Yann Meunier: The Multifaceted Healthcare Professional & Mentor with vast international connections

Yann Meunier is a doctor with a diverse and versatile career spanning over 25 years. He has been a leading professional in the healthcare sector in the USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle-East, and Oceania.

His work profile includes positions in corporations and hospitals in developed and developing countries. Having worked in several countries he has distinguished skills enabling him to understand different cultural mandates.

Yann wears many hats in his professional sector. After being the CEO of HealthConnect International, LLC he is working in Silicon Valley as Senior International Healthcare Consultant to various organizations. He is also a webinar instructor in preventive medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Yann has a long association with Stanford University, where he has worked in various roles like Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program, and Mentor in the Stanford Medscholars Research Fellowships program.

Yann has been a GP or internist in metropolitan France, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, China, Cameroon, Nigeria, Brazil, Singapore, and the USA. In the past, he was also an executive in French and Swiss multinational pharmaceutical companies and an assistant professor in French and US universities.

Yann is an Honorary Member of the National Academy of Medicine, Brazil, Associate Member of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, and Member of the International Academy of Fellows and Associates, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada. 

Koreatechdesk.com asked some questions to Yann Meunier about his experience and advice for startups and young entrepreneurs.

1. Please tell us about your role in your company? 

I am the company, in charge of everything from A to Z.

2. What have you learned so far in your healthcare industry and what do you want to achieve in the future?

The essential relies on networks. I want to expand them to the maximum and excellence is of the essence.

3. What are the main reasons that startups face difficulties in working or partnering with corporates in your industry?

There is often some unpreparedness at various levels, in particular in understanding potential corporate partners’ vision, mission, strategy, processes, procedures, protocols, etc.

4. What’s your advice to entrepreneurs who have a chance to meet industry expert like you?

Do your homework and be ready to understand the above mentioned.

5. How do you want to support Korean startups if you have the opportunity?

I would like to represent Korean startups in the USA, especially in Silicon Valley.

6. What’s your general thought or definition about the term “Global”?

I think in terms of market and to me global = ubiquitous wants.

7. What are the important factors for Korean startups to consider a US expansion in your industry?

They need to understand the following: American English, the US culture, business environment, way of thinking (especially information processing), working mores, and idiosyncrasies.

8. As you know, our Media Group name is “beSUCCESS”, what’s your definition of the term “Success” as an industry expert or as an individual human being?

It is being able to grow, being proactive, and adjusting when needed.

9. What are the things that you would do as prior if you could go back to 10 years ago?

I would have liked to increase my EQ level, trust people more and be more forgiving.

10. When you come to Korea next time, what kind entrepreneur type or startup industry you would want to meet?

I would like to meet people with high IQ and EQ in the healthcare sector, those who want to move the needle in a disruptively creative way, have a global vision and are good at their passion, tied to deciders, and able to adjust locally.

Yann Meunier will be attending TIPS X beSUCCESS KOREAN STARTUP SHOWCASE as one of the industry experts on March 13th, 2019 at Westin Palo Alto Hotel, Palo Alto.

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