Andreas Seiter is the Global Lead for Private Sector in the World Bank’s Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice. His role is to work with World Bank teams and clients to strengthen private sector participation in the pursuit of Universal Health Coverage. He joined the Bank in 2004 and has been working on projects in more than 30 countries in all regions. Before joining the World Bank, he was with Novartis, a leading pharmaceutical company, where he spent 18 years in various positions in medical affairs, marketing, global policy and communications. Andreas is a German national and was trained as a physician.