Summit Participants

Ever since attending the first meeting in 2005, I have come to think of these Summits as the 21st century version of an 18th century salon. Seasoned thought leaders from government, business, and a variety of academic disciplines from many countries come together to have elevated conversations on a topic at the intersection of health, healthcare, and technology.

Uwe Reinhardt, James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Princeton University

The Summit's goal to transform healthcare could not be realized without collaboration from experts and an open and spirited dialogue on the issues. The organizers of the Summit are pleased to welcome the best minds in science, industry, policy, research, and public health from across the globe.

Please visit the demographics page for past economies and sectors represented at the Summit.

Featured Participants From 2005-2012:


Sagheer Ahmed, Minister, Department of Health, State of Sindh, Pakistan
Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, United States
Maharaj Bhan, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Zhu Chen, Minister, Ministry of Health, China
Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, United States
Nigel Crisp, Independent Member, House of Lords; Chief Executive (former),  National Health Service, United Kingdom
Nils Daulaire, Director, Office of Global Health Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, United States
Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer & Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Health and National Health Service, United Kingdom
Andrew Donaldson, Deputy Director-General, Public Finance, National Treasury, South Africa
Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, United States
Carlos Gadelha, Secretary, Science, Technology, and Strategic Inputs, Ministry of Health, Brazil
Tore Godal, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Anuradha Gupta, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India
Paulina Nghipandulwa, Director, Tertiary Health Care, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia
Gary Locke, Ambassador to China, Department of State, United States
Muhammad Pate, Minister of State for Health, Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Mphu Ramatlapeng, Minister, Ministry of Health, Lesotho
His Royal Highness, the Emir of Argungu, Argungu Emirate Council
Saudatu Sani, Parliamentarian & Chair, Committee on Millennium Development Goals, The House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Andrew C. von Eschenbach, Commissioner (former), Food and Drug Administration, United States
Yu Wang, Director, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China
Dezhi Yu, Director General, National Health Development Research Center, Ministry of Health, China


James Allen, Asia Pacific Medical Director, Chevron Corporation
Brian Brink, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American Corporation
Olivier Charmeil, President & CEO, sanofi-pasteur
John Dineen, President & CEO, GE Healthcare
Paulo Gadelha Vieira, President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines, Merck & Company Inc.
Jie Liu, Chief Operating Officer, Mindray Medical International
Kenichi Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO, Sakura Global Holding, Co. Ltd.
Sheri McCoy, CEO, Avon Products, Worldwide Chairman (former), Johnson & Johnson
Ali Mufuruki, Chairman & CEO, Infotech Investment Group Ltd.
Frederick Mutebi, Chief Financial Officer, Quality Chemicals Industries, Ltd.
Craig Mundie, Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Steven Phillips, Medical Director (former), Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation
Rino Rappuoli, Global Head of Vaccines Research, Novartis
Martin Riant, President, Global Baby Care, Procter & Gamble
Mark Swindell, President, Vaccines, Pfizer Inc.
Hiromitsu Tazawa, Vice Chairman, SRL; Senior Executive Officer, Miraca Holdings, Japan Rengaraj Venkatesh, Chief Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital
Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi
Guy Wollaert, Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline
Derek Yach, Senior Vice President, Global Health Policy, PepsiCo
Tachi Yamada, Board Director & Medical and Scientific Advisor to the CEO, Takeda Pharmaceutical
Xiaoming Yang, President, China National Biotech Group

International Agencies

Jorge Bermudez, Executive Secretary (former), UNITAID Secretariat
Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Armin Fidler, Lead Advisor, Health Policy and Strategy, Human Development Network, The World Bank
Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director (former), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Seth Berkley, CEO, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI)
Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA
Ann Veneman, Executive Director (former), UNICEF

Science, Research, and Academia

Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Mark Dybul, Distinguished Visiting Scholar & Co-Director, Global Health Law Program, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University; Inaugural Health Fellow, George W. Bush Institute
Julio Frenk, Dean of the Faculty, School of Public Health, Harvard University
Patricia Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health and Administration, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia; Chief (former) National Institutes of Health, Peru
Lee Hartwell, Chief Scientist, Center for Sustainable Health, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; President & Director Emeritus, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Depei Liu, President, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College
Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Hans Rosling, Director, Gapminder Foundation; Professor, Global Health, Karolinska Institutet
Keizo Takemi, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

NGO and Civil Society

William Castell, Chairman, The Wellcome Trust
Jamie Cooper-Hohn, CEO, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Steve Davis, President & CEO, PATH
Christopher Elias, President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Paul Farmer, Founding Director, Partners in Health
Kevin Jenkins, President & CEO, World Vision International
Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jay Naidoo, Chairman of the Board, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition
K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India


Sarah Boseley, Health Editor, The Guardian
Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, Nature
Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Andrew Jack, Pharmaceuticals Correspondent, The Financial Times
Rachel Jones, Knight Health Fellow, International Center for Journalists
Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Thomson, Reuters, Reuters News
Mia Malan, Health Correspondent, Mail and Guardian; Lecturer, Health Journalism, Rhodes University
Anso Thom, Print Editor, Health-e News Service, South Africa
Fergus Walsh, Medical Correspondent, BBC News

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