Gisela Abbam FRSA, MBA

Senior Director, Government Affairs, PerkinElmer & Chair, British Science Association

Biography

Gisela is a Senior Director for Government Affairs at PerkinElmer. She is the Chair of the British Science Association and also serves on the Boards of Everywoman Ltd and Briyah Institute, USA. Gisela is the Founder and former Managing Director of OTGA Management Consultancy. She serves on various Advisory Committees. Gisela is a Commissioner for the National Preparedness Commission in UK. She has worked in conjunction with the WHO, World Bank and the UN to improve health outcomes globally. She is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador.

Gisela was named 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 Award. She was awarded Iconic Woman creating a better World for All by the Women Economic Forum. 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, one of the top 20 global research and evaluation companies.

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.

Gisela has written over 45 white papers on various public policy issues and regularly presents at International conferences.