Francesca Viliani is the Director of Public Health at International SOS and a Chatham House fellow.
Francesca oversees the delivery of public health programs and Health Impact Assessment (HIA) globally. She is supporting clients with setting up, managing and reporting on actions and partnerships for health. She has been working with different organisations on pandemic preparedness and response plans. Francesca has been working and collaborated with the private sector, public sector, foundations, non for profit and multilateral institutions. Finally she is the technical lead on sustainability and health for both the company and its client. Prior to her current role she has been working in humanitarian affairs and developmental programs with several NGOs and other agencies.
Francesca has a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Chemistry, a Master of Science in Humanitarian Affairs, NOHA from the Faculty of Medicine of the University La Sapienza, and a Master’s in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She speaks fluent Italian (mother tongue), English and Spanish and has basic knowledge of Danish and French.
She has received several awards, including the IAIA Individual Award for personal contribution to the discipline of impact assessment. She is a member of the Global reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council and of the health committee of IOGP/IPIECA. She has been the chair of the Health section of IAIA and a member of the Core Health Committee of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).