Its responsibilities include:

  • mobilising resources to fund programmes;
  • coordinating programme approvals and disbursements;
  • developing policy and implementing strategic initiatives;
  • monitoring and evaluation;
  • legal and financial management;
  • and administration for the Gavi Alliance Board and Committees.

Dr Seth Berkley, a medical doctor specialising in infectious disease epidemiology, became Gavi CEO in August 2011. 


Secretariat Leadership

November 12, 2019

Dr Seth Berkley, Gavi CEO

Our collective work as an Alliance has prevented more than 15 million deaths in lower-income countries while child mortality was halved largely thanks to immunisation. I couldn’t be prouder of what we have accomplished together.

November 27, 2019

Anuradha Gupta, Gavi Deputy CEO

I see Gavi as a strong organisation powered by people with a determined spirit who are spurred by an insatiable faith in their mission to save lives.

Managing Directors

December 2, 2019

Assietou Sylla Diouf

December 2, 2019

Aurélia Nguyen

In October 2020, Aurélia Nguyen was appointed Managing Director of the COVAX Facility.

December 2, 2019

Marie-Ange Saraka-Yao

December 2, 2019

Pascal Barollier

Pascal Barollier is Gavi’s Managing Director of Public Engagement & Information Services, a team of dedicated advocacy and public policy, knowledge management and technology solutions, and communications professionals. 

January 8, 2020

Simon Lamb

December 16, 2019

Thabani Maphosa

Last updated: 24 Nov 2020

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