Florence founded Digital Health Partnerships in 2016, driven by her conviction that digital health can improve people’s lives by increasing access to healthcare information and services. Her passion grew while working as International Director for Government Affairs for Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, where she advocated social-innovation strategy and digital health to public and private organizations, with a focus on overcoming challenges for scaling.
Her social-entrepreneurial side led her to help build a large-scale mobile-health initiative in Senegal. She also developed an ambitious national project in Mexico, using mobile technology to address diabetes and obesity with the government and various partners from the private sector and civil society.
Her extensive experience in international development, government relations, and building and managing complex partnerships is applied today to scaling digital health in developing and emerging countries. She believes in shared value and argues that global corporations now hold a responsibility to form alliances with NGOs, social entrepreneurs, foundations, governments, and international organizations to help develop sustainable healthcare models.
Driven by her passion for healthcare, notably improving patient care in developing countries, Céline joined the DHP adventure in January 2022 as a Senior Partner to lead projects and develop DHP’s activities.
A graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon with a Master in Strategy from ESSEC Business School, Céline brings to DHP 12 years of experience in healthcare consulting across Europe, the Middle East, and in East Africa. She started her career in hospital consulting in Paris, focusing on patient journey improvements, then moved to Dubaï where she worked for 5 years with Ministries of Health, NGOs, and entrepreneurs in Middle Eastern and East African countries to help build sustainable and integrated healthcare systems. She then joined Alcimed as a project manager in their Brussels and Paris offices, working with pharmaceutical laboratories advising key decision makers on their strategic and new business development activities.
Céline is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys collecting life-lasting memories, such as hiking in Patagonia or diving with manta rays in Indonesia.
Marie joined Digital Health Partnerships from its inception in 2016 after graduating from Sciences Po - Paris School of International Affairs, where she focused on social innovation, global health, and African studies. Her belief in collective intelligence for social impact led her to work for different organizations where these themes are vitally important, including the United Nations in New York and social enterprise start-ups in Paris.
Over the last five years, she has managed DHP’s day-to-day operations, while contributing to various consulting missions in digital health for developing countries.
A strong advocate of ecological and social transition, Marie regularly publishes articles championing these causes in magazines and on websites. She is equally passionate about philosophy, a field in which she is currently pursuing a master’s degree, writing her thesis on “Barriers to ecological action”.
Patrick joined DHP in September 2021, focusing on content creation and managing its website and social-media channels. DHP’s mission – improving universal access to healthcare in underserved areas – struck a chord: Patrick enjoys putting the spotlight on worthy causes, so spreading the word about DHP’s work is a perfect fit.
After his journalism studies at NYU, Patrick became managing editor of an award-winning art magazine in New York, where he lived for 10 years before returning to his native France. In Paris, he worked as editor-in-chief of several magazines, then as editorial director for a brand-content agency, before becoming an independent editorial consultant.
Although he is thankful to have children who keep him up to date about the metaverse, NFTs, and TikTok, Patrick prefers to focus on what happens IRL (in real life), which is still the only place where he can enjoy his favorite pastimes: running along the beach and eating pasta primavera.