LEADERSHIP

Presidents

Charles IbingiraCharles IbingiraInternational President 2020 & 2021 Principal (until 2020)
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 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

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 Hospital and University 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 Director, Medical Education, University of AdelaideAustralia
  • 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 Rector (until 2020), Sapienza University of RomeItaly
  • Charles Ibingira Charles Ibingira Principal (until 2020), Makerere University College of Health SciencesUganda
  • Ali Jafarian Ali Jafarian Chancellor (until 2017), Tehran University of Medical SciencesIran
  • Michael J. Klag Michael J. Klag Dean (until 2017), 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 Federal Minister of Education and Research (until 2005)Germany
  • Manfred Dietel Manfred Dietel Director (until 2016), Institute of Pathology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinGermany
  • Alexander Hewer Member of the Executive Board, Klinikum StuttgartGermany
  • Eckart von Hirschhausen Eckart von Hirschhausen Physician, Science Journalist and Founder of the Healthy Planet - Healthy People FoundationGermany
  • 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 German Ambassador (until 2015)Germany
  • Ansgar Tietmeyer Ansgar Tietmeyer Head of Public Affairs (until 2017), Deutsche Bank AGGermany
  • Charles Yankah Charles Yankah Chairman, Afrika Kulturinstitut e.V.Germany

Council

Co-Chairs

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

Members

Till Bärnighausen
Heidelberg University

Ingo Behnel
German Federal Ministry of Health

Christoph Beier
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Christoph Benn
Director Global Health Diplomacy, The Joep Lange Institute 

Catherina Böhme
Cabinet Chief, 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

Shannon Hader
UNAIDS

Andrew Haines
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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

Bernd Montag
Siemens Healthineers

Andreas Penk
Pfizer Germany

Liam Smeeth
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Heinz Riederer
iNG innovation. Nachhaltigkeit. Gesundheit

Matthias Scheller
Albertinen-Diakoniewerk

Caroline Schmutte
Wellcome Trust

Veronika von Messling
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Lothar Wieler
Robert Koch Institute