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Edinburgh, UK (September 26, 2022) – GALVmed is pleased to announce Dr Isabelle Dieuzy-Labaye as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees. Isabelle takes over from Professor Paul Wood who has retired from this position in September 2022.

Isabelle has over 20 years of experience in the animal health market and in the life sciences and innovation sectors, working internationally.

She is currently Senior Advisor, Partnerships, at the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH, founded as OIE). Previously, she was the Director, Strategic Alliances, for Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Zoetis, the leading animal health company worldwide.

Isabelle is stepping into this role at a critical time when GALVmed is implementing a new organisation strategy that will leverage technological innovations to develop and provide access to products that meet demonstrated small-scale livestock producers’ needs.

“I feel very privileged to take on this role at such an exciting time for GALVmed. Livestock diseases remain a critical constraint for small-scale livestock producers in Africa and south Asia. With my fellow Trustees, and our Vice-Chair Dr Junaidu Maina, I look forward to supporting the leadership and staff to actualise GALVmed’s mission through access to animal health products that will prevent these diseases and improve the livelihood of millions of small-scale livestock producers,” said Isabelle.

GALVmed Chief Executive Dr Carolin Schumacher said:

“We are very pleased to have Isabelle as our new Board Chair. Isabelle brings experience and leadership that will support us as we embark on implementing our new strategy centered on sustainable technologies addressing animal health challenges facing small-scale livestock producers. We will continue to draw on Isabelle’s invaluable insights in shaping our organisation and our mission.”

Dr Schumacher added, “We would like to thank Paul for his years of leadership and support to GALVmed. Paul has been a valuable supporter of GALVmed since joining our Board in 2016 and becoming its Chair in 2019. Through his leadership, GALVmed initiated wider private sector engagement in the smallholder animal health sector. We wish him well in his next adventures.”