• Members

    Board Chair and Vice-Chair

    Norbert Hauser

    Chair of the Board

    Norbert Hauser has had a distinguished career in government and public service, including as Vice President of Germany’s Supreme Audit Institution. He served as interim Inspector General at the Global Fund in 2012-13 and as a member of the High-Level Panel that created a blueprint for reform at the Global Fund in 2011. He began his career as a lawyer and prosecutor in Germany, and served for more than 20 years as a Member of the Council of the City of Bonn, and 15 years as District Mayor of the Borough of Bonn-Bad Godesberg. He also served as Chairman of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations and as External Auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency, among other positions.

    Aida Kurtovic

    Vice-Chair of the Board

    Aida Kurtovic has worked in the Global Fund partnership in numerous capacities, as a Board member, serving on Board Committees, and also on Bosnia’s Country Coordinating Mechanism. She is Executive Director of Partnerships in Health, an organization in Sarajevo whose mission is assisting institutions to build capacity and achieve sustainable improvements in the quality of basic and essential health services, changing the lives of vulnerable populations.


    Board Member – Amy Baker

    Director General, Health and Nutrition Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Canada

    Amy Baker has served in numerous positions within the Government of Canada, including at CIDA, the Ministry of Justice, Status of Women Canada, and Human Resources Development Canada. She also served as founding Chief Operating Officer for the Queen Rania Foundation in Amman, Jordan, and Chief of Staff to the President of CIDA.

    Alternate – Chris Cannan

    Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

    Chris Cannan became Assistant Secretary of the Global Development Branch of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in November 2015. He most recently served as DFAT’s Chief of Protocol, with responsibility for the Australian Government’s engagement with the diplomatic corps in Australia. He previously served as head of DFAT’s Staffing Branch.  


    Board Member – Alexandr Curasov

    Executive Director, Positive Initiative

    Alexandr Curasov is based in Chisinau, Moldova, where he is the Executive Director of Positive Initiative, a network of organizations that work on HIV and drug use in Moldova with a focus on most at risk populations. Alexandr is a former drug user and has been living with HIV since 2001.

    Alternate – Rico Gustav

    Community Development Manager, Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)

    Rico Gustav has been working and advocating on issues around HIV, drug use, and key populations since 1999 at the national, regional and global levels.


    Board Member – Owen Ryan

    Executive Director, International AIDS Society

    Owen Ryan leads IAS, the world’s largest membership association for HIV professionals. He previously served as Deputy Direector for Public Policy at amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. He worked for four years as a Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he was responsible for policy and advocacy work related to global health.

    Alternate – Annemarie Meyer

    Director of Advocacy and Programmes, Malaria No More UK

    Annemarie Meyer leads UK and international policy and advocacy work at Malaria No More UK, and has a background in HIV and AIDS, public health, post-conflict reconstruction and human rights.


    Board Member – Hristijan Jankuloski

    Executive Director, Healthy Options Project Skopje

    Hristijan Jankuloski’s work as Executive Director of HOPS focuses on establishing and scaling up harm reduction, HIV and TB prevention programs for vulnerable populations and advocating for increased financial support and sustainability of programs in Eastern Europe and across the global South.

    Alternate – Allan Achesa Maleche

    Executive Director, KELIN - Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV & AIDS

    Allan Achesa Maleche is a human rights lawyer who has been working in the field of health, HIV, TB, law and human rights since 2007. As Executive Director at KELIN, he is responsible for supervision, management and provision of strategic direction.


    Board Member – Derek von Wissell

    Former Director, National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS, Swaziland

    Dr. Derek von Wissell has served in Swaziland as Minister of Finance, Minister of Health and Minister of Commerce, among numerous senior roles. He has served on the Programme Coordinating Board of UNAIDS, and as President of the Federation of Swaziland Employers.

    Alternate – David Apuuli

    Former Director General, Uganda AIDS Commission

    Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli is a medical doctor with 43 years of expertise in Health Planning and Management. He served for 14 years as Director General of the Uganda AIDS Commission; and previously served in many other roles, including as Director of Mulago Hospital in Uganda.


    Board Member – Ana Filipovska

    General Secretary, Country Coordinating Mechanism, Macedonia

    Ana Filipovska leads a social enterprise development process in Macedonia, strengthening communities in development of social enterprises as resource mobilization for health programs.

    Alternate – Soltan Mammadov

    Chief of Unit, International Relations Department, Heydar Aliyev Foundation

    Soltan Mammadov served as Chair of the Finance & Operational Performance Committee on the Global Fund Board. As an active member of Eastern Europe and Central Asia constituency, among other roles he has also served as CCM chair for Azerbaijan.


    Board Member – Mohsen Asadi-Lari

    Director General, International Affairs Department, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran

    Mohsen Asadi-Lari is a medical doctor and an expert in rural health care systems. He has served on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, and as a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism in Iran.

    Alternate – Adeela Hammood

    Minister of Health and Environment, Iraq

    Adeela Hammood has served as Iraq’s Minister of Health and Environment since 2014. A medical doctor with a specialty in gynaecology and obstetrics, Dr. Hammood practiced medicine until 2006, when she was elected as a member of the Iraqi Parliament. She has served in Parliament for three consecutive rounds, and has also served as Chair of Iraq’s Country Coordinating Mechanism.


    Board Member – Aida Liha Matejicek

    Head of Unit, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

    Aida Liha Matejicek is responsible for policy development, financing and management in the areas of education, health, culture and research at the European Commission's Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development. She previously served as a regional program manager at UNDP and in Deloitte management advisory services.

    Alternate – Jan Paehler

    Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

    Jan Paehler leads the team working on Global Health Initiatives in the European Commission's Directorate General for Development Co-operation. Jan is a medical doctor and served in clinical service in a government hospital in Ghana, and as an advisor in Child Health and Infectious Diseases.


    Board Member – Philippe Meunier

    Ambassador for the fight against HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases, France

    Philippe Meunier has spent his entire career in the French diplomatic service, working in the fields of European cooperation, security, economic diplomacy, and global issues, and in posts in Brussels, Nairobi, and Ottawa. He was Deputy Director General for Global Affairs, Development and Partnerships, then Director for Development and Global Public Goods.

    Alternate – Mariam Diallo

    Assistant Director for Health, Food Security, and Human Development, France

    Mariam Diallo has served the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat at headquarters in Paris in the Middle East and North Africa Department, and abroad as a political advisor at the Embassy of France in Israel. She was a negotiator on Security Council issues in the Permanent Representation of France to the United Nations.


    Board Member – Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven

    Director-General for Global Issues, Sector Policies and Programmes, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

    Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven has served in multiple positions in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the German technical cooperation agency GTZ (today GIZ). She has led bilateral development policy and cooperation, United Nations development programmes, crisis prevention and peace building, human rights and good governance as well as bilateral cooperation with Asia and Latin America. She also served as German Executive Director of the World Bank.

    Alternate – Reinhard Tittel-Gronefeld

    Head of the Division Health, Population Policies, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

    Dr. Reinhard Tittel-Gronefeld has served in multiple positions in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), including as an economic officer in the German Embassy in Brazil, leading the Ministry’s Budget Division, and as head of the Division for Regional Development Policy, Central America and the Caribbean.


    Board Member – Keizo Takewaka

    Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan 


    Alternate – Kaoru Mochizuki

    Global Health Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

    Kaoru Mochizuki has served in the Embassy of Japan in Norway, and in the Western Europe Division in Japan’s Foreign Ministry, and focuses on global health issues.


    Board Member - Nickolas Steele

    Minister of Health and Social Security, Grenada 

    Nickolas Steele was appointed Minister of Health and Social Security for Grenada in December 2014. He previously served as Grenada’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Business, beginning in 2011. He has served numerous boards, including the Grenada Board of Tourism, the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and others. 

    Alternate – Mirta Roses Periago

    International Senior Adviser Global Public Health

    Dr. Mirta Roses is a medical health professional, specializing in infectious diseases and public health. She served as Director of Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for 10 years. She has also served in the Ministry of Health in Argentina, in a regional office of WHO, and has been posted to Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Washington, D.C.


    Board Member – Carsten Staur

    Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Denmark in Geneva

    Ambassador Carsten Staur has served as Permanent Representative to the UN in New York and as Denmark’s State Secretary for International Development. He has also been Director of Development Policy, Ambassador to Israel and Under-Secretary for Management as well as for Bilateral Development Cooperation, with extensive experience in national, international and multilateral reform.

    Alternate Board Member – Eivind Homme

    Special Advisor on Global Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

    Eivind S. Homme was previously Norway’s Ambassador to India and Bhutan, and also to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN. A career diplomat, Eivind has served the Norwegian Foreign Service for more than 31 years, which includes towards the UN Agencies in Rome, in Washington D.C. and Manila.


    Board Member – Kieran Daly

    Deputy Director, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Kieran Daly is responsible for HIV, TB, Malaria and the Global Fund. With an academic background in development economics, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), and also worked for the International HIV/AIDS Alliance as the Senior Policy Advisor. He has extensive experience with the UN, with particular focus on HIV policy and programming.

    Alternate – Jennifer Kates

    Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation

    Jennifer Kates oversees policy analysis and research focused on the U.S. government’s role in global health and on the global and domestic HIV epidemics.


    Board Member – Paul Schaper

    Executive Director, Global Public Policy, Merck & Co.

    Paul Schaper is responsible for global health policy issues in infectious disease, non-communicable disease, and reproductive health. His work has involved HIV prevention and treatment issues for over two decades. In previous positions at Merck, he worked at the Merck Vaccine Division on Merck's HIV and HPV vaccine programs.

    Alternate – Erika Satterwhite

    Senior Manager, Global Policy, Mylan

    Erika Satterwhite is Senior Manager of Global Policy at Mylan, a generic and specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer, and is responsible for developing policy strategies to promote sustainable access.


    Board Member – Suriya Wongkongkathep

    Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

    Dr. Suriya Wongkongkathep is responsible in Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health for various matters such as global health, R&D, Food & Drug Authority, national laboratory & medical sciences and Health service regulation. He has more than 20 years of experience in administration in health organization and program management and research as well as professional education and human resource development.

    Alternate – Filipe da Costa

    Vice Chair for CCM Timor-Leste

    Filipe da Costa worked as an advisor to H.E. the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste on Policy matters. Among other tasks, he has worked on nutrition, maternal and child health, economic growth and democracy and governance.


    Board Member – Donal Brown

    Director, Global Funds, Department for International Development (DFID), UK

    Donal Brown has over 25 years’ experience in international development. He has lived and worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as spending considerable time in the Middle East. In his current role, he is responsible for DFID's policies, programmes, financial management and shareholder relations with global funds and innovative finance in health and education, and DFID’s senior representative in Geneva.

    Alternate – Sarah Boulton

    Global Health Funds Team Leader, Global Funds Department, Department for International Development (DFID), UK

    Sarah Boulton is responsible for UK investments in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; and UK investments in UNITAID. In a previous role, she led the UK Multilateral Aid Review.


    Board Member - Deborah L. Birx

    U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy

    Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her three-decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. She previously served Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Global HIV/AIDS, and as the Director of the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

    Alternate – Jimmy Kolker

    Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Ambassador Jimmy Kolker has had a 30-year diplomatic career with the U.S. State Department, serving as U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Burkina Faso and as Deputy Global AIDS Coordinator. He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassies in Denmark and Botswana, and as Chief of the HIV and AIDS Section at UNICEF.


    Board Member – Awa Marie Coll-Seck

    Minister of Health, Republic of Senegal

    Awa Marie Coll-Seck has served as Minister of Health since 2012 in Senegal, where she initiated far-reaching reform of the health sector. She previously served as Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and in a senior role at UNAIDS. She is the author of over 150 publications and a member of more than 20 professional societies.

    Alternate – Beatrice T. Dahn

    Minister of Health – Republic of Liberia

    Dr. Bernice T. Dahn has over 19 years of experience as a public health physician, administrator, policy-maker and educator. She spearheaded the establishment of a Postgraduate Medical Education for Physicians and Surgeons in Liberia, and previously served as an Assistant Professor for Public Health at the University of Liberia.


    Board Member – Xiaowei Ma

    Vice Minister of Health, China

    Ma Xiaowei is the Vice Minister and Member of Party Leadership Group of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. Dr. Ma is in charge of hospital administration, community health system, and international exchange and cooperation.

    Alternate – Siula Molu Bulu

    Health Project Manager, Wan Smolbag Theatre, Vanuatu

    Siula Molu Bulu has been a Senior Secondary teacher by profession for 17 years, and currently serves as Health Project Manager of Wan Smolbag Theatre, an NGO based in Vanuatu. She is acting chair of the Pacific Islands Regional Multi-Country Coordinating Mechanism.

    PARTNERS (non-voting)

    Board Member – Lelio Marmora

    Executive Director, UNITAID

    Lelio Marmora served at the Global Fund and at the World Bank before joining UNITAID. A lawyer by training, Mr Marmora has also worked at a variety of other international organizations such as UNESCO and UNDP, as well as for the government in his native Argentina.

    Alternate – Melanie Renshaw

    Chief Technical Advisor, African Leaders Malaria Alliance

    Melanie Renshaw oversees the ALMA Scorecard for Action and Accountability, tracking country level progress in achieving key malaria and health targets in Africa, supporting national malaria control programs and Ministries of Health in Africa to resolve technical and implementation bottlenecks. Dr. Renshaw also works to facilitate filling key funding gaps and enhancing procurement mechanisms.

    UNAIDS (non-voting)

    Board Member – Michel Sidibé

    Executive Director, UNAIDS

    Michel Sidibé has spent more than 30 years in public service. As Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, he has provided distinguished leadership with a vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

    Alternate – Luiz Loures

    Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS

    Luiz Loures leads UNAIDS’ efforts in leveraging critical support to countries to meet global AIDS targets and establish a sustainable response to AIDS. Dr. Loures is a medical doctor with nearly 30 years of experience in the AIDS response.

    WHO (non-voting)

    Board Member – Ren Minghui

    Assistant Director-General, WHO

    Ren Minghui is Assistant Director-General at WHO for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. A medical doctor, Dr. Ren previously served as Director-General for International Cooperation in the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the People’s Republic of China, and represented China in numerous international organizations, including the Board of the Global Fund.

    Alternate – Mubashar Sheikh

    Senior Adviser, WHO

    Mubashar Sheikh is a senior adviser on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO. Originally from Pakistan, and trained as a medical doctor, Dr. Sheikh served previously as UN Resident Coordinator in Kuwait, leading joint actions of multiple UN agencies.

    WORLD BANK (non-voting)

    Board Member – Timothy G. Evans

    Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group

    Tim Evans has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. At WHO, he led the Commission on Social Determinants of Health, and has been a co-founder of many partnerships including GAVI the Vaccine Alliance.

    Alternate – Jaehyang So

    Director, Trust Funds and Partnerships, World Bank Group

    Jaehyang So has worked throughout World Bank’s front line and corporate units focusing on privatization of utilities, financial and corporate restructuring of state owned enterprises, and infrastructure operations in East Asia, South Asia, Eastern and Central Asia, and Africa.

    SWISS MEMBER (non-voting)

    Board Member – Edmond Tavernier

    Managing Partner, Tavernier Tschanz

    Edmond Tavernier, Managing Partner at Tavernier Tschanz, was previously employed by the Geneva Tax Administration, and served as Deputy Chairman of Crédit Agricole (Suisse) SA

    Board Focal Points

    Canada, Switzerland and Australia Catherine Beach,
    Communities Rachel Ong,
    Developed Country NGOs Beate Ramme-Fülle,  
    Developing Country NGOs Jomain McKenzie,
    Eastern & Southern Africa Ida Hakizinka,
    Eastern Europe and Central Asia Irma Khonelidze
    Eastern Mediterranean Region Dr Amirhossein Takian, ,
    European Commission (Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain) Cornelius Oepen,
    France Perrine Bonvalet,
    Germany Katja Roll,
    Japan Shinpei Takazakura,  
    Latin America & Caribbean Dereck Springer,
    Partners Mr Martins Pavelsons,
    Point Seven Anne Marie Tyndeskov Voetman, 
    Private Foundations Elizabeth Ivanovich,
    Private Sector Cassandra Dormond,
    South East Asia Taweesap Siraprapasiri,
    Swiss Member  
    UNAIDS Deborah von Zinkernagel,
    United Kingdom Charlotte Howman,
    USA Stephen Murphy,
    West and Central Africa Fatai Wole Bello,
    Western Pacific Region Duo Shan,
    WHO Clarisse Mason,
    World Bank Priya Basu,