Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an international network of experts who have agreed to give the EssentialMed Foundation meaningful help on a regular basis in many different areas, including Global Health, medical devices, technology, industry, policy, law and finance. Their abilities, experience, and knowledge were selected for how they complement a particular EssentialMed project, or the organization as a whole. The Advisory Board advises the Foundation Council in its strategic decision-making process and the Management Team in its day-to-day work.



Peter Baird

Peter Baird

Peter Baird has extensive experience in the medical products industry.

Mr. Baird served as a Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he was one of the leaders of the private-equity and healthcare practices. At McKinsey, he concentrated on serving healthcare clients on a wide range of strategic and transactional issues, with a particular focus on growth strategies and operational improvements for mid-sized medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Baird graduated from Stanford Business School with an MBA with high distinction (Arjay Miller Scholar). He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and in Political Theory from Bates College. Mr. Baird is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Jean-Marie Mozzon

Jean-Marie Mozzon

Jean-Marie Mozzon brings more than 20 years of technical and managerial experience in the aerospace, biotech and medical device industry. He held several positions from design engineer to managing director in mid-size (Etel, Bienair) and multinational companies (Valtronic, Medtronic, Merck Serono). Innovative, engaged and results-driven, his leadership has been proven in managing the full product life cycle encompassing design, quality, regulatory, manufacturing, supply and global support functions.

He holds a diploma from the High Engineering School of Neuchatel (Switzerland) in electronics and a Project Management Certification (PMP) from the PMI institute.

He is now working as a medical device consultant and focusing on delivering development and manufacturing services for innovative companies.