Board Decisions


Approved by the Board on: 14 November 2017

Recognition of Dr. Marijke Wijnroks

The Board wishes to sincerely thank Dr. Marijke Wijnroks for her leadership of the Global Fund as Interim Executive Director.

Dr. Wijnroks has led the Secretariat’s work to begin implementing the Global Fund Strategy 2017-2022, while overseeing a tremendous volume of grant-making and also inspiring colleagues to continue innovative work that is focused on achieving impact. The Board extends its gratitude for Dr. Wijnroks’ ongoing work to prepare for the arrival of the incoming Executive Director, paving the way for the new leader to move forward with a strong and committed team.

The Board commends Dr. Wijnroks for her longstanding dedication and contribution to the Global Fund. Prior to her leadership as Interim Executive Director, Dr. Wijnroks served as Board Member for the Point 7 constituency, and as Chief of Staff from 2013 to 2017.

Throughout this time, her passion for the organization’s mission, her commitment to those most in need of advocacy and support, and her unwavering optimism have inspired many. The Board wishes Dr. Wijnroks continued success in all endeavors.