i+solutions’ vision is a world where all medical unmet needs are addressed with innovative solutions. It is our mission to save and improve lives by creating well-functioning health supply chains, ensuring everyone everywhere has access to diagnosis and medical treatment when needed. i+solutions is the leading procurement service agent (PSA) for HIV and malaria treatments, PPE and oxygen plants under the Global Fund’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism. i+solutions also works as PSA for other global donors, like UNOPS/StopTB Partnership and local governments. i+solutions drives an innovative agenda to improve global health supply chains and combines procurement, training, project management, quality assurance and technical expertise to make a difference from the first to the last mile, closing the gap between patient and medicine. Impact by innovation.
i+solutions was founded in 2005 as a training and consultancy department within the International Dispensary Association Foundation (IDA Foundation). We later became an independent organization. Since then, we have provided services that support the procurement and distribution of essential medicines, supporting governments and organizations in their quest to create sustainable access to medicines and health products. Our portfolio has continuously expanded and our services have been adapted to meet local and contemporary needs. i+solutions not offers procurement and consulting services, but also 4PL and market access services to pharmaceutical companies who seek help to introduce their products in complex markets.
Co has had a long business career. He has led organizations up to 3000 employees as COO, for major computer and telecom companies. In the past 12 years Co has been Partner at a Dutch consultancy firm. In that capacity he has advised senior leaders in a wide range of organisations on operational excellence as well as on Leadership. His strengths are in particular the ability to translate complex issues into everyday practice, where possible with a pragmatic approach. Co has, as a facilitator for 10 subsequent years, taken senior executives on a leadership trail to the wilderness of South Africa. He is still active as a business coach for young leaders in innovative businesses.
Prashant is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and an Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, a leading graduate business school, where he also directs the INSEAD Africa Initiative. In his previous roles, he worked as the Strategy Leader-Supply Chain at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as Vice President of Healthcare at the William Davidson Institute, and he was on the faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has also served as a Professor of Supply Chain Management in the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program and as Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. For many years, Prashant has been a member of the expert review committee of the Access to Medicine Index. He is the author of many peer-reviewed scientific publications and his work has also been featured in prominent print and broadcast media, such as the BBC, The New York Times, CNN, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR.
Prashant holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business, an MBA in Operations and Finance from the FORE School of Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.
After graduating as a medical doctor and training at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, Harry worked with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the German Technical ooperation (GTZ) in various positions around the world. Harry has many years of experience as Senior Health Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Foreigh Affairs and Board member of several NGOs in the health sector. His main focus areas are access to essential drugs, disease control programs and biomedical research for malaria, TB and neglected and poverty-related diseases. Harry contributed to wide-spread use of artemisinin-combination therapy against malaria. Harry is owner of EUVADIS, consultancy in promoting and supporting public-private collaboration in the area of Global Health.
Martine has a passion for Finance, Logistics and International Management. She has worked for 18 years for TNT Express and Logistics in a variety of roles in Finance & General management and Mergers & Acquisitions leading multi-country organizations and departments from 80 to 300 people. She currently works as CFO for Roll Group. As a student Martine conducted a study on Public Private Partnerships for slum redevelopment. For that purpose she worked for a NGO in the slums of Mumbai, India. While working for TNT she has been involved in setting up the partnership with the World Food Program called Move the World. Martine holds a MBA from Cornell University (USA) and a MSC in Systems, Transportation and Logistics Engineering from Delft University.
Michel Jacobs works at the Rotterdam based law firm Ploum Lodder Princen and has been a partner since 2004. He specializes in contract and competition law and works in a commercial advisory and litigation practice. His clients are mostly (international) companies and institutions. Michel Jacobs has extensive experience in assessing and negotiating commercial agreements. He also assists companies being inspected by the Authority for Consumers & Markets and/or the European Commission. He heads the practice group Competition Law, and is part of the team Care of his firm. He is also very active as a speaker, and acts as a visiting teacher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in competition law.