Dr. Alvaro Bermejo, Spain
Director General, IPPF
Director General, IPPF Dr Alvaro Bermejo is the Director General of IPPF, a role he began on 1st of March 2018. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in global federations, working across HIV and AIDS, humanitarian issues and health policy. Before joining IPPF Alvaro was the Executive Director of the Survive & Thrive portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation which included work on nutrition, health, deworming and education. Prior to that, Alvaro was Executive Director at the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, where he contributed to the design and implementation of its strategy, oversaw its rapid growth and expansion to 36 countries, and led a team which achieved significant policy influence. From 2011 to 2013 he served as Board member for the Developed Country NGO delegation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Alvaro also spent more than ten years with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), where latterly as Director, Health and Care, he created the environment and partnerships that positioned the Red Cross as a key player in the fight against HIV and AIDS and helped establish the IFRC’s global emergency health response mechanisms. He has also worked for the Spanish official overseas development assistance agency (AECI) and held field positions in primary health care programmes in both Bolivia and Nicaragua. Alvaro qualified as a medical doctor from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and holds an MA in Public Health from the University of Leeds.