Global Advisory Group
The good governance for medicines programme is guided by its global advisory group, which provides overall strategy and policy guidance. The advisory group includes nine people who meet using e-tools in an effort to reduce meeting-related costs. The group is diverse, with representation from a wide range of anti-corruption agencies such as Transparency International, United Nations Development Programme, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the World Bank; donor community; civil society; and the private sector. The guidance and support of the global advisory group has proven to be a valuable resource.
Aisha Ibrahim Alansari
Aisha Ibrahim Alansari holds a B.SC in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Jordan as well as an MS in Pharmaceutical Services and Medicines Control from the University of Bradford in the UK. From 1988 until 1990, she worked as a Pharmacist at the Hamal Medical Corporation in Qatar. She then joined the Ministry of Health of Qatar, first as a Registration Officer of Pharmaceutical Companies and their Products (from 1999 to 1992), and then as the Head of Drug Registration and Pricing Section (from 1992 to 2001). In 2001, she was appointed at the Supreme Council of Health of the State of Qatar, and since then, she is the Director of the Pharmacy and Drug Control Department. Beside these professional activities, Aisha Ibrahim Alansari has also contributed to different regional and international pharmaceutical conferences centered on the ongoing update of rules, regulations and harmonization of pharmaceutical products. She is also member and/or chairperson of several committees.
Richard Bergström is a pharmacist by training. He received his MScPharm degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 1988. Until 1992 he worked at the Medical Products Agency as Assistant Head of Registration. He moved to Switzerland where he worked for nine years in regulatory affairs at Roche and Novartis. Before returning to Sweden in 2002, he was Director, EU Regulatory Strategy at Roche Basel. Currently, he is Director-General of LIF, the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, Member of the Board of EFPIA, the European association and of the Council of IFPMA, the international association. Mr Bergström is particularly involved in policies relating to health technology assessment (HTA) and marketing codes. In the latter area he serves as chair of the IFPMA Code Compliance Network and chair of the EFPIA Code Steering Committee. In Sweden, he has been appointed by the Government to the Board of the Karolinska Institute and he serves on the Board of IMM, the Swedish Institute against Corruption.
Jose Edgardo Campos
Jose Edgardo Campos was recently appointed Adviser to the Vice President on Governance and Political Economy and Practice Manager for Governance, The World Bank Institute. Previously, he was Governance Adviser for Bangladesh at the World Bank in Dhaka, Lead Public Sector Specialist and the Coordinator of the Bank’s Governance and Anticorruption Thematic Group. Dr. Campos rejoined the Bank in 2002. Until this, he worked at the Asian Development Bank as a senior economist providing advice and guidance on governance related activities and programs. He was also senior strategy adviser for public sector reforms at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Government of the Philippines where he helped to develop and implement a strategy to support efforts to reform government procurement and tax administration. Dr. Campos worked with the World Bank Institute and before that with the Policy Research Department of the Bank working on political economy, institutional reform, and governance issues. Prior to joining the Bank, he was an assistant professor of public policy and management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Campos completed his Ph.D. in the Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology and his M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He has co-authored several books and papers on issues pertaining to political economy, governance, institutional reform, and corruption. In 1997, he and his co-author obtained the Charles Levine Prize for the best book on comparative politics, The Key to the Asian Miracle: Making Shared Growth Credible. His latest effort is an edited volume on combating corruption at the operational level, The Many Faces of Corruption, published by the World Bank in May 2006.
Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has served the South Africa Government for over 14 years in various positions, most recently as Minister for Public Service and Administration and Member of the South African Parliament. Prior to this, she was Minister of Welfare and Population Development. She has also served in a number of leadership roles within Parliament, including as Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Rules of the National Assembly of the Parliament of South Africa. Geraldine has been instrumental in mainstreaming gender into government policies. In her respective portfolios as Member of the South African Cabinet she served in various capacities in the Organisation for African Unity, the African Union and the Commonwealth. As part of the African Ministers focus on public administration reform in post conflict countries she chaired the Pan African Conference on Women's Development, Equality and Peace in Rwanda. She served as Chair of the Pan African Ministers of Public Service for more than five years. Geraldine’s leadership role stretches well outside government. She serves on many Boards, Committees and African Regional Institutions. She was awarded a fellowship to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. She holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Pretoria.
Fredrik Eriksson is a lawyer (LLM, Lund University, Sweden) specialized in the area of corruption prevention, with particular focus on public sector legislation/regulation enabling transparency and providing control possibilities establishing positive incentives. He has worked on reviewing and revising laws and regulations pertaining to access to information, public service, public service principles, conflicts of interest, public procurement, lobbying, and medical drug approval. So called anti-corruption laws and strategies, as well as sector corruption risk assessments are part of his experience. Mr. Eriksson has worked as a consultant on anti-corruption related projects for a wide range of multi- and bilateral aid agencies providing project leadership, legal technical expertise as well as training. Currently, he is working in the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) as Senior Advisor on the Anti-Corruption Project.