Black Chair of the British Science AssociationLondon, England
Gisela Abbam, FRSA MBA, BEd (Hons)
Management Consultant, Chair, British Science Association and Global Goodwill Ambassador
Gisela is a Management Consultant, the first Black Chair of the British Science Association, a global Goodwill Ambassador and a multi-award winner. Gisela has worked in conjunction with the WHO, World Bank and the UN to improve health outcomes globally. She currently serves on two Boards and various Advisory Committees. She has presented on career insights to thousands of students.
Gisela was recently named as one of the 100 Women to Watch for FTSE 350 Boards. Gisela is the winner of the 2019 Black British Business Person of the Year Awards. She was awarded Iconic Woman creating a better World for All by the Women Economic Forum. In 2018, Gisela was awarded Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce for her contribution to social change. Previously, she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and a Company Officer for Abt Associates, a global research and evaluation company.
Gisela was also previously the inaugural Global Executive Director for Government Affairs & Policy for General Electric Healthcare. She developed the global function. She was responsible for the strategic direction of government affairs and policy for GE Healthcare, the $18 billion business unit of GE that provides transformational medical technologies to health customers in over 100 countries. She successfully grew revenues for her Division from $0 to $600 million within a year. She also created over $1 billion commercial opportunities over a 5-year period through partnerships.
Gisela has written over 45 white papers on various public policy issues and regularly presents at International conferences. She is also an Author of an e-book entitled: “My journey in finding my purpose in life: with 10 steps to help you find your purpose and feel fulfilled in life”. Gisela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and an MBA