Seth Berkley, Founder

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Seth Berkley is the founder and former president and CEO of IAVI. A medical doctor specializing in infectious disease epidemiology, Seth currently serves as president and CEO of the GAVI Alliance.
Before launching IAVI in 1996, Berkley was an officer of the Health Sciences Division at the Rockefeller Foundation. Prior to that, he worked for the Center for Infectious Diseases of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and for the Carter Center, where he was assigned as an epidemiologist at the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Seth played a key role in Uganda’s first national HIV sero-survey and helped develop its National AIDS Control programs. He has been featured on the cover of Newsweek, recognized by TIME magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" and by Wired Magazine as among "The Wired 25"—a salute to dreamers, inventors, mavericks and leaders. He has consulted or worked in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Berkley received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, and trained in internal medicine at Harvard University.