Members

The Board of the Global Fund includes 20 voting members, with equal representation by implementers and donors, and an additional eight non-voting members.

  • The Chair and Vice-Chair chair Board meetings and play roles in advocacy, partnership, fundraising and information sharing.
  • Members represent the constituencies. One Board Member heads each constituency and is seconded by an Alternate Board Member.
  • Focal Points coordinate information sharing within the constituencies. There is one focal point per constituency.

Chair and Vice-Chair

Donald Kaberuka
Chair of the Board

Donald Kaberuka became Chair in May 2019. Dr. Kaberuka was president of the African Development Bank and chairman of its board of directors from 2005-2015. Prior to that he was finance minister of Rwanda from 1997-2005, during which he also served as governor for Rwanda for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Roslyn Morauta
Vice-Chair of the Board

Lady Roslyn Morauta has a long association with the Global Fund having served as alternate Board Member for the Western Pacific Region constituency and as Chair of the Papua New Guinea Country Coordinating Mechanism. From her time also as first lady of Papua New Guinea, she has steadily championed health, HIV programs and gender issues


Members

Canada, Switzerland and Australia

Board Member – Joshua Tabah
Director General, Health and Nutrition, Global Affairs Canada

Joshua Tabah is the Director General of Health and Nutrition at Global Affairs Canada. He joined the Canadian International Development Agency in 2003 and has worked in various roles in multilateral affairs and humanitarian assistance. Tabah was previously the Director General of Inclusive Growth, Governance and Innovation.

Alternate – Erika Placella
Head of Health Section, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Erika Placella is currently the Head of Health at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Before joining the SDC, she worked for various medical and public health organizations in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in the field of zoonoses; sexual, reproductive and child health; food security and safety; and non-communicable diseases.

Communities

Board Member – Javier Hourcade Bellocq

Javier Hourcade Bellocq has had an extensive career as a communicator in health rights and HIV advocacy. Since his HIV-positive diagnosis in 1988, he has worked with civil society, key populations, and communities living with HIV, tuberculosis and viral hepatitis in Latin America and beyond. Bellocq has been involved with the Global Fund for two decades, in the Communities and Latin America and Caribbean constituencies of the Global Fund Board. He currently leads a community journalism initiative called the LAC Key Correspondent Team based in Peru, and a COVID-19 and HIV platform based in Argentina.

Alternate – Ali Raza Khan
Founder, Hi Voices

Ali Raza Khan is the founder of Hi Voices, an initiative in Pakistan focusing on young people living with HIV and other key and vulnerable populations. An activist focusing on HIV prevention, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and peace, he has worked with numerous local, national and international organizations.

Developed Country NGOs

Board Member – Beatrijs Stikkers
Senior Advisor Public Affairs and Board Secretary, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Beatrijs Stikkers is the board secretary and senior advisor, public affairs at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. She has been a member of the Global Fund’s Developed Country NGO constituency since 2014, and she served as the Vice-Chair and later Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee from 2016-2020. As a TB and global health advocate at KNCV and member of GFAN, she has helped to launch global campaigns and civil society initiatives for the Global Fund.

Alternate – Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev
Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity (ECOM), Executive Director

Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev has 20 years of experience in HIV response, with a focus on the most affected populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has extensive experience in program management, strategic planning, and HIV and human rights advocacy. Based in Estonia, Vitaly is a co-founder and director of a regional association advocating for improved access of MSM and transgender people to comprehensive health and HIV services.

Developing Country NGOs

Board Member – Carolyn Gomes
Special Advisor on External Relations for the Advisory Board, ProActividad

Carolyn Gomes is the Special Advisor on External Relations for the Advisory Board of ProActividad. Dr. Gomes has two decades of experience in health sector organizational development. Serving on the boards of Jamaicans For Justice and the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition, Gomes helped build adaptable and strategic decision-making systems as the organizations were forming. She has worked with the Paediatric Association of Jamaica and the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights.

Alternate – Andriy Klepikov
Executive Director, Alliance for Public Health

Andriy Klepikov is the Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health, one of the largest HIV- and TB-focused NGOs in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Dr. Klepikov is the founding director of the alliance, which implements comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care programs as well as programs aimed at fighting TB, hepatitis C and other diseases.

Eastern and Southern Africa

Board Member – Susan Mochache
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Susan Mochache is the Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Health, where she is currently working to deliver universal health coverage. Mochache has over two decades of experience, and has held the position of Principal Secretary since December 2015.

Alternate – Dr. Charles Mwansambo
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Malawi

Dr. Charles Mwansambo currently serves as the Principal Secretary for Health in Malawi. He is a medical doctor and a fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has previously served as Chief of Health Services in Malawi and as a consultant pediatrician and head of department at the Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Board Member – Mišo Pejković
Executive Director, CAZAS

Mišo Pejković is a medical doctor and the Executive Director of CAZAS, an NGO in Montenegro. Dr. Pejković has more than two decades of professional experience managing health programs in Montenegro.

Alternate – Vedran Marčinko
Assistant Minister, Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vedran Marčinko is the Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs and EU Integration at the Ministry of Health of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Chair of the Professional Board of the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices. He has been involved in numerous working groups for the preparation of laws and bylaws in the field of health for the Federation.

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Board Member – Mohsen Asadi-Lari
Acting Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Iran

Mohsen Asadi-Lari is a medical doctor and professor of epidemiology in Tehran. He has served on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization and as a member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism in Iran. Dr. Asadi-Lari’s academic work and his experience in public health systems span nearly 25 years.

Alternate – Mohamed Chakroun
Head, Infectious Diseases, Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital, Tunisia

Mohamed Chakroun is the head of the Infectious Diseases Department at the Fattouma Bourguiba University Hospital in Monastir, Tunisia. Dr. Chakroun established an HIV and AIDS care and research center at the hospital. He has been a member of Country Coordinating Mechanism in Tunisia since 2009 and has served as its chair since 2014.

European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain

Board Member – Gabriella Fésüs
Head of Unit for Culture, Education and Health, European Commission

Gabriella Fésüs is the head of unit for health, education and culture in the European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. Previously in the Directorate-General for Regional Policy, Dr. Fésüs was the head of unit for political and interinstitutional coordination and the policy assistant to the director-general. She has also contributed to health investment planning at the Hungarian Ministry of Health.

Alternate – Eugenia Palagi
Deputy Head of Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Eugenia Palagi is Deputy Head of Unit for Strategy, Global Processes and International Organizations at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She is particularly focused on global health and the COVID-19 response. Previously, she was a Counsellor in Italy's Mission to the UN, working on economic, development and global health issues and the 2030 Agenda.

France

Board Member – Anne-Claire Amprou
Ambassador for Global Health, France

Anne-Claire Amprou was appointed the French Ambassador for Global Health in November 2022. Since April 2022 she has served as the French negotiator for the international accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. She was a member of the French inter-ministerial Ebola task force, Deputy Director General for Health at the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health, and a member of the Inspectorate-General of Social Affairs. She also coordinated the French response to the COVID-19 crisis in 2021.

Alternate – Jérémie Forrat-Jaime
Head, Human Development Unit, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

Jérémie Forrat-Jaime is the head of the Human Development Unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. His portfolio covers global health, food security, education and gender issues. Forrat-Jaime previously served as a political advisor at the embassies of France in Kuala Lumpur and Washington, D.C., and as deputy head of the Research Cooperation Unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Germany

Board Member – Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk
Deputy Director General, Global Health, Resilience, Equality of Opportunity, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Dr. Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk is Deputy Director General at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, where she leads the directorate of Global Health, Resilience and Equality of Opportunity. For the past 25 years she has served in a variety of management functions in both the public and private sector.

Alternate – Harriet Ludwig
Senior Policy Officer, Global Health Policy and Financing Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Harriet Ludwig is Senior Policy Officer in the Division of Global Health Policy and Financing at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. She has more than 20 years of experience in development cooperation and was actively involved in the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ludwig previously worked with the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in New York and served as an Alternate Board Member for both the Global Fund and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance from 2018-2020.

Japan

Board Member – Keiichi Hara
Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Keiichi Hara is a diplomat with extensive experience especially in cooperation for development in Africa and Asia. After serving as a Minister in the Japanese embassy in Afghanistan and the People’s Republic of China, he was appointed Deputy Director-General for Global Issues in April 2021.

Alternate – Eiji Hinoshita
Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Dr. Eiji Hinoshita is the assistant minister for global health and welfare at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan. Starting his career as a surgeon, Hinoshita has served the ministry for over 20 years. He has spent his career working on global health issues, including at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and as a public health administrator at both national and prefectural levels.

Latin America and Caribbean

Board Member – Alejandra Acuña Navarro
Executive Secretary, Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA)

Alejandra Acuña Navarro is the Executive Secretary of the Council of Ministers of Health of Central America and the Dominican Republic (COMISCA). She served in the Ministry of Health of Costa Rica for more than 40 years, most recently as Vice Minister of Health from 2018 to 2021. She served as the Chair of the Technical Horizontal Cooperation Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (HIV/AIDS), and served as Chair and Vice Chair of the Global Fund’s Central America Regional Coordinating Mechanism. She has been a member of the Latin America and Caribbean constituency to the Global Fund Board since 2014.

Alternate – Jonathan LaCrette
Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs, Grenada

Jonathan LaCrette is the Minister for Health, Wellness and Religious Affairs of Grenada. Having previously worked as a leadership development consultant and a university lecturer, he has a professional background in educational leadership, human resource development, and policy development and implementation.

Point Seven

Máire Matthews

Board Member – Máire Matthews
Representative/Board Member, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland

Máire Matthews is a Representative/Board Member with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland, and previously served as the Department’s Deputy Director of the Africa Unit. Matthews also served as Deputy Head of Mission in Tanzania where she was responsible for Ireland’s development cooperation program, which included a strong focus on health systems strengthening.

Alternate Board Member – René Lauer
Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg

René Lauer is Deputy Director for Multilateral Affairs at the Luxembourgian Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs. Lauer has nearly 20 years of experience in international affairs with a special focus on development cooperation. Lauer has served in Latin America and more recently at the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg to the United Nations.

Private Foundations

Board Member – Kieran Daly
Director, Multilateral Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kieran Daly is responsible for overseeing the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s relationships with the Global Fund and other leading health organizations. He has abackground in development economics and has held leadership roles at the Gates Foundation across health policy, delivery and research and development. Daly has served on boards and committees of several multilateral and UN agencies and previously led HIV nongovernmental organizations.

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.

Private Sector

Board Member – Sherwin Charles
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Goodbye Malaria

Sherwin Charles is a co-founder of Goodbye Malaria and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has more than a decade of experience in the banking and financial services industry and began his career at Ernst & Young. He helped Nando’s international restaurant group become one of the first African corporations to contribute to the Global Fund.

Alternate – Erika Satterwhite
Head of Global Policy, Viatris

Erika Satterwhite is Head of Global Policy for Viatris. Prior to the formation of Viatris, she was Head of Global Policy for Mylan and spent the last decade in various policy roles based in Washington, D.C., and Brussels.

South East Asia

Board Member – Dr. Rajendra Joshi
Deputy Director General, Central TB Divison, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Dr. Rajendra Joshi is the Deputy Director General of the Central TB Division at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, where he heads the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme. Over the last 34 years, he has served in a variety of roles at the ministry, including with the Central Government Health Scheme and the Department of Health and Family Welfare.

Alternate – Dr. Dante Harbuwono
Vice Minister of Health, Indonesia

Dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono is the Vice Minister of Health of Indonesia. His primary mission is to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and transform the health system, with a particular focus on primary care. He is a medical doctor specialized in endocrinology and a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Indonesia. He has also led the Diabetic Cluster at the Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central Public Hospital since 2018.

United Kingdom

Board Member – Beth Arthy
Head of Global Funds and Senior Health Representative in Geneva, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom

Beth Arthy joined the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development in 2000. She has held senior multilateral, policy and board positions across a wide range of sectors and geographical areas. Arthy worked in East and Southern Africa, in the Middle East, and most recently as country director in Tanzania. Arthy previously worked with development and environmental NGOs.

Alternate – Sarah Boulton
Global Health Funds Team Leader, Global Funds Department, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, United Kingdom

Sarah Boulton is responsible for overseeing United Kingdom investments in the Global Fund and in UNAIDS. She is a member of the board of Unitaid. In a previous role, she led the United Kingdom Multilateral Aid Review.

United States of America

Board Member – Ambassador John Nkengasong
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative For Global Health Diplomacy, Department of State

Dr. John Nkengasong is the United States Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Health Diplomacy. In this role he serves as ambassador-at-large for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and represents U.S. interests in the Global Fund.

Alternate – Loyce Pace
Assistant Secretary, Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services

Loyce Pace is an outspoken advocate for global health equity, having lived and worked in more than 15 countries across three continents. Her efforts are rooted in experience partnering with diverse government and grassroots stakeholders. She has served as President & Executive Director of the Global Health Council and was also a member of the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.

West and Central Africa

Board Member – Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda
Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dr. Jean-Jacques Mbungani Mbanda is a medical doctor and the Minister of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He also served as Consul General of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Belgium from 2005 to 2007.

Alternate – Dr. Magda Robalo
Global Managing Director, Women in Global Health

Dr. Magda Robalo is the Global Managing Director for Women in Global Health and the co-founder and President of the Institute for Global Health and Development. She serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund’s Ethics and Governance Committee. She is a member of the WHO Global Expert Panel on Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management, a mentor of the Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and a Council Member of the Africa Public Health Foundation.

Western Pacific Region

Board Member – Fiu Williame-Igara
Board Director, RFI Enterprise Ltd, PostPNG, Hope Inc.

Fiu Williame-Igara is a leader in delivering public sector reforms in Papua New Guinea, particularly in the health sector. She has significant experience engaging both the private sector and civil society on gender-based violence and youth unemployment. She was previously employed by the Government of Papua New Guinea to oversee development assistance to the country.

Alternate – Pham Le Tuan
Chair, Vietnam Country Coordinating Mechanism

Professor Pham le Tuan has been the Chair of Vietnam's Country Coordinating Mechanism since 2019. He was Vietnam's Vice-Minister of Health from 2013 to 2018. He has also served as the Head of Faculty of Family Medicine at Hanoi Medical University.

Additional Public Donors (non-voting)

Board Member – Do-yeon Won
Director General, Development Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea

Alternate – Aisha Al-Kuwari
Head of Organizations Department, Qatar Fund for Development

Partners (non-voting)

Board Member – Philippe Duneton
Executive Director, Unitaid

A French national, Philippe has more than 25 years' experience in HIV/AIDS, infectious and tropical diseases and public health. Philippe has been at Unitaid since its creation in 2006. As Executive Director, he has led Unitaid's response to COVID-19 as the co-lead of the therapeutics arm of the Access to COVID Tools Accelerator. Previously, he was a practicing doctor in the infectious disease department at hospital “La Pitié Salpétrière” in Paris and was twice advisor to the French Ministry of Health. He was the head of the Mission against HIV/AIDS and harm reduction for l’Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris and led the French regulatory agency for medicines and health products. He also chaired the Board of the European Medicines Agency.

Alternate – Dr. Corine Karema
Interim CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Dr. Corine Karema has served as the interim CEO of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria since April 2022. A medical doctor, she served as Head of Division and later Director of the Rwanda National Malaria Control Program, and as the Malaria Senior Programme Officer at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). Dr. Karema led the malaria group of the Global Fund’s Technical Review Panel and recently served as Special Advisor to the Chair of the Global Fund Board.

UNAIDS (non-voting)

Board Member – Winnie Byanyima
Executive Director, UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima is the Executive Director of UNAIDS. She previously was the Executive Director of Oxfam International. Byanyima has also served as Director of Gender and Development at the United Nations Development Programme.

Alternate – Victor Bampoe
Special Adviser, Global Financing and Technical Support, UNAIDS

Victor Bampoe is a special adviser at UNAIDS, coordinating the Global Financing and Technical Support cluster in Geneva. A former deputy minister of health in Ghana, Dr. Bampoe was the incident commander for Ghana’s Emergency Operations Centre, which prepares for and responds to public health emergencies including the Ebola outbreak.

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 Riaz Sheikh
Director, Strategic Partnerships & Cross Cutting Coordination, WHO

Mubashar Riaz 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 – David Wilson
Programme Director, World Bank

David Wilson is Programme Director in the Health, Nutrition and Population Practice at the World Bank. He is Task Manager of the World Bank's COVID-19 and health security work.

Alternate – Mei Leng Chang
Manager, Development Finance, World Bank

Mei Leng Chang is a manager in the Development Finance Vice-Presidency of the World Bank. She oversees the Financial Intermediary Funds, Digital, and Analytics unit. She previously worked for the International Finance Corporation and served other organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in New Zealand.


Focal Points

Constituency Name
Additional Public Donors Jihui Seong
Canada, Switzerland and Australia Helen Barrette
Communities Bruna Martinez
Developed Country NGOs Daniel Townsend
Developing Country NGOs Yolanda Paul
Eastern and Southern Africa Margaret Mundia
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Tarik Prašo
Eastern Mediterranean Region Omid Zamani
European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain Grégoire Lacoin
France Isabel Hottelart
Germany Katja Tielemann-Ruderer
Japan Dr. Hiroshi Matsumura
Latin America and Caribbean Gabriela de la Iglesia
Partners Martins Pavelsons
Point Seven Ronan Sweeney
Private Foundations Jacob Arman
Private Sector Mario Ottiglio
South East Asia Dr. Sandhya Gupta
UNAIDS Nancy Chin Heimerl
United Kingdom Mary Pattison
United States of America Mamadi Yilla
West and Central Africa Dr. Pépé Kilimalima Ngwasi
Western Pacific Region Rachel Ong
WHO Clarisse Mason
World Bank Katherine Ward