Johannes Boch

Director of Access and Urban Health

Johannes Boch is Director of Access and Urban Health at the Novartis Foundation, responsible for developing and managing strategic global programs in populations and digital health. Besides managing program selection, strategy development, local implementation and assuring operational excellence, Johannes oversees program monitoring and real-world evidence studies. In this function, Johannes is leading several of the Foundation’s major global partnerships and healthcare system analysis and consultations for governments on developing digital strategies for noncommunicable diseases and innovative models for healthcare delivery. 

Prior to joining the Novartis Foundation in December 2016, Johannes worked at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) Institute of Management Latin America in São Paulo, establishing and managing consulting and research activities on impact investing for investors and entrepreneurs, with a focus on healthcare. In addition to assignments with the KfW banking group, Johannes worked as an independent consultant for companies interested in creating social value while securing financial return. 

Johannes has worked as a psychologist in different research and in-/out-patients facilities across Europe. He holds a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Fribourg (CH), as well as a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen (CH).