Global Fund Announces Shunsuke Mabuchi as New Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health

26 January 2022

Geneva – The Global Fund is pleased to announce that Shunsuke Mabuchi is joining the Global Fund as the new Head of Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health, starting in March 2022.

A senior global health leader, Shun brings a unique combination of experience and leadership in health systems strengthening, pandemic preparedness, program delivery and emergency response. He joins the Global Fund at a critical time for the implementation of the new strategy, and will focus on maximizing people-centered, integrated systems for health to deliver impact, resilience and sustainability.

Shun spent three and a half years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Deputy Director for Strategy, Planning & Management, Integrated Delivery, and Senior Advisor for Health Funds and Partnerships and for the Global Delivery Programs. He played a central role in the development of the Foundation’s Primary Healthcare and Integrated Delivery Strategies.

Shun also oversaw partnerships with the World Bank, Global Financing Facility (GFF), and Lives and Livelihood Funds (LLF) in the Islamic Development Bank. During this period, he also served as a secretariat member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) co-chaired by Rt. Hon. Helen Clark and H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leading the development of the panel’s recommendations.

Shun began his career working for McKinsey, UNDP and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. He later served as a Senior Health Specialist at the World Bank, leading large projects from the Ebola Emergency Response in West Africa to health portfolios in Nigeria, Tanzania, Somalia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

Shun received his doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins, and holds a master of public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Shun was born in the US and grew up in Japan.