In need of a subject matter expert on pandemics and disaster preparedness? Call the public health and disaster management specialist that international organizations rely on in times of humanitarian crises: Dr. Erika Wichro.
Despite witnessing the effects of a global disaster during the pandemic, many businesses are still paying lip service to disaster preparedness, refusing to invest in resilience and capacity building and risking business continuity to save on spending.
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In a survey commissioned by SAS, the analytics company discovered a “resiliency gap” because despite 97% of executives believing that resilience is essential in business, only 47% of organizations are perceived as resilient. The same study found, however, that many executives also believe that their organizations can close the gap and increase resilience with the right guidance.
It is those organizations that world-renowned public health specialist Dr. Erika Wichro is seeking to partner with as she continues her consulting work in 2024.
She brings to the table her vast experience in capacity building drawn from actual fieldwork with partners from the medical field, government, civil societies, donors, and other stakeholders. Nearly two decades of her 30-year experience in medicine were spent on responding to humanity’s most pressing crises.
Her experience includes leadership functions in health emergencies, such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Covid-19 in Austria and Ukraine, where she was involved in high-level functions like procurement and budget administration.
Furthermore, she is a technical expert specializing in psychosocial support who has worked with the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination. Before offering her consulting services to private entities, she was already delivering talks at various international events, such as the Charité-Mayo Conference in Berlin in 2021, among many others.
For her accomplishments, Dr. Wichro was recognized by the International Association of Top Professionals, which inducted her into its Top 25 Global Impact Leaders list and named her Top Global Impact Health Consultant of the Decade.
According to Dr. Wichro, she decided to venture into consulting to respond to the need of various sectors for expertise in resilience and emergency response, in particular the private sector.
“Disaster preparedness should not be seen as a cost center, but as an indispensable aspect of a company’s growth and survival, especially amid the unprecedented events that are happening around the world,” she said. “Whether these events impact us directly or not, it is important to develop a culture of preparedness and resilience, and this is what I seek to catalyze in my talks and training.”
Dr. Wichro’s consulting service can be tailored to the needs of your organization, being able to keynote events, lead masterclasses, and attend panel discussions both live and online. She can also evaluate technical documents on disaster preparedness and recovery and offer you recommendations on how to improve them further.
If you want to know if your organization can benefit from Dr. Wichro’s expertise, you can book a free 30-minute discovery session through her website.
More information about her work and credentials can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/erika-wichro