In June 2011, Dr Purnima Mane (current Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA) was chosen as the next president and CEO of Pathfinder International, effective January 2012.
"Dr Mane brings nearly 30 years of development and managerial experience to Pathfinder, having held leadership positions in a broad range of organizations—both globally and in her native India. These include senior leadership positions in several United Nations Organizations—UNFPA, UNAIDS, and WHO—as well as the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Population Council."
"Mane has held several distinguished posts with the United Nations, including assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, and director of policy, evidence and partnership at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). She also served as chief fund portfolio director and director, Asia, of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as vice president and director of international programs at the Population Council; and held senior management positions while at the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS and UNAIDS. Mane also serves on the board of directors of MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Taking Back Ourselves, and is visiting professorial fellow at the Centre for Social Research, University of New South Wales, Australia." 
- Director, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Resources and articles
- UNFPA’s Purnima Mane announced as new president/CEO of Pathfinder, , accessed October 1, 2011.
- Directors, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, accessed June 15, 2020.