Anjali Nayyar is the Executive Vice President for Global Health Strategies (GHS) and has more than 20 years of experience in global health issues. Her expertise lies in developing integrated strategies to impact health policy and practice in the global south. She oversees the organization’s programs in emerging markets in Asia and Africa working through four offices and a network of independent consultants. Prior to joining GHS, she served as Country Director for Program for Appropriate Technology on Health (PATH) in India. Preceding PATH, she worked with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) for six years, where she served initially as India Country Director and then as Vice President for Country and Regional Programs in New York. As Vice President, she led field operations and non-research programs in India, Brazil, South Africa, China, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. In addition, she led the strategic development and management of IAVI’s Vaccine Preparedness Unit.
Anjali has also worked with the Population Council Regional Office, South and East Asia, as a Communications Specialist and Project Director. In these capacities, she oversaw focusing on advocacy for reproductive and sexual health issues in six countries in the region. Anjali holds a Master’s degree in Population Studies and a Bachelor’s degree with honours in English Literature. She has also earned diplomas in Mass Communication from St. Xavier’s Institute of Mass Communications and Advances in Family Health Communication from Johns Hopkins University.
Presently, she is a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Public Health, the Expert Group on Tuberculosis set up by a Forum called Global Coalition Against TB and a member of the Advisory Group, Uniting to End Neglected Tropical Diseases.