Dr Julian Schweitzer, Acting Chair, PMNCH
Acting Vice President, Human Development Network and Director, Health Nutrition and Population of the World Bank
Immediately prior to his current appointment, Julian was the Director of the Human Development Sector in the South Asia Region of the World Bank, responsible for the Bank’s operations in health, nutrition, population, education and social protection. During his career in the Bank, he has also worked in the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the transition economies of Europe, managing operations in health, education, and social protection. He has also worked as the Operations Director in the Bank’s East Asia and Pacific region and as the Bank’s Country Director based in Russia.
While working in the South Asia Region, he focused on developing sector wide approaches to mobilize external financing effectively in support of a single country health strategy. He restructured and strengthened the Bank’s regional HIV/AIDS engagement with clients and external partners, while also strengthening the Bank’s advisory and financial role.
He has extensive operational and management experience of health and development issues in different parts of the world. His health sector interests include health finance and health systems strengthening.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Schweitzer worked in the public and private sectors in the UK and India.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London and has authored numerous articles and essays on economic and human development.