LEADERSHIP

Presidents

Logo: Makerere UniversityIsaac KajjaInternational President 2021 Principal
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Uganda
Axel Radlach PriesAxel Radlach PriesWorld Health Summit President Dean
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

Management

Foto: Jörg HeldmannJörg HeldmannManaging Director
WHS Foundation GmbH
Germany

Founding President

Detlev GantenDetlev GantenFounding President World Health Summit
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany

Former International Presidents

Charles Ibingira2020Charles Ibingira Former Principal
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Uganda
Ali Jafarian2019Ali Jafarian Former Chancellor
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran
João Gabriel Silva2018João Gabriel Silva Former Rector
University of Coimbra
Portugal
Fernando Regateiro2018Fernando Regateiro Former Chairman of the Board of Directors
Coimbra University Hospitals
Portugal
Hélène Boisjoly2017Hélène Boisjoly Dean
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Canada
Antoine Flahault2016Antoine Flahault Director
Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva
Switzerland
 Shunichi Fukuhara2015Shunichi Fukuhara Former Dean
School of Public Health, Kyoto University
Japan
José Otávio Auler, Dean, University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine2014José Otávio Costa Auler Jr. Former Dean
Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo
Brazil
Portrait of John Wong2013John Eu-Li Wong Chief Executive
National University Health System
Singapore
Michael J. Klag2012Michael J. Klag Former Dean
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
USA
Foto: Steve Wesselingh2011Steve Wesselingh Dean
Monash University, Melbourne
Australia
Stephen K. Smith2010Stephen K. Smith Pro Rector Health
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Axel Kahn2009Axel Kahn Dean
Sorbonne Paris Cité
France

Scientific Committee

Co-Chairs

  • Stefan Kaufmann Stefan Kaufmann Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Infection BiologyGermany
  • Carlos Santos Carlos Santos Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospital CenterPortugal

  • Till Bärnighausen Till Bärnighausen Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global HealthGermany
  • Elizabeth Blackburn Elizabeth Blackburn Nobel Prize laureate (2009) / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological StudiesUSA
  • Ben Canny Ben Canny Former Head, School of Medicine, University of TasmaniaAustralia
  • Thomas B. Cueni Thomas B. Cueni Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)Switzerland
  • Christian Drosten Christian Drosten Director, Institute of Virology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
  • Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho Tarcísio Eloy Pessoa de Barros Filho Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of São PauloBrazil
  • Detlev Ganten Detlev Ganten Founding President, World Health SummitGermany
  • Eugenio Gaudio Eugenio Gaudio Former Rector, Sapienza University of RomeItaly
  • Charles Ibingira Charles Ibingira Former Principal, Makerere University College of Health SciencesUganda
  • Ali Jafarian Ali Jafarian Former Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical SciencesIran
  • Michael J. Klag Michael J. Klag Former Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthUSA
  • Bärbel-Maria Kurth Bärbel-Maria Kurth Director, Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, Robert Koch InstituteGermany
  • Thomas Mettenleiter Thomas Mettenleiter President, Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology, Friedrich-Loeffler-InstitutGermany
  • Axel Radlach Pries Axel Radlach Pries World Health Summit President and Dean, Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
  • Maike Sander Maike Sander Director, Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, UC San DiegoUSA
  • Günter Stock Günter Stock President, ALLEA - All European AcademiesGermany

Ambassadors

  • Edelgard Bulmahn Edelgard Bulmahn Former Federal Minister of Education and ResearchGermany
  • Manfred Dietel Manfred Dietel Former Director, Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
  • Eckart von Hirschhausen Eckart von Hirschhausen Physician, TV Host, ComedianGermany
  • Michael Rabbow Michael Rabbow Senior Advisor, E&P Focus Africa ConsultingGermany
  • Heinz Riederer Heinz Riederer Managing Director, iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. GesundheitGermany
  • Reinhardt Schäfers Reinhard Schäfers Former German AmbassadorGermany
  • Ansgar Tietmeyer Ansgar Tietmeyer Former Head of Public Affairs, Deutsche Bank AGGermany
  • Charles Yankah Charles Yankah Chairman, Afrika Kulturinstitut e.V., BerlinGermany

Council

Co-Chairs

  • Ilona Kickbusch Ilona Kickbusch International Advisory Board Chair, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute GenevaSwitzerland
  • Elhadj As Sy Elhadj As Sy Chair, Kofi Annan FoundationSwitzerland

Members

Ala Alwan
University of Washington, Department of Global Health

Rifat Atun
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Till Bärnighausen
Heidelberg University

Gunther Beger
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Ingo Behnel
German Federal Ministry of Health

Christoph Beier
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Christoph Benn
Director Global Health Diplomacy, The Joep Lange Institute 

Tobias Bergner
German Federal Foreign Office

Arnaud Bernaert
World Economic Forum

Catherina Böhme
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics

Thomas B. Cueni
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Manfred Dietel
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Klaus Dugi
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Timothy Evans
World Bank

Roland Göhde
GHA - German Health Alliance

Jörg Hacker
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (until 2020)

Shannon Hader
UNAIDS

Andrew Haines
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Alexander Hewer
Klinikum Stuttgart

Zsuzsanna Jakab
World Health Organization

Ashish Jha
Brown University

Stefan Kaufmann
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Susanna Krüger
Save the Children Germany

Bärbel Kurth
Robert Koch Institute

Steve Landry
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Yves Levy
French Institute of Health and Medical Research Inserm (until 2018)

Marion Lieser
Oxfam Germany

Klaus Lindpaintner
InterVenn Biosciences

Jürgen Mlynek
Falling Walls Foundation

Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti
World Health Organization

Bernd Montag
Siemens Healthineers

Andreas Penk
Pfizer Germany

Hagen Pfundner
Roche Pharma AG

Peter Piot
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Erich Reinhardt
Medical Valley

Heinz Riederer
iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. Gesundheit

Maike Röttger
Association Development and Humanitarian Aid

Matthias Scheller
Albertinen-Diakoniewerk

Hans J. Schellnhuber
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (until 2018)

Caroline Schmutte
Wellcome Trust

Günter Stock
ALLEA - All European Academies

Veronika von Messling
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Lothar Wieler
Robert Koch Institute