LEADERSHIP

Presidents

  • Detlev Ganten, WHS President Detlev Ganten President, World Health Summit, Germany
  • Charles Ibingira, Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda Charles Ibingira Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda

Former Presidents

  • José Otávio Auler, Dean, University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine José Otávio Auler Jr. Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Hélène Boisjoly, Dean, University of Montreal, Canada Hélène Boisjoly Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
  • Antoine Flahault Director, Institute of Global Health, Switzerland
  •  Shunichi Fukuhara, Former Dean, School of Public Health, Kyoto University Shunichi Fukuhara Former Dean, School of Public Health, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Ali Jafarian, Former Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran Ali Jafarian Former Chancellor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Axel Kahn Axel Kahn Dean Sorbonne Paris Cité, France
  • Michael J. Klag, Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Michael J. Klag Former Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
  • Fernando Regateiro Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal Fernando Regateiro CEO, Coimbra University Hospital Center, Portugal
  • João Gabriel Silva, Rector, University of Coimbra João Gabriel Silva Rector, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Stephen K. Smith Stephen K. Smith Pro Rector, Health Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Foto: Steve Wesselingh Steve Wesselingh Dean Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • John Eu-Li Wong Chief Executive Officer, National University Health System, Singapore

Scientific Committee

The World Health Summit Scientific Committee consists of the M8 Alliance Executive Committee and these members of the World Health Summit Council:

Co-Chairs

  • Stefan Kaufmann Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Germany
  • Fernando Regateiro Chairman of the Board of Directors, Coimbra University Hospitals, Portugal Fernando Regateiro CEO, Coimbra University Hospital Center, Portugal

Till Bärnighausen
Director
Heidelberg Institute of Public Health, Germany

Elizabeth Blackburn
Nobel Prize Laureate, President Emerita
Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA

Thomas B. Cueni
Director General
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, Switzerland


Christian Drosten
Director, Institute of Virology
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Bärbel-Maria Kurth
Director, Epidemiology and Health Monitoring
Robert Koch Institute, Germany
(c) Robert Koch Institute / Dugnus

Thomas Mettenleiter
President
Institute of Molecular Virology and Cell Biology, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Germany

Maike Sander
Director
Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, UC San Diego, USA

Günter Stock
President
ALLEA, All European Academies, Germany

Ambassadors

Edelgard Bulmahn
Former Federal Minister of Education and Research
Germany

Manfred Dietel
Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Eckart von Hirschhausen
Medical Doctor and Cabaret
Germany

Michael Rabbow
Senior Advisor
E&P Focus Africa Consulting
Germany

Heinz Riederer
Managing Director
iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. Gesundheit, Germany

Reinhard Schäfers
Former German Ambassador
Germany

Ansgar Tietmeyer
Former Head of Public Affairs
Deutsche Bank AG, Germany

Charles Yankah
Chairman
Afrika Kulturinstitut e.V., Berlin, Germany

Council

Chair

  • Ilona Kickbusch International Advisory Board Chair, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva

Members

Ala Alwan
University of Washington, Department of Global Health

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

Till Bärnighausen
Heidelberg University

Hans-Peter Baur
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Ingo Behnel
German Federal Ministry of Health

Christoph Beier
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Christoph Benn
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Tobias Bergner
German Federal Foreign Office

Arnaud Bernaert
World Economic Forum

Catherina Böhme
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics

Thomas B. Cueni
Int. Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations

Manfred Dietel
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Klaus Dugi
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Timothy Evans
World Bank

Roland Göhde
German Health Alliance

Jörg Hacker
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

Shannon Hader
UNAIDS

Andrew Haines
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Zsuzsanna Jakab
World Health Organization

Ashish Jha
Harvard Global Health Institute

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
Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale

Marion Lieser
Oxfam Germany

Klaus Lindpaintner
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center

Philippe Meyer
Descartes Université

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

Mathias Scheller
Albertinen-Diakoniewerk

Hans J. Schellnhuber
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Günter Stock
European Federation of Academics of Sciences and Humanities

Veronika von Messling
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Lothar Wieler
Robert Koch Institute