Seth Berkley

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Chief Executive Officer, Gavi

Seth Berkley

Seth Berkley is Gavi’s CEO. A medical doctor specialising in infectious disease epidemiology, Dr Berkley founded the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in 1996, where he served as President and CEO.

Prior to founding IAVI, he worked for the Health Sciences Division at The Rockefeller Foundation. He has also held posts at the Center for Infectious Diseases, the US Centers for Disease Control; the Massachusetts Department of Public Health; and the Carter Center, where he was assigned as an epidemiologist to the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Dr Berkley played a key role in Uganda’s national HIV sero-survey and helped develop its National AIDS Control programmes. He has consulted or worked in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Dr Berkley has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, and recognised by Time magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”. He was also included in “The Wired 25”, Wired’s “salute to dreamers, inventors, mavericks and leaders”.

Dr Berkley received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and trained in internal medicine at Harvard University (USA).

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