to the Board Members
Paulo Roberto Teixeira was born on 2 November 1948 in São
Paulo, Brazil. A dermatologist specialized in public health
and the epidemiology of AIDS, Dr. Teixeira is one of the
pioneers in the fight against AIDS in Brazil. He created
the first state AIDS programme, in São Paulo, in 1983, when
only four AIDS cases were known in Brazil.
1987, 1991 and 1995 Dr. Teixeira directed the state AIDS
Programme in São Paulo. In 1992 and 1993, he worked in the
National AIDS Programme as Deputy Director, participating
in the elaboration and implementation of the AIDS I Project
with the World Bank.
1996 to 2000 Dr. Teixeira was Senior Consultant with the
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS (UNAIDS) for
Latin America and the Caribbean on the strategic planning
and support development of theme groups. Since March 2000
Dr. Teixeira has been Director of the national STD/AIDS
Programme of Brazil’s Ministry of Health.
Dr. Jiefu is Vice-Minister of Health of the People’s Republic
of China. He is in charge of medical sciences, technology,
education and international exchange and cooperation. He
is also Professor of Surgery at the Concord Union Medical
College of Beijing University and Zhongshan University.
Dr. Huang Jiefu is a medical doctor specialized in hepato-biliary
surgery. In the frame of his studies at Zhongshan Medical
College he undertook a three-year postgraduate course at
the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
From 1991 to 2001 Dr. Jiefu was Professor of Surgery in
the department of hepatobiliary surgery at Zhongshan University.
He was President of the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical
Sciences from 1996 until 2001.
Lieve Fransen is Head of the Human and Social Development
Unit at the Directorate-General for Development of the European
Commission. Dr. Fransen graduated as a medical doctor from
the University of Ghent, Belgium, where she specialized
in Surgery and Obstetrics. She also holds a PhD in Social
Medicine and Public Health from the University of Antwerp,
1976-1979, she was contracted as Public Health Adviser for
health reforms by the Ministry of Health of Mozambique.
She later worked at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in
Antwerp as Task Manager of a research programme on diseases
among pregnant women and newborns in Rwanda.
Fransen was the founder and Executive Director of the AIDS
Task Force of the European Commission’s HIV AIDS programme
for developing countries.
Helen Gayle, MD, MPH, is the HIV AIDS and TB Director for
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed
US$ 450 million to global campaigns against AIDS. Dr. Gayle
is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University
of Pennsylvania, and of John’s Hopkins University. She is
board certified in pediatrics.
she was Director of the National Center for HIV, STD and
TB Prevention with the US based Center for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). She has also worked for USAID and
been a consultant to WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the World Bank.
Magliano was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary and is Director
General for Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign
He joined the Italian Diplomatic Corps in 1978. Since then
he has held a number of positions, including Deputy Director
General of the Directorate General of Cultural Affairs;
Head of the Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
delegated to European Affairs and Diplomatic Adviser to
the Ministers of Finance and Agriculture and Forestry.
Magliano holds a Masters degree in Public Administration
from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University
and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in
Mr. Seiji Morimoto is Deputy Director-General of the Multilateral
Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Morimoto has followed a distinctive career at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs which he entered in 1975 after graduating
from Tokyo University. He served as First Secretary at the
Embassies of Japan in Austria and Iraq.
he became Director of the First West Europe Division and
was subsequently appointed Counselor of the Embassy of Japan
in Germany. From 1999 to 2001 he was Minister at the Japanese
Embassy in Turkey.
Katana, a Ugandan national, graduated in Business Administration
from Nkumba University in Entebbe. She has worked as an
accountant and financial controller for various organizations,
including the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
(UNIDO) Leather Project in Uganda, the Joint Clinical Research
Centre, as well as Nakayenga-Lewis and Associates, a management
consultanting firm in Kampala, Uganda.
1995, Milly Katana has worked with different organizations
in the area of HIV AIDS including national NGOs, government
departments and international agencies. She has worked with
the Network of People Living with HIV AIDS in Uganda, UNAIDS,
WHO and the governments of Uganda and Botswana, the African
Council of AIDS Service Organizations, the International
Council of AIDS Service Organizations, Network of African
People Living with HIV and the Global Network of People
Living with HIV.
Dr. Benn is Deputy Director of the German Institute for
Medical Mission and Head of its Department for Health Policy.
Prior to this position he worked as Senior Registrar for
Tropical Medicine at the Paul-Lechler-Hospital for Tropical
Diseases in Tuebingen. From 1992-1995 he was Head of the
Department for Health Care Studies and AIDS Programs at
the German Institute for Medical Mission. He also worked
for several years as Medical Superintendent and Coordinator
of the AIDS Control Program at Bulongwa Lutheran Hospital
Dr. Benn obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University
of Giessen. He also holds an M.A. in Applied Theology from
the University of Leeds, and a Master of Public Health from
the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore.
Ejaz Rahim has been Pakistan’s Federal Secretary of Health
since the beginning of 2000.
Before this post he worked as Secretary Incharge at the
Ministry of Population Welfare. He also held the positions
of Managing Director of the Pakistan Television Corporation,
Director-General at the Planning and Development Department
of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and Secretary
of Education to the Government of NWFP
Mr. Rahim holds three Masters degrees, one in English Literature
from Government College in Lahore, one in Political Science
from the University of Punjab in Lahore, and one in Development
Studies from the University of The Hague.
Rajat Gupta is Managing Director of McKinsey & Company,
a global management consulting firm.
Mr. Gupta joined McKinsey & Company in 1973 and has been
the firm’s Managing Director since 1994, being twice re-elected
during that time.
Mr. Gupta also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Indian
School of Business, and has many other professional and
business affiliations, including: Trustee, University of
Chicago; Member of the Board of Associates, Harvard Business
School; Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Sloan School
of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-chair,
American India Foundation.
Mr. Gupta advised McKinsey’s work with The Gates Foundation
on AIDS, as well as their Global Health Initiative. The
American India Foundation is very involved in the AIDS initiative
in India, working with a number of NGOs active in the field.
Mr. Gupta holds a Bachelor’s of Technology and an MBA from
Harvard Business School.
Adetokunbo O. Lucas, a Nigerian national, is currently adjunct
Professor of International Health at Harvard University,
Cambridge, USA. Prior to this appointment Dr. Lucas served
as chair of the Carnegie Corporation grant programme that
is concerned with the strengthening of human resources in
developing countries. For ten years preceding his work at
Carnegie, he directed the Special Programme of Research
and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization
Dr. Lucas graduated with honours in Physiology at the University
of Durham in the United Kingdom. He obtained his M.D. at
the University of Newcastle, UK. His public health training
took him to Belfast, London, and Harvard. He has been awarded
honorary doctorates from both Emory and Tulane University.