategy & Development where she worked on strategic projects across the company’s various functions including strategy, M&A, operations and finance. In addition, Lana co-founded the Innovation & Leadership Advisory Board (ILAB) at Hikma which consists of young Hikma employees whom share a dedication to advancing Hikma and ensuring it is at the frontier of innovation.

Francesca Domenech Wuttke
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Chief Digital Officer, Almirall

Dr Wuttke is the chief digital officer of Almirall where she is developing and executing an end-to-end companywide digital transformation. She is responsible for finding use cases across R&D, commercial, manufacturing, finance, legal and HR to apply digital solutions and services to bring efficiencies in terms of time and cost and to open up new business channels for Almirall.

Alasdair Thong
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Founding Partner, Selvedge Venture

Alasdair Thong is the Founding Partner of Selvedge Venture and huge believer in how deep technology can have a fundamental impact across life sciences and healthcare. He has been part of the investment teams for six venture capital firms; Index Ventures, Medicxi, Leaps (Bayer AG), Mubadala Capital Ventures (the sovereign wealth fund of Abu Dhabi), Luminous Ventures and Ada Ventures, and holds advisory roles at a number of start-up companies and venture capital funds.

Mohammad Fors
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Global Head of Digital, Almirall

Leading the externally focused digital innovation hubs and commercial teams in different locations in the world including Silicon Valley focusing on HealthTech innovation. with more than twelve years of experience in sales, marketing and digital marketing experience with global, emerging markets, Europe and the Middle East. founder of successfully exited start-ups with strong knowledge in the start-up community. He won different global awards including the European Excellence, Clio and Cannes Lions awards for different innovative projects like the first navigation application for visually impaired patients that is available on smart watches.

Yoram Wijngaarde
Founder and CEO, Dealroom.co

Founder of Dealroom.co which was launched in 2014 in Amsterdam to provide insights and intelligence about the world’s most promising companies. Top tier venture capital firms like Sequoia, Balderton, Atomico, and world-class corporates like Google, McKinsey, EY, and others use Dealroom software and data to stay at the forefront of innovation and discover the world’s most promising companies. Before founding Dealroom, Yoram was an investment banker in New York and London. Yoram has a cum laude Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Javier de Echevarria
CEO, Veritas Intercontinental

Javier is a serial entrepreneur highly experienced in the diagnostics, genetics and biotech industries. Through Veritas, Javier has turned his focus to consumer genetics, making the personal genome available to the entire population to maximise the quality and length of life.

Philip-Moritz Russmeyer
Founder and CEO, FITFILE

Philip is the founder and CEO of FITFILE, a health information platform for real world evidence. He is a passionate company builder and growth investor with a long-standing focus on healthcare and the life sciences, technology and business
services. He has served on a large number of company boards and was a member of the founding team of Vitruvian Partners where he led the life science and healthcare team.

Roel Bulthius
Managing Partner, INKEF

Roel Bulthuis is a Managing Partner and head of the Healthcare investment team at INKEF. Roel combines more than 15 years of experience across venture capital, pharma business development and investment banking. Prior to joining INKEF he served as an SVP and Managing Director of MVentures which he created and developed into a leading CVC fund. Prior to that, he served in senior positions in global business development at Merck Serono and in the investment banking team at Fortis Bank.

Alif Saleh
CEO, Scipher Medicine

Alif is a pioneer in using network science and AI to solve some of the most difficult challenges in healthcare today. As the CEO of Scipher Medicine, he is pioneering the development of technologies to match individual patients with the most effective therapies. Concerned by the healthcare system’s inability to prescribe the right drugs to the right patients, Alif and the
Scipher Medicine team are developing and commercializing precision diagnostics and
therapeutics in autoimmune diseases.

Alexander Hoffmann
Investment Director, M Ventures

Alexander is an investment director at M-Ventures and is responsible for Frontier Tech and Sustainability investments out of M-Ventures’ €400 million Science and Technology fund, which focuses on investments at the intersection of science and technology.

Dr. Nadine H.-Haram
Co-founder, Proximie

Dr Hachach-Haram is a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves to visually and practically interact in a surgical operation from start to finish.

Ittai Harel
Managing General Partner, Pitango Healthtech

Ittai Harel is the managing general partner at Pitango, an investor in digital health, medical devices, diagnostics, and therapeutic development companies. He advises and assists entrepreneurs and management in the development of their companies.

Eckhardt Weber
Managing Partner, Heal Capital

Eckhardt is managing partner of Heal Capital – investing and supporting the next European technology-enabled healthcare champions via a €100 million venture fund dedicated to fuelling the convergence of healthcare and technology.

Marco Mohwinckel
Independent Director and Chairman of the Board, Altibbi

Marco serves as Independent Director and Chairman of the Board at Altibbi Ltd and is an active advisor to health-tech start-ups and digital health networks. Marco is currently Chief Commercial Officer of COMPASS Pathways, a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating access to evidence based innovation in Mental Health.

Amal Enan
Managing Director – North Africa/Levant, Global Ventures

Amal is the Managing Director for North Africa and the Levant at Global Ventures, the emerging markets VC fund with a focus on the MEA. Prior to this, Amal was the executive director of the Egyptian American Enterprise Fund, “EAEF”, and has helped to grow the company to over USD 300 mn under her management.

Oliver Keown, MD
Director, Intuitive Ventures

Oliver joined Intuitive Ventures in 2019 and leads investment efforts with a focus on identifying future leaders of minimally invasive care, including early stage startups across digital, medical device, therapeutic, and diagnostic domains.

Abdulkader Lamaa
Partner, McKinsey Digital Labs

A practical strategist with a passion for game-changing digital experiences and ventures. Abdulkader leads McKinsey Digital Labs and co-leads LEAP (McKinsey’s digital venture building) across Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He orchestrates multi-disciplinary teams of strategists, designers, and engineers to build and scale business ventures with human digital experiences.

Eugene Borukhovich
Chairman & COO, YourCoach

Eugene is a serial intra and entrepreneur, executive, venture builder, speaker & board advisor with a focus in digital health. Eugene is a COO and Founding Board Member at YourCoach Health. Prior to YourCoach, Eugene served as a Global Head of Digital Health at Bayer. He has also cofounded and sold a doctor rating startup and a consulting company. Eugene enjoys running, writing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Prem Tumkosit
MD, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Prem is responsible for identifying venture-capital opportunities for the Merck Global Health Innovation Fund across digital health and health-information technology. He has a strong background in corporate strategy, growth strategy and financial advisory across the healthcare sector.

Sean Slovenski
Chief Executive Officer, BioIQ

Sean is a recognised healthcare industry innovator with a 30-year history of success. He now serves as the CEO of BioIQ, which is modernising the diagnostic testing industry through a network of labs and customised solutions that support health plans, employers, and consumers.

Dudi Klein
Co Founder & Managing Partner, Alive VC

Dudi is the co-founder and managing partner of ALIVE Israel Health Tech Fund, a pioneer mid-to-late stage HealthTech fund leveraging an exclusive ecosystem of strategic partners comprising leading hospital chains, HMOs and financial institutions to support and accelerate portfolio companies’ clinical and commercial expansion.

Doron Dinstein
Venture Partner, Entrée Capital

Doron is a venture partner, healthcare, at Entrée Capital, founded in 2010 to provide multi-stage funding to innovative seed, early and growth-stage companies all over the world. Entrée Capital manages over $500 million across six funds and has invested in startups such as monday.com, Snap, Stripe, Deliveroo, PostMates, Riskified, FundBox, Toka Cyber, Kuda Bank, Stash, PillPack, Gusto, Cazoo, Coupang, Glovo, and over 80 other companies.

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