Lelio Marmora has extensive experience in international development management and leadership. He has held substantial roles working in implementer countries, managing large-scale development initiatives and providing technical advice and assistance in complex political environments. Lelio has also played senior strategic, operational and resource mobilization roles in the head offices of a range of international agencies. Since joining Unitaid in 2014, Lelio has overseen a major transformation of the organization, refocusing strategy, doubling staff, broadening the grant portfolio, and moving toward a more integrated approach to health challenges with a strong emphasis on promoting innovation.
Earlier in his career, Lelio headed the Africa and Middle East department at the Global Fund, overseeing a large portfolio of grants spanning nearly 50 countries. He supervised large-scale programmes at the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank that focused on modernizing state structures in Latin America. He has worked at head offices and in the field both for donor organizations and recipient countries. Lelio holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public, administrative and international law.
He is a board member of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, a strategy committee member of France’s Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, and a founding member of the Paris-based think tank Solidarité et Santé Mondiale.