PAHO Foundation Appoints Eduardo Pisani to the Board of Trustees

Washington D.C. (May 27, 2016) —During PAHO Foundation’s Board meeting on April 22, 2016, Mr. Eduardo Pisani was unanimously elected, along with Dr. Esteban López, to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“We are ecstatic to have Eduardo Pisani join our Board,” PAHO Foundation President & CEO, Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson, said, “His extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry, international policy and government affairs adds to PAHO Foundation’s already diverse Board.”

Mr. Pisani has served as the Director General for the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA) for over six years. In his current role Mr. Pisani leads the dialogue between research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations with the United Nations specialized agencies, and other international organizations and global health stakeholders.

Prior to IFPMA, Mr. Pisani was with Bristol-Myers Squibb for eight years, rising to the role of Vice President of International Policy and Government Affairs. With his Doctorate of Law from the University of Catania, he has also held several Corporate Counsel jobs at top pharmaceutical companies and has contributed to the development of policy and access initiatives in different disease areas.

In addition to serving on PAHO Foundation’s Board, Mr. Pisani is a member of the Board of the Pharmaceutical Security Institute (PSI) and is a standing observer for the Management Committee of the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH).

Mr. Pisani was first introduced to the Foundation last year when IFPMA became an integral partner on the women’s cancer initiative, a project that strengthens prevention and control of women’s cancer in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Working with Mr. Pisani over the past year on the women’s cancer initiative has showed me his dedication and passion for making a true difference in the health and lives of the people in our region,” Dr. Jennie Ward-Robinson said, “He is the perfect fit for our organization and we are lucky to have someone as enthusiastic about our mission as he is.”

For more information or any inquiries about our Board of Trustees, please contact Julie Webb, PAHO Foundation Director of Board Relations, by phone at (202) 870-0773 or via email at jwebb@pahofoundation.org.

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About PAHO Foundation

Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of the Americas is at the heart of PAHO Foundation’s work. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, we are committed to enabling better health and a brighter future for people across the region. Our mission is to develop programs, share insight and collaborate with experts and partners to have a profound, positive impact on seemingly intractable public health problems that threaten the health and prosperity of people in the Americas. 

About the IFPMA

IFPMA represents the research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 1.3 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health. For more information regarding IFPMA please visit www.ifpma.org