Our Team

Our Team and Governance Structure: In addition to the Board of Directors, an Advisory Panel has been formed comprised of high-level international experts in the respective fields.

Ms Sandii Lwin:

Ms. Lwin is an international development expert with over 20 years experience in global and regional strategic planning, global health advocacy and partnerships, technical assistance coordination, private sector development and in managing large multilateral programs. She previously worked for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, National Network for Asia and Pacific Women, the World Bank, IMF, URC, UNDP. She served on the RBM Partnership Board from 2005-2008. She is the founder and Managing Director of Myanmar Health and Development Consortium.

    Advisory Panel Members

Mr Frank Black:

A development specialist with over twenty-five years experience working with multilateral development banks, in the UN system, and in governmental and not-for-profit agencies in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Europe with a focus on institutional change management, program management and policy development. He previously worked for UK Department for International Development (DFID), served as Executive Director on the Board of Asian Development Bank (ADB), the first Deputy Executive Director of the newly established Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Dr Kyi Minn:

A physician and public health specialist with over twenty years of experience in developing countries. He is currently Regional Manager for Health, Nutrition and HIV&AIDS, Asia Pacific Region at World Vision International (WVI) and co-founder of Myanmar Health and Development Consortium. He served as Fellow at Nossal Institute for Global Health based in Melbourne, Australia and did consultancy work with ADB, DFID, AusAID and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He previously worked for the Nossal Institute for Global Health, the University of Melbourne, World Vision in Cambodia; Christian and Missionary Alliance/UNBRO and Department of Medical Research at Ministry of Health, Myanmar.

Dr Ok Pannenborg:

Dr. Pannenborg currently serves as chair of CapacityPlus’s Global Advisory Board on Strengthening Medical, Nursing, and Public Health Schools in Developing Countries. He also serves as Chair of the board of the Netherlands’ Government Program on International Health Policy and Health Systems Research and its research funding program and as Chair of the Academic Supervisory Committee for Health of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam. Dr. Pannenborg has worked in over 20 countries for various organizations including the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He recently retired from the World Bank, where he served as Chief Health Advisor.

Dr. Pannenborg played a major role in the early global health workforce mobilization. He was a founding member of the Roll-Back Malaria Partnership, the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria, and the Inter-Agency Pharmaceutical Coordination Group. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Tropical Disease Research Program and the Global Forum for Health Research, as well as the Board of Ministers and Directors of the African River Blindness/Onchocerciasis Control Program. He served on the WHO Research Strategy Panel and was a member of the 2010 WHO Expert Group on Innovative Financing for Health Research.

Dr. Pannenborg has published three books and over 30 articles in the various fields of global health, and holds degrees in law and in international relations, tropical medicine and public health, and business.

Dr Arletty Pinel:

Founder and CEO of Genos Global, an international consultancy firm that focuses in global health and social development. Dr Pinel is a physician and public health specialist with internationally recognized experience in designing, implementing, managing and evaluating public health and social development programs in most regions of the world. She previously worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Geneva); Family Health International (FHI), the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the National AIDS Program, and Ministry of Health in Brazil. During recent years, she has focused on telemedicine and the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) for health and development.

Mr Martin Pun:

A private sector entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Myanmar Business Coalition on AIDS (MBCA). Established in 2003, MBCA served as a blueprint for the creation of the Asia Business Coalition on AIDS based in Maryland, USA. MBCA serves as natural catalyst for the coordination and collaboration of private-public partnership between businesses, government agencies, and rural community organizations promoting non-discrimination at workplaces, basic health education with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS, prevention of malaria and rural economic and social development. Since 2003, MBCA has evolved to be a leader linking various UN agencies, INGO and NGO to reach the communities in need. MBCA supports civil society and sharing experiences for sustainability in financial and program development in the region.

Dr Sally Stansfield:

She is a physician epidemiologist who is a specialist in policy, information systems and metrics for evaluation of health systems, programs and institutions. Dr Stansfield has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East. She was the founding director of the Health Metrics Network (HMN) initiative, and previously worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in Cambodia, the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is currently working as Director at Delliot Consulting LLC based in Arlington, VA.

Mr Torsten Thiele:

Mr. Thiele is a project and infrastructure finance specialist with over 20 years experience in advising, structuring and funding transactions in a wide range of countries, in particular for the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. Mr. Thiele was a 2014 Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow and recently founded the Global Ocean Trust, focussing on marine and coastal governance and development finance issues, He previously worked with UNDP, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), JP Morgan, CIT, Bank Berlin, CEA, Wasserstein and Investec Bank and holds graduate degrees from the universities of Bonn, Cambridge and Harvard.

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