Impact Economy Foundation Board

Gisela Abbam

Board member


Gisela Abbam currently serves as the Global Executive Director for Government Affairs & Policy for GE Healthcare. She is responsible for the strategic direction of government affairs and policy for GE Healthcare, the $18 billion business unit of General Electric that provides transformational medical technologies and solutions to health customers in over 100 countries.

She works in collaboration with governments globally and international organizations (WHO, World Bank) to improve health outcomes. Furthermore, Gisela leads and drives a broad range of legislative, policy issues to shape global health policies. Gisela has written over 40 briefings on various policy issues including health reform.

Gisela is a member of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - Committee on Global Health and the Future Role of the United States. She is also a member of Chatham House, and The Royal Institute of International Affairs. 

Gisela joined GE Healthcare in 2007 after 13 years working in the National Health Service and Local Government in the United Kingdom.

She holds an MBA by Middlesex University.