Elisha London

Founder, United for Global Mental Health (United GMH)

Elisha London is an entrepreneur and global mental health advocate. She is an advisor to leading global companies, brands, influential individuals on mental health and regularly speaks and writes on the the global mental health crisis and the role of the private sector.

She established Prospira Global in 2021 to respond to the growing business demand for strategic advisory and support on mental health strategies, in particular for businesses needing custom support to meet this demand across borders.

Across her career Elisha has established a number of national and global initiatives, and worked for organisations including the UK Department for International Development, PWC, the Overseas Development Institute and The World Bank. She was the founding UK Director of the Global Poverty Project (now “Global Citizen”), and following her own personal experience of mental ill health she was appointed as Campaign Director for the Head Together Campaign, spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

In 2017 Elisha drew upon her experience to understand the huge gap that exists in addressing mental health around the world and brought together the team to establish United for Global Mental Health. She was UnitedGMH’s first CEO until 2021 and now supports the organisation as Founder and Advisor to the Board.

She holds an MBA from TRIUM (NYU New York, LSE London, HEC Paris), and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics.

Elisha Co-Chaired the Global Futures Council on Neuro technologies in 2019 has been a regular member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Mental Health. In 2020 she was honoured for her leadership in 2020 when she was appointed as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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