CEPI Board

CEPI is a Norwegian Association and CEPI’s primary governing body is the CEPI Board. The Board has 12 voting members (four investors and eight independent members representing competencies including industry, global health, science, resource mobilisation, finance) and five observers. The Board is advised on decisions, such as prioritising pathogens and selecting development partners, by our Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Board Voting Members

Find out more about our voting members of the Board.

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Prof. Jane Halton

Chair of CEPI Board

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Dr. L. Rizka Andalucia

Director-General for Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Ministry of Health, Indonesia

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Cyrus Ardalan

Chairman of LXI REIT PLC, Trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation Chairing its financial services subsidiary CFSL, and Chairman of Blend Network

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Dr. Githinji Gitahi

Group Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa

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Prof Dr Veronika Von Messling

Directorate-General of the Life Science Division, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

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Dr David Reddy

Director General, IFPMA and Secretary of the Biopharmaceutical CEO Roundtable

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Professor Samba Sow

Director, CVD-Mali

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Dr Soumya Swaminathan

Chairperson, MSSRF

Dr Yasuhiro Suzuki, President, International University of Health and Welfare. Advisor to the Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Government of Japan

Dr Yasuhiro Suzuki

President, International University of Health and Welfare, Advisor to the Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare, Government of Japan

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Dr Jeanette Vega Morales

Medical Doctor and Pediatrician, University of Chile and Doctor of Public Health, University of Illinois

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Alexander Pym

Director of Infectious Disease, Wellcome Trust

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Dr Rajeev Venkayya

CEO, Aerium Therapeutics


Board Non-Voting Members

Find out more about our non-voting members of the Board.

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Dr Cherry Gagandeep Kang

Professor and Head of Wellcome Research Laboratory, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, India

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Dr Emmanuel Hanon

Chief Executive Officer of Vicebio


Juan Pablo Uribe

Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank and Director of the Global Financing Facility

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Dr Mike Ryan

Deputy Director General of WHO, Executive Director, Health Emergencies Programme, WHO

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Dr Richard Hatchett

Chief Executive Officer, CEPI


Board Committees

We have four Board Committees; Executive and Investment, Nominations, Compensation, Diversity and Inclusion, Audit and Risk and Equitable Access. Other Board members or experts may be called upon as advisers or observers as needed.

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Executive and Investment Committee

CEPI’s Executive and Investment Committee provides strategic guidance to the CEO and acts on behalf of the CEPI Board to support on matters including, but not limited to, responses to arising matters, time-sensitive decisions related to CEPI’s investment portfolio, approval of organizational policies, and ad-hoc funding requests and decisions up to an amount of US$50 million.

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Nominations, Compensation, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The responsibilities of CEPI’s Nominations, Compensation, Diversity and Inclusion Committee include, but are not limited to, the review of total compensation for CEPI employees, nomination of Board Members, and supports CEPI’s work to develop a diverse and inclusive work force.

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Audit and Risk Committee

Our Audit and Risk Committee are involved in CEPI’s internal and external audit processes, and consider and monitor potential risks that may impact CEPI. 

The Committee also review and monitor CEPI’s budget and financial activities and review and receive reports of activities relating to compliance, whistleblowing and fraud.

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Equitable Access Committee

A commitment to equitable access is inscribed in CEPI’s DNA. It is core to CEPI’s vision of a world in which epidemics and pandemics are no longer a threat to humanity. CEPI’s commitment to equitable access informs every aspect of our work and has done so since our very beginnings. CEPI’s approach to enabling equitable access is guided by its Equitable Access Policy, and is overseen by the Equitable Access Committee, a committee of the CEPI Board. 

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