Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Anders Nordström is the board member representing donor governments Denmark/Netherlands/Norway/Sweden. Presently Dr Nordström holds the position as Ambassador for HIV/AIDS in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. As a medical doctor from the Karolinska Institut, Sweden, Dr Nordström has a background that combines development experience in the field, national and international health policy and planning, and strategic leadership.
During 2002, Dr Nordström was the Interim Executive Director for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, after having being part of the Transitional Working Group during 2001. In this capacity he laid the foundations for the Global Fund's present structure, through managing the Secretariat, preparing technical reviews and grant agreements as well as recruitments.
Dr Nordström took office as Assistant Director-General at WHO for General Management in July 2003 and was the Acting Director-General of WHO from 23 May 2006 until 3 January 2007. After the successful handing over to Dr Margaret Chan, Dr Nordström was appointed Assistant Director-General for Health Systems and Services. From January 2008 until June 2010 Dr Nordström served as Director-General for the Swedish International Agency for Development Cooperation (Sida).