Patrice Matchaba, M.D. Head, US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation
Patrice Matchaba, M.D. Head, US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation

Patrice Matchaba, M.D.

Head, US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation

Patrice Matchaba, M.D.

Head, US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation

Patrice Matchaba, M.D. Head, US Corporate Responsibility and President, Novartis US Foundation

Patrice Matchaba, MD is Head US Corporate Responsibility and President of the Novartis US Foundation. His previous role was the Novartis Group Head of Global Health & Corporate Responsibility. During the past year he has led the launch of the 10 year “Beacon of Hope” Program – a comprehensive multi-stakeholder partnership to address health inequity of African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in the US, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, like the Novartis Access Principles he helped integrate into the company places health equity at the center of Novartis Purpose and Strategy.

The Novartis Access Principles launched in 2017  integrate early and affordable access to innovative medicines and healthcare solutions accessible to all, regardless of geography, income, or limitations of local health systems. Novartis aims to reach 50% more patients through these programs by 2025 and plans to increase the number of patients receiving its innovative medicines in LMICs.

To further solidify the company’s commitment to making an impact, under Patrice’s leadership, Novartis issued an industry-first, sustainability-linked bond in 2020, bringing these targets into the core of its business operations.

Patrice qualified and practiced as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Southern Africa, before joining Novartis in 2000. He completed the Harvard Business School Program of Management Development (PMD) in 2001. 

Patrice sits on the Boards of Last Mile Health and The Capitals Coalition and is a member of the Novartis US Country Leadership Team.