With us, it is never just about the project at hand. It is about building trust and enabling your long-term success. We meet you where you are, embed our people with yours, and share our skills every step of the way.

    Our Story and Culture

    We started as an international team of friends who have met either in the Cambridge University Campus or in Washington D.C. at the World Bank Headquarters between 2012 and 2015. Our passion for health and our desire to make a positive transformation in the world has brought us together.
    We focus on positive transformation and state-of-the-art research and technology. We work on turning organizations with a positive impact into great organizations. We care deeply about helping you tackle your most significant challenges and turn your vision into reality.

    Universities Our Experts Have Graduated

    Featured Experts & Advisors

    Our consultants and advisers have vast experience and are recognized as experts in their respective fields. They have studied at top universities (Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, MIT, John Hopkins) and have worked for global companies and the UN. Our areas of expertise fall into three broad categories:
      Economists & Managers in health
      Epidemiologists & Behavioral Scientists
      Data Engineers & Data Scientists.
    Our team structure allows us to better serve our clients’ strategic and financing needs across geographies and industries by enabling us to provide in-depth, cross-industry expertise and an informed perspective to help you forge a clear path forward.

    Economists & Managers In Health
    Epidemiologists & Medical Specialists
    Behavioral Scientists
    Data Engineers & Data Scientists
    Rajiv Chowdhury
    Professor in Epidemiology

    Rajiv is a qualified physician and associate professor in Epidemiology at Cambridge University. His areas of interest are cardiovascular, nutritional and genetic epidemiology.

    Rajiv holds a master and PhD in Epidemiology from Cambridge University and he is a fellow of the UK Royal Society for Public Health.

    Nathan Fiala
    Professor in Economics

    Beth Nathan is Assistant Professor at University Connecticut. He has worked across the globe with the World Bank, Think Tanks, Universities, NGOs, Government institutions.

    ​He has a PhD in Economics and a BSc in Mathematics.

    Edson Araujo
    Senior Economist, PhD

    Edson is a Senior Economist at the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice. He serves as one of our key advisers. Over the last years he has provided technical assistance and policy advice to governments in low- and middle-income in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

    He specialized in health economics at University of York (U.K.) and Queen Margaret University (U.K.).

    Nicolae Done
    Health Economist, PhD

    Nicolae is a senior health economist. In the past, he has led the Romanian Observatory. An industry expert with interests in data science, health economics, global development, innovative technologies, and reform-minded leadership.

    ​Nicolae holds a BSc in Chemistry from Harvard University and a PhD in Health Economics from John Hopkins University.

    Alexandru Matei
    Data Scientist, PhD

    Alex is a data management professional with ten years of experience in the health and wellbeing industry. Alex holds MSc and Ph.D. degrees from UCL, focusing on software engineering applied to electronic healthcare records.

    Anil Sorathiya
    Data Scientist, PhD

    Anil is a Data Scientist who has 15 years of experience in data analytics and machine learning in the healthcare and financial domains. His interest lies in solving challenging problems faced by customers and provide solutions by building prototypes for them.

    Anil holds a masters degree in Computer Science from Manchester University and PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from Cambridge University. He has worked on mathematical modelling of HIV-1 dynamics during his PhD.

    Tudor Platon
    Data Scientist

    Tudor has a master’s degree in biostatistics from Harvard University and a PhD in mathematics from MIT. He has been working as statistician and machine learning expert for Ivy League Universities and companies in the US.

    Lucian Stefan
    Technology Expert, BSc

    Lucian is an industry expert with extensive experience in technology consulting with PwC and other major companies in Europe and the US.

    Mihnea Dobre
    Data Engineer

    Mihnea has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, KEA University, Denmark. His expertise is in Javascript Development having worked with companies from Denmark and Romania.

    Lavinia Dinca
    Data Engineer, PhD

    Lavinia is a computer scientist in the area of cryptographic key derivation from biometric sources (iris and fingerprint), distributed PKI, and behavioural biometrics (gait) as a source for random number generation for cryptographic applications. Tools used: Matlab for biometric feature extraction. She has vast experience in solution security assessments on various projects, GDPR implementation.

    Lavinia holds a PhD from City University Hong Kong.

    Sophie Attwood
    Behavioural psychologist, PhD

    Sophie is a doctoral graduate in behavioral psychology and Chartered Health Psychologist from the University of Cambridge. Sophie has extensive experience managing applied behavior change research in industry settings. Sophie has successfully designed and managed applied behavior change research projects across a range of diverse contexts, including in private healthcare, public services, large global technology companies, start-ups, the UK Government and with charities and social purpose companies.

    Beth Parkin
    Neuro-scientist, PhD

    Beth is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience.  She has extensive experience applying insights from neuroscience to optimize performance under pressure, working with elite athletes from the British Olympic Team, British Sailing Team, Dunlop Sport and GSK Human Performance Lab.

    Beth holds a PhD from the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at University College London and a Masters from Cambridge University in Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Eva-Maria Hempe
    Business Management, PhD

    Eva is an industry expert with over 10 years of experience in the field (3 years PhD and 8 years in consulting most recently as a junior partner in a leading strategy consulting firm) for various large pharma and life-science companies. She previously worked as a project manager for the World Economic Forum.​

    ​Eva holds a PhD and post-doc from Cambridge University.

    Mihai Negrea
    Medical Doctor, MD

    Mihai is a healthcare management specialist with expertise in the Romanian hospital organization. With seven years of consultancy experience within Romanian hospitals and within the Ministry of Health, Mihai is passionate about policymaking, healthcare system reform, healthcare financing, and healthcare services management. He is also the author of the “Public Hospital Management – Practical Guide” book.

    Mihai Corneanu
    Business Management, MBA

    Mihai has over 15 years of experience in global business development, consulting, advisory and strategy, international media and communication, mainly working on new market penetration and new product development.

    Alongside his roles in the USA and Europe, Mihai was the Head of Global Business Development at ROPHARMMA Pharmaceuticals establishing and managing partnerships in America, Asia and Europe to double turnover in 5 years.

    MBA alumnae at the Graduate School of Management, Clark University, USA, he also holds a master degree in Business and Communication and a BS in Finance and Banking.

    Dani Sandu
    Social Scientist, PhD

    Dani is a social scientist with a rich background in public policy working for CEE national and local governments, the World Bank Group and the European Commission. His current work builds on more than 10 years of experience in civil society and recent advances in machine learning and economics. Dani is also a media commenter, lecturer and one of the founding members of Romania first fact-checking organization and the first data-illustrating initiative.

    ​He is currently pursuing a doctorate at the European University Institute, in Florence and is a visiting exchange student at New York University.

    Nii Simmonds
    Financial & business expert, MBA

    Nii Simmonds has extensive management experience with Fortune 500 companies in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, biotech and strategy consulting. Functionally, Nii has held positions in management accounting, corporate finance, strategy, supply chains, new product development, and brand marketing. Nii has sector experience in agribusiness financial inclusion, diaspora investments, credit enhancements and financial innovations.

    Mr. Simmonds got his B.S. in Management/Finance from Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University and a minor in Information Systems and Statistical Analysis. Mr. Simmonds holds an Executive Education Masters in Operations/Business Process Management from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

    Sebastian Demean
    Industry Expert, MBA

    Sebastian is an industry expert with extensive experience in data science, market access and health economics in Europe and US. He has worked for AT Kearny (RO) and  various other consulting companies in the past.

    ​Sebastian holds an MBA from MIT and a BSc from Oxford University in financial mathematics.

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