Global Fund Appoints Katie Kampf as New Chief of Staff

26 June 2023

GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is very pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Kampf as its new Chief of Staff, starting on 14 August 2023.

As Chief of Staff, Katie will work closely with the Office of the Executive Director, Peter Sands and the Management Executive Committee to enhance coordination, reinforce organizational effectiveness and ensure that the Global Fund delivers on its Strategy. She will take the lead on strengthening collaboration across different parts of the Secretariat, enhancing prioritization and resolving implementation issues, while also driving a number of specific projects and representing the organization externally.  

Katie is an experienced leader in global development, government, and biopharmaceuticals who has led teams within the U.S. government, the United Nations, and in the private sector. Katie currently serves as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health, and previously also worked as Chief of Staff.

“Before starting recruitment, we redesigned this key leadership role to meet current organizational needs – and I’m very happy to say that through an extensive search process, we found someone perfect for the new role. Katie’s experience, skillset and management style are well aligned to what we need from this position,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund.

“As Chief of Staff, Katie will work very closely with me and other members of the leadership team to enhance coordination, reinforce organizational effectiveness and ensure we deliver on our strategic objectives. She will also represent me in internal and external engagements where appropriate,” added Sands.

Before USAID, Katie was Head of Scientific Planning & Operations and Chief of Staff for Early Clinical Development at Pfizer, where she led a group overseeing planning, internal governance, business operations and people management. She has worked for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including multiple secondments at WHO) and the Center for Global Development. She began her career working on health and development projects in Rwanda at Rwanda Works and the Earth Institute.

Katie is originally from the United States and holds a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies with a concentration in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University.