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Najia Musolino

Geneva, Switzerland
Najia Musolino has served in various leadership roles and brings with her a decade of experience in global health. Najia is widely recognised for developing, resourcing and managing global collaborations and teams. She has a track record of synthesising evidence for policy options and integrating cross-cutting issues into analyses, corporate mechanisms, and flagship products.

Najia has served as Director of Human Resource for Health at Agence de Médecine Préventive (AMP) Services in Ivory Coast and France. Prior to this, she was Senior Specialist of the Global Action Platform at the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) in Switzerland. In this position, she lead the development of the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI), a guidelines and reporting system for equitable partnerships in research and innovation for health. Najia has also worked for Merck Serono S.A in Switzerland.

Najia holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Geneva in Switzerland and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Her areas of expertise include oncology and global health diplomacy. She is the recipient of the 1993 President Shankar’s International Award, India. An active member of the Business and Professional Women Switzerland (2008-2015), Najia has held Board positions in the Swiss based non-profit sector. She is the co-founder of Banyan Initiative for Development and Research Associate within the ERDIE Group at the University of Geneva.

Najia Musolino is ex-officio member of the SIOG Board and its Executive Committee.