Governance

CEPI Governance

The coalition’s activities are coordinated by a Secretariat, headquartered in Norway with support by the Norwegian government, and close support from the other founders:

  • Wellcome Trust
  • Government of India
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • World Economic Forum

Our Chief Executive Officer is Richard Hatchett.

CEPI is governed by a Board made up of experts from founding partners, industry, governments and non-governmental organisations. It is chaired by Jane Halton with Cherry Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College Vellore, as vice-chair. CEPI Investors, contributing to the general fund of CEPI, also form the CEPI Investors Council, which serves as a platform for engagement with other CEPI governance bodies. 

The Board is advised on decisions such as prioritising pathogens and selecting development partners by a Scientific Advisory Committee. This is chaired by Helen Rees, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, with James Robinson, James Robinson Biologics Consulting, as vice-chair.

A Joint Coordination Group coordinates the broader vaccine development efforts of CEPI partners and links up with other organisations to ensure vaccines reach the populations who need them. The group is chaired by Dr Margaret Hamburg, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Board

  • Jane Halton (Chair)

  • Cherry Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College Vellore (Vice Chair)

  • Tore Godal, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway

  • Joachim Klein, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

  • Ichiro Kurane, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan

  • Joanne Liu, Medecins sans Frontieres

  • Trevor Mundel, Global Health Division, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • John Nkengasong, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Peter Piot, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

  • David Reddy, Medicines for Malaria Venture

  • Rajeev Venkayya, Vaccine Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

 

Non-voting members

  • Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI
  • Helen Rees, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Chair of CEPI Scientific Advisory Committee)

  • Peggy Hamburg, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chair of CEPI Joint Coordination Group)

  • Peter Salama, WHO Health Emergencies Programme, World Health Organization

  • Tim Evans, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

 

CEPI Board Committees

Executive and Investment

Jane Halton, Chair

Cherry Kang

David Reddy

Tore Godal

Compensation and Nomination

Rajeev Venkayya, Chair

Joachim Klein

Trevor Mundel, Philanthropy Seat

Audit and Risk

Ichiro Kurane, Japan, Chair

John Nkengasong

Peter Piot

Alex Cebotari: non-voting member, World Bank

 

Full summaries of previous Board Meetings are available below. 

 

Board Meeting 8-9 Oct 2018

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Board Meeting 21 Jun 2018

The second CEPI Permanent Board Meeting took place on 21 June 2018.

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Board Meeting 7-8 Mar 2018

The first CEPI Permanent Board Meeting took place on 7-8 March 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

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Interim Board Meeting 20 Nov 2017

The fifth CEPI Interim Board Meeting took place on 20 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. 

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CEPI Interim Board Teleconference 21 Sep 2017

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Interim Board Meeting 11-12 Jul 2017

The fourth meeting of the CEPI Interim Board, hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin, was held on 11 and 12 July 2017.

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CEPI Interim Board Meeting 27 Feb 2017

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Interim Board Teleconference 12 Jan 2017

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Interim Board Meeting 15-16 Dec 2016

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Interim Board Teleconference 2 Nov 2016

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Interim Board Meeting 31 Aug 2016

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Investors Council

Investors Council Terms of Reference

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Scientific Advisory Committee

  • Helen Rees, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Chair)
  • James Robinson, James Robinson Biologics Consulting (Vice Chair)
  • Alash’le Abimiku, Institute of Human Virology
  • Alan D. Barrett, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Daniel Brasseur, Consultant
  • Christian Bréchot, Institut Pasteur
  • Paula Bryant, US National Institutes of Health
  • Ralf Clemens, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Inger Damon, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Delese Mimi Darko, Ghana Food and Drug Authority
  • John Edmunds, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • George Fu Gao, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Christian Happi, African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases
  • Penny Heaton, Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute
  • Thomas Kariuki, African Academy of Sciences 
  • Phil Krause, US Food and Drug Administration
  • Myron Levine, University of Maryland
  • Yves Lévy, INSERM
  • Kathleeen Neuzil, University of Maryland
  • Stanley Plotkin, VaxConsult
  • Connie Schmaljohn, USAMRIID
  • Kenji Shibuya, Department of Global Health Policy, University of Tokyo
  • Peter Smith, London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine
  • Michel De Wilde, Consultant

Non-voting members:

  • Vaseeharan Sathiyamoorthy, World Health Organization
  • Ali Alloueche, Takeda
  • Kathrin Jansen, Pfizer
  • Jean Lang, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Johan van Hoof, Johnson & Johnson

Science Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

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1 Jun 2018 SAC Meeting Summary

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27 Feb 2018 SAC Meeting Summary

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8 Nov 2017 SAC Meeting Summary

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24 Aug 2017 SAC Meeting Summary

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11 May 2017

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22-23 Feb 2017 SAC Meeting Summary

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13 Jan 2017 SAC Meeting Summary

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28 Nov 2016 SAC Meeting Summary

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20-21 Oct 2016 SAC Meeting Summary

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Joint Coordination Group

The JCG is composed of member institutions, which in turn appoint individuals to represent them in JCG meetings. From time to time, the JCG may choose to invite other organisations and experts to participate in meetings. The current members of the JCG are:

  • WHO
  • GAVI
  • EMA
  • FDA
  • MSF
  • UNICEF
  • IFRC
  • NIBSC
  • Wellcome

Joint Coordination Group Terms of Reference

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17 Sep 2018 JCG Minutes

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30 May 2018 JCG Minutes

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13 Feb 2018 JCG Minutes

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Governing documents

Articles of Association

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Internal policies

Board of Directors report

Board of Directors report, 2016–17

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Auditor's report

Independent Auditor's report, 2017

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