Sir Richard Feachem
Professor of Global Health, University of California, San Francisco; Professor of Global Health, University of California, Berkeley
Sir Richard Feachem is Professor of Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley. He is also Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences and a Visiting Professor at the University of London. From 2002 to 2007, he was the founding executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; he also served as under-secretary-general of the United Nations. During this period, the Global Fund became the world's largest health-financing institution for developing countries, with assets of US $11 billion supporting programs in 136 countries. He previously served as director for health, nutrition and population at the World Bank; dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London; chairman of the Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health Research; and treasurer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He received a medical degree from the University of London, and a Ph.D. in environmental health from the University of New South Wales.