May 16th

Dessislava Dimitrova, PhD, MPA Practice Lead for Health Systems Transformation at the World Economic Forum

Dessislava Dimitrova is the Lead for Health Systems at the World Economic Forum. Prior to the Forum, she served as Deputy Minister of Health and chair of the National Health Insurance Fund in Bulgaria where she managed the country’s health financing portfolio and led the pricing negotiations with provides. Before this role Dessislava was at McKinsey & Co, the World Bank and the Brookings Institution (R4D) focusing on health insurance, mostly in emerging markets. Dessislava holds a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College, MPA in Economic Policy from Princeton University and PhD in health management from Sofia University. Her professional passion is on finding innovative ways to deliver and finance universal healthcare.