Chief Executive Officer, EVPA

Roberta joined EVPA as CEO in September 2020 from Novartis where she covered international roles in strategy, business operations and market access. More recently, at the Novartis Foundation, she led a collective impact initiative for cardiovascular health in low-income urban settings, building multi-sector private-public partnerships and working with social enterprises on the journey to scale and financial sustainability.

Roberta is a purpose-driven visionary leader with an inclusive leadership style. She brings over 20 years of international corporate and management consulting experience. She started her career in marketing in consumer goods, worked in retail in the UK, served clients globally leading large change/ transformation programs with McKinsey&Co. Over 10 years ago Roberta transitioned into the healthcare and the not for profit sectors, motivated by a desire to improve access to care in high and low resources settings.

  • Day 1 – Wednesday 9 June
  • 9.00 – 9.50

Collaborate for Impact – partnership to foster social entrepreneurship & social investment in the Eastern Partnership & Russia

At this Welcome session the EVPA Team of the DG NEAR project will share the outline of the "Collaborate for Impact" project, its activities and planned impact. We will also share the findings of the needs' assessment of social enterprises from the region in the context of fostering development of social entrepreneurship and social investment in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia. We will hear from the representatives of DG NEAR, the EU Delegation in Armenia, and CEO of EVPA, who will share their reflections on the development of the field in the region. Watch the session recording