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Dr. Marie Charles serves as the Executive Chair of Tiger Global Holdings, Chair of Tiger Environmental Technologies and Managing General Partner of Tiger Healthcare Private Equity. She is also the Founder and Chair Emeritus of Global Medic Force. As a medical doctor with a highly distinguished background in business, finance and international relations, she is widely regarded as one of the key innovators in global healthcare and one of the world’s most successful high-impact entrepreneurs. Initially groomed to run one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in Europe, 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. She has subsequently been 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, and 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. Marie is a designated official representative to the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna, with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly and other United Nations 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, entrepreneurship, business leadership, finance, planetary health, public health policies, 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. Marie received her Medical Doctorate (MD) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and her Masters in International Relations (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).