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Dr Marie Charles M.D MIA
Dr. Marie Charles is a medical doctor with a highly distinguished background in business and international relations, and is widely regarded as one of the key innovators in global healthcare.
Initially groomed to run one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in Europe; Dr. Charles 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, collectively active in over 42 countries.
These include Tiger Healthcare Private Equity, which is currently ranked by leading banking institutions as one of the top performing closed private equity funds in the world, and her personal philanthropic organisation Global Medic Force, which as the global leader in clinical skills rapid transfer to emerging nations, transfers over $USD 6.5 billion in first world medical human capital expertise, from more than 1,700 volunteer doctors from 17 Western nations, directly into developing nations across four continents.
There is no government on earth that has such a resource, and as such, she is credited with having personally saved many millions of lives throughout the world through her international healthcare system optimisation programmes, which have also paved the way for developing nations to begin to free themselves from their perpetual dependance on Western charity and aid.
Prior to this, Dr. Charles served as COO of IATEC (University of Amsterdam) and as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University,
School of International and Public Affairs.
Dr Marie Charles discusses her medical work abroad (BBC Radio 4)
Dr. Charles is a frequent keynote speaker at international healthcare conferences including institutions as diverse as the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, Oxford University, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Aspen Institute, the Geneva Health Forum, the Health Work Force Alliance, Duke University, Renaissance Weekends Group, Brown University, UCSF, UCLA, Columbia University, USAID, The Social Venture Network, Yale University, Brown University, the International AIDS Conference, the Global Health Council etc.
She is also regularly featured in international journals such as The Economist, and has been the subject of international television documentaries including for the PBS network and has extensive international professional medical publications to her name.
In recognition of Dr. Charles’ personal achievements and contribution to global healthcare, she has been nominated for numerous international awards and honours, which include amongst others, the “National Medal of Honour” awarded by the President of Vietnam at the opening of the Vietnamese National Assembly in Hanoi and her appointment as a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Dr. Charles received her MD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) and her Masters in International Relations (MIA) from Columbia University in New York City. She is fluent in 6 languages.