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Making Healthcare Radically Accessible for All

Founding Purpose
Abi Global Health is an Irish company, founded in 2016 by two experienced health technology entrepreneurs, Kim-Fredrik Schneider and Dr. Victor Vicens. Our founding vision is to make healthcare radically accessible for all.

We relentlessy pursue three goals to achieve that vision

Lower the barriers to healthcare

Our services are designed to be intantly available at the moment of need by integrating with the apps and websites people already use.

Innovate to create betters tools

We use cutting edge Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning to markedly improve the speed, effectiveness and quality of telehealth.

Empower our healthcare professionals

Our core resource is the human intelligence of our healthcare professionals who share our mission of healthcare empowerment

Our Leadership

We want your business and your customers to benefit from the combined expertise of leading professionals from the world of healthcare, technology, artificial intelligence and customer engagement.

As CEO, Kim has led Abi Global Health on a significant growth trajectory since our founding in 2016 to today with health professionals in over 35 countries making telehealth accessible to more than 10 million people. Under his leadership Abi has focused on increasing telehealth utilisation, service innovation and significant customer growth. Prior to founding Abi, Kim had more than 15 years leadership experience in high-growth tech firms in Europe, USA and Asia. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Victor ensures the quality and breadth of the Abi healthcare professional network is world-class in all local markets. Victor co-founded Abi based on insights gained from over 18 years of healthcare and digital transformation experience including practising roles as a resident physician & consultant psychiatrist. He is a veteran of previous medtech startups and has advised insurance and pharma companies on remote medicine and digital transformation. He holds medical degrees at undergraduate and masters levels, a Ph.D in neuroimaging, along with several publications in the field of psychosis and neuroimaging, and was a research fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYU.

Ikuska is responsible for our global client management and operational excellence. Prior to Abi, Ikuska held a range of senior operational, marketing and program management roles driving growth at technology and healthcare startups. Ikuska holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a postgraduate certificate in business administration and project management from the University of California Berkeley Extension. She is founder and co-lead of Lean In Barcelona, an initiative dedicated to inspire and support professional women.

Joan is at the helm of our technical engineering resources and he brings over 16 years’ experience to drive Abi’s mission to make healthcare more accessible through technology. Joan’s career includes healthcare, motor and geological industry experience and a focus on combining algorithmic expertise and technology to optimise performance. He holds master’s degrees in both Financial Mathematics and Algebraic Topology and his research has been published in various academic journals.

Kim-Fredrik Schneider

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Victor Vicens

Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

Ikuska Sanz

VP Client Success

Joan Escalante Esteve

Chief Technical Officer

Fintan has over 20 years marketing leadership experience. His background spans digital transformation at Aer Lingus, mobile media at Telefonica Digital and most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Ireland. Fintan holds a B.Sc. from Technological University Dublin and an MA from Westminster University London. He is an honorary fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and regular contributor to their digital marketing executive programme.
Martín is responsible for the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across the full range of Abi healthcare services. Before joining Abi Martín held various data scientist roles including post-Doctoral research fellow at the CERN Institute where he led research groups in big data processing, simulation, regression modelling and the study of Machine Learning algorithms. On several occasions Martín has been shortlisted as one of the most cited scientists globally. He holds a PhD in High Energy Physics and an M.Sc. Physics from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata and several qualifications in deep learning, neural networks, and machine learning.
Giorgia is responsible for ensuring the high quality of our healthcare services and brings a career-long passion for solving the challenges faced by patients. She has an impressive background in medical research and innovation at organisations including Novartis, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona and Enantia. Her many qualifications include a degree in Medical Biotechnology (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology (Università di Bologna), masters in Biotechnology (University of California Davis) and a PhD in Biomedicine (University of Barcelona).

Fintan Lonergan

Chief Marketing Officer

Martín Tripiana

AI Lab Director

Giorgia Testoni

Care Quality Director

Kim-Fredrik Schneider

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Kim has led Abi Global Health on a significant growth trajectory since our founding in 2016 to today with health professionals in over 30 countries making telehealth accessible to more than 10 million people. Under his leadership Abi has focused on increasing telehealth utilisation, service innovation and significant customer growth. Prior to founding Abi, Kim had more than 15 years leadership experience in high-growth tech firms in Europe, USA and Asia. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Dr. Victor Vicens

Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

As our Chief Medical Officer, Victor ensures the quality and breadth of the Abi healthcare professional network is world-class in all our local markets. Victor co-founded Abi based on insights gained from over 18 years of healthcare and digital transformation experience. His background includes practising roles as a resident physician & consultant psychiatrist. He is a veteran of previous medtech startups and has advised insurance and pharmaceutical companies on remote medicine and digital transformation. He holds medical degrees at undergraduate and masters levels, a Ph.D in neuroimaging, along with several publications in the field of psychosis and neuroimaging, and was a research fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NYU.

Ikuska Sanz

VP Client Success

Ikuska is responsible for our global client management and operational excellence. Prior to Abi, Ikuska held a range of senior operational, marketing and program management roles driving growth at technology and healthcare startups. Ikuska holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and a postgraduate certificate in business administration and project management from the University of California Berkeley Extension. She is founder and co-lead of Lean In Barcelona, an initiative dedicated to inspire and support professional women.

Joan Escalante Esteve

Chief Technical Officer

Joan is at the helm of our technical engineering resources and he brings over 16 years’ experience to drive Abi’s mission to make healthcare more accessible through technology. Joan’s career includes healthcare, motor and geological industry experience and a focus on combining algorithmic expertise and technology to optimise performance. He holds master’s degrees in both Financial Mathematics and Algebraic Topology and his research has been published in various academic journals.

Martín Tripiana

AI Lab Director

Martín is responsible for the application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning across the full range of Abi healthcare services. Before joining Abi Martín held various data scientist roles including post-Doctoral research fellow at the CERN Institute where he led research groups in big data processing, simulation, regression modelling and the study of Machine Learning algorithms. On several occasions Martín has been shortlisted as one of the most cited scientists globally. He holds a PhD in High Energy Physics and an M.Sc. Physics from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata and several qualifications in deep learning, neural networks, and machine learning.

Fintan Lonergan

Chief Marketing Officer

Fintan has over 20 years marketing leadership experience. His background spans digital transformation at Aer Lingus, mobile media at Telefonica Digital and most recently was Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Ireland. Fintan holds a B.Sc. from Technological University Dublin and an MA from Westminster University London. He is an honorary fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and regular contributor to their digital marketing executive programme.

Giorgia Testoni

Care Quality Director

Giorgia is responsible for ensuring the high quality of our healthcare services and brings a career-long passion for solving the challenges faced by patients. She has an impressive background in medical research and innovation at organisations including Novartis, the Institute for Research in Biomedicine Barcelona and Enantia. Her many qualifications include a degree in Medical Biotechnology (Università degli Studi di Ferrara), master’s degree in Molecular Biotechnology (Università di Bologna), masters in Biotechnology (University of California Davis) and a PhD in Biomedicine (University of Barcelona).

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Our mission

At Abi Global Health we are united by our mission to make professional healthcare as easy to access as advice from a friend.

Our technology

We come to work every day to apply the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions to empower our network of healthcare professionals across 6 continents.

Our people

Join our diverse team of talented technologists, healthcare specialists and innovators working together to connect users with a range of healthcare services through their preferred channels.

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Scaling at speed

We’ve grown quickly from our start-up roots to a global reach across 6 continents.

Latest technology

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Brightest minds

Our team includes some of the worlds most cited researchers and experienced tech entrepreneurs.