Michel D. Kazatchkine
Professor Michel D. Kazatchkine "has spent the past 25 years fighting Aids as a leading physician, researcher, administrator, advocate, policy maker and diplomat. Since 1990, Dr Kazatchkine has been Professor of Immunology at Université René Descartes and Head of the Immunology Unit of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris. Author or co-author of over 500 articles in peer reviewed journals, his research has dealt with auto-immunity, immuno-intervention and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS. Former director of the National Agency for Research on AIDS in France (ANRS) from 1998 to 2005, and former French ambassador on HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases from 2005 to 2007, he has also been Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2005-2006. He was elected Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria in February 2007 and took office in Geneva last April."