Director and Professor of Global Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1974, degree in Medicine, University of Ghent; 1980, PhD in Microbiology, University of Antwerp. 1976, co-discovered Ebola virus in Zaire while working at Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; Professor of Microbiology and Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Free University of Brussels and University of Nairobi; Executive Director, UNAIDS; Associate Director, Global Programme on AIDS, World Health Organization; 1995-2008, Undersecretary-General, UN; 2009-10, Director, Institute for Global Health, Imperial College, London. Member: Académie Nationale de Médicine, France; Royal Academy of Medicine, Belgium; Royal College of Physicians. President, King Baudouin Foundation. Author of over 500 scientific articles and 16 books. Recipient of award, knighted as Baron (1995).