Chairman of the Board of the World Demographic & Ageing Forum (WDA Forum), St. Gallen/Switzerland
Jury member – World
Dr. med. Hans Groth, MBA is the Chairman of the Board of the World Demographic & Aging Forum (WDA Forum) and Member of the Board of Directors of RehaClinic AG, a chain of 11 rehabiltation clinics in Switzerland. Since 2009, Dr. Groth has been a guest lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) / Switzerland with the topic “Megatrend: Global Demographic Change.”
He worked with Pfizer Inc. for twenty-four years, from 1988 to 2012. He has comprehensive experience in over 30 healthcare markets including Western Europe, Eastern Europe, USA and Canada. His expertise is in medical affairs, clinical research, regulatory, marketing & sales as well as international public affairs, including negotiating pricing and access conditions with government authorities, NGOs and healthcare payers. In 2003, he was appointed “Pfizer Global Health Fellow” by UNAIDS to conduct case studies in Central Asia and Siberia in order to quantify the threat potential of HIV / AIDS / TB in that region. For his ongoing commitment towards supporting public health infrastructure projects in South east Siberia and Kirgizstan, he received in 2008 the “Pfizer Global Health Fellow Award “.
For the past eighteen years, Dr. Groth has been studying the interaction between global demographic change, economic development, wealth and societal stability (cf “Europe’s Demographic Challenge – Unlocking the Value of Health “Hans Groth & Nicholas Eberstadt, 2007,” Population Dynamics in Muslim Countries – Assembling the Jigsaw “Hans Groth & Alfonso Sousa-Poza, 2012”, “Africa’s Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend” Hans Groth & John May, 2017).
The focus of his research has been built upon theories of economic development & productivity and employing the value of health as a sustainable tool to unlock the imminent challenges of demographic change and its opportunities for society, governance and business.