In keeping with tradition, Peter Sands opened discussions at this 43rd meeting of the Global Fund Board. Held virtually with a lighter agenda, this meeting was above all an opportunity to look back at the unprecedented global health crisis the world is currently facing and how the Global Fund has responded to prevent the very serious effects anticipated.
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Peter Sands delivered his first report as Executive Director to the Global Fund Board, on the first day of the 40th Board meeting held on 14–15 November in Geneva, to an appreciative and warmly supportive set of responses from Board delegations.
We should know in one week who will be the Global Fund’s new Executive Director. The Board is expected to make a selection on the first day of its 14-15 November meeting in Geneva.
On 23 October, the Global Fund released the names of the four candidates shortlisted for the position of executive director. They are (in alphabetical order):
The Global Fund Board is on track to select a new executive director at its meeting on 14-15 November 2017.
Global Fund’s next E.D. should be able to broker deals, pitch policymakers and reach into the private sector: Dybul
The Global Fund’s next executive director does not need to be a technically-minded public health expert, he said. “The organization would benefit from someone who understands how to structure deals, how to pitch policymakers, and how to reach into the private sector where the majority of people in countries with big disease burdens — like India and Indonesia — actually access their healthcare,” he added.
The position of executive director of the Global Fund has been posted on the online Jobs Board on the website of the news magazine, The Economist. The announcement, which can be found here, was first posted on 9 June 2017.
The closing date for applications is 21 July 2017.
The Global Fund Board has officially launched a new executive director selection process. It was launched on the second day of the Board’s 37th meeting on 3-4 May in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Board tried to select a new executive director in late 2016 and early 2017 but had to abandon the process (see GFO article).
The Global Fund is developing a comprehensive supply chain strategy that will define a scope of responsibility, oversight, and necessary initiatives to address supply chain challenges.
In a commentary posted on its website, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) has identified three qualities that the next executive director of the Global Fund should exemplify. They are as follows: