Chair Global Health and Purpose, FINN Partners
Nothing has kept Gil Bashe from advancing people’s well-being and access to health innovation from battlefield to boardroom. As a combat medic in an elite paratrooper unit, he tended to the wounded under fire. As a C-Suite counselor, he sees communications as the bridge to connect healers – health professionals and environmental advocates – from around the world with those seeking to be healed.
Throughout it all, he is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives and instilling a culture where colleagues are empowered to do the same. At FINN Partners, which makes a difference through collaboration and shared values, he has a role to which he is ideally suited. As Chair Global Health at FINN, he champions the sector within one of the world’s leading integrated marketing and communications agencies.
Before FINN, he led Health Practices at other agencies—Sutton PR, Medicus PR, Hill & Knowlton, and Makovsky—all selected by The Holmes Report/PRovoke as “Most Admired Health Agencies.” Earlier in his career, he worked in government affairs for a global non-profit, spent time as a health-industry New Jersey-based lobbyist focusing on drug development and environmental health, served as Group Company CEO of CommonHealth, and was CEO of Health!Quest Global Communications (the portfolio company of top private-equity group GTCR).
As an advocate for health innovation that improves the human condition, Gil currently serves on the Decentralized Trials and Research Alliance, CNS Summit Leadership Council, Galien Foundation, Let’s Win for Pancreatic Cancer, mHealth Israel, American Diabetes Association and Marfan Foundation advisory boards and previously served on the American Heart Association, and American Academy of Pain Medicine Foundation boards and listed among “The Top Brains in the New World of Work” by Fast Company.
Gil serves as an ambassador for the health innovation sector. He is included among the Medika Life “Top 50 Health Influencers,” Medical Marketing & Media “Top 10 Innovation Catalysts,” and ranked as a “Top 10 Digital Health Influencer.” PRWeek includes him among the “Top 30 Most Influential People in Health PR,” and PM360 has awarded Gil their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.” Gil is a keynote speaker and correspondent for the global news source Health Tech World, writing about digital health advances, and editor-in-chief of Medika.Life, a digital platform that hosts many of the world’s most essential voices in public health.