Executive director


Process to select the Global Fund’s next executive director is on track, Nomination Committee says

5 Sep 2017
Newspaper advertisements yielded 92 applications

The Global Fund Board is on track to select a new executive director at its meeting on 14-15 November 2017.


Global Fund’s next E.D. should be able to broker deals, pitch policymakers and reach into the private sector: Dybul

18 Jul 2017
“A narrow focus on delivering health services through public institutions won’t end [the] three global plagues”

The Global Fund’s next executive director does not need to be a technically-minded public health expert, he said. “The organization would benefit from someone who understands how to structure deals, how to pitch policymakers, and how to reach into the private sector where the majority of people in countries with big disease burdens — like India and Indonesia — actually access their healthcare,” he added.


Global Fund advertises executive director position on The Economist’s Jobs Board

13 Jun 2017
Closing date for applications is 21 July 2017

The position of executive director of the Global Fund has been posted on the online Jobs Board on the website of the news magazine, The Economist. The announcement, which can be found here, was first posted on 9 June 2017.

The closing date for applications is 21 July 2017.


New process launched to select Global Fund E.D.

5 May 2017
Nomination Committee formed; road map developed

The Global Fund Board has officially launched a new executive director selection process. It was launched on the second day of the Board’s 37th meeting on 3-4 May in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Board tried to select a new executive director in late 2016 and early 2017 but had to abandon the process (see GFO article).


Global Fund is developing a comprehensive supply chain strategy

4 May 2017

The Global Fund is developing a comprehensive supply chain strategy that will define a scope of responsibility, oversight, and necessary initiatives to address supply chain challenges.


GNP+ describes “the qualities we will look for” in the next E.D.

3 Apr 2017

In a commentary posted on its website, the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) has identified three qualities that the next executive director of the Global Fund should exemplify. They are as follows:


What went wrong with the selection process for a new executive director?

13 Mar 2017
Everyone agrees that the process was too rushed

Not surprisingly, opinions concerning what went wrong with the Global Fund’s executive director selection process vary, depending on who you ask. Many of the people we spoke to in preparation for this article – including Board delegations – were reluctant to comment at all, let alone publicly.


Marijke Winjroks appointed Interim E.D.

13 Mar 2017
Appointment takes effect on 1 June

The Global Fund Board has appointed Marijke Wijnroks as Interim Executive Director effective 1 June 2017. The four-year term of the current executive director, Mark Dybul, expires on 31 May. Dr Wijnroks will serve until a new executive director is selected by the Board and is able to begin.


Board to “restart the process” of searching for a new executive director

28 Feb 2017
Board members chose not to consider either of the two short-listed candidates

Citing concerns about the process, the Global Fund Board has decided to prolong the search for a new executive director.  


New E. D. to be selected at Board Retreat

14 Feb 2017
A short list of up to four candidates has been sent to Board members and alternates

The next executive director of the Global Fund will be selected at a Board Retreat that will be held on 27-28 February in Geneva. He or she will replace Dr Mark Dybul, whose term ends on 31 May 2017.

The main steps of the recruitment process, as decided by the Board and as reported by GFO last November, were as follows:


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