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Dr Marie Charles is a medical doctor and 4x visionary entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in corporate healthcare, private equity, medicine, healthcare delivery, clinical research and global philanthropy across 4 continents. She is widely regarded as one of the key innovators in global healthcare and one of the world’s most successful high-impact entrepreneurs. She has been designated as a “Woman of Note” by the Wall Street Journal for her role in redefining high-impact healthcare investing and innovation in the global private equity industry, and has been appointed by the European Commission to serve as an expert and evaluator for the Horizon Europe program; the EIC Accelerator (EASME); and the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing’ work program amongst others. Additionally she serves as an expert & mentor at the European Institute for Innovation and Health (EIT Health). Frequently referred to as the “Joan of Arc of 21st Century Medicine” in the international media, she is also credited with having saved millions of lives throughout the developing world through her personal social enterprise where she led the recruitment, training, and operational deployment of over 2,000 fellow physicians from 18 western nations into developing nations across four continents. This represents + 30,000 man-years of the highest quality medical expertise, or a USD $8 billion annual value in medical human capital transfer. No government on earth possesses a volunteer medical resource equal to that created by Dr Marie and as such she has also been appointed as a 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. Dr Marie is a regular keynote speaker at many notable global healthcare and investment conferences. She is also extensively featured and referenced internationally in the media. Her professional distinctions 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; Member of the Royal College of Physicians; and Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Academic appointments have included: Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs in New York; and Chief Operations Officer International Antiviral Therapy Evaluation Center (IATEC), University of Amsterdam. Professionally she serves/has served as: Executive Chair of Tiger Global Holdings; Chair of Tiger Environmental Technologies; Founding Managing General Partner of Tiger Healthcare Private Equity; Founder, CEO and Chair Emeritus of Global Medic Force; and Founder and Managing Director of PharmAccess International. Dr Marie received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and her Master in International Relations (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York City. Her personal interests include classic military aviation and expedition diving as a certified closed-circuit rebreather technical diver, master diver, rescue diver, nitrox diver and deep diver. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.