John Schaeffler

John Schaeffler is the Executive Global Government Affairs Leader for GE Healthcare. John re-joined GE Healthcare in March 2010. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Leader of Government Relations from 2004 to 2009. In between his time at GE Healthcare, John was the Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs of DaVita – a … Continued

Dr. Fouad Alshaban

Neurological Disorders Research Center Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Hamad Bin Khalifa University Dr. Fouad Alshaban graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine, and became involved in the field of preventive medicine. He obtained his Diploma in Public Health, MSc, in Occupational Health, and PhD in Occupational Medicine from the United Kingdom. He has held many different … Continued

Dr. Omar M. El-Agnaf

Considered a pioneer in the field of Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative diseases and the recipient of 8 regional and international awards recognizing his scientific and leadership contributions, Dr. Omar El-Agnaf is an eminent scholar in his field.As Executive Director of Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. El-Agnaf has successfully directed his organization’s efforts to improve and … Continued

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh is a senior Advisor to HE the minister of public health for Sports and emergency affairs and the Deputy Executive Director, Medical Affairs, SCDL. He graduated from the Royal college of Surgeon in Ireland in 1988, obtained his FRCS and Arab board Certificate in Surgery in 1993, obtained master degree … Continued

Mr. Joshua Setipa

Mr. Joshua Phoho Setipa assumed the role of Managing Director for The Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries in November 2018. He overseas the vision, strategy and activities of this new UN institution and is a passionate advocate for improving access to science, technology and innovation in the world’s least developed countries. With over 20 … Continued

Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu

Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu is the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. She assumed her role in May 2017. Ms. ‘Utoikamanu is responsible for monitoring and following up on the implementation of all three Programmes of Action under the purview of UN-OHRLLS. She is also called … Continued

Prof. Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem is an internationally recognized academician and health care leader with Sidra Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Inaugural Chair of Psychiatry for Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine/ Cornell University, USA. He has played an instrumental role in establishing child, … Continued

HE Mohammad Sarwar

Mohammad Sarwar is a successful businessman, philanthropist and politician. Mohammad was born in Faisalabad – Pakistan, and moved to Scotland in the mid 70’s to join his wife Perveen with whom he now has four children.  After arriving in Scotland he became successful in the Scottish Wholesale sector, and then went into politics becoming Britain’s … Continued

Dr. Fahmy Hanna

Dr. Fahmy Hanna MD, a psychiatrist by training, has more than 15 years of experience in mental health services and its development in low and middle-income settings. He served mainly at duty stations in countries affected by complex emergencies, including at the WHO offices in Syria and Libya. In 2014, he moved full-time to WHO … Continued

Dr. Afzal Javed

Dr. Afzal Javed is a president, The World Psychiatric Association. He also holds the honorary position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan).He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan and received higher specialised training in Psychiatry from Pakistan and UK (from Royal Edinburgh Hospital, University of Edinburgh, and Institute of … Continued

Ken Scott

Ken Scott MBE has been the Head of Inspectorate at the SGSA since 2016, having started as an Inspector within the organisation in 2013.  He was previously involved in local government, including being Chair of the Safety Advisory Group for the English soccer team Sunderland. He is the lead author of the SGSA’s Guide to … Continued

Dr. Richard Ponzio

Dr. Richard Ponzio is Director of Just Security 2020 and Senior Fellow at The Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, he led the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, where he directed the Albright-Gambari Commission with the Stimson Center. Earlier, Dr. Ponzio served as Senior Adviser in the U.S. State Department’s … Continued

Prof. Joris Larik

Professor Joris Larik is Assistant Professor of EU and International Law at Leiden University and Senior Advisor to the Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center. Dr. Larik has contributed to several high-level policy reports, including the 2015 report of the Albright-Gambari Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance and most recently as Secretary of the Expert … Continued

Elhadj As Sy

Mr. Elhadj As Sy was Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 2014 to 2019. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and is also the Chair of Kofi Annan Foundation. Prior to his leadership role at the IFRC, Mr. Sy was UNICEF’s Director … Continued

Cristina Petcu

Ms. Cristina Petcu is a Research Associate with the Just Security 2020 project at the Stimson Center. She is a native of Romania and received a Master of Arts in International Affairs with concentrations in conflict & security and development from The New School. Prior to joining Stimson, she served in various roles at the … Continued


Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Founding Director of both the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, and the Institute of Global Health & Development at the Aga Khan University; the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; and Chairman of The … Continued

Dr. Krishna Ella

Dr. Krishna Ella graduated with a Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-1992) and returned to India in 1996 to start Bharat Biotech. Bharat Biotech, located in India, primarily focuses on neglected diseases since many neglected diseases turn out to be pandemic diseases, continue to work on emerging problems of pandemic diseases. With over 115 … Continued

Dr. Ekaterine Tikaradze

Dr. Ekaterine Tikaradze was appointed as a Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia in June, 2019. She manages the biggest budget among the ministries in Georgia. She is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and supervision of the implemented activities in the fields of Labour, … Continued

Dr. Olivier Véran

Olivier Véran was born on April 22nd 1980 in Saint-Martin d’Heres, in the lsere region, where he spent his all of his childhood and attended school. Son of an engineer and an English teacher, his calling for the field of medicine began at an early age. This was strengthened during his night job as an … Continued

Dr. William Foege

Dr. Foege is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became chief of the Smallpox Eradication Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was appointed director of the CDC in 1977. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, received his medical degree from the University … Continued

Dr. Donald Hopkins

From 1967–1969, Don Hopkins directed the successful Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program in Sierra Leone. Following the eradication of smallpox, his book on the disease, “Princes and Peasants: Smallpox in History,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It was reissued in 2002 with the title “The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History.” Dr. Hopkins’ professional experience includes … Continued

Adam Weiss

In 2018, after more than 15 years of Guinea worm field experience in four countries, Adam Weiss was named director of the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program. In this capacity, Mr. Weiss works in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide technical assistance to … Continued

Dr. Jerome Kim

Jerome Kim, M.D., is the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and an international expert on the evaluation and development of vaccines. His depth and breadth of scientific experience span basic research through advanced clinical development. IVI’s oral cholera vaccine is used around the world to prevent this deadly diarrheal disease. IVI’s typhoid … Continued

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults.  His first degree was from Wadham College, Oxford and he went on to study for an MA and a PhD. He is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London where he co-devised and teaches an MA in … Continued

Prof. Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance in 2019. She is also the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University. Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She has become a leading figure in global health, … Continued

Dr. Janil Puthucheary

Dr. Janil Puthucheary concurrently holds the appointment of Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Ministry of Health. He previously held appointments as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Education (2017 – 2018) and the Ministry of Transport (2018 – 2020). He is also the Chairman of … Continued

Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha

As the Manager of Screening Programs within Primary Health Care Corporation in Qatar, Dr. Shaikha Sami AbuShaikha plays a vital role in implementing the national population-based Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programs. Her mandate is to expand preventive and community-based healthcare by taking this ‘Prevention’ message to a wider audience and connecting more effectively with … Continued

Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari

Mr. Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari is the Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, managing the State of Qatar’s foreign aid and international development activities. Since 2014, he led the establishment, strategy-setting, operationalization, partnerships, and funding programs of the Qatar Fund for Development in various developing countries.Previously, Mr. Al-Kuwari was the Chief Operating Officer of … Continued

Dr. Anders Tegnell

Dr. Anders Tegnell is the State Epidemiologist of Sweden, the Deputy Director General as well as the Head of the Department of Public Health Analysis and Data Management at the Public Health Agency. He is a medical doctor with a PhD in infectious diseases and a Master in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene … Continued

Tina Endericks

Ms. Tina Endericks is Head of Global Health Security, Public Health England, where one of her key areas of work continues to be supporting the safe and health delivery of mass gatherings. This role includes providing technical advice to those planning mass gatherings and helping to develop the evidence base for the public health implications … Continued

Dr. Iain Foulkes

lain was appointed to the board in August 2009 and is responsible for research strategy and its implementation. He oversees CRUK’s portfolio of research across discovery science, translational research, clinical and population research. This research portfolio includes international Grand Challenges, our clinical trial portfolio and oversight of our Institutes and Centres. As CEO of Cancer … Continued

Dr. Deeph Chana

Professor Chana is currently Co-Director of both the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London and its Centre for Financial Technology. He is actively engaged in a number of technology entrepreneurship activities and is an advisor on emerging and disruptive technologies to NATO. Prof Chana has extensive experience of leading science and … Continued

Dr. Jasem Al-Mutawa

Educational and Social Expert and Former judge from Kuwait with more than 30 years of experience in family affairs, marriage, education, children and youth development. He chaired many civil society organizations in the MENA region with a focus on children, youth and family, and published many books related to family affairs, marriage and children.

Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz

Mary Gospodarowicz is University Professor at the University of Toronto, past Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and radiation oncologist with longstanding interest in genitourinary cancers and lymphomas. Her research focused on clinical trials evaluating radiation therapy, image-guided precision radiotherapy, cancer survivorship, and more recently global cancer control, global access to radiotherapy, and quality … Continued

Dr. Soraya Tremayne

Soraya Tremayne is a social anthropologist and the Founding Director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group (FRSG), School of Anthropology. She is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology; the convener of the seminar series on Women’s Rights in the Middle East at the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s … Continued

Stéphanie Seydoux

Stéphanie Seydoux has been appointed French Ambassador for Global Health in May 2018 and has been representing France in various international organizations ever since. She has been particularly involved and active in the 6th Global Fund Replenishment conference in Lyon, in October 2019. Before that, she served as the head of the Women’s Rights and … Continued

HRH Princess Dina Mired

– Patron of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology – Immediate Past President of UICC – Member of WHO Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer HRH Princess Dina Mired, is a mother of a cancer survivor and is a well-known and respected advocate for cancer control and non-communicable diseases. HRH Princess Dina is … Continued

Safiya Al Bahlani

Safiya Al Bahlani is an Omani physically challenged young woman; an artist, creative designer and an inspirational and motivational speaker. Safiya’s short forearms, a deformed left knee, and a short right leg stump is what people could see, however that was not her only challenge, she is deaf in her right ear, and also has … Continued

Dr. Abdullatif Mohammed Al Khal

Dr. Al Khal earned his MBBCh from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1989. He undertook his internship at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in the State of Qatar, and in 1991, joined the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT, USA, followed by completion of a … Continued

Dr. Jackson Orem

Dr. Jackson Orem is a medical oncologist and Executive Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). UCI is a teaching and research institute of the Government of Uganda under the Ministry of Health affiliated with Makerere University and is spearheading all aspect of cancer research and training in oncology in Uganda.UCI is designated as the … Continued

Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a national research institute and member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University (US); and a former chief scientist at Hewlett-Packard HQ in Palo Alto, CA. Leading QCRI since 2010, … Continued

Prof. Rowaida Al Maaitah

Professor Rowaida Al Maaitah is a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), member of the higher Council of the National Centre for Curriculum Development, Consultant for Her Royal Highness Princess Muna El–Hussein for Health and Social Development and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in … Continued

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari was appointed as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean in 2018. A specialist in family and community medicine, Dr. Al Mandhari was Head of Quality Management and Development at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital from 2005 to 2006, followed by Deputy Director-General for Clinical Affairs until 2010. In 2013, he was appointed Director-General … Continued

Vartan Sarkissian

Prior to launching Apomatix, Vartan was the founder and CEO of two software companies, both successfully sold in 2009. HighTechTA (2004), an R&D lab, provided acoustic recognition and behavioural modelling technology for the growing mobile industry and RawRip.com (2006), a music streaming company that was the first to offer Hybrid Recommendation technology and a disruptive … Continued

Dr. Michael Ryan

Dr. Michael Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and … Continued

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. He is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO African Region to … Continued

Erion Veliaj

Erion Veliaj was re-elected as Mayor of Tirana in June 2019, after being firstly elected as the city’s 42nd Mayor in 2015. Prior to his tenure Erion Veliaj served as a Member of the Parliament of Albania and as Minister of Social Welfare and Youth from 2013 through 2015. Before joining the ranks of the … Continued

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018), the first female President. She also served as Health Minister (2000 to 2002) as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defense Minister (2002 to 2004). During her presidential tenures, she promoted the rights of all but … Continued

Muzoon Almellehan

Ms. Muzoon Almellehan has been campaigning for children’s education in emergencies since she was forced to flee Syria in 2013 with her family. Muzoon started her campaign in Jordan, where she was living as a refugee in camps for three years, including 18 months in Za’atari. As part of a UNICEF-supported back-to-school campaign, she first … Continued

HRH The Countess of Wessex

A full-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between her work in support of The Queen and visits to a large number of her own charities and organisations. She has a wide range of interests which include supporting people with disabilities, the prevention of blindness in developing countries, … Continued

Dr. Paul Farmer

Medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who … Continued

Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla

Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla is Senior Consultant of Family Medicine & Executive Director of Operations at Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), as well as the Deputy National Lead for Mental Health & Wellbeing in the State of Qatar. She has extensive experience of both clinical practice and healthcare leadership combined with a strong commitment … Continued

Afrah Moosa Ali

Ms. Afrah Moosa Ali is driven by her dedication to improving the health and care of patients and communities in Qatar. As Assistant Director of Nursing in Operations for Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Afrah brings more than twenty years of key competencies and extensive experience in nursing and nursing management to promote patient and … Continued

Elizabeth Iro

Elizabeth Iro is the World Health Organization Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), commencing the role in January 2018. Elizabeth is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms. Iro is from the Cook Islands and prior to taking up her role she served as her country’s Secretary of Health between 2012 and 2017. In this role, she implemented legislative … Continued

David Humphreys

David Humphreys is the Global Head of Health Policy for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Healthcare Practice. He leads a multidisciplinary team that conducts high quality clinical and policy analyses to inform micro level health decision making and produce macro level perspectives. Supporting clients across the health ecosystem for internal and external strategy making, David … Continued

Dr. Suzanne Hammad

Dr. Suzanne Hammad, holds a PhD in Sociology from Queens University, Belfast and an MA in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Nottingham. Over the past year in her role as Advisor to the Executive Director’s Office at the Centre for Elderly Empowerment and Care (Ehsan), she supported the centre’s social services and … Continued

Sheikh Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani

Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani is Director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health, Qatar, since 2008. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College and Qatar University. Dr. Mohamed Bin Hamad Al Thani developed programs to protect the health of individuals, families … Continued

Dr. Ahsan Nazeer, MD

Dr. Ahsan Nazeer, MD is the Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Sidra Medicine and an Associate Professor, Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Nazeer is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College. He completed his Adult Psychiatry Residency at Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU/KCMS) Kalamazoo, Michigan and Child … Continued

Prof. Shekhar Saxena

Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A psychiatrist by training, he was in the faculty of AIIMS, New Delhi before he joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1998. From 2010 to … Continued

Paola Barbarino

Paola Barbarino is CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International. Prior to this, she was CEO of LIFE and occupied senior positions with Cass Business School, Tate, British Library and IIED. She is a Board Member of the World Dementia Council, a Trustee of The Postal Museum and of Lauderdale House. Previously she was a Non-Executive Director … Continued

Dr. Sanaa Alharahsheh

Dr. Sanaa Alharahsheh is a Senior Associate of Research & Policy at World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), a member of Qatar Foundation. She previously worked as a Senior Researcher at Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), also a member of Qatar Foundation. Dr. Alharahsheh taught at Wayne State University for several years and received her … Continued

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell is the Director of the Health Workforce Department at the World Health Organization. He oversees the development and implementation of global public goods, evidence and tools to inform national and international investments in the education, development and retention of the health and social sector workforce in pursuit of global health security, universal health … Continued

Prof. Debbie White

Debbie White is currently Dean and CEO at the University of Calgary, Qatar. Prior to this she was the Associate Dean of Research at the University of Calgary in Alberta before moving to Qatar. She has held leadership positions both in health and education and has an extensive clinical background with more than 30 years … Continued

Dr. M. Walid Qoronfleh PhD, MBA

Dr. M. Walid Qoronfleh is the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at Qatar Foundation-WISH. Dr. Qoronfleh leads the WISH Doha-based research unit which is engaged in research areas that are of immediate global and local healthcare relevance to Qatar. The research is undertaken with a view to positively impacting healthcare research outcomes, health care … Continued

Dr. Said Ismail

Dr. Said Ismail is the Director of the Qatar Genome program (QGP), one of the major national programs in the region. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Oxford and has experience extending into various fields including research, education and consultancy. His research experience is in the field of molecular biology and genetics … Continued

Dr. Lotfi Chouchane

Dr. Lotfi Chouchane is professor in the departments of genetic medicine, and microbiology and immunology of Weill Cornell Medicine since 2005. Dr. Chouchane received his Ph.D. in immunology from the Pasteur Institute of Paris and the University of Paris VII. Following a four-year post-doctoral position at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National … Continued

Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and an internationally recognized leader on climate change. She was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016. During her tenure at the UNFCCC, Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, financial institutions and NGOs to … Continued

Justin van Fleet

Justin van Fleet is the President of the global children’s charity Theirworld and Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition for Education.He previously served as the Director of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity and Chief of Staff to the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown … Continued


Silvano Coletti is the founder and CEO of Chelonia SA, the leading Swiss corporation aiming to enable the use of scientific discoveries and to support the innovation-driven industries in adopting new technologies. Educated at the School of Engineering of Politecnico di Milano and Harvard Business School (USA), Silvano Coletti is a serial entrepreneur in life sciences … Continued

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti is the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa and the first woman to occupy this position. She was recently confirmed by the WHO Executive Board after her resounding re-lection for the second term. Over the past five years, Dr. Moeti has led a Transformation Agenda that is widely acknowledged … Continued

Prof. Miranda Wolpert MBE

Professor Miranda Wolpert heads up the Mental Health Priority Area at the Wellcome Trust. This involves overseeing a ring-fenced fund of £200million to develop a new generation of treatments and approaches to help young people with anxiety and depression. The overall vision is a world where no one is held back by mental health problems. … Continued

Dr. Roberto Bertollini

From October 2011 until June 2016, Roberto Bertollini, M.D., M.P.H. was WHO Representative to the EU in Brussels and Chief Scientist of the WHO Regional Office for Europe. Before this assignment, he occupied senior management positions in WHO both at the Regional Office for Europe and at the Headquarters in Geneva. Presently, he is Advisor … Continued

Prof. Lucille Blumberg

Professor Lucille Blumberg is a Deputy Director at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), of the National Health Laboratory Service, and Founding Head of the Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response. She is currently medical consultant to the Division for Outbreak Preparedness and Response and also medical consultant to the Centre for Emerging, … Continued

Dr. Leslie Snider

Dr. Leslie Snider is a psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience in mental health and psychosocial support programs and research in diverse global settings. She serves as Director of the MHPSS Collaborative for Children and Families in Adversity, hosted by Save the Children Denmark. In addition to serving as a public mental health clinician, Dr. … Continued

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan

Arvind Sivaramakrishnan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, and is based out of Chennai, India. He is responsible for IT strategy and implementation across the Apollo Hospitals group. Arvind has extensive experience in management consulting, architecting, and building solutions for enterprise wide applications. He also leads the digital transformation initiatives … Continued

Dr. Saira Ghafur

Dr. Saira Ghafur is the Digital Health Lead at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London and an honorary consultant in respiratory medicine at St Mary’s Hospital. At Imperial College Dr. Ghafur has spearheaded the College’s collaboration for healthcare cybersecurity. Dr. Ghafur also leads work on evidence generation for digital health, the value … Continued

Chinwendu Ukachukwu

Chinwendu Ukachukwu is a pharmacist and mental health advocate, passionate about supporting youth mental health. Chinwendu has worked in internally displaced persons camps and slums, where she offered psychosocial support to young people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency. Chinwendu was part of the WHO Innovation Lab where she created a tool to assess mental health … Continued

Devora Kestel

Dévora Kestel is a senior mental health policy specialist with more than twenty-five years of international experience in Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, implementing and advising governments on national policies related to mental health systems. She is a strong advocate for the rights of people with mental health issues. Ms. Kestel obtained her MSc … Continued

Dr. Dena Al-Thani

Dr. Dena Al-Thani is currently an Assistant Professor and The Director of Interdisciplinary Programs at the College of Science and Engineering at Hamad bin Khalifa University. Dr. Dena Al-Thani research areas of interests are inclusive design, accessibility, and designing for eHealth. In 2016, Dr. Dena Al Thani was awarded her Ph.D. in Computer Science from … Continued

Dr. Alia Abd El Hadi

Senior Consultant and Chairperson, Assisted Reproductive Center, Hamad Medical Corporation and Women’s Wellness and Research Center, HMC After medical school, Dr. Alia was one of the first female Qatari doctors to train in the UK for Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Alia had postgraduate training between different teaching hospitals such as Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, St. … Continued

Dr. Victor Dzau

Dr. Victor J. Dzau is the President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the United States. In addition, he serves as Vice Chair of the National Research Council. Dr. Dzau is also James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Chancellor Emeritus at Duke University and the past … Continued

Giles Duley

Giles Duley was born in 1971 in London. After 10 years as an editorial photographer in the fashion and music industries in both the US and Europe, he decided to abandon photography and left London. In 2000, he returned to photography, personally funding trips to document the stories of those affected by conflict across the … Continued


Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Chair of Imperial College Health Partners. He is an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS … Continued

Dr. Mohammed Ghaly

Mohammed Ghaly is currently professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics, Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. In 1999, he did Islamic Studies in English at al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and got his bachelor degree with Cum laude. In 2002, he got his M.A. degree in Islamic studies … Continued

Prof. Gillian Griffiths

Gillian Griffiths is Professor of Immunology and Cell Biology and a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, University of Cambridge.  Her research focusses on how ‘killer’ cells of the body’s immune system fight off cancerous or infected cells. Her work opens possibilities for controlling these killer cells, elucidating the … Continued

Dr. Tom Insel

Thomas R. lnsel, M.D., a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, has been a national leader in mental health research, policy, and technology. From 2002-2015, Dr. Insel served as director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) committed to research on mental disorders. Prior to serving as NIMH … Continued

Prof. Helen Christensen

Director and Chief Scientist, Black Dog Institute and Professor of Mental Health, University of New South Wales. Scientia Professor Helen Christensen (AO) is director and chief scientist at the Black Dog Institute and a professor of mental health at UNSW. She is chief investigator for the Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention, National Health … Continued

Dr. David Nabarro

David Nabarro is the co-director of the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London and supports systems leadership for sustainable development through his Switzerland-based social enterprise 4SD. In March 2020, David was appointed as WHO Special Envoy on COVID-19 by the WHO Director General. He secured his medical qualification in … Continued

Prof. Russell Viner

Professor in Adolescent Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London and President, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Russell Viner holds a personal chair in adolescent health at University College London (UCL), the first professor of adolescent health appointed in the UK. His research focuses on the health of adolescents, from global analyses … Continued

Abby Hoffman

Senior Executive in the Ministry of Health, Canada and World Athletics Executive Board Member. Over the past decade, Abby Hoffman has been the assistant deputy minister for the Strategic Policy Branch at Health Canada. In this capacity she was responsible for oversight of the Canada Health Act, the legal framework underpinning Canada’s universally accessible publicly-financed health care system, and a … Continued

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the first and current Surgeon General of California. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later on in life. She is an advisory council member for The Clinton Foundation’s Too Small to Fail campaign, and the Founder and former … Continued

Prof. Jeremy Hess

Professor in Emergency Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, and Global Health, Adjunct Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGe), University of Washington. Jeremy Hess serves as the director of the UW Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE). He has an MD and an MPH in … Continued