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Harley Feldbaum to Lead Policy Hub at the Global Fund

20 June 2014

GENEVA - The Global Fund announced today that Harley Feldbaum will become Head of Strategy and Policy, a newly-created position to coordinate and oversee strategic and policy planning.

Mr. Feldbaum will support the Global Fund's Board in the implementation of its overall strategy, and will work closely with the Board's Strategy Investment and Impact Committee.

By heading a new Policy Hub that leads and coordinates policy development, Mr. Feldbaum will be responsible for ensuring coherent implementation of policy across all divisions and departments at the Global Fund. Situated in the Office of the Executive Director, the Policy Hub will drive the development of a new strategy to follow the 2012-2016 strategy of investing for impact, and will also anticipate global trends and incubate new strategic and policy ideas.

"Harley is a brilliant strategist,"said Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund. "He brings terrific experience and exceptional skill to this job. With all the challenges in global health, we need piercingly clear and effective policy, and Harley will lead us there."

Mr. Feldbaum served most recently at the White House's National Security Council as Director for Global Health, Food Security and Development in the U. S. Government. In that role, he helped lead and manage the Obama Administration's strategic engagement on global health, food security and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and was responsible for policy-making and inter-agency coordination.

At the Global Fund, Mr. Feldbaum will also be a senior advisor to the Executive Director and the Management Executive Committee on strategy and policy issues. In addition, he will monitor and coordinate priority setting within the Global Fund Secretariat. He will begin his new role in July.

Mr. Feldbaum has written extensively about global health, with numerous articles published in leading academic journals. He served as a 2010-2011 White House Fellow, and as Senior Public Health Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development.

Before that, he served as Director of the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative and was a Professorial Lecturer at the Johns Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Mr. Feldbaum earned a doctorate in public health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He holds a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and he graduated with Honors from Wesleyan University.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Feldbaum worked in AIDS prevention programs in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He also worked in the Nagatyad refugee camp in Hungary with refugees from the Bosnian War.