Board

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 – Stephanie Williams
Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia

Stephanie Williams is Australia’s Ambassador for Regional Health Security and guides the implementation of the country’s Health Security Initiative for the Indo-Pacific region. Ambassador Williams previously worked as an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization in Geneva and as a medical doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières and WHO.

Communities

Board Member – Maurine Murenga
Executive Director, Lean on Me Foundation

Maurine Murenga is the founder and executive director of the Lean on Me Foundation, which provides care and support to adolescent girls and young women living with HIV and affected by TB in Kenya. Her passion for advocacy is in part driven by her lived experience.

Alternate – Erika Castellanos
Director of Programmes, Global Action for Trans* Equality

Erika Castellanos serves as the director of programs for Global Action for Trans* Equality (GATE). Castellanos is a transgender woman living with HIV from Belize based in the Netherlands. A social worker by profession, she previously served as the executive director and founder of the Collaborative Network of People Living with HIV of Belize (C-NET+).

Developed Country NGOs

Board Member – Robin Montgomery
Executive Director, Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development

Robin Montgomery is the Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD), a Canadian consortium of organizations and advocates addressing the domestic and global HIV epidemic. Montgomery has worked on subjects related to the Global Fund in Canada and internationally for more than two decades.

Alternate – Vitaly Djuma Zhumagaliev
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (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. Vitaly is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity.

Developing Country NGOs

Board Member – 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.

Alternate – 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.

Eastern and Southern Africa

Board Member – Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health, National Department of Health, South Africa

Zwelini Lawrence Mkhize is the Minister of Health in South Africa. Dr. Mkhize is passionate about investment in youth and innovation for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and works toward universal health coverage.

Alternate – Susan Mochache
Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health, Kenya

Susan Mochache is the Principal Secretary of the Kenyan Ministry of Health. Mochache is working with the leadership at the ministry to deliver universal health coverage. Her career spans more than two decades at the management level in the private and public sectors.

Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Board Member – Nataliya Nizova
Consultant, Public Health Center, Ministry of Health, Ukraine

Nataliya Nizova is a consultant with the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health in Ukraine and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology. A leader and international expert in PMTCT programs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, she served as clinic director and vice-rector at the Medical University in Ukraine. Nizova also directed Ukraine's National Center for HIV and TB Control and Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health.

Alternate – 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.

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 – Diego Cimino
Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy

Diego Cimino is an Italian diplomat, serving as a head of section within the Unit for Strategy, Global Processes and International Organizations of the Directorate General for Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He follows multilateral development cooperation policies, the United Nations development system, global health, education, youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

France

Board Member – Stéphanie Seydoux
Ambassador for Global Health, France

Stéphanie Seydoux was appointed the French Ambassador for Global Health in May 2018. She headed the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Division in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and later led a support mission revising bioethics law. After starting her career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she joined the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs. She was responsible for promoting equality in the High Authority for the Fight Against Discrimination and for Equality. She was first adviser and assistant to the head of post at the embassy in Kenya.

Alternate – Joan Valadou
Head, Human Development Unit, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France

Joan Valadou is the head of the Human Development Unit at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. A French diplomat, his portfolio covers global health, food security, education and gender issues. Valadou previously served as press and communication counselor in the French embassy to Japan.

Germany

Board Member – Birgit Pickel
Deputy Director General, Human Rights, Gender and Social Development, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Birgit Pickel is the Deputy Director General for Human Rights, Gender and Social Development at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. She joined BMZ more than two decades ago and brings a decade of management experience. Pickel has served in western and southern Africa, working on policy, cooperation with civil society, and civic engagement.

Alternate – Alexander Freese
Senior Policy Officer, Health, Population Policy and Social Protection Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Alexander Freese is a Senior Policy Officer for Health, Population Policy and Social Protection Division at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. With an academic background as an economist, Freese previously worked at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office and Seek Development.

Japan

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

Koji Yonetani is a diplomat and jurist with extensive experience in both multilateral and bilateral cooperation for development. He is an expert in social and economic development in post-disaster and post-conflict situations linked to infectious disease. After serving as Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Djibouti, he was appointed DDG for Global Issues in November 2020.

Alternate – Teiji Takei
Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan

Teiji Takei is the Assistant Minister for Global Health and Welfare at the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Dr. Takei has worked for three decades in clinical, research and public health fields, including HIV, AIDS and TB technical support to developing countries. He served as a senior adviser for UNAIDS.

Latin America and Caribbean

Board Member – Mary Isaac
Minister for Health and Wellness, Saint Lucia

Mary Isaac is a Senator and the Minister for Health and Wellness in Saint Lucia. A career civil servant, Senator Isaac last served as the Chief Complaints and Investigation Officer in the Department of Consumer Affairs in Saint Lucia. She is the Chair of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Regional Coordinating Mechanism for Global Fund projects.

Alternate – Mirta Roses Periago
Member, National Academy of Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mirta Roses is a medical professional who specializes in infectious diseases and public health. She served as Director of the Pan American Health Organization for a decade, completing nearly three decades of service at the Americas regional office of the World Health Organization. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Point Seven

Board Member – Marja Esveld
Team Lead, Global Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Trained as an infectious diseases epidemiologist, Marja Esveld currently leads the Global Health team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands. Esveld has over two decades of experience in global and European health, working at the Dutch Ministry of Health, several other governmental health bodies and the World Health Organization.

Alternate Board Member – Emma Warwick
Development Specialist, Irish Aid, Ireland

Private Foundations

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.

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 – 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 at Merck & Co. His work has involved HIV prevention and treatment issues for over two decades. In previous positions at Merck, he worked in the vaccine division on Merck’s HIV and HPV vaccine programs.

South East Asia

Board Member – Dasho Kunzang Wangdi
Officiating Chairman, Royal Research and Advisory Council, His Majesty’s Secretariat, Bhutan

Dasho Kunzang Wangdi has been a member of the Royal Research and Advisory Council, His Majesty’s Secretariat in Bhutan since 2015. Now a retired public servant, Wangdi worked as the first Chief Election Commissioner of Bhutan, among other positions. Wangdi also served as member of the country’s national HIV/AIDS committee.

Alternate – Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva
Deputy Director General, Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India

Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva is the Deputy Director General of the Central TB Division within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India. Dr. Sachdeva is also the ministry’s focal point for India’s Country Coordinating Mechanism, working on Global Fund matters since 2007.

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 – 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 – Garrett G. Grigsby
Director, Office of Global Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, United States

Garrett Grigsby has served as Director of the Office of Global Affairs since May 2017. Garrett served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (SFRC) throughout the 1990s and at USAID in the early 2000s in different roles including the Director of USAID’s Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

West and Central Africa

Board Member – Pascal Antoine Niamba
Chair, Country Coordinating Mechanism, Burkina Faso

Pascal Antoine Niamba is a professor of dermatology and venereology at universities in Burkina Faso, and the head of the Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties of the Health Sciences Training and Research Unit at OUAGA University. Dr. Niamba has chaired the Country Coordinating Mechanism in Burkina Faso since 2015.

Alternate – Benjamin Atipo
Executive Director, National Council Against HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Epidemics, Congo

Benjamin Atipo is the Executive Director of the National Council Against HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Epidemics in Congo. Since 2008 Dr. Atipo has been the technical adviser to the First Lady of Congo and the Chairman of the Country Coordinating Mechanism of Congo.

Western Pacific Region

Board Member – Ieng Mouly
Chair, National AIDS Authority, Cambodia

Ieng Mouly has served as chair of the National AIDS Authority in Cambodia since 2014. Senior Minister Mouly leads the charge to reach the 90-90-90 HIV treatment target in the country. He has held various positions within the Cambodian government.

Alternate – Elva Lionel
Deputy Secretary, National Health Policy and Corporate Services, National Department of Health, Papua New Guinea

Additional Public Donors (non-voting)

Board Member – Mohammed Al-Hajiri
Director, Emergency Preparedness and Response Department, Ministry of Public Health, Qatar

Mohammed Al-Hajiri is a director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Department at the Qatari Ministry of Public Health. He is also a senior consultant in community medicine. Dr. Al-Hajiri was previously a manager of the Health Protection and Communicable Disease Control Department.

Alternate – Yeongmoo Cho
Director-General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

Yeongmoo Cho is the Director-General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. Cho joined the ministry in 1995 and has served at missions in Austria, Ethiopia, Iraq, Qatar, Thailand and the United Nations.

Partners (non-voting)

Board Member – Abdourahmane Diallo
Chief Executive Officer, RBM Partnership to End Malaria

Abdourahmane Diallo is the Chief Executive Officer of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. A medical doctor, Dr. Diallo previously served as the Minister of Health in Guinea, addressing the Ebola crisis and subsequent rebuilding of the national health system. He has also developed health and supply chain systems in more than 20 African, Caribbean and Asian countries.

Alternate – Lucica Ditiu
Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership

Lucica Ditiu is the Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership. Dr. Ditiu is a physician and leader in the global fight against tuberculosis and other communicable diseases – and particularly in ensuring that we leave no one behind. In her three-decade career she has spent two decades in the World Health Organization and United Nations system.

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 – Muhammad Pate
Global Director of Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

At the World Bank, Muhammad Ali Pate is the Global Director of Health, Nutrition and Population and the Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents. A medical doctor, Dr. Pate has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Big Win Philanthropy and the Minister of State for Health in Nigeria.

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, email address
Additional Public Donors Aisha Al-Kuwari
Canada, Switzerland and Australia Robert Dutka
Communities Bruna Martinez
Developed Country NGOs Kataisee Richardson
Developing Country NGOs Lesley Odendal
Eastern and Southern Africa Phephelaphi Dlamini
Eastern Europe and Central Asia Ayten Huseynova
Eastern Mediterranean Region Omid Zamani
European Commission, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain Grégoire Lacoin
France Isabel Hottelart
Germany Elena Beselin
Japan Naoki Akahane
Latin America and Caribbean Rosmond Adams
Partners Matthew Boslego
Point Seven Chansuay van Son
Private Foundations Austin Jones
Private Sector Teodorina Lessidrenska
South East Asia Suneeta Chhetri
UNAIDS Dorcas Mapondera
United Kingdom David Afful
United States of America Mamadi Yilla
West and Central Africa Régis Zouré
Western Pacific Region Piseth Sorn
WHO Clarisse Mason
World Bank David Wilson