SPEAKERS

A full list of 2019 speakers is available in our online program

The World Health Summit brings together leading researchers, physicians, government officials, and representatives from industry and civil society worldwide, including:

  • Jane Ruth Aceng, Minister of Health, Uganda Jane Ruth Aceng Minister of Health, Uganda
  • Ann Aerts Head, Novartis Foundation
  • Kwaku Agyeman-Manu Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Peter Albiez CEO, Pfizer Germany
  • Manica Balasegaram Executive Director, GARDP
  • Till Bärnighausen, Director, Heidelberg Institute of Public Health, Germany Till Bärnighausen Director, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health
  • Mukul Bhola Chief Executive, The Defeat-NCD Partnership
  • Gilles BLOCH - Inserm Gilles Bloch Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, INSERM
  • Mark Britnell Global Chairman and Senior Partner, KPMG International
  • Anne Bucher Director-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Epsy Campbell Barr Vice President, Republic of Costa Rica
  • Margaret Chan, Former Director-General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan Former Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD, France Francesca Colombo Head of Health Division, OECD
  • Thomas B. Cueni, Director General, IFPMA, Switzerland Thomas B. Cueni Director General, IFPMA
  • Roopa Dhatt Executive Director and Co-Founder, Women in Global Health
  • Annette Dixon Vice President, World Bank Group
  • Alan Donnelly Former Member of Parliament, United Kingdom & Former Member of the European Parliament
  • Ruxandra Draghia Vice President, Public Health and Scientific Affairs, MSD
  • Thoko Elphick-Pooley Director, UCNTD
  • Carissa F. Etienne - Photo Credit: PAHO/WHO Carissa F. Etienne Director, Pan American Health Organization
  • Jeremy Farrar, Executive Director, Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar Director, Wellcome Trust
  • Maria Flachsbarth Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ
  • Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda Diane Gashumba Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Stefan Germann CEO, Fondation Botnar
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Switzerland Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Stefania Giannini Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • Global CEO and Director General of AMREF Health Africa Group Githinji Gitahi Global CEO and Director General of AMREF Health Africa Group
  • Roland Göhde Chairman of the Board, German Health Alliance (GHA)
  • Shannon Hader Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • Julie Lyn Hall Chief of Staff and Special Advisor for Health, IFRC
  • Eckart von Hirschhausen Physician, TV Host, and Comedian | World Health Summit Ambassador
  • Jayasree Iyer Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation, The Netherlands
  • Ilona Kickbusch International Advisory Board Chair, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Bronwyn King CEO, Tobacco Free Portfolios
  • Prof.Heyo K.Kroemer-Vorstandsvorsitzender der Charité Heyo Kroemer CEO, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • David Loew Executive Vice President, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Christian Luft State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • by Jeronimus van Pelt Michael Makanga Executive Director, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership
  • Luiz Henrique Mandetta Minister of Health, Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Sonal Mehta Chief Executive, India HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti Regional Director for Africa, WHO
  • Bernd Montag President and CEO, Siemens Healthineers AG
  • Glen Moriarty Founder & Chief Executive Officer, 7 Cups
  • Mirfin Mpundu Executive Director, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)
  • Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany Gerd Müller Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Barbara Natterson-Horowitz Visiting Professor, Harvard University | Co-Director Evolutionary Medicine, UCLA
  • Randolph Nesse Founding Director, Center for Evolution and Medicine, Arizona State University
  • Sania Nishtar Co-Chair, WHO High-Level Independent Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Eva Njenga Chair, NCD Alliance Kenya
  • Sarah Norris Assistant Secretary, Department of Health, Australia
  • Harald Nusser Head of Novartis Social Business
  • Michael Oberreiter Head of Global Access, Roche
  • Catherine K. Ohura CEO and Executive Director, GHIT Fund
  • Niti Pall Medical Director, Global Health Practice, KPMG
  • Vikram Patel Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
  • Jaak Peeters Head of Global Public Health (GPH), Johnson & Johnson
  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Switzerland Peter Sands Executive Director, The Global Fund
  • Mark Saunders Group Chief for Strategy and Corporate Development, AIA
  • Christina Schrade Managing Director, SEEK Development
  • Julie Segre Head of Microbial Genomics , National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Alisher Shadmanov Minister of Public Health, Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Britta Siegmund Vice-President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Päivi Sillanaukee Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Dennis J. Snower President, Global Solutions Initiative Foundation
  • Jens Spahn, Minister of Health, Germany (© Bundesministerium für Gesundheit) Jens Spahn Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Julia Spencer Associate Vice President, Global Vaccines Public Policy, MSD
  • Camilla Stoltenberg Director General, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases, DNDi
  • Pavan Sukhdev President, WWF International Board
  • Charlene Sunkel CEO, Global Mental Health Peer Network
  • Ulana Suprun Former Acting Minister of Healthcare, Ukraine
  • Soumya Swaminathan Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Switzerland Elhadj As Sy Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Keizo Takemi Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange
  • Mercedes Tatay International Medical Secretary, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Juan Pablo Uribe Minister of Health and Social Protection, Republic of Colombia
  • Christof von Kalle BIH Chair for Clinical Translational Science
  • Natasha Wang Mwansa Junior Reporter, Advocate, and Activist
  • Lothar H. Wieler,  President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany Lothar H. Wieler President, Robert Koch Institute
  • Thomas Wilckens CEO, InnVentis Ltd.
  • John Eu-Li Wong Chief Executive Officer, National University Health System, Singapore
  • Andrea Wulf Author and Historian, Biographer of Alexander von Humboldt