Gisela Abbam

Chair, British Science Association, Global Goodwill Ambassador & Freelance Consultant

Gisela Abbam, FRSA, is the Chair of the British Science Association, a global Goodwill Ambassador and a Freelance Consultant. The British Science Association’s vision is a world where science is at the heart of culture and society. Gisela is a global thought leader and Senior Executive who is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. She is also a global advocate for the prioritisation of Health. She has worked in collaboration with governments, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, the World Bank and other multilateral organisations to improve health outcomes for people across the world.

Gisela is the winner of the 2019 Black British Business Person of the Year by the BBBAwards. Previously, she was the Director of Strategic Partnerships and a Company Officer for Abt Associates, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

Gisela was also previously the Global Executive Director for Government Affairs & Policy for GE Healthcare. She developed the global function. She was responsible for the strategic direction of government affairs and policy for GE Healthcare, the $18 billion business unit of GE that provides transformational medical technologies to health customers in over 100 countries.

Gisela has written over 45 white papers on various public policy issues and regularly presents at International conferences.