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Lelio Marmora

Managing Director

Lelio is an international development leader with more than 30 years of experience overseeing public and private large-scale investments in more than 100 countries. 

Lelio serves companies and international organizations around the world at the board and executive-committee levels. He was the Executive Director of Unitaid in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2014 to 2020. Prior to that, he worked 8 years at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, first in charge of the Latin America and the Caribbean region, and then as Director for Africa and the Middle East. 

Earlier in his career, Lelio served in various capacities at a range of international organizations, including several United Nations agencies. He also oversaw a number of health sector transformative investments in Latin America, funded by the World Bank and the Inter American Development Bank.


Lelio is a member of a number of expert advisory groups on international development and innovation issues, and is the recipient of several national Orders and national/international awards.
He was educated at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) - Paris, France, holding Master Degrees in International and Administrative Law.


Parijat Baijal

Parijat is a public health professional with over 15 years of experience with top international development organizations. She has a versatile profile that combines technical public health knowledge, practical understanding of health systems in low-income countries, and familiarity with the global health landscape. Her areas of expertise include health policy and planning, monitoring and evaluation, results reporting, and technical writing. 


In consultant capacity for various organizations, she has written strategic documents, policy papers and analytical reports; conducted reviews and assessments; and developed training packages -working across topics including HIV, TB, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, gender and women’s health, migration health, and community health. 


In previous roles, Parijat was a public health specialist at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where she collaborated with grant recipients in multiple countries in Africa to plan investments, establish measurement frameworks and assess results. She has also worked at the World Health Organization headquarters.


Parijat was educated at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, at Sciences Po Paris, and at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. 


Patrick Develtere

Patrick has over 35 years of experience in international development cooperation, working for and with UN agencies, the European Commission, NGDOs, bilateral development agencies and university development cooperation.


Patrick is Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven). He teaches international development co-operation as well as politics and society in developing countries and has been a guest lecturer in many universities.


From 2010 until 2017 he was the president of ACW, now - the Christian Workers’ Movement that is the largest civil society network in Belgium. He was previously the director of the Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA). He has also been director of WSM, an NGO of, vice-president of the Belgian agency of technical cooperation (Enabel) and editor in chief of the Gids op Maatschappelijk Gebied, the monthly magazine of Between 1987 and 1990 he was an associate expert with the International Labour Organization (ILO).


From 2017 until the beginning of 2020 he was a principal adviser for European Social Policy at the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission.  


Matias Gomez

Matias has worked in a wide variety of development settings embracing global

health and economic development, and NGOs, multilateral agencies and the

private sector.


An operations and change management specialist, his

achievements include leading the transformation of grant management

systems at The Global Fund, leading the City Cancer Challenge initiative and

working with stakeholders on the ground in health partnerships in Latin

America to deliver impact in the fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria.


He was educated at University of Oxford.


Andrew Hurst

​​Andrew is a communications specialist with many years’ experience working for global health organizations in Geneva, most recently as head of communications at Unitaid.


Earlier he led the media team at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Before moving to Geneva he worked for 28 years for Reuters, the international news agency, writing mainly about business, finance and politics and also serving in news editing roles. He was successively based in London, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Caracas, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Moscow and Zurich.


Andrew started his career as a journalist in Brussels, writing for a newsletter and also collaborating with McGraw-Hill and the BBC. After graduating he spent a year teaching English at Turin University.


He was educated at University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics.


Jami Johnson Darkoh

Jami is an international development expert with 16 years of experience working with multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, government, and the private sector across more than 25 countries. Her areas of expertise include health program implementation and oversight, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), capacity development, and communications. 

Jami has consulted with numerous clients to improve health and development programs in low- and middle-income countries, including KPMG, UNAIDS, the Global Fund, Resolve to Save Lives, Oxford Policy Management, South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the DG Murray Trust. She has previously worked as the director of the UNAIDS-funded Technical Support Facility in East and Southern Africa, where she led the provision technical assistance to HIV programs in 21 countries in the region. She has also worked as a public health and M&E specialist at the Global Fund in the areas of HIV, TB, and malaria, with a focus on West and Central Africa and the Middle East. She has also worked with programs funded by USAID, CDC, and the private sector while working with BroadReach, Mott MacDonald, and FHI 360.  


Jami has extensive experience working with vulnerable populations, and has a particular interest in gender, equity, and social innovation. She has an MPH in Global Health Promotion, an MBA in Global Management, and a certificate in International Economic Relations. 


Carolina Rodriguez

Carolina is a communications expert with 20 years of experience in international settings. She has specialised in the design and production of communication products, including infographics, reports and campaigns, specifically targeted at global leaders and policy-makers. Her infographics that visualize complex data in simple ways to facilitate decision-making are used by organizations that need to communicate policy issues, report impact and illustrate change.


Until December 2016, she headed the International Geneva Perception Change Project, a flagship communications project launched by the UN in Geneva. She previously worked with former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as Head of Communications and Partnerships at the Africa Progress Panel. She has also worked for a number of UN agencies, the regional UN Economic Commissions in Latin America and Africa, the World Bank as well as NGOs and think tanks such as Oxfam, the West African Commission on Drugs, the New York University Centre for International Cooperation and Chatham House.


Carolina now runs a boutique communications company in Singapore that specializes in creative consulting, communications and design and chairs the Sustainability Committee at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

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