Global Fund names new Chief Risk Officer

27 March 2012

GENEVA – Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, today named Cees Klumper to the newly-created position of Chief Risk Officer, an appointment that will bring superior risk management and internal control procedures to the Global Fund.

Mr. Klumper, Director of Internal Audit at the GAVI Alliance, is a highly-regarded financial expert who trained as an auditor and is broadly experienced at transforming financial controls and risk management in challenging conditions.  

“This appointment is a key part of our transformation,” said Mr. Jaramillo. “Cees is exactly the right person to design and implement risk management oversight that is crucial for our success.”

Since becoming General Manager of the Global Fund on 6 February, Mr. Jaramillo has engineered a series of changes at the Global Fund to introduce better financial oversight and more effective grant management.

Mr. Klumper will assume his new duties effective 16 April, 2012. During a transition period, he will also continue as Internal Auditor at GAVI on a part-time basis.

Mr. Klumper set up the Internal Audit function at GAVI in 2009. Prior to that, he served as Vice President for Internal Control at a large, publicly-listed multinational; as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its external audit practice; and as a partner at KPMG in its risk management and internal audit advisory practice. 

A native of the Netherlands, Mr. Klumper is a Dutch Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, and also holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. 

Mr. Klumper is a member of the Advisory Council of COSO, a not-for-profit organisation that provides frameworks on critical aspects of internal control, risk management, fraud, and financial reporting, now used all over the world.

Charlie Johnson, who has served as Acting Chief Risk Officer at the Global Fund, will become the Chief Financial Officer, effective 16 April, and will serve until a permanent replacement is found.