In October 2020, Aurélia Nguyen was appointed Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility. In this role, she is leading the coordination of procurement and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. Until then, she served as Gavi’s Managing Director for Vaccines & Sustainability.
Prior to joining Gavi, Aurélia worked at GlaxoSmithKline. She has also undertaken research for the World Health Organization on generic medicines policies. Aurélia holds a Master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics.
TIME magazine put her on the 2021 TIME100 Next list honouring “the 100 individuals who are shaping the future of their fields and defining the next generation of leadership”.