Dr. Kamran Abbasi

Dr Kamran Abbasi MB ChB, FRCP is a doctor, journalist, editor and broadcaster. Following five years in hospital medicine, working in various medical specialties such as psychiatry and cardiology, he moved into senior editorial roles at the British Medical Journal from 1997 to 2005. He returned to The BMJ in a new role as executive…

Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim

Dr. Hanan Abdul Rahim is an Associate Professor and the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Qatar University, the country’s largest national university. She has a PhD in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from the University of Oslo, Norway (2003); a MSc in Biology from Illinois State University, IL, USA (1994), and a BSc…

Her Highness Sheikha Intisar AlSabah

HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, film producer, columnist, and a princess of the AlSabah family, the ruling family of Kuwait. Her social enterprises (Intisars & Ebbarra) spearhead a new movement of women’s self-empowerment, while her non-profits (Alnowair, Bareec) supplement the formal education system and improve organisational cultures with programmes in socio-emotional…

Dr. Muna Al Maslamani

Dr. Muna Al Maslamani is the Medical Director of Communicable Disease Center and Assistant Head of Infectious Diseases Division–Medicine Department at Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar. She is a Senior Consultant in Transplant Infectious Diseases for the Division.   Dr. Muna added an Msc-HealthCare Management (RCSI-Bahrain) and IHI Fellowship (Institute of Healthcare Improvement…

Sheikh Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani

Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University in 1998 He completed his fellowship in Arab Board Program in Community Medicine in 2006 He gained the Fellowship from the Faculty of Public Health in London in 2010 He obtained a Master in Business Administration in 2014 from HEC Paris France (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales…

Dr. Mark Barone

Dr. Mark Barone holds a PhD in Human Physiology and two post-graduate diplomas, in Diabetes Education and in Communication. He has more than two decades of experience in public and global health, education, empowerment and advocacy, with studies and books published . Mark is a former Global Health Leaders Fellow (2016-2019) – a program developed…

Dr. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata

Gonzalo is an ecologist recognized as a global leader in the promotion of sustainability, with an emphasis on innovative free market solutions to environmental issues. As executive director of Earthna, he guides the center’s mandate of enhancing Qatar’s role within the global sustainability policy ecosystem. His previous positions included Managing Director for External Affairs at…

Howard Catton

Howard was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in February 2019. He is committed to ensure that ICN effectively represents nursing worldwide, advances the nursing profession, promotes the wellbeing of nurses and advocates for health in all policies. Throughout his career Howard has worked and written extensively on issues…

Dr. Angela Coulter

Angela Coulter is a UK-based health policy analyst and researcher, with special interests in patient and public involvement. A social scientist by training, she has higher degrees in health services research from the University of London and the University of Oxford. Now freelance, she chairs the Public Advisory Board of Health Data Research UK, the…

Prof. Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies is the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University and the first woman to hold the post. She was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR in 2019.   Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She is…

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI); an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University (US); and a former chief scientist at Hewlett-Packard HQ in Palo Alto, CA. He serves on the boards of the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), MEEZA, a leading national/regional cloud provider,…

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly

Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics in the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He has a B.A. in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and M.A. and PhD in the same specialization from Leiden University (the Netherlands). During the period 2007-2013,…

Prof. Dame Sarah Gilbert

Professor Gilbert joined the Nuffield Department of Medicine at Oxford University in 1994 and became part of the Jenner Institute (within NDM) when it was founded in 2005. Her chief research interest is the development of viral vectored vaccines that work by inducing strong and protective T and B cell responses. She leads the Jenner…

Dr. Renzo Guinto

Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH is the Chief Planetary Health Scientist of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia. Concurrently, he is the Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines. He is also a member of the National Panel of Technical…

Dr. Richard Hatchett

Richard J. Hatchett, MD, is Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI – a global partnership that supports the swift development of and equitable access to new vaccines and other defenses against infectious diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential. Dr Hatchett’s and CEPI’s plan is for the world to neutralize…

Prof. Didier Houssin

Professor Didier Houssin is presently the president of AP-HP International, the subsidiary of Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) (Greater Paris University Hospitals). Professor of surgery and liver transplant specialist at Paris-Descartes University since 1988, Didier Houssin served as head of surgery at Cochin hospital in Paris, then as executive director of the French…

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes has had the privilege of being a Senior Leader of specialist schools, colleges and services for children and young people with complex, severe, and profound and multiple learning difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Conditions since 1989. His career has been one blessed with a wide variety of new, diverse and challenging situations both as…

Dr. Youngmee Jee

Dr. Youngmee Jee (MD, PhD) is Chief Executive Officer of the Institut Pasteur Korea and also serves as Special Representative for Health Diplomacy, Korea Foundation. Dr. Jee has broad experience in collaborating with WHO and international public health partners. Currently, Dr. Jee is a member of the WHO International Health Regulation Emergency Committee on COVID-19 and…

Dr. Jerome Kim

Jerome H. Kim, M.D., is an international expert on the development and evaluation of vaccines and is the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver safe, effective and affordable vaccines for Global Health. IVI’s oral cholera vaccine is used around the world to prevent this deadly…

Sara Minkara

President Biden appointed Sara Minkara as the Special Advisor on International Disability Rights. In this role, Special Advisor Minkara leads the U.S. Department of State’s comprehensive strategy to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities internationally. Prior to joining the Department of State, she founded and served as CEO of Sara Minkara, LLC,…

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia

Vincenzo Paglia was born in Boville Ernica, (Frosinone, Italy) on 21 April, 1945, and obtained a degree in theology and philosophy from the Lateran University and another one in pedagogy from the University of Urbino. He was ordained as priest on 15 March, 1970, and from 1981 to 2000 served as parish priest in the…

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is the global leader of Climate & Energy at WWF. He has 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy and served as Minister of the Environment of Peru (2011 to 2016) and President of the Twentieth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP20…

Prof. Corinne Reid

Professor Corinne Reid is a clinical psychologist and global consultant working in elite sport for more than 25 years. She supports Olympians in maintaining individual and team wellbeing in high performance environments. She advises coaches and players about leadership under pressure. Professor Reid is a Senior Research Fellow with the Global Health Academy and Global…

Peter Sands

  Peter Sands has been the Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since March 2018. Since June 2015 Peter has been a Research Fellow at Harvard University, dividing his time between the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Global Health Institute. Peter…

Stéphanie Seydoux

Stéphanie Seydoux was appointed French Ambassador for Global Health in 2018, representing France in international organizations such as The Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Unitaid. In her role, she contributes to the design and implementation of the French Strategy for Global Health https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/sante_mondiale_en_web_cle4c7677-1.pdf, which focuses on strengthening health systems, promoting equitable access,…

Prof. Sir Aziz Sheikh

Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh is Chair of Primary Care Research and Development, Director of the Usher Institute and Dean of Data at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Director of the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR), Director of the Health Data Research UK BREATHE Hub and is with Lord Ara Darzi Co-Director…

Dr. Kamilla Swart

Dr. Kamilla Swart’s research interests include sport and event tourism, with a specific focus on mega-events and sport tourism policies, strategies, impacts, sustainability, legacy and inclusion in sport. Kamilla has nearly 30 years’ experience in sport, tourism and events that spans academia and the private sector and has consulted broadly in both the public and…

Tidjane Thiam

Tidjane Thiam has over 30 years of experience in global financial services, as well as in government and public service. He is the Chairman of the Board of Rwanda Finance. Mr. Thiam was the CEO of Credit Suisse Group AG from 2015 to 2020, where he recapitalised the bank, raising $10 billion of equity. He…

Prof. Sheila Tlou

Prof. Sheila Tlou is Co-Chair of the Global HIV Prevention Coalition, Special Ambassador for the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Chancellor of Botswana Open University, Champion of the Nursing Now Challenge, Trustee to the Board of the Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF), Member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for AIDS in Africa, and Advisory…

Neil Watkins

  Neil Watkins leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s policy, advocacy, and communications work on nutrition and agriculture. He manages a global portfolio of policy and advocacy grants on nutrition and agriculture issues and led the development of the foundation’s first nutrition advocacy strategy. Before joining the foundation in 2012, Neil led advocacy and…