Senior Executive Programme

Global Health Innovation Management

Become a leading game changer
in Global Health
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Experience hands-on innovation and local business creation in four different locations
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Team up with peer innovators in a unique networking experience
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Benefit from of a cutting-edge
curriculum by five leading academic institutions
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Designed for the Global Health Innovator

SEP GHIM – the Senior Executive Programme in Global Health Innovation Management provides a unique opportunity for the Global Health Innovator to gain in knowledge, insights and skills to make a real difference in Global Health. Through an innovative experiential learning model, participants will experience hands-on innovation in three different global settings while interacting with peers and working on their personal executive challenge.
The learning journey will lead to personal and professional growth and a heightened ability to innovate in a complex and fast changing environment for better health outcomes in an equitable and sustainable way. Indeed, we need to respond to the increasing Global Health needs, while realising the potential of the opportunities given by digital, precision health and big data, providing solutions to more connected and better-informed users.

A Programme with a Truly Global Scope

The modular Programme delivered on three different continents  San José (Costa Rica), Nairobi (Kenya) and Barcelona (Spain) is a learning journey starting with the broader Global Health context, its challenges and opportunities, innovation potential to improve health care performance, ideas on transformation and development of new services, and implementation and leading change. The interactive learning model will include visits to local innovation clusters, an individual innovation project, and coaching and mentoring. Next SEPGHIM edition will start early 2024.

Module 1 – Global Health Innovation Management: Getting Ready for What Lies Ahead

INCAE Business School, San José (Costa Rica) 

22 – 26 April 2024

The first module explores how an entrepreneurship approach can contribute to Global Health and the challenges it faces in the context of low-income countries. Participants will learn innovation management tools such as how to integrate strategic stakeholders’ needs and resources to achieve their projects’ goals and to develop key performance indicators to assess their impact. This module will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on the leadership skills necessary to work in Global Health, as well as teach them how to lead high performance teams. Finally, participants will acquire a better understanding of the Latin American context, its role and conditions within a Global Health agenda.
  • Explore how an entrepreneurial mind-set can drive Global Health Innovation.
  • Acquire management tools and skills to integrate stakeholders’ needs and resources to support the success of their projects.
  • Analyse innovative Business Models to serve the base of the pyramid.

Module 2 – New Solutions for transforming Global Health Systems

Strathmore Business School, Nairobi (Kenya)

20- 24 May 2024

The second module focuses on the development of new business models in Global Health, analysing their potential for success or failure. Participants will explore the potential of digital transformation in Global Health and its operational implications, analysing african-based case studies. The module will also review the necessary steps for the uptake of the change management process and the financial mechanisms available to make innovation happen.
  • Develop effective strategies to fully leverage the digital transformation in Global Health.
  • Expand your understanding of the operational challenges facing Global Health organisations to achieve breakthrough service.
  • Leverage opportunities in Innovative Financing Mechanisms.

Module 3 – Getting Things Done: The Art of Implementation

IESE Business School / ISGlobal, Barcelona (Spain)

1 – 5 July 2024

In this last module participants will focus on how to get things done, how to move from strategy to implementation, and how to build and lead high performance collaborative teams. The module will also review the latest ideas in project management for strategy implementation and how to ensure the sustainability of innovation in the Global Health context.
  • Reflect on your leadership style and acquire tools to enhance communication with your management team.
  • Develop new negotiation skills and deploy them in collaborative and competitive situations.
  • Strengthen your Project Management skills for Strategic Implementation.

A Transformational Learning Experience

Innovative learning methodologies and an hands-on approach will help you to gain new knowledge and perspectives to become a real game changer in Global Health.

International Peer NetworkInteraction and exchange with other leaders. Different backgrounds. New perspectives.
Reflect on your leadershipThink outside your comfort zone. Coaching sessions.
New Frameworks for InnovationEnterpreneurial thinking. Global health delivery. A Culture of innovation.
Authentic Contexts for DiscussionDifferent learning methodologies. Broaden perspectives.
Global Health Innovation ChallengeProject based activity. Individual feedback.

Extra Activities

The extra activities are organized before, in between and after the modules and include social and networking events aimed at fostering exchanges among participants, inspirational talks and on-site visits with the local ecosystem in Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Get startedPreparatory Readings. Questionnaires. Conference Calls in preparation of the Global Health Challenges.
Online EngagementCase studies. Conference Calls for Executive Challenges. Follow up with Faculty.
NetworkingVisit to local innovative ecosystems. Inspirational Speakers.
Individual ProjectDevelop your own innovative project with individualized mentoring from the SEP GHIM faculty.
Dive into the Local Innovation PotentialVisits and networking with actors of the local innovative ecosystems will be organized in each module.

Dates and Locations

Next SEPGHIM edition will start by early 2024.

Module 1 – Global Health Innovation Management: Getting Ready for What Lies Ahead

San José (Costa Rica) 22 – 26 April 2024 INCAE Business School

Module 2 – New Solutions for transforming Global Health Systems

Nairobi (Kenya) 20 -24 May 2024 Strathmore Business School

Module 3 – Getting Things Done: The Art of Implementation

Barcelona (Spain) 1 – 5 July 2024 IESE Business School

Registration Process

This Executive Programme targets the senior Global Health Innovator in public and private settings, such as policy makers, senior executives in international and corporate organisations of Global Health. While driven by an eagerness to innovate and change for impact, they will have at least 10 years of experience in their field, and highly value the educational and networking experience that will foster their professional growth.
  • Selected participants need to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses. Selected participants are expected to complete the three modules of the SEP GHIM Programme.
  • We strongly recommend in-person participation to maximise your learning experience. However, we are closely monitoring the travel restrictions, and might offer online alternative if needed.


    Programme Fee

    Full price

    15.000 €

    Alumni from one of the 5 institutions or National from low income country (World Bank definition)

    12.000 €

    The programme fee includes tuition, reading materials and most lunches. The full tuition payment is due 45 days prior to the start of the programme. Cancellations received before the programme’s start are subject to a cancellation fee

Admission Process
  • Online Application Form
  • Candidate Selection
  • Admissions Committee
  • Application Approved
  • Deposit to guarantee your place in the programme


Past Events


Global challenges, local contexts and the COVID – 19 vaccine:

Fast tracking innovations for pandemic preparedness and management.

Thursday July  1st, 2021 17:00 – 18:30 CET


Dr. Ben Ngoye


Prof. Walter Janko

Professor of Medical Microbiology, Director of KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research Nairobi, Kenya

Helena Lejido Quigley

Professor, LSTHM London and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health,NUS

Jaime Sepulveda

Chair Council Sparing Institute, Stats Director Institute for Global Health Sciences, UCSF

To attend this webinar, please register to receive the Zoom link. We look forward to your participation!

Please click on the following link to watch a recording of the webinar

Programme Team

Magda Rosenmöller

Associate Professor, IESE Business School

Till Bärnighausen

Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health

Núria Casamitjana

Training and Education Director, ISGlobal

Pratap Kumar

Professor, Strathmore Business School

Andrea Prado

Associate Professor, INCAE Business School

Jan Carel Diehl

Associate Professor Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft

Stephen Sammut

Senior Fellow, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Visiting Associate Professor, Strathmore Business School

Marina Espriu

Business Developer Manager, ISGlobal

Ben Ngoye

Teaching Faculty, Strathmore Business School

Shabs Rajasekharan

Director and co-founder of Smarter Futures EEIG

Roel Kamerling

Programme Developer, TU Delft

Jenny Dankelman

Professor in BioMechanical Engineering, TU Delft

Jaume Ribera

Professor, IESE Business School

Laetitia Paumard

Project Manager, IESE Business School


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