Marelize Görgens is the lead of the Digital Health Flagship Program at the World Bank. Armed with expertise in engineering, mathematical modelling, public health, data science and integrative medicine, she first rose to the ranks of director at a global management consulting firm. She then worked for a government ministry in a low-income country to strengthen information systems. She then embraced entrepreneurship in health analytics, collaborated with non-governmental organisations on strategy, and excelled in academia. She has a prolific publications record and serves on the editorial boards of two journals.