Francesca Boldrini Named Executive Vice President, Europe of Rabin Martin and Isabelle Lindenmayer Joins as Vice President

18 September 2014
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NEW YORK – Francesca Boldrini has been appointed Executive Vice President, Europe and Isabelle Lindenmayer named Vice President of Rabin Martin, a global health consulting firm. With offices in New York, London, Geneva and Los Angeles, the firm works with clients in business, philanthropy, public policy and public health to solve some of the world’s greatest health challenges.  Based in the firm’s London office, Francesca will provide oversight for the firm’s growing portfolio of European clients and drive overall business development. Isabelle supports the global health and access portfolio, and is based in the firm’s New York headquarters.

A respected leader in global health and development, Francesca brings more than 20 years’ experience in public-private partnerships, advocacy, government relations and philanthropy. With expertise in drug access programs, vaccines, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, polio, pandemic flu, non-communicable diseases and nutrition, Francesca further enriches Rabin Martin’s multi-disciplinary team of strategists and global health experts.

“We are delighted to have Francesca on board to expand our presence in Europe. She is a seasoned health expert whose background in both the private and non-profit sectors will enhance the breadth and depth of our team,” said Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President and CEO of Rabin Martin.

Francesca joins a senior leadership team comprising President and CEO Jeff Sturchio, Managing Director Rebecca Hoppy and Executive Vice Presidents Kate Schachern, Maria Schneider and Rob Anderson. She will work closely with our Geneva office, led by‎ Vice President Tanya Mounier.

Prior to joining the firm, Francesca served as the Head of Program Advocacy, Europe at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), where she played a key role in donor resource mobilization strategies for the first GAVI replenishment, the Abu Dhabi Vaccine Summit and the London Summit on Family Planning. Francesca has previously served as the Executive Director at Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, the Director of the Global Health Initiative at the World Economic Forum, as well as the European Brand Manager for Actonel at Procter & Gamble.

Francesca is a guest lecturer at Imperial College London, sits on the advisory board of the Human Foundation and is the Founding Partner and Principal of Hillgate Partners. She actively advises a number of organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Comic Relief on their global health grant making portfolio. She is author of the WHO guidelines for TB control in the workplace and of a number of other reports in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and under the auspices of the World Economic Forum.

Francesca completed her undergraduate degree in microbiology at the University of Edinburgh and received a distinction in her MSc in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics where she is currently a PhD candidate.

Isabelle is a results-driven strategist with more than 15 years of experience in global health, disaster response and communications.  She has worked extensively in Africa and Latin America and comes to the firm with a deep background in health systems, HIV and sexual and reproductive health.  At Rabin Martin, Isabelle lends her program expertise to support clients in their work around NCDs and market access, bringing her knowledge to help navigate local country contexts. She is currently managing public-private partnerships to advance progress on a number of health challenges, including NCDs.

“Isabelle is a terrific addition to our team,” said Dr. Sturchio. “Her insights from the field have enhanced the work we are doing in Africa on behalf of our clients.”

Prior to joining the firm, Isabelle led the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s health system strengthening work, which included the development of a five-year growth strategy for the organization. While there, she also managed the organization’s Latin American HIV portfolio. She has also worked at the Clinton Foundation’s Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where she established the organization’s first country program in Haiti and then went on to lead the development of CHAI’s five-year HIV strategy.

Isabelle has a BA in Biology from Yale University and an MA in international relations from the
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

About Rabin Martin

Rabin Martin has designed and implemented more than $1 billion in health programs – and helped to secure the partnership of governments, foundations and companies – to improve health in high-burden communities in the U.S. and around the world. Its philosophy is to change health by changing how our clients and partners see problems and how they work together to solve them. The firm’s consultants have extensive experience in business, public health, academe, advocacy and government.  The firm is headquartered in New York City with offices in Geneva, Switzerland, London, UK and Los Angeles, California.

For more information: Tina Flores 212-365-7518

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