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Presenter: Mr. Prof. G. Katz

Chaired professor and founder of the ESSEC Chair of Therapeutic Innovation, Gregory KATZ is co-director of the ESSEC Institute of Health Economics & Management at ESSEC Business School (Paris-Singapore). As principal investigator, he publishes in journals such as PLOS or the Yale Journal of Health Policy. His research focuses on the socio-economic impact of biomedical innovations, especially in the field genomics and stem cell banking. He is also conducting research in the field of patient reported outcomes measurement. In 2002, he published a book, Le Chiffre de la vie : réconcilier la génétique et l’humanisme (Seuil). Trained by Michael Porter at Harvard Business School, his teaching focus on the management of therapeutic innovation. From 2004 to 2008, he is co-founder and vice-president of Eurocord, an international platform specialized in clinical research on cord blood stem cell transplantation. From 2009-2012, he has served as a board member of the European School of Surgery. For public health issues, he is invited on expert panels by the French Senate, the Conseil d’Etat, the Assemblée Nationale, the French Ministry of Health, the European Parliament and the UNESCO. He was the 2008 laureate of the San Benedetto International Prize for his achievements in bioethics and humanism. From 2008 to 2015, he was Director of the Fondation Ramsay Générale de Santé – a non-profit initiative supporting the development of public cord blood banks through public-private partnerships. From 2011 to 2015, he was also Director for Innovation and Clinical Research at Ramsay Générale de Santé. Since 2012, he serves as Chairman of the board (academic pro bono) of the GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines’ Global Innovation Fund. In October 2015, he joined Vedici-Vitalia, the 2nd largest group of private hospitals in France, as Director for Research and Innovation. Distinguished as Leading Scholar 2015 by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, he was keynote speaker of the Public Health Grand Rounds Lecture 2015 at UCLA.