Dr Susann Roth heads Asian DevelopmentBank’s knowledge advisory service center. Her team developed ADB’s first futures and foresight program, and designed ADB’s first technology innovation challenge. Before this role, Susann managed several ADB trust funds, which piloted innovative social sector interventions for regional health security and pandemic preparedness.
Roth launched the first ADB health bond, developed the first digital health flagship program, championed health impact assessment across sectors and supported ADB’s first private sector investments in health sector companies andequity funds.
She launched ADB’s Operational Plan forHealth 2015-2020 which brought back the health sector in ADB and she led theADB-United Nations Development Programme - UnitedNations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific partnership during the preparation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Roth holds a Medical Doctor degree anda PhD in medical science from the University of Heidelberg inGermany, and a Master of Public Health and Policy from the University of the Philippines.