LEADERSHIP

Presidents

Christina MitchellChristina MitchellInternational President 2024 Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University
Australia
Sophia ZoungasInternational President 2024 Head, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Monash University
Australia
Axel R. PriesAxel R. PriesWorld Health Summit President
Germany

Management

Carsten SchickerCarsten Schicker Managing Director
World Health Summit
Germany

Council

The World Health Summit Council advises in major strategic aspects concerning the WHS main conferences, other events and products as well as in the development of the WHS community and the global, regional and national positioning of the WHS.

Co-Chairs

Foto: Ilona KickbuschIlona Kickbusch Founding Director, Global Health Center, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Switzerland
Elhadj As SyElhadj As Sy Chair of the Board, Kofi Annan Foundation
Switzerland

Members

Ricardo Baptista Leite
I-DAIR & UNITE - Parliamentarians Network for Global Health

Christoph Benn
The Joep Lange Institute 

Umej Bhatia
Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations Office in Geneva

Mukul Bhola
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Jagan Chapagain
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Francesca Colombo
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Thomas B. Cueni

Manfred Dietel
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Garth Graham 
Google Health

Lisa Heinrich
Wellcome Trust

Chikwe Ihekweazu
World Health Organization (WHO)

Ashish Jha
Brown University

Tobias Kahler
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beate Kampmann
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Neema Kaseje
Surgical Systems Research Group & Lodwar County Referral Hospital

Gabriel Leung
Institute of Philanthropy

Ethel Maciel
Ministry of Health Brazil

Latifat Okara
Economist Impact

Ole Petter Ottersen
University of Oslo

Magda Robalo
Institute for Global Health and Development

Smitha Sadasivan
Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM)

Christine Stegling
UNAIDS

Andrew Ullmann
German Parliament, Subcommittee for Global Health

Andrea Winkler
Technical University of Munich

Ambassadors

The World Health Summit Ambassadors are appointed to personally represent the World Health Summit around the world in order to communicate its cause, widen its network, consolidate its structure and strengthen its impact.

Photo: Ayoade AlakijaAyoade Alakija Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator), World Health Organization (WHO)
Bernhard SchwartländerBernhard Schwartländer Global Health Envoy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Germany