Stefano Malvolti

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Zürich, Switzerland
Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Master in Business Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.

Stefano has over 20 years of experience in global health and the pharmaceutical industry in programme management, strategy, policy, finance and supply chain. He is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Achile Sclavo in Siena, Italy, an NGO focused on facilitating vaccine development for neglected diseases.

In 2016, he served as Chief Executive Officer at Univac in ...

Carsten Mantel

Managing Director and Co-Founder
Berlin, Germany
Doctor of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.

Master in Public Health with a focus on epidemiological methods, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA.

Carsten has more than 30 years of work experience in the field of prevention and control of communicable diseases with focus on vaccines and immunisation.

He was the Leader of the Priority Area on New Vaccines and Innovation in WHO’s Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals / Expanded Programme on Immunization for almost 10 years. In this position he was – among other things ...

Melissa Ko

Managing Partner
Geneva, Switzerland
Bachelor of Art in Economics and in Sociology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Master of Science in Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA.

Melissa has over 15 years of experience in global health with experience in programme design and management, strategy, policy, and analytics.

Prior to joining MMGH, Melissa was part of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s Vaccine Implementation team with a range of responsibilities across Gavi’s pneumococcal, rotavirus, cholera, and typhoid programmes. These programmes accounted for over 40% of ...

Thomas Cherian

Managing Partner
Geneva, Switzerland
Doctor of Medicine (Pediatrics), Christian Medical College, Madras University, Vellore, India.

Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

Thomas is a medical doctor with over 30 years experience in infectious diseases, epidemiology and immunisation. He served for 17 years at the World Health Organization. He served as the Coordinator for the Expanded Programme on Immunization in the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO, Geneva at the time of his retirement.

Prior to this, he was the Coordinator for Implementation ...

Claire Hugo

Hermanus, South Africa
Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Work, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Bachelor of Social Sciences Honours in Social Policy & Management, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Master of Public Health, University of South Africa.

Claire is a registered Social Worker with Honours in Social Policy & Management and a Masters degree in Public Health. Her experience ranges from grassroots community based organisations to international public health. She has worked in corporate social investment managing investments into public health initiatives, including a public-private-partnership to improve access to immunisation ...

Minzi Lam Meier

Geneva, Switzerland
Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, Canada

Masters of Accounting, University of Waterloo, Canada

Bachelor of Arts, Honours Accountancy Option, University of Waterloo, Canada

Minzi has over 18 years of experience in both the public and private sectors with the last 11 years as part of the public health community. She is experienced in project management, innovative funds management, strategic finance, financial planning and people management.

Minzi led Gavi’s financial planning team until mid-2020. In that capacity, she was accountable for Gavi’s long term ...

Adam Soble

Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, University of Washington.

Adam has over 8 years of experience in global health and infectious diseases with a focus on strategy, policy, programme management, operational research and analytics.

Before joining MMGH, Adam was part of Gavi’s Vaccine Implementation where he managed Gavi’s cholera and typhoid vaccine programmes. In this role he helped to lead the global introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccines, expand ...

Karen Hennessey

Manila, Philippines
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA

Master of Science in Public Health, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Karen is an infectious disease epidemiologist with twenty-plus years of experience focusing mainly on vaccine-preventable diseases.

She started her public health career conducting research in HIV and tuberculosis at the University of California in Los Angeles and at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Afterwards she joined CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service ...

Stanislaw Koltschin

IT Manager
Zürich, Switzerland
Master in Business Information Systems, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

For more than 12 years Stan - software engineer, IT manager and consultant – has helped individuals and companies to realise their digitally infused ideas, to structure and manage their IT and product development, and to create better digital products.

From big systems and projects at IBM to smaller projects at ELCA, Cybersystems and, Stan led initiatives in areas of IT management, ...

Extended team

Shawn Gilchrist

Extended Team
Ontario, Canada
Doctor of Medicine, University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Master of Science in Infection and Health in the Tropics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Royal College of Physicians of London

Shawn has longstanding experience in developing countries, most extensively in Cameroon where he worked as a community physician and conducted a clinical trial on measles vaccines in the 1990s, and in other countries in West Africa, where he managed a training program in vaccinology for physicians in the early 2000s.

He has 14 years of experience in the vaccine industry, having held the ...

Martin Herrmann

Extended Team
Senior advisor
Munich, Germany
MD with a German, University of Freiburg, Germany

The main focus of Martin's current work is implementing change in global health and development (GAVI – The Vaccine Alliance, WHO, Unicef, KfW, DAAD, East African Community). Before, he lead a global network of senior consultants, focusing on the design and implementation of complex change in multinational commercial organisations.

In addition, he does research in developing methodologies ...

Angela Hwang

Extended Team
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Master of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA

Angela has spent more than 15 years in global health, shaping, driving, and evaluating strategies in research, product development, and immunisation. She is a subject matter expert in the global immunisation landscape, including vaccine R&D and new vaccine introduction. Her key interests are achieving clarity and consensus in strategy and the pivot to execution and impact.

As a Senior Program ...

Gill Mayers

Extended Team
Geneva, Switzerland
Bachelor of Science in Social Science, Development and Environmental Policy, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Diploma in Environment and Development, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

Gill served for 20 years in the Expanded Programme on Immunization in the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva. During that time she supported both the global level development of WHO’s strategies for introducing new vaccines, as well as collaborated closely with WHO’s Regional and Country Offices for the implementation and evaluation of new vaccine introductions and routine ...

Liz Peloso

Extended Team
Ontario, Canada
Bachelor of Arts in Information Systems and Human Behaviour, University of Guelph, Canada

Master of Science in Health Informatics, University of Victoria, Canada

Liz has more than three decades of experience in a broad array of healthcare settings, which has enabled her to develop a diverse set of skills in a wide variety of health system roles.

In addition to tactical experience, she is a Registered Nurse (with over 10 years of clinical experience and a specialty in International Medicine). She holds a BA in Information Systems and Human Behaviour ...

Shamim Qazi

Extended Team
Senior advisor
Geneva, Switzerland
Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Diploma in Child Health, University of Karachi, Pakistan.

Master of Science in Human Nutrition. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.

Doctor of Medicine (Pediatrics). Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan.

Qazi is a paediatrician with over 40 years of experience in infectious diseases and clinical and implementation research. He served for 20 years at the World Health Organization in the Department of Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health (MNCH) Department at WHO, Geneva at the time of his retirement.

During his tenure at WHO, he was responsible for identifying research priorities dealing ...

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Core to Soutio Partners’ approach is that solutions go beyond the technical; harnessing people, ...

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Leveraging the established knowledge and experience of Moushira El-Sahn, socio-behavioural market research expert and ...

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