Mary Helen Pombo
Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria
Mary Helen Ribeiro Pombo is a program director, leading the healthy societies and healthcare innovation series at Salzburg Global Seminar. At the organization, she focuses on enabling innovative collaborations to tackle complex global health and social challenges. In her role, she leads on the development of Sciana - The Health Leaders Network along with other health programs. Mary Helen brings nearly a decade of experience contributing to global health, international development and gender initiatives in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and the US. Prior to joining, she led health system strengthening initiatives within various international health sector communities at Imperial College London and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Earlier in her career, she undertook a broad range of interdisciplinary consultancies with the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN, the European Union's institute for gender equality (EIGE), Fundacion Paraguaya and the Consortium on Gender, Human Rights and Security. Mary Helen Holds an M.Sc. in health policy, planning and financing from the London School of Economics (LSE) jointly with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as well as an M.Sc. in gender, development and globalisation from LSE.