Vanina Laurent-Ledru

Director General

Vanina is a leading voice on public, private, and philanthropic partnerships, climate change and health, and health equity. She is a passionate advocate for the importance of health for stability, security, and reducing inequality.
At the forefront of her endeavors lies an unwavering dedication to ensuring healthcare is accessible for underserved communities, orchestrating dialogues to place local communities at the heart of decision making for health solutions. She has also contributed to various diversity and inclusion initiatives and established women’s empowerment networks in France and the US. 
A lawyer by training, Vanina has held leadership roles at SPMSD, Merck/MSD, and Gavi global vaccine alliance, as well as board tenures at CSR Europe, Vaccines Europe, the Partnership for Quality Medicines Donations, and TULIPE, as well as co-chairing the Health Working Group for OECD Development.
Vanina has been featured in Newsweek, Politico, and Reuters, and has spoken at major summits around the globe, including the UN General Assembly in New York and most recently at COP28 in Dubai. She is also teaching at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs.