Physician, Technologist & Financier=Triple Threat
Ash is serious about revolutionizing health care, and has a wealth of experience building, commercializing and financing disruptive health care technology companies.
Before Optum Ventures, Ash served as a lead life sciences investor and head of research for Mercia Technologies, one of the most active investors in the UK. He led transactions into a variety of health care businesses, sat on multiple boards, and also led Mercia’s internal corporate strategy team. Prior to this, he served as Clinical Technology Director as part of the team that launched Babylon Health, a leading European AI-enabled healthcare business. He started his career as an anesthetics and intensive care doctor in the UK where he was involved in academic research work and clinical practice. He holds a M.A. and medical degree from the University of Oxford, and is a member of the CFA Institute, London.
It’s critical to remember the needs of your customers (and patients) come first, and we exist to serve them—not the other way around."
I’ve been (and still am at my core) a clinician & scientist who wants the best outcomes for my patients, a technologist who has launched products in regulated markets, and an entrepreneur & financier that wants to find a commercially rewarding way to make this all possible."