Prof. Dr Katharina Janus

Katharina Janus, a professor of healthcare management in Germany and at Columbia University New York, is the founder and managing director of the Center for Healthcare Management, and the president and CEO of the consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY. She has 20 years of global healthcare management experience in science and corporate practice.

Starting her career in managed care at one of the largest hospital chains in the United States, she learned about challenges on the shop floor before turning to academia, where she continued to pursue applied research. She then left her tenured position in Germany to lead the Center for Healthcare Management and reinvent research and education, which are in constant dialogue with practice. Her global consulting network, ENJOY STRATEGY, supports many of the Center’s projects on the implementation side.

As a keynote speaker and moderator, she frequently contributes her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. In this respect, she has helped major multinational companies with market access strategy and business development to facilitate on-site implementation in various cultural environments.

Dr Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund, a Rockefeller Foundation academic fellow in 2012, and a Brocher Foundation resident in 2014. She was also one of the youngest tenured professors and female board members of a DAX company appointed in Germany.

Dr Janus earned a Master’s in Business Administration at the Universities of Hamburg and the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris in 2000. She holds a PhD in Business and Social Sciences from Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg (2003) and the German qualification as a full professor (2009).

She was a ballet dancer before she started her career in healthcare management, and she creates sculptures whenever her busy schedule permits. Her creative approaches to strategy consulting are influenced by her artistic upbringing and education.