Board of Directors

Board of Directors



The highest decision-making body of the RIGHT Fund, comprising global health experts and
management professionals.
As an important complement to this role, the Board applies self-governance to ensure that it is functioning
in a manner that enables responsible and unbiased resolutions for the benefit of the RIGHT Fund.

Chairman
Myongsei Sohn

Current Position
Professor Emeritus, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Member, WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) Revision Committee
Member, Ban Ki-moon Foundation for a Better Future Global Health Affairs Steering Committee

Education
M.D. Yonsei University College of Medicine
M.A. Public Health, Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health
Ph.D. Public Health, Yonsei University Graduate School of Public Health

Professional Experience & Achievements
Vice Chairperson, WHO Executive Board
Special Advisor, UNAIDS
President, Korea Society of Health Policy and Administration
Member, UNESCO International Bioethics Committee
Chair, Asia-Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH)
President, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA)

Executive Director / CEO
Hani Kim

Current Position
Executive Director, RIGHT Fund

Education
B.S.C. Honours. Life Sciences, Queen's University
M.S.C. Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toronto
Ph.D. Lab Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto
M.P.H. Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Professional Experience & Achievements
Post-Doctoral Scientist, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology
Post-Doctoral Scientist, Toronto General Hospital
Sessional Lecturer / Visiting Lecturer, University of Toronto
Research Associate, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)

Ex-Officio Member
Keum Yeoul Park

Current Position
Director General, Ministry of Health and Welfare Bureau of Advanced Health Technology Policy

Ex-Officio Member
Sungsoon Kim

Current Position
Director General, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency - National Institute of Health, Center for Vaccine Research

Education
B.A. Biology, Ewha Womans University
M.S. Genetics, Ewha Womans University
Ph.D Virology, Ewha Womans University

Professional Experience and Achievements
Director, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety – Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Research Department, Biologics Research Division
Director, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency - National Institute of Health, Center for Vaccine Research, Bacterial Disease Research Division
Director General, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency - National Institute of Health, Center for Vaccine Research

Member at large
Glenn Rockman

Current Position
Founder, Adjuvant Capital
Director, VitriVax
Director, WaterEquity
Director, Codagenix, Inc
Director, InDevR, Inc
Director, X-Vax Technology, Inc
Director, UNIVERCELLS

Education
B.A. Public Policy, Princeton University

Professional Experience & Achievements
Executive Director, J.P. Morgan, Social Finance
Partner, Global Health Investment Fund
Director, EuBiologics co., Ltd

Member at large
Kim Bush

Current Position
Senior Global Healthcare Executive, KCB Advisory Services Group, LLC

Education
B.S. Zoology, University of Tennessee
M.S. Clinical Laboratory Science, University of Alabama

Professional Experience and Achievements
President, Baxter Healthcare - Vaccines Division
Senior Advisor and Director, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Life Sciences Partnerships

Member at large
Peter Hotez

Current Position
Dean, Baylor University - National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Baylor University Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology, Microbiology
Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

Education
B.A. Molecular Biophysics, Yale University
Ph.D. Biochemical Parasitology, Rockefeller University
M.D. Weil Medical College of Cornell University

Professional Experience & Achievements
President, Sabin Vaccine Institute
United States Science Envoy, U.S. Department of State
Fellow in Disease and Poverty, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Health

Ex-Officio Observer
Jessica Martinez

Current Position
Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Life Sciences Partnerships

Education
B.A. Molecular Biology, Princeton University
M.A. Business & International Affairs, Tufts University

Professional Experience & Achievements
Senior Consultant, IQVIA
Senior Director, Pfizer Corporate Strategy