Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. Ran Balicer

Prof. Dr. Ran Balicer

Founding Director, Clalit Research Institute Chief Innovation Officer, Clalit
Prof. Dr. Ran Balicer is a physician, scientist and CIO at Clalit. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute. Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare since 2013, and as member and advisor of multiple national and international committees. Since 2020, Prof. Balicer serves as Chairman of Israel's National Experts Team on COVID-19 Response. He has authored over 250 scientific publications, books and book chapters.
Nicole Formica-Schiller

Nicole Formica-Schiller

CEO & Founder Pamanicor Health AG, Board German AI Association, OECD.AI Expert
Nicole Formica-Schiller is CEO & Founder of Pamanicor Health AG, a global boutique advisory firm for transformative technologies and Life Science. She is Board Member German AI association, Head Steering Committee “EU AI-Regulation”, book author (“AI & Blockchain in Healthcare”), appointed OECD AI expert and selected by Forbes for “most innovative ideas” in AI & Blockchain. Formica-Schiller advises governments, ministries, and industry in digital, geopolitics, and policy and managed one of Europe’s largest stakeholder consultations. She graduated as an Attorney-at-law with an additional business degree.
Ronja Kemmer MdB

Ronja Kemmer MP

Member of the Bundestag, Chwm Enquete Commission "Artificial Intelligence" (19th ET)
Ronja Kemmer MP studied economics in Tübingen, Hohenheim, Lund and Pavia. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since December 2014 and has represented the Ulm/Alb-Donau constituency since the 2017 federal election. In the 19th electoral term, Kemmer was chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Enquete Commission on “Artificial Intelligence”. She is chair of the Digital Agenda Committee. Ronja Kemmer is also chairwoman of the young group of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and honorary president of the DRK district association in Ulm.
Matthias David Mieves MdB

Matthias David Mieves MP

Member of the Bundestag, business graduate (business administration and English)
Matthias David Mieves MdB is a business graduate. He studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and worked, among other things, at Deutsche Telekom AG. He has been a member of the SPD since 2002, worked from 2003 to 2009 in committees in the local association, district association and sub-district and from 2004 to 2009 for the Bruchmühlbach-Miesau municipal council. In 2021, Mieves was elected to the Bundestag for the West Palatinate by direct mandate. Matthias David Mieves is a member of the Health and Digital Committees. He is a member of Ver.Di and Greenpeace.
Keren Primor Cohen

Keren Primor Cohen

Chief Executive Officer, Ramot at Tel Aviv University (TAU) Ltd.
Keren Primor Cohen is the CEO of Ramot - the technology transfer company of Tel Aviv University (TAU), responsible for management and commercial development of technologies and intellectual property arising from TAU research. She has a major role in the formation of dozens of start-ups, serving as a board member in all of them. Prior to joining Ramot, she served as legal counsel at Yeda and at RiT Technologies Ltd. Primor holds a B.A. in Economics and LL.B. and LL.M. degrees from TAU.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidtke

Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidtke

Spokesperson for the University Heart Center Lübeck (UHZL), former patient representative
Prof. Dr. Claudia Schmidtke, MBA is a professor and specialist in heart surgery in a leading position. In addition to studying medicine, she completed an extra-occupational MBA in health economics. In the 19th parliamentary term (2017-21) she was the German Federal Commissioner for Patients' Affairs and as MP (direct mandate constituency Lübeck), member of the Health Committee and the Enquete Commission on Artificial Intelligence of the German Bundestag as well as deputy member of the committee for education, research and technology assessment. She is a member of numerous health policy committees.
Limor Shmerling Magazanik

Limor Shmerling Magazanik

Managing Director, Israel Tech Policy Institute, expert on privacy and AI ethics.
Limor Shmerling Magazanik is a certified lawyer, adjunct lecturer and the Managing Director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute (ITPI). Until 2018 she was Director of Strategic Alliances and Director of Licensing & Inspection at the Israel Privacy Protection Authority advisor and prior to that Legal Secretary to the Council for Cable & Satellite Broadcasting at the Ministry of Communications. Magazanik is a member of the OECD Data Governance and Privacy Expert Group and was chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s top 50 women in tech in 2018.
Dr. Ahuva Weiss-Meilik

Dr. Ahuva Weiss-Meilik

Head of I-Medata AI Center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Dr. Ahuva Weiss-Meilik is Head of I-Medata AI Center at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) since 2019. Prior to that she served as the national coordinator for the "Middle East Quality in Health Care Program”. From 2002 to 2007 she was head of the clinical and economic performance unit at Sheba Medical Center. Weiss-Meilik attended multiple advanced programs at Harvard University, Dartmouth Hitchcock College, and Intermountain Healthcare (LDS). Recently she attended the first cohort of the exclusive 8400 program for medical industry leadership.
Prof. Dr. Eyal Zimlichman

Prof. Dr. Eyal Zimlichman

Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, Sheba Medical Center
Prof. Dr. Eyal Zimlichman is an internist and CTO and CIO at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital. Prior to joining Sheba, he was a senior researcher at Partners Health Care, Boston. Zimlichman is a founding member of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care and an expert of the International Society of Quality in Healthcare. He also served as an advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Informatics at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prof. Zimlichman is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Technion Israel.
Assaf Barnea

Assaf Barnea

Managing Partner, Sanara Capital & Sanara Ventures
Assaf Barnea is managing partner of the healthcare innovation funds Sanara Ventures and Sanara Capital. In addition, Barnea is chairman of the Life Science Advisory Board from the Israel Export Institute. Previously, he founded CardioSense, was CEO of Kinrot Ventures for 6 years, and led business development at Mekorot, Israel's national water utility. He holds degrees in law and economics from Reichman University and a BA in political science and psychology from Tel Aviv University. Barnea is a recognized keynote speaker at healthcare conferences around the world.

Prof. Dr. Ronni Gamzu

Chief Executive Officer, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Prof. Dr. Ronni Gamzu is a specialist in gynaecology. After studying human medicine at Tel Aviv University, he began working at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov), where he has been a member of the management team since 2002. From 2010 to 2014 Prof. Gamzu was Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health. In 2014 he was appointed Senior Health Policy Analyst at the OECD in Paris. Ronni Gamzu achieved international recognition as the Israeli government's first corona officer. Since 2015, Prof. Gamzu has headed the Ichilov Hospital.

Prof. Dr. Martin E. Kreis

Chiec Medical Officer, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Prof. Dr. Martin Kreis is a specialist in surgery. After completing his medical studies at the University of Tübingen, he worked at the surgical university clinic there. After his habilitation and appointment as senior physician, he worked at the Munich University Hospital. In 2012 he became director of the clinic for general, visceral and vascular surgery at the Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin and in 2018 head of the center for surgical medicine at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. In January 2021, Martin Kreis took over the position of Chief Medical Officer at the Charité.
Bettina Müller MdB

Bettina Müller MP

Member of the Bundestag, lawyer and trained nurse
Bettina Müller MP is a lawyer with her own law firm and a trained nurse. From 1997 to 1981 she was a member of Die Grünen and helped found it. In 1997 she joined the SPD. She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013 and a member of the SPD State Executive Committee in Hessen. Bettina Müller is a member of the Health Committee, deputy spokeswoman for the municipal politics working group in the SPD parliamentary group and deputy member of the Committee on Legal Affairs as well as the Committee on Housing, Urban Development, Building and Local Government.
Dr. Tamar Raz

Dr. Tamar Raz

Chief Executive Officer, Hadasit Medical Research Services & Technology
Dr. Tamar Raz is CEO of Hadasit, the technology transfer company of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, and chairwoman of Hadasit Bio-Holdings (HBL; TASE: HDST). With nearly 15 years of experience in technology transfer, Raz boasts a successful track record. Prior to joining Hadasit in 2014, Raz served as vice president of marketing and strategy at Ramot. Dr. Raz was the founder and CEO of Allergene Ltd., an Israeli drug development start-up company. She received her MSc and PhD in cell biology from the Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.
Dr. Joachim Seeler

Dr. Joachim Seeler

Partner and Managing Partner, HSP Hamburg Invest GmbH
Dr. Joachim Seeler, who holds a doctorate in industrial engineering, became Managing Director of HGA Capital GmbH in 2000 and a member of the Management Board of HSH N Real Estate AG one year later. From 2006 to 2011, Seeler was one of the partners and founders of Hamburg Trust Grundvermögen und Anlage GmbH and subsequently founded HSP Hamburg Invest, which finances startups, among other things. Joachim Seeler has been a member of the Board of Directors of Olympus Europa Management SE since 2006. Dr. Seeler is also politically active and was a member of the Hamburg Parliament between 2015 and 2020. Since November 2020 he has been Deputy Chairman of the Ludwig Erhard Foundation.

Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun

Director, Core-Unit eHealth and Interoperability (CEI) of the Charité
The doctor and qualified engineer Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thun has been a Charité Visiting Professor since 2018, funded by the Charité Foundation. In addition, she heads the Core Facility Digital Medicine & Interoperability at the BIH. In 2021 she was appointed to the professorship for digital medicine and interoperability at the Charité. Thun is, among other things, chairwoman of the leading association for IT standards in the healthcare sector (SITiG) and deputy chairwoman of HL7 Germany. She accelerates the introduction of international standards in leading positions in major projects of the BMBF, BMG and the EU. Sylvia Thun is a bearer of the Federal Cross of Merit.
Prof. Dr. Jochen Werner

Prof. Dr. Jochen Werner

CEO and Medical Director of the University Hospital of Essen, member of the Leopoldina
Prof. Dr. Jochen A. Werner, CEO of the University Hospital of Essen and member of the Leopoldina, has been driving the transformation to the "Smart Hospital" since 2015. Previously, he was director of the Marburg University ENT Clinic, then Medical Director of the University Hospital Gießen and Marburg GmbH. Werner uses digitization to make healthcare efficient, affordable and more humane. The Smart Hospital is the basis and prerequisite for a holistic approach to medicine, which also includes sustainability and climate protection under the term "Green Hospital".
Prof. Dr. Karl Broich

Prof. Dr. Karl Broich

President of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and psychiatrist
Prof. Dr. Karl Broich is a doctor (neurology, psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy) and has been President of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) in Bonn since 2014. His current activities in the European network of regulatory authorities are Member of the Board of Directors of the European Medicines Agency (EMA MB) and Chair of the Network Portfolio Advisory Group (NPAG). He is a member of the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) Management Group and currently serves as its Chair. He is also Co-Chair of the Darwin EU Advisory Board of the EMA.
Mati Gill

Mati Gill

Chief Executive Officer, AION Labs - The future of pharma
Mati is the CEO of AION Labs, the Innovation Lab for AI In drug discovery and development of Pfizer, AWS, AstraZeneca, Teva, Merck, IBF and BioMed X. Formerly a senior Executive at Teva Pharmaceuticals and Chief of Staff for Israel’s Minister of Public Security, IDF veteran (Maj. res.) and founder of the Sanhedrin Forum for young Israeli professionals. Mati is an attorney with an LLM and MBA in Healthcare & Innovation from Reichman University in Herzliyah.
Dr. Gottfried Ludewig

Dr. Gottfried Ludewig

Senior Vice President Health Industry, T-Systems
Dr. Gottfried Ludewig has been Senior Vice President Health Industry at T-Systems since March 2022 and is responsible for the health division of the Telekom subsidiary. Until March 2022, Ludewig was head of the "Digitization and Innovation" department at the Federal Ministry of Health. In this function he was responsible for legislative projects such as the Digital Care Act and the Patient Data Protection Act. Before that, he was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives for six years, where he served as health policy spokesman and as deputy chairman of the CDU parliamentary group.
Stephan Pilsinger MdB

Stephan Pilsinger MP

Member of the Bundestag, specialist in internal medicine
Stephan Pilsinger MP studied human medicine at the LMU Munich. In 2015 he received his license to practice medicine and has been working part-time as a family doctor since 2018. In 2017, the Member of Parliament won the direct candidacy for constituency 220 - Munich/West-Mitte. In the 19th parliamentary term (2017-2021), Stephan Pilsinger was a full member of the Health Committee. In the 2021 federal election, he was confirmed by the majority of the electorate and reappointed as a full member of the Health Committee.
Tabea Rößner MdB

Tabea Rößner MP

Member of the Bundestag, journalist and Chair of the Digital Agenda Committee
Tabea Rößner MP is environmental and energy spokesperson for the state party board of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN. She studied musicology, art history, film and television studies and journalism before working as a journalist and author. From 2001 to 2006 she was state executive spokeswoman for BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Rheinland-Pfalz and from 2004 to 2021 she was city councilor in Mainz. Tabea Rößner has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2009. She chairs the Committee on Digital Affairs and is a member of the Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.
Dr. Uri Shalit

Dr. Uri Shalit

Assistant Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Uri Shalit is an assistant professor at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He conducts research in artificial intelligence for healthcare, worked with the Israeli Ministry of Health during the COVID crisis, and is conducting research with Clalit Health Services and Rambam Hospital to develop AI-driven personalized treatment algorithms. He has advised and collaborated with several startups in the AI and health space. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Sontag's Clinical ML group at MIT.
Prof. Dr. Andrew Ullmann MdB

Prof. Dr. Andrew Ullmann MP

Member of the Bundestag, specialist in internal medicine and university professor
Prof. Andrew Ullmann MP is a specialist in internal medicine. After studying human medicine, he trained as an infectiologist at Harvard Medical School from 1996-1998. In 2008 Ullmann habilitated in Mainz and in 2012 accepted the call to become a university professor at the University Hospital in Würzburg. He has been a member of the FDP since 2003 and was i.a. a board member of the FDP district association in Mainz-Bingen from 2003 to 2012. Ullmann has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2017, chairman of the health committee for the FDP and deputy chair of the Sub-Committee on Global Health.
Dr. Johannes Wimmer

Dr. Johannes Wimmer

Physician, TV and Internet doctor as well as author, moderator, founder and investor
Dr. Johannes Wimmer is a doctor and known as a TV and Internet doctor and author of several Spiegel bestsellers. He became known on YouTube under the name "Dr. Johannes". Wimmer completed his medical studies at the Philipps University in Marburg and at the University of Lübeck. His practical year took him to South Africa, Australia, the U.S. and China. During his time as a practicing physician in Vienna and Hamburg, he set up his own video portal, Dr. Johannes. Among other things, Wimmer lectures at international congresses on doctor-patient communication and the digital transformation in healthcare.