Annie Pannelay leads the healthcare consulting practice of the EIU. Her role is global. The healthcare vertical includes the policy analysis services to the industry, as well as more specialised services, including value consulting. She helps her clients navigate the challenges presented by the current environment, including the increasing need for clinical and economic evidence required by healthcare policy-makers, insurers and payers. Prior to joining the Economist, Annie held roles with various stakeholders in the healthcare industry. Her experience include working as resident hospital pharmacist (Nice CHU, France), working for the pharmaceutical industry in market insights and business planning roles, as well as healthcare banking. Most recently before joining the Economist Intelligence Unit, Annie worked as strategy consultant, advising top pharmaceutical companies. She also currently is the vice-president of the UK Chapter for ESSEC Alumni, the international network of ESSEC Business School, organising professional events for the alumni community in the UK. She has worked in Europe, Hong Kong and New York. Annie holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from Montpellier University, a BSc in biologic and medical sciences from Montpellier University and an MBA from ESSEC business school in Paris. She is fluent in English and French.