First meeting of the Pasteur Network Strategic Advisory Board

On April 17-18, 2024, the Pasteur Network Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) had its first meeting in Paris, France.

The SAB provides high-level guidance and recommendations to the Pasteur Network Board on strategic issues such as partnerships, network-wide projects, and funder relations. The SAB will also support the Network through specific communication and advocacy actions towards key international stakeholders.

The SAB is composed of ten members with wide-raging impact and influence across science, innovation, and R&D within the global public and private sector.

During this first two-day meeting, the SAB developed a shared understanding of the Pasteur Network and its members and had fruitful discussions on the Pasteur Network’s strategic pillars and its strategy.

Members of the Strategic Advisory Board:

  • Peter Piot, Chair, Former Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on Global Health, Professor of Global Health (Europe)
  • Michèle Boccoz, Former French Ambassador to multiple countries (recently Philippines), Former VP of Agency for Preventive Medicine (Europe)
  • Usha Vijayaraghavan, Dean, Biological Sciences Division at the Indian Institute of Science, (Asia)
  • Gabriel Leung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, (Asia)
  • Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Former President of Mauritius, Organic Chemistry Professor (Africa)
  • Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, Public Health Consultant, Former Director of IVB at WHO (Africa)
  • Ana Rivière Cinnamond, PAHO/WHO Representative in Panama/Head of Country Office (Americas)
  • Thierry Diagana, Head of the Novartis Global Health Unit/ Site Head at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (Americas)
  • Gabriel da Luz Wallau, (Anima Biodiversity) Entomology and Bioinformatics, Fiocruz (Young scientist)
  • Delia Doreen Djuicy, (Tropical infectiology), Virology, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun (Young scientist)

The next meeting of the SAB is tentatively expected to take place during the Pasteur Network Annual Meeting 2024, to be held in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on 21-22 October 2024.


First meeting of the Pasteur Network Strategic Advisory Board

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