Recognising the achievements, addressing the challenges and getting back on track to achieve the MDGs by 2015


 DR. JULIAN LOB-LEVYT - GAVI Fund President & Chief Executive Officer, GAVI Executive Secretary

Julian Lob-Levyt joined GAVI in January 2005 as the Executive Secretary of the GAVI Alliance and CEO and President of the GAVI Fund. Prior to taking up the leadership of GAVI, Julian worked with UNAIDS as Senior Policy Adviser to the Executive Director. His career in global health has included work with both bilateral and multilateral organisations. Under the leadership of Secretary of State for International Development Clare Short, he was Chief Health Adviser at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) from 2000–2004. Other key posts have included Regional Health Adviser for the European Commission (EC) in Zimbabwe (1998-1999) and health sector reform Coordinator for WHO in Cambodia (1994- 1997). Julian formerly represented the UK Government and donor constituencies as a member of the GAVI Board, and represented the United Kingdom as a founding board member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. He is also a board member of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).