Seth Berkley Appointed CEO of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization

The Academy governor is founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Published March 28, 2011

Academy Governor and President, CEO and Founder of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Seth Berkley, has been appointed CEO of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, an organization that increases access to immunization in poor countries. Since Berkley founded IAVI in 196, the organization has mobilized $897 million in resources for AIDS vaccine R&D, advocated to keep the development of an AIDS vaccine on the international agenda, established and maintained a network connecting clinical research centers in Africa and India, tested nine AIDS vaccine candidates in clinical trials in 11 countries, and made significant contributions toward solving the problem of how to design vaccines that elicit antibodies that neutralize a broad range of variants of HIV. Berkley is expected to remain in his position at IAVI through June.