Labeeb M. Abboud
Chairman and CEO
Labeeb Abboud has served in various leadership roles in global health product development and innovative financing, including the establishment of GHIC and the launch of its Global Health Investment Fund. As Chairman since 2014, he has led GHIC’s engagement with government, philanthropic and private sector stakeholders and oversight of the investment management function. In 2021, Labeeb joined GHIC as CEO as the organization expanded its mission to include global health security and launch its BARDA partnership, and leads the GHIC team working to advance the organization's mission through its investment activities, programs and partnerships. Previously, he spent 17 years in senior leadership roles at IAVI, where he was responsible for structuring a wide range of vaccine and antibody research, development and licensing agreements with industry, academic and public sector partners in the fields of HIV, tuberculosis, COVID-19 and other emerging infectious diseases, with the goal of ensuring that products developed were made accessible and affordable globally. Prior to IAVI, his work experience spanned almost two decades in international law and global financial services. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.