Professor Ilona Kickbusch, PhD, is a member of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) established by the WHO and the World Bank. She is founding director and chair of the advisory group of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva.
Kickbusch acts as Council Chair to the World Health Summit in Berlin. She has been involved in German G7 and G20 activities relating to global health and chaired the international advisory board for the development of the German global health strategy. She initiated the @wgh300 list of women leaders in global health. She is program chair of the leaders in health network SCIANA. She is co-chair of a Lancet FT Commission on “Governing health futures 2030: growing up in a digital world.”
She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization and was the director of the Global Health Division at Yale University School of Public Health and responsible for the first major Fulbright Program on global health. She has published widely and received many prizes and recognitions including the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.