Executive director


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:


The ED of the Global Fund reports on how the Fund intends to increase programmatic quality and efficiency

29 Nov 2016

In his report to the Board, Executive Director Dr Mark Dybul, highlighted that in order for the Fund to maximize impact at the country level, the Fund must explore ways to improve program quality and efficiency from design to implementation. Dr Dybul stated in the report that the approach it is taking builds upon the Program Quality and Efficiency project it developed in 2015 which aims to improve health program outcomes.


Main decisions made at Board meeting

18 Nov 2016

On 16-17 November 2016, the Global Fund Board held its 36th meeting in Montreux, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status.


Process launched for recruitment of next E.D.

17 Nov 2016
Deadline for applications is 5 December 2016
Selection expected to be made on 1 March 2017

The Board has formally launched the recruitment process for a new executive director to replace Dr Mark Dybul, whose term expires on 31 May 2017. Dr Dybul has indicated that he is not seeking a renewal of his term.

The Board is expected to make a selection of the new E.D. during a Board retreat scheduled for 28 February-1March.


Executive Director of Global Fund highlights efforts to increase impact in the fight against TB and MDR-TB

17 Nov 2016

One of the major themes in the Executive Director’s Report is that multi-drug resistant TB is creating a real threat to global health security and now is the time for a rapid and urgent response on TB. The disease has become a public health crisis as more people die from drug-resistant TB than any other antimicrobial resistant agent.

Appel à candidatures - Directeur/trice général/e, Bureau des circonscriptions africaines

5 Jul 2016

Le Bureau des circonscriptions africaines du Fonds mondial lance un appel à candidatures pour le poste de Directeur/trice général/e. Le poste est situé à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie.


Call for nominations: Executive Director, African Constituency Bureau

22 Jun 2016

The African Constituency Bureau of the Global Fund is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The position is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Bureau provides support to the the African constituency representatives to the Global Fund Board – i.e. the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) constituency, and the West and Central African (WCA) constituency.


Aidspan hires new Executive Director

21 Jun 2016
Ida Hakizinka is well known in the Global Fund community

The Board of Aidspan has announced the appointment of Ida Hazinka as Executive Director of Aidspan, effective immediately. Ms Hakizinka is from Rwanda.

Ms Hakizinka recently resigned her position as Chair of the Aidspan Board so that she could be considered for the E.D. position. The position was advertised publicly; 73 applications were received, of which seven made the shortlist.


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