ROBERT R. FILIPP

President 

JD, MALD, lawyer, entrepreneur, former United Nations official, former Head of Innovative Financing at the Global Fund, recognised for known for his pioneering work in innovative financing including Debt2Health, the Dow Jones Global Fund Index and social ETFs for Deutsche Bank and NBAD. His experience spans across the public and private sectors, including as interim CEO at 3Wayste and positions at UNDP, the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank. 

LEONARD LERER

Senior Vice President

MD and MBA, inventor, book author, CEO of BYAS leading collaborative innovation projects at The Plant in Chicago. Leonard has extensive experience in impact assessment, entrepreneurial finance and life sciences and is widely published in these areas. He was an Executive Director at INSEAD, Managing Editor of the Journal of Medical Marketing, a senior advisor to the WHO, the Global Fund and in the financial industry.

CAROL BELLAMY

Member of the Board 

JD, internationally known non-profit executive, former Executive Director of UNICEF, Chair of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), Carol was also President & CEO of World Learning, Executive Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, first woman President of the New York City Council and early in her career held positions in investment banking at Bear Sterns and Morgan Stanley.

PHILIPPE DOUSTE-BLAZY

Member of the Board 

MD, former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Innovative Financing for Development, recognised for his role in creating the first global solidarity levy raising billions for global health (UNITAID). Philippe is a cardiologist, then joined politics as Mayor of Lourdes and Toulouse and was over 11 years cabinet minister in France, including as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Health. He was Chair of UNITAID and remains an effective voice for innovative financing for development.

GEORGES SUDARSKIS

Member of the Board 

LLM, MBA, investment professional, CEO of Sudarskis & Partners, serving on the Board of the sovereign wealth fund of Kazakhstan. Georges was the first CIO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), Head of M&A at ING Bank and Credit Lyonnais. He is known as a pioneer of the fund of funds investment strategy and an insider on sovereign wealth management, advising governments around the world.  He was instrumental in the innovative finance strategy for the Global Fund.

RIFAT ATUN

Member of the Board 

MD, MBA, Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. Rifat was Chair of Stop TB, member of the executive management team and a senior director at the Global Fund, Professor of International Health Management at Imperial College London and is recognised for his expertise in health systems innovation with more than 350 scientific publications,  member of ten Lancet commissions and advisor to governments and the WHO.

TITUS VAN STIPHOUT

Legal Counsel

LLM, lic. iur. Attorney-at-Law, Partner at Hofer van Stiphout Avocats in Switzerland, Legal Counsel for the IFF. In this capacity, Titus manages Board of Trustee matters, the relationship with the Swiss regulatory bodies, auditors and handles financial and statutory compliance. He is an expert in Swiss business law and EU trade law.

MAHENAU AGHA

Vice President 

Communications expert, former United Nations official, “Gugu” was Communications Director at IRENA, at UNDP, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and has an extensive network in environment and development. For IFF, she is the lead on public-private partnerships.

EDOARDO GIUDICE

Vice President

Entrepreneur and finance executive (HEC Paris), CEO of Fluent SA and company director in the private sector. Edoardo was at BNP Paribas and Total, and has an extensive network in banking, commodity trading, asset management, insurance. For IFF, he is the lead on product structuring and risk transfer mechanisms.

DONALDSON SACKEY

Director

Entrepreneur, Harvard-trained architect, former professional footballer --Donaldson is a man of many talents. He is a client advisor on business development, cryptocurrency

strategies and digital transformation. 

ANTOINE TABET

Director

Entrepreneur and investment professional, advising clients focused on the Middle East & Africa. Senior Board Director at CY. Talk S.A., a Swiss fintech. Antoine was Vice President at Lloyds TSB, Manager at Citibank International. For IFF, he is the lead on impact investment.