ROBERT R. FILIPP

President 

International lawyer, entrepreneur, former United Nations official, former 

Head of Innovative Financing at the Global Fund, recognised for his pioneering work in innovative financing for development, including Debt2Health, the Dow Jones Global Fund Index for socially responsible financial products for Deutsche Bank and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. Extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including as CEO of 3Wayste, Managing Director at Pimacom, positions at UNDP and the World Bank.

LEONARD LERER

Senior Vice President

MD and MBA, inventor, book author, CEO of BYAS leading collaborative innovation projects in circular economy 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 Chair of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), 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, Minister of Health and Minister of Culture. 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.

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ALEXANDRE 

VASSILTCHIKOV

Member of the Board

Banking executive with more than 20 years' experience at major European banks, including as COO, CFO and CRO of their Swiss platform and Director of Monaco and Jersey banks . Former Attorney-at-Law in Geneva, London and Moscow with special interest in governance, regulatory, tax and risk matters in the finance and trading sectors. Alexandre is a Board Member of the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association.

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.

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MAHENAU AGHA

Vice President 

Communications expert, former United Nations official, “Gugu” is a director at the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System, working with central banks and the private sector. Previously, she was Communications Director at IRENA, Communication Officer at UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) and has an extensive network covering public and private sectors related to the environment and development.

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EDOARDO GIUDICE

Vice President

MBA, entrepreneur and finance executive, Edoardo is CEO of Swiss financial advisory company Fluent SA and company director in the private sector. Edoardo was at BNP Paribas and Total, and has extensive experience in banking, risk management, commodity trading, asset management and insurance. 

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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.