February 23, 2024

Global Fund names Katie Kampf as new chief of staff

June 26, 2023

Geneva- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is pleased to announce the appointment of Katie Kampf as its new Chief of Staff, effective 14 August 2023.

As Chief of Staff, Katie will work closely with the office of Executive Director Peter Sands and the Management Executive Committee to enhance coordination, enhance organizational efficiency and ensure the Global Fund implements its strategy. She will take the lead in strengthening collaboration between different parts of the Secretariat, raising priorities and addressing implementation issues, while also driving specific projects and representing the organization externally.

Katie is an experienced leader in global development, government and biopharmaceuticals, having led teams in the US government, the United Nations and the private sector. Katie is currently the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and previously served as Chief of Staff.

“Before we started hiring, we redesigned this key leadership role to meet current organizational needs – and I’m pleased to say that through an extensive search process, we found the best candidate for the new role. Katie’s experience, The skills and management style are well suited to the needs of our role,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund.

“As chief of staff, Katie will work closely with me and the rest of the leadership team to enhance alignment, enhance organizational effectiveness and ensure we achieve our strategic goals. She will also represent me at internal and external events as appropriate,” Sands added.

Prior to joining USAID, Katie served as Director of Scientific Planning and Operations and Chief of Staff for Early Clinical Development at Pfizer, where she led a team that oversaw planning, internal governance, business operations and people management. She has worked at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (including multiple secondments to the World Health Organization), and the Center for Global Development. She started her career with the Health and Development Program at Factory Rwanda and the Earth Institute in Rwanda.

Originally from the United States, Katie holds a BA in Urban Studies from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a concentration in Psychology.