Inside IAVI: Special Edition – In conversation with Seth Berkley & Mark Feinberg

16 December 2021

In conversation with Seth Berkley & Mark Feinberg: 25 years of innovation, partnerships, and access

To commemorate IAVI turning 25, we bring you a special edition of Inside IAVI, where we are joined by Mark Feinberg, IAVI president and CEO, and Seth Berkley, IAVI’s founding CEO who is now leading Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, as they reflect on IAVI’s accomplishments and the current global health landscape.

In this episode, Kristen Abboud, managing editor of IAVI Report, sat down with Mark and Seth to reminisce about the last 25 years of IAVI, reflect on lessons learned as leaders in global health, and discuss what the future holds for IAVI and the global vaccine research and development field at large.

More about Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Gavi is a public–private global health partnership with the goal of increasing access to immunization in poor countries. This organization helps vaccinate almost half the world’s children against deadly and debilitating infectious diseases. Gavi is also co-leading COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. This involves coordinating the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. 

More about IAVI Report: IAVI Report is a scientific publication that provides comprehensive and editorially independent coverage of R&D on vaccines and preventive technologies to address HIV and other global health priorities. The publication features the voices and opinions of those leading these efforts and provides an unparalleled analysis of the latest scientific and policy research.

Inside IAVI: Episode 1 – Sheroes in Global Health

14 September 2021

In this first episode of Inside IAVI, our COO Ana Céspedes is joined by four female colleagues and leaders at IAVI who have spent their careers advancing global health solutions. With tenures ranging from eight to 20 years, the panelists come together to discuss why diversity in global health leadership is important and some of their most formative moments at IAVI.



  • Smriti Bhagi, Associate Director, Country and Regional Programs in India
  • Kundai Chinyenze, M.D., Executive Medical Director, Clinical Development
  • Pat Fast, M.D., Senior Technical Advisor, R&D Executive Office
  • Jennifer Lehrman, Senior Director, Clinical Alliances in Clinical Development