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Business Leaders as a Force for Good in Championing Health

June 15, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Business Leaders as a Force for Good
in Championing Health
Tuesday 15 June 18:00 – 19:30 BST


The Covid-19 pandemic has brought home the interweaving of our professional lives with both physical and mental health considerations. We have been operating in a fast changing environment dominated by considerations for people’s physical and mental health.


Companies have had to take an active role in the health of their employees and their communities, and are increasingly seeking to expand their role in the health of a wider range of stakeholders. In many cases, this activity has been enabled by digital and data, enabling more proactive targeted prevention services. Leaders in HR and healthcare will share perspectives from public and private sector organisations on how business leaders can and should play a force for good in health and will discuss questions from the audience.


Christos Manolis (MBA09J) is a Human Resources Director at PepsiCo, most recently as Head of HR for Benelux, Nordics and France. Having started his career at Procter & Gamble, he has experience in the consumer goods industry in a variety of HRBP and specialist roles with UK, European and Global remits. Christos leads a talented HR team and partners business leaders across seven western European markets supporting the growth of a $2bn portfolio and the organisation’s transformation. Christos completed his MBA at INSEAD and is based in London.


Alex Perry (MBA 00D) is Chief Executive of Bupa Insurance, the UK’s leading health insurer and the firth largest UK General Insurance company. He has been CEO since 2016, having worked in the business in a number of senior roles since 2010. He joined Bupa in 2008, leading the UK Clinics business. He was previously a Principal at Marakon Associates, the strategic advisory firm, specialising in financial services, and before that held a number of senior commercial roles at First Choice Holidays. He has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD and a degree from Oxford University. Alex is also on the board of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).


Dr Anthony Renshaw (GEMBA 14D) is a medical advisor to numerous global organisations, specialising in emergency response and managing public health crises. Anthony has advised widely across Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, and has overseen healthcare delivery platforms in both remote and urban health settings across the world including China, Mongolia, Russia, Korea, Japan, Australia and Papua New Guinea. Through this, he has developed a keen interest in the complex interplay between global health and the private sector. Prior to joining International SOS, Anthony was a surgeon in the UK and South Africa. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he is an Associate of the Faculty of Rural, Remote and Humanitarian Healthcare; a Founding Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management; and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He holds degrees in medicine, immunology and oncology from the University of Manchester; a doctorate in surgery from UCL; and an Executive MBA from INSEAD.


Aseem Sadana (MBA 00J) is COO at HealthHero, a leading pan European digital telehealth platform with presence in UK, Ireland, Germany and France. Aseem’s career in technology has covered strategy consulting, entrepreneurship, and scaling up an enterprise cloud software business. Prior to joining HealthHero in 2020, Aseem’s most recent role was Group COO of IMImobile, a publicly listed (LSE: IMO) enterprise cloud software business that was acquired by Cisco. Earlier in his career Aseem co-founded and built one of the largest online aggregators of tours and activities globally- isango!, a leader in the $150Bn tours and activities sector, which was acquired by TUI. Aseem was named as a “highly commended disruptor” by the Financial Times in 2018.


Moderator: Polly Bishop (MBA 01J) is Director of Galbento Consulting and a former Director of Digital Experience at NHSX. Polly is a leader in digital health and passionate about the potential for digital to transform the experience and outcomes of healthcare. She has worked in healthcare and consulting for 25 years, in pharmaceuticals, private healthcare, insurance, the NHS and NHS Test and Trace. As NHSX Director for Digital Experience, Polly was responsible for the citizen facing digital ecosystem and national digital citizen services and products including the NHS App, NHS Login and She has a PGDip in Digital Health Leadership and is an active member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. She is currently an independent consultant, working with executives to develop digital strategies and drive transformation.