In 2020, AIIB established its Social Infrastructure Department with the aim of supporting health care infrastructure through sovereign and nonsovereign financing. AIIB is committed to helping its clients build back better and this event offers an opportunity to understand and align future urban health infrastructure needs based on the experiences of major cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health professionals and public policy thought leaders will elaborate on priorities for health care investments and expenditures to enhance preparedness against the next global health crisis. We also jointly look at the performance of city governments during the pandemic and explore how to strengthen public-private partnership to enhance resilience and preparedness.
Panelists will discuss the role of MDBs in reorienting priorities in urban health care investments and promoting the use of ICT in health care service provision. This event will gather MDBs, city governments and public health professionals to identify areas for intervention and build together a GREAT (Green, Resilient, Equitable, Accessible and Technological) urban health care infrastructure.
Ms. Shira Greenberg
Chief Economist, Minister of Finance, Israel
Since January 2019, Ms. Greenberg-Gelbwaser is holding the position of Chief Economist of the Ministry of Finance. Her duties include heading the research on Israel's economy, forecasting Israel's economic growth, overseeing tax policies and state revenue, as well as running the international economic relations department, including leading the economic and financial cooperation team pursuant to the recent normalization agreement with the Arab Gulf states. During the current economic crisis, she is leading the economic evaluation of the COVID-19 economic impact and analysis of policy measures and the stimulus package.
Preceding this designation, Ms. Greenberg-Gelbwaser served in the ministry's Budget Department for ten years. In her most recent position as Deputy Director, she oversaw the management of the following sectors: industry & trade, tourism, higher education, basic research, high tech, labor market, and regulations and communications. Prior to that, Ms. Greenberg-Gelbwaser supervised the education sector, the health system and the field of water and agriculture.
Until accepting her current appointment, Ms. Greenberg-Gelbwaser served as a Board member of the following entities: Israel Innovation Authority Council, JDC Institute for Leadership and the Industrial R&D Funds: SIIRD and KORIL-RDF.
Dr. Luky Eko Wuryanto
Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, AIIB
Wuryanto is responsible for overseeing human resources, information technology and facilities and administration services. In this position, Wuryanto is also chair of the Information Technology Committee and the Human Resources Review Committee. Before joining AIIB in April 2016, Wuryanto served in senior positions in the Indonesian government for more than 20 years, most recently as the Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Acceleration and Regional Development, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology and a PhD in regional science from Cornell University. Wuryanto is from Indonesia.
Dr. Hun Kim
Director General, Social Infrastructure Department, AIIB
Kim leads the Social Infrastructure Department, Investment Operations, a department created to strengthen AIIB’s technical capacity to deliver high quality social infrastructure projects as part of its mission to finance the Infrastructure for Tomorrow. The Social Infrastructure Department will focus on all aspects of social infrastructure, including health and education. Kim is responsible for managing the department in the fulfilment of its function through strategic planning, talent and capability building, developing a strong pipeline of high-quality investment transactions and ensuring the successful implementation of such projects. Kim is a seasoned development professional who has built his skills and expertise throughout his long and successful career in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) where he has held various positions, the latest of which is Director General, South Asia Department. Prior to that, he was the Country Director for the ADB India Resident Mission and Director, Urban Development and Water Supply Division, South Asia Department, ADB. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied and Resource Economics from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A and an MA and BA in Economics from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. Kim is from the Republic of Korea.
Ms. Nisreen Abada
Specialist, Dubai Healthcare Corporation
Nisreen Abada is a Specialist at Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC), and is a healthcare quality management professional, with more than 22 years of rich experience in delivering high quality & ample value in the fast-paced healthcare systems.
Nisreen has an extensive expertise in healthcare quality management, infection prevention & control, environment health & safety management, international accreditation and regulatory requirements.
She currently works actively with senior leadership to establish, lead and support the evolvement of service line framework within DHC organizations and she leads several significant strategic DHC projects. Nisreen also serves as a certified ISO internal auditor and a DHA Excellence Pioneer.
During the COVID19 pandemic, Nisreen played a core role in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to unite efforts, identify and cooperate on measures that can alleviate the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the community. She was one of the pioneers that served in operating the preliminary emergency, crisis & disasters management command center.
Throughout her career, Nisreen has established herself as a leading expert in healthcare quality and performance improvement. Prior to joining DHC, she has served as the Quality Survey Manager at Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) - Regulatory and had been a core member in driving the ISQua External Evaluation Organization-International Accreditation Programme. In addition to being a focal member in establishing and launching the DHCA Excellence Awards Program.
That besides to her long and diverse experience at the fast-paced Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) SEHA-Abu Dhabi and steering the quality operations across all facets of Prime Healthcare Group, as the Quality director.
Nisreen earned her degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) and a fellow of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (FISQua).
On a personal level, Nisreen is compassionate and focused on instituting excellence in day-to-day operations, with a focus on enhancing performance & outcome, fostering a high quality and safe healthcare environment.
Dr. Sekhar Bonu
Director General, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog
Dr Sekhar Bonu joined as the Director General of Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) in April 2019. DMEO was established by the Government in September, 2015 as an attached office of the NITI Aayog (apex think tank of the Government of India) to fulfill the monitoring and evaluation mandates assigned to NITI Aayog. Before joining NITI Aayog, Dr. Bonu worked with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila for 15 years. At ADB he worked in health, urban infrastructure development and regional cooperation, mainly in South Asia region. Dr. Bonu worked in the Indian Administrative Services and served as a civil servant in the state of Rajasthan between 1987-2003, among others, as district magistrate, director of primary and secondary education, chief executive officer of state-owned enterprises. Dr. Sekhar Bonu has a Ph.D from the Johns Hopkins University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. He has wide range of research and operational interests and has published in peer-reviewed journals.
Ms. Charnelle Hicks
President, CHPlanning Ltd.
Charnelle Hicks is the President of CHPlanning and Nspiregreen, a CHPlanning subsidiary. CHPlanning is a leader in mobility planning, equity planning, and environmental justice. We serve as consultants to the nation’s leaders in Vision Zero analysis, Safe Routes to School, and Complete Streets planning and analysis. With offices in the District of Columbia, Philadelphia, and Ft. Lauderdale our work centers on equitable access for communities of color, people with disabilities, immigrant communities, and youth.
Ms. Hicks has received numerous awards for her work in business and in planning. Her awards and recognition include the Philadelphia Business Journal Minority Business Leaders award as well as awards and recognitions by the Womens’ Transportation Seminar (WTS), the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), and other organizations committed to equity in mobility and transportation. She served as Vice-Chair of the American Planning Association Transportation Division and as a member of the Executive Committee for the American Planning Association Planning in the Black Community Division. She is a researcher and review panelist for the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Ms. Hicks is a graduate of Swarthmore College where she majored in Sociology and Anthropology with minors in Natural Sciences & Engineering. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband.
Prof. Soonman Kwon
President, Korea Health Industry Development Institute
Prof Kwon is a health economist and has worked over 30 years on UHC, health finance and systems, ageing, and health industry. Before leading the KHIDI, which is a government agency allocating R&D funds to the health sector, he was Professor and Former Dean of the School of Public Health, Seoul National University (SNU). He has held visiting positions at the Harvard School of Public Health, London School of Economics, University of Toronto, University of Tokyo, Peking University, and University of Bremen. He was the Chief of the Health Sector Group in the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 2016-2017. He was the founding director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health System and Financing at SNU. He received the Excellence in Education award of Seoul National University in 2020.
He is the President of the Korean Society of Health Policy and Management and has served as President of the Korean Health Economic Association, the Korean Association of Schools of Public Health, and the Korean Gerontological Society. He is the Asia Region Editor of Health Policy (Elsevier) and International Journal of Health Economics and Management (Springer). He has been a member of board or advisory committees of Health Systems Global (HSG), WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization), and WHO Centre for Health and Development. He has occasionally been a short-term consultant of WHO, World Bank, and GIZ for health system and financing in more than 30 countries in Asia and Africa. He holds a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1993) and taught at the University of Southern California School of Public Policy until 1996.