De-mystifying Davos: Meet the Expert – Shyam Bishen, WEF

Thursday, December 1st

Presented by Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure

Want to know what happens at the World Economic Forum? Join us at Cure on Thurs., Dec. 1 for a mix and mingle with the Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Shyam Bishen.

De-mystifying Davos: Meet the Expert – Shyam Bishen, WEF, December 1st
Topic: Mingle and join our discussion with Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare for the World Economic Forum. Learn what health leaders should know about WEF and how to make the most of the event.
Speakers: Shyam Bishen, Head of Health & Healthcare for the World Economic Forum. Moderated by Seema Kumar, CEO of Cure.

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About Dr Shyam Bishen

Dr. Shyam Bishen is a senior healthcare executive and board member with over 25 years of global experience in healthcare public-private partnership, strategy development, M&A, and business development. He joined the World Economic Forum`s executive committee as head of health and healthcare in early 2022 from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle where he was a regional/deputy director for seven years and was responsible for partnering to harness advances in healthcare to save lives. He and his team worked with partners to develop and deliver healthcare solutions—including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics—as well as to discover pathbreaking new healthcare tools that are affordable and reliable. Most recently, he helped create global access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments such as affordable access of antivirals in low- and middle-income countries. Before moving to Gates Foundation, he headed up emerging markets strategy & innovation at Merck (MSD) in the US as vice president and general manager.

Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure Experience

About Seema Kumar

Ms. Kumar joins Cure from Johnson & Johnson where she spent nearly 20 years in senior leadership positions, most recently serving as Global Head of the Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement. During her tenure, she led the launch of the company’s Innovation Centers, JLABS and Global Public Health initiatives, as well as the CoLaboratory at the World Economic Forum at Davos and the award winning COVID-19 educational broadcast program, “The Road to a Vaccine.”