LEADERSHIP

Presidents

Eugenio GaudioEugenio GaudioInternational President 2022 Rector (until 2020)
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
Luciano SasoLuciano SasoInternational President 2022 Vice-Rector for European University Networks
Sapienza University
Italy
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

Council

Co-Chairs

Ilona KickbuschIlona Kickbusch International Advisory Board Chair, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva
Switzerland
Elhadj As SyElhadj As Sy Chair of the Board, Kofi Annan Foundation
Switzerland

Members

Till Bärnighausen
Heidelberg University

Ingo Behnel
German Federal Ministry of Health

Christoph Beier
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Christoph Benn
The Joep Lange Institute 

Catherina Böhme
World Health Organization (WHO)

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

Manfred Dietel
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Roland Göhde
GHA - German Health Alliance

Eamonn Murphy
UNAIDS

Andrew Haines
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Chikwe Ihekweazu
World Health Organization (WHO)

Stefan Kaufmann
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Tobias Kahler
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Marion Lieser
Oxfam Germany

Jürgen Mlynek
Falling Walls Foundation

Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti
World Health Organization (WHO)

Bernd Montag
Siemens Healthineers

Andreas Penk
Pfizer Germany

Birgit Pickel
German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Developent

Heinz Riederer
iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. Gesundheit

Caroline Schmutte
Wellcome Trust

Liam Smeeth
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Veronika von Messling
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Lothar Wieler
Robert Koch Institute

Scientific Committee

Co-Chairs

Stefan KaufmannStefan Kaufmann Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Germany
Carlos SantosCarlos Santos Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra Hospital and University Center
Portugal

Members

Till BärnighausenTill Bärnighausen Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
Germany
Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn Nobel Prize laureate (2009) / President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
USA
Thomas B. CueniThomas B. Cueni Director General, International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
Switzerland
Christian DrostenChristian Drosten Director, Institute of Virology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
Bärbel-Maria KurthBärbel-Maria Kurth Director, Epidemiology and Health Monitoring, Robert Koch Institute
Germany
Thomas MettenleiterThomas Mettenleiter President, Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut
Germany
Maike SanderMaike Sander Director, Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, UC San Diego
USA
Günter StockGünter Stock President, ALLEA - All European Academies
Germany

Ambassadors

Edelgard BulmahnEdelgard Bulmahn Federal Minister of Education and Research (until 2005)
Germany
Manfred DietelManfred Dietel Director (until 2016), Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Germany
Alexander Hewer Member of the Executive Board, Klinikum Stuttgart
Germany
Eckart von HirschhausenEckart von Hirschhausen Physician, Science Journalist and Founder of the Healthy Planet - Healthy People Foundation
Germany
Michael RabbowMichael Rabbow Senior Advisor, E&P Focus Africa Consulting
Germany
Heinz RiedererHeinz Riederer Managing Director, iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. Gesundheit
Germany
Reinhardt SchäfersReinhard Schäfers German Ambassador (until 2015)
Germany
Ansgar TietmeyerAnsgar Tietmeyer Head of Public Affairs (until 2017), Deutsche Bank AG
Germany
Charles YankahCharles Yankah Chairman, Afrika Kulturinstitut e.V.
Germany

Former International Presidents

Charles Ibingira2020 & 2021Charles Ibingira Principal (until 2020)
Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Uganda
Ali Jafarian2019Ali Jafarian Chancellor (until 2017)
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran
João Gabriel Silva2018João Gabriel Silva Rector (until 2019)
University of Coimbra
Portugal
Fernando Regateiro2018Fernando Regateiro Chairman of the Board of Directors (until 2020)
Coimbra University Hospitals
Portugal
Hélène Boisjoly2017Hélène Boisjoly Dean (until 2020)
Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
Canada
Antoine Flahault2016Antoine Flahault Director
Institute of Global Health, University of Geneva
Switzerland
 Shunichi Fukuhara2015Shunichi Fukuhara Dean (until 2016)
School of Public Health, Kyoto University
Japan
José Otávio Auler, Dean, University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine2014José Otávio Costa Auler Jr. Dean (until 2018)
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 Dean (until 2017)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
USA
Foto: Steve Wesselingh2011Steve Wesselingh Dean (until 2011)
Monash University, Melbourne
Australia
Stephen K. Smith2010Stephen K. Smith Pro Rector Health (until 2011)
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
Axel Kahn2009Axel Kahn Dean (until 2011)
Sorbonne Paris Cité
France