Laurence Ainouz

Laurence Ainouz

Laurence Ainouz

Global Head, Novartis Digital Acceleration Lab & Board Member, Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Laurence is currently the Novartis VP Global Head of the Digital Acceleration Lab whose purpose is to generate innovative digital solutions to profoundly transform the patient's journey and experience, and to maximize treatments' outcomes.

Previously, she was SVP Chief Innovation Officer of Teva, the world's largest provider of generic medicines, responsible for introducing all aspects of Digital Health to the organization, from new technologies to new business models.

Besides her Pharma work, Laurence sits on the board of the non-profit United Hatzalah, a unique global organization that has disrupted the way Emergency Medical Services are provided. In 2015, +3000 geolocalized volunteers on their "ambucycles" (2 wheels ambulances) brought critical medical care to more than 250,000 people, over 40,000 of whom were in life-or-death situations. The organization is now deploying in the USA, in Panama, Ukraine, France (Laurence is the President of the French Entity).
Laurence also sits on the board of TOM, a global network of makers deeply impacting the lives of hundreds of disabled people with makethons where the "Need Knowers" and the "Makers" develop solutions together. TOM is supported by Google, and has run in Israel, Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, and California.

Fascinated by all innovative form of artistic expression, she is also involved in Batsheva, the most advanced contemporary dance company considered by many the most cutting edge dance expression in the world.

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