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Dr Marie Charles is a medical doctor with over 30 years global experience in healthcare business, start-ups, venture capital, private equity, medicine and clinical research. She is widely regarded as one of the key innovators in global healthcare and one of the world’s most successful high-impact entrepreneurs. Dr Marie serves as the Executive Chair of Tiger Global Holdings, Chair of Tiger Environmental Technologies and Founding Managing General Partner of Tiger Healthcare Private Equity. She is also the Founder and Chair Emeritus of Global Medic Force. Initially groomed to run one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in Europe, Dr Marie chose instead to found a series of her own international healthcare enterprises, all of which have gone on to become global leaders in their respective fields, and collectively active in over 42 countries. Designated as a “Woman of Note” by the Wall Street Journal for her roll in redefining healthcare investing and profitability in the global private equity industry, she is frequently referred to as the “Joan of Arc of 21st Century Medicine” in the international media for her personal philanthropic initiatives where she is credited with saving millions of lives throughout the developing world across 4 continents. Dr Marie is a designated official representative to the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna, with consultative status to the UN Economic and Social Council, the UN Human Rights Council, the UN General Assembly and other UN intergovernmental bodies. She also serves as an expert advisor to the European Commission in Brussels in the fields of high-impact investing, private equity, innovation and disruptive business systems, healthcare systems, health technologies, mhealth, entrepreneurship, business leadership, finance, planetary health, renewable energy and the environment. Her professional associations include Fellow of the Royal Society For Public Health, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and Member of the International Institute For Strategic Studies. Academically she served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs in New York and as COO of IATEC, University of Amsterdam. Her personal interests include classic military aviation and expedition diving as a closed circuit rebreather technical diver. Dr Marie received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and her Masters in International Relations (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Dr Marie is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.