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Alexander Schulze

Alex is the Chief Programme Officer for Fondation Botnar. He is responsible for the strategic development of the overall philanthropic portfolio and also leads the health portfolio. Alex holds a PhD in Development Sociology from the University of Bayreuth in Germany and a Post-graduate Diploma in Development Cooperation from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). Alex has worked in international cooperation for over 20 years, with experience in a public donor agency and corporate philanthropy. Before joining Fondation Botnar, he headed the Global Health division of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and previously led strategic functions at the Novartis Foundation. His areas of expertise are health system quality, equitable access to health services and products, sustainable health financing, social protection, and private sector engagement for health. As of 1 January 2024, Alex will serve as interim CEO, leading the Foundation together with the management team.

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