Anjali Nayyar is the Executive Vice President for Global Health Strategies (GHS) and has more than 18 years of experience in global health issues. Her expertise lies in developing integrated advocacy and communications strategies aimed at impacting health policy and practice. She oversees the organization’s work in emerging markets and will oversee its new programs in Africa. 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 for three years and then as Vice President for Country and Regional Programs, working both in New Delhi and in New York at the organization’s headquarters. As Vice President, she led field operations and non-research and development 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 Bachelors 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 serves as an External Advisory Group member of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) India Policy, Advocacy and Communication Strategy. She is also a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Public Health.