Global Fund [to 4 March 2017]
03 March 2017
Global Fund Names Marijke Wijnroks Interim Executive Director
GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund has appointed Marijke Wijnroks as Interim Executive Director, to serve from 1 June 2017 until a new Executive Director selected by the Board is able to begin.
Dr. Wijnroks has served as a leader at the Global Fund since 2013, effectively acting as second in command to Mark Dybul, the current Executive Director, who steps down on 31 May 2017 after completion of a four-year term.
The Board said that Dr. Wijnroks brings an incisive degree of knowledge about internal operations at the Global Fund, where she oversees day-to-day work. She chairs decision-making groups such as the Management Executive Committee and Policy Committee when Dr. Dybul is unavailable, and chairs the Grant Approvals Committee on a regular basis. She frequently represents the Global Fund at external events.
“Marijke is a highly effective leader and manager who can get things done,” said Dr. Dybul. “She knows the Global Fund better than anyone and can steer our exceptional staff until a new Executive Director starts.”…
Global Fund Board to Continue Search for Executive Director
27 February 2017
The Board of the Global Fund announced today that it will continue to search for a new Executive Director.
“The Board is committed to a process that adheres to the highest possible standards, and is fair, transparent, merit-based, and conducted with due diligence and professionalism,” said Norbert Hauser, the Chair of the Board.
The Board convened in Geneva on 27 February to review finalists recommended by the Board’s Nominations Committee.
Due to issues encountered in the recruitment process, the Board felt they were unable to bring the process to conclusion. While expressing its complete support for the work of the Nominations Committee, the Board decided to restart the process.
The Board’s overarching priority is to continue looking for a new Executive Director to provide visionary leadership and implement an ambitious new strategy to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.