Janeen Uzzell is the Global Director of Operations with the GE Global Research (GEGR) External Affairs and Technology Programs (EATP) team. She manages and oversees all operational and business development aspects of external funding for technology programs in the areas of healthcare, aviation and energy while carrying out the strategy and vision of the EATP organization. Prior to her current role, Uzzell was the director of Healthcare Programs and healthymagination for GE Africa where she led a team focused on building solutions for health in the world’s most challenging and compromised environments.
Uzzell has been a lead advocate in positioning GE as a trusted advisor in rural health. She strategizes with Ministries of Health, Heads of State and global partners on how to best align GE’s innovation to solve global health challenges and expand access to healthcare through “disruptive” models. Her strategic focus on healthcare solutions in low resource setting has afforded her leadership on several United Nations and Global Health councils and she has co-authored joint publications focused on maternal and newborn health.
Uzzell holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a MBA in International Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Noted as an expert in maternal and newborn health, she also serves as an advisor for innovative technology solutions for various organizations and co-chairs the Medical Device Task Force for the Innovative Working Group hosted by the UN.