WASHINGTON, November 15, 2012 - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement on the appointment of Ambassador Mark R. Dybul as the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria:
"Mark has played a pivotal role in the global AIDS response, and he is the right man to lead the Global Fund in pursuit of our shared vision of a world free of AIDS," said Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group. "Under his dynamic leadership of PEPFAR—from helping write the blueprint to becoming the U.S. global ambassador—Mark was instrumental in overseeing the greatest expansion of lifesaving AIDS treatment in history. My colleagues and I at the World Bank Group warmly welcome his appointment and look forward to working with him closely in his new capacity at the Global Fund."
Dr. Dybul, a medical doctor, is a world-renowned global health leader who helped to create and lead the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Dr. Dybul currently co-directs the Global Health Law Program at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.
The World Bank Group is trustee of the Global Fund trust fund and a non-voting member of the Global Fund Board. The WBG collaborates with the Global Fund at both country and global levels.
For more information, please see the Global Fund's statement.