The Executive Director of the Global Fund is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Global Fund’s operational and administrative functions. Working under the guidance of the Global Fund Board, the executive director defines the partnership’s strategic vision, and is accountable for its implementation and the results achieved. The executive director serves a four-year term.
Peter Sands became the executive director in March 2018.
A former Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered PLC, one of the world’s leading international banks, Sands was a research fellow at Harvard University between 2015 and 2017, dividing his time between the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Global Health Institute. During his period at Harvard, he worked on a range of research projects in financial markets and regulation, fintech and global health.
His engagement with global health issues includes:
Sands has served on various boards and commissions, including as Lead Non-Executive Director of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, a Director of the World Economic Forum and Co-Chairman of Davos, Governor of the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research, Member of the International Advisory Board of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Member of the Browne Commission on Higher Education Funding in the United Kingdom, Member of the China People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign People’s Global CEO Council, Co-Chair of the UK-India CEO Forum, Board Director of the Institute of International Finance, Chairman of the International Monetary Conference, Member of the International Advisory Board of Lingnan University, China, Trustee of the Camden Roundhouse, London.
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