Office of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, Chief Executive Officer; MDG Health Alliance, Chief Executive Officer
Suprotik Basu is Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and for Malaria. He concurrently serves as CEO of the MDG Health Alliance, an initiative of the Office of the Special Envoy focused on bringing business leaders and business approaches into the efforts to achieve the Health MDGs.
Basu leads strategy development for the Special Envoy, to secure sustained financing for and the achievement of, the Health MDGs by the internationally agreed deadline of December 31, 2015.
From 2007 to 2011, he co-chaired the resource mobilization activities for the global Roll Back Malaria Partnership, through its Harmonization Working Group, which has assisted in the mobilization of over US$3.5 billion in additional resources for malaria control efforts in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Prior to his appointment as CEO in June 2013, Basu was Managing Director of the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Malaria. He previously served as Public Health Specialist at the World Bank (2002-2007), where he provided implementation support for over US$700 million in grants and interest-free loans across 18 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and India.
Basu holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University, and lives in New York City.
Basu has served on the Board since August 2014.