03 May 2022
The Global Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of Susie Rhee as the new General Counsel and Head of the Legal & Governance Department.
Susie has been with the Global Fund since 2011 and has worked across all areas of legal and governance. She began her career at the Global Fund as a legal advisor and, since 2017, has been Deputy General Counsel, Grant Management, serving as lead legal advisor on policy and legal strategy for our grant portfolio and overseeing a team of lawyers supporting country operations. She has also advised extensively on governance matters with the Global Fund’s Board and Committees, and she has expertise on an array of corporate matters spanning resource mobilization, finance, IT and human resources. Her experience brings a unique understanding of the Global Fund’s business at every level.
Before joining the Global Fund, Susie was an associate at the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, where her practice focused on litigation and regulatory enforcement. Earlier, she worked for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and as a teacher in the South Bronx, New York.
Of Korean origin and a U.S. citizen, Susie holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Susie will start her new role on 1 June 2022.