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Aurélia Nguyen    

Managing Director of the COVAX Facility at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Aurélia Nguyen is the Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility. Nguyen lead the coordination of procurement and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for 190 participating economies through COVAX, the only global initiative that worked with governments and manufacturers worldwide to ensure fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for economies of all financial means..

Until her appointment as Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility, Nguyen served as Gavi’s Managing Director for Vaccines & Sustainability, leading the end-to-end work of designing Gavi’s vaccine programs. She and her team were responsible for designing ways for Gavi’s resources to support financially sustainable vaccine programs and markets, and ultimately increase uptake of life-saving vaccines.

Prior to joining Gavi, Nguyen held a variety of posts between 1999 and 2010 within GlaxoSmithKline, where latterly she led the development of GSK’s policies on access to medicines and vaccines in the developing world. She has also undertaken research for the World Health Organization (WHO) on generic medicines policies.

Nguyen is a certified accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Nguyen was named by TIME magazine to the 2021 TIME100 Next list honoring “the 100 individuals who are shaping the future of their fields and defining the next generation of leadership”.


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