CEPI – Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations [to 4 March 2017]
28 February 2017
Dr Richard Hatchett offered position as permanent CEO of CEPI
Media release, Oslo, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
The interim CEPI board decided at its meeting 27 February to offer the position of permanent CEO of CEPI to Dr Richard Hatchett. He comes to the position from the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he was Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer.
Over the course of his career Dr Hatchett has led medical countermeasure development programs at BARDA and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has played leading roles at HHS and the White House in designing these programs as well as in planning for and responding to H5N1 avian influenza (“bird flu”), the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, and the Ebola, MERS, and Zika epidemics.
Professor K Vijay Raghavan, chair of the interim CEPI board, said: “The board is delighted to offer Dr Hatchett the position as the CEO of CEPI. He has the right expertise and experience to take CEPI into the next and permanent phase of its work. His experience from public health preparedness, both from BARDA, NIH and previously from the White House, makes him very well equipped to deliver on the vision and mission of CEPI.”…