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Dr Louiza Chitour

Senior Program & Partnerships Manager-Health, Plug and Play Middle East

Her role is to understand the specific innovation needs of healthcare providers, payers, regulators, and private Pharma/Biotech/Medical devices corporates in the region, identify potential bottlenecks in their digital transformation journey and finally support them in implementing relevant technology solutions from cutting-edge international startups. Furthermore, she supports the emerging digital health ventures from the region through Plug and Play venture capital arm & invests in promising technology solutions at pre-seed & seed stages. She is also an active angel investor with more than 5 digital health startups in her portfolio. Finally, as a FoundHER ambassador for the region & founder of a female empowerment non-profit organization (Wovid Diaries), she strives to provide the necessary support & mentorship to female founders from the region & works with key stakeholders in the field to raise awareness on the gaps that exist in female startup funding & how to address them. Areas of interest: Innovation, Tech, Digital Health, Pharma, BioTech, R&D, VC investment, Angel investment, mentorship, education, Gender equality, female empowerment, emerging markets.