Dr. Andres Simon Gonzalez-Silen is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo Venemergencia, a conglomerate dedicated to provide healthcare services in Venezuela.
Established in 2004, the Grupo Venemergencia employs 200 Venezuelans. It is composed of five companies and one non-profit organization. The companies focus on emergency medical services; homecare; clinical laboratory; occupational health; and technology for telemedicine and mobile health. The non-profit organization educates paramedics in association with the Universidad Simon Bolivar (USB) and establishes emergency medical brigades in shantytowns, as a means for developing a sustainable model of emergency care for vulnerable communities.
Dr. Gonzalez-Silen holds an M.D. degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and a certificate in occupational health from the Universidad J. A. Páez. He has also experienced other educational systems. In high school, he studied for the A-Levels exams for two years at Epsom College, Great Britain. During medical school, he gained accreditations as a Paramedic in courses sponsored by the American Heart Association, American College of Surgeons, and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. Lastly, he attended an entrepreneurship short-program at Babson College in the US.
His achievements have been recognized by his induction into the prestigious Forum of “Young Global Leaders-YGL” and “ Global Shapers” from the World Economic Forum, were he was invited to attend the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland-2015, he is a member of “Young Presidents Organisation-YPO”, a “Millennium Leader 50-ML50” from the Group of Fifty (G50), “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” from Venezuela Sin Limites and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, an was included into the “Hall of Fame for IESA Entrepreneurs”.