Anca del Rio (She/Her)
EIT Alumni President, Expert Digital Public Health & Innovation Governance
EIT - European Institute of Innovation and Technology
Anca is a thought leader in digital public health and innovation governance with an entrepreneurial drive for impact, digital transformation, and positive change. She holds an international MSc in Public Health and Healthcare Management (MSPH) and is pursuing a doctoral degree (DrPH) in the same field; Furthermore, she completed the EIT Health Stanford Biodesign fellowship in need-led innovation with the University of Oxford and IESE Business School and holds several certifications in Health Systems Innovation, Health Economics, and Strategy from the Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Throughout her global career across Europe, the United States, and Australia, Anca wore several executive, strategic, and operational hats in organizations such as the EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology and its Alumni Community, EIT Health, Basel Area Business and Innovation, Tirol Kliniken (the Tyrolean public health provider), and supported new business ventures in Medtech and digital health validate, develop and scale-up innovations.
With a strong passion for multistakeholder engagement, digital capacity building, and systemic change management, Anca puts great ambition into advancing purpose-driven entrepreneurship and developing mission-oriented networks.