About us

Making health care simpler, more enjoyable, and more effective.

At PACT, we’re building the platform that connects people with the services, resources and people they need for better health. Officially launched in 2018, PACT is a young, ambitious and flexible software development company focused at health care.

Our philosophy is to put people and their health first, at all times. PACT’s vision and software solutions are driven by a large group of bright people coming from diverse backgrounds, ranging from clinicians to engineers. However, we all share the same vision: using technology and research to create a healthier world for every person on earth.

Meet our current leadership team.

Our core team

André Fialho.
Co-founder & CEO

André has over 10 years of experience in analyzing healthcare market trends, identifying the most attractive market opportunities and guiding digital health innovation activities. After obtaining his PhD at MIT and IST on Healthcare Informatics, he joined Philips Healthcare as a Director of Population Health (part of Group Strategy / Mergers & Acquisitions / Partnerships). He is now embarking on this bold journey to transform healthcare.

David Hawig
Co-founder & CTO

David is an engineer turned serial entrepreneur. He shifted his focus to health and health care entirely to create a better future. He came up with and developed the first version of Florence – a AI based, self-learning, health bot – to educate people across the globe about their health. He continues to learn and leverage natural language processing, machine learning, and mobile technologies in order to achieve PACT’s mission of digitizing health care – one step at a time.

Chao Zhou
Co-founder & CMO

Chao has been a physician-scientist for half a decade. After interning at Harvard, and obtaining a PhD at Erasmus MC and a degree on Clinical Epidemiology from NIHES, he started his surgical training at Maastricht UMC+, the Netherlands. He oversees clinical affairs at PACT, and ensures the safety, security, effectiveness of the services and products developed as well as that they meet the needs of people, providers, and other stakeholders.

Sebastian Fuhrhop

Sebastian Fuhrhop is a Senior Software Engineer with extensive experience in software development. Previously he held roles in software development for larger companies (e.g. arvato eCommerce). On his free time, he has been an active IOTA community participant (creator of the C# IOTA library).