Dr. Aline Menden

Cofounder and managing director of Endeva, Aline Menden is an expert on business-model and system innovations that advance SDGs and achieve positive impact at scale. Her work focuses on low- and middle-income contexts, at the intersection of health and technologies on projects involving NCDs as well as primary healthcare strengthening. Since 2007, she has directed more than 50 projects with over 40 partners, including development organizations, corporations, social enterprises, and NGOs.

Aline has published extensively on topics related to inclusive business models and partnerships. She is a lead author of over 10 reports as well as over 50 in-depth case studies, with a particular focus on the health sector. A trained facilitator with experience in (online) workshop design, she has conducted over 40 multi-stakeholder workshops, trainings, design sprints, peer-to-peer exchanges, and other interactive formats.

Aline has a strong academic background, with a PhD on “Identifying Low-income Consumers as a Source of Innovation” from the TUM School of Management in Munich, Germany. She is a frequent guest lecturer at the TU Munich Business School and the TU Berlin on business models and systems change for SDGs. Aline is fluent in German (native), English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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