Current Board Members
Vaccine Industry – Industrialized Country
Currently represented on the GAVI Board by
Board Member: Dr Adel A. F. Mahmoud, President
Term of Office: April 2005 to May 2008
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations (
IFPMA ) provides the forum for representation of the industrialized country vaccine industry in GAVI. The IFPMA represents over 55 national industry associations from both developed and developing countries. Companies in membership of the IFPMA are the major global research-based pharmaceutical and vaccine companies.
The vaccine-producing members of the IFPMA have a long-standing legacy of working with international public health agencies to ensure the enhancement of health for children globally, through immunization. Through the alliance, member partners address ways to accelerate the development and introduction of new vaccines specifically needed by developing countries.
The vaccine industry members of the IFPMA, in cooperation with their GAVI partners, work to ensure accessibility to vaccines for all the world’s children with a particular focus on the poorest people and countries.
The specific vaccine industry partners involved in GAVI are those that produce the greatest share of the global vaccine supply. They are:
Berna Biotech (representing smaller vaccine producers)
Merck & Co., Inc.
Former Board Members
Board Member: Mr. John Lambert
Term of Office: January 2004 to March 2005
Wyeth-Ayerst Global Pharmaceuticals
Board Member: Mr. Geno Germano, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Wyeth Vaccines
Term of Office: January 2002 to December 2003
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The World Bank Group
Developing Country Governments
Industrialized Country Governments
Vaccine Industry-Industrialized Country
Technical Health Institutes
Vaccine Industry-Developing Country