[Ip-health] Global Fund Names Finalist Candidates for Executive Director

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Mon Oct 23 23:16:19 PDT 2017


Global Fund Names Finalist Candidates for Executive Director

23 October 2017

GENEVA – The Global Fund Board named four finalist candidates for Executive
Director, and is scheduled to select one at a Board meeting on 14 November

Simon Bland is the Director of the New York Office of the Joint United
Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. He served as the Chair of the Global Fund
Board from 2011 to 2013. Formerly, he worked for three decades at the
Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, and led its
operations in Kenya.

Frannie Leautier is the former Senior Vice President of the African
Development Bank where she was a key member of President Adesina’s
transition team. Previously, she was Chief Executive Officer of the African
Capacity Building Foundation, after a successful career at the World Bank,
during which she spent time as Chief of Staff to President Wolfensohn, and
ran the World Bank Institute, the institution’s capacity building branch.

Peter Sands is the former Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank.
He began his career at McKinsey & Company. After having spent a sustained
period leading a major bank with global operations in relevant countries,
he has held a fellowship at Harvard, and immersed himself in a range of
global public health projects.

Anil Soni is a senior executive at Mylan, the global pharmaceutical
company, co-leading development, sales, and partnerships for medicines to
prevent and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis C. He was
closely involved in the early years of the Global Fund as an adviser to
Richard Feachem, after which he led the advocacy work of Friends of the
Global Fight in Washington, DC. He spent six years at the Clinton Health
Access Initiative, latterly as its Chief Executive.

More information is available on the Search for Executive Director section.




Update on the Search for an Executive Director

29 September 2017

In September, the Executive Director Nomination Committee moved forward as
scheduled to finalize a long-list of candidates to be interviewed, after
which it closed the candidate pool. As a result of extensive outreach and
advertisements, the candidate pool included a total of 109 individuals.

The Executive Director Nomination Committee conducted a first round of
interviews with 11 candidates on 25-26 September 2017. The Committee then
held detailed deliberations, and selected eight candidates to invite to a
second round of interviews. Committee members said they were pleased and
very encouraged by the depth, quality, geographic and gender balance of the
overall pool of candidates, producing a strong and highly qualified group
of semi-finalists of diverse backgrounds and experience. The second round
of interviews is scheduled for 9-10 October 2017. At the conclusion of
these interviews, the Committee plans to select four to five finalists, to
be recommended to the Board as the highest qualified candidates.

The Committee plans to submit a final report to the Board just prior to a
Board retreat scheduled for 24-25 October 2017. At the retreat, the
finalist candidates will be invited to make a presentation and to be
interviewed, in addition to informal meetings with Board Members and
Alternate Board Members. At the close of the retreat, the names of the
final candidates will be published on the Global Fund website.

Following the Board Retreat and before the Board Meeting in November, the
Global Fund will convene calls with Board constituencies, enabling the
candidates and the constituencies to speak openly, answer questions and
address issues of mutual concern. The Global Fund’s Staff Council will also
be invited to participate in one call per candidate. Throughout this phase,
comments and input can be delivered through a dedicated inbox:
edconsultation at russellreynolds.com.

The Board intends to select the next Executive Director at the Board
Meeting in November 2017.

Ambassador Michèle Boccoz, Chair
Professor Vinand Nantulya, Vice-Chair
2017 Executive Director Nomination Committee

Thiru Balasubramaniam
Geneva Representative
Knowledge Ecology International
41 22 791 6727
thiru at keionline.org

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