In her day-to-day work, Belinda works tirelessly to include the patient voice along the entire lifecycle of a medicinal product. She drives the patient-centric brand strategy for Germany and acts as a primary point of contact for the patient community. Belinda is a passionate ambassador for partnering with the patient community at eye level to create innovative solutions that bring true value to entire health ecosystems. She´s convinced that nothing for patients should be done without patients – and that only through collaboration we may change the future of health.
Prior to her current position, Belinda served the patient community in different roles. She started off as a postdoctoral researcher at the University Hospital Basel, leading several international multi-stakeholder research projects on improving the value of clinical trials by engaging patients more systematically. She then entered the pharmaceutical industry as an intern in Global Market Access at Novartis before becoming Global Patient Innovation Director at F. Hoffmann-La Roche.
Belinda holds a PhD in Clinical Research where she graduated summa cum laude from the University and University Hospital Basel, an MSc in International Health Policy & Economics from the London School of Economics, and an MSc in Biochemistry from ETH Zurich and Harvard University.
In her spare time, Belinda is a passionate cook who enjoys traveling to new places, always looking for new flavors to add to her recipe portfolio. She relaxes best by doing sports in nature. Belinda currently lives in Basel, Switzerland.