Accessible Medicines Advisory Board:
Guiding Our Strategies to Make Our Medicines Accessible

Our Accessible Medicines Advisory Board provides expert guidance to help develop and execute strategies to make medicines developed by Chimeron Bio accessible to countries and its citizens worldwide.

Sven Otto Littorin

A successful entrepreneur and politician, Mr. Littorin is the former Minister for Employment of Sweden and President of the European Council of Ministers (EPSCO) during the Swedish Presidency in 2009.  He brings decades of unparalleled experience in delivering results in difficult environments, forging new markets, and spearheading innovative development in new economies to the team.

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Prior to this assignment, Mr. Littorin was an advisor to the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and to the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) in Saudi Arabia where he assisted in developing and implementing a New Labor Market Strategy, together with the World Bank and other international organizations.

Mr. Littorin is Chairman of the Board of Beowulf Mining plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange and Spotlight Markets in Sweden. Beowulf Mining is a mining exploration company with assets in Sweden, Finland and Kosovo. Mr. Littorin is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Ras al Khaimah Commercial Reconciliation and Arbitration Center, in the UAE. In addition, he is Partner and Senior Advisor to The Labyrinth Public Affairs, a leading Swedish political affairs consultancy, a member of the advisory boards of Gravitas, a senior strategic advisory firm in Vienna, Austria, and of QuadFi, a Canadian student pier-to-pier lending platform.

Mr. Littorin is also a co-founder of the Innovation for Jobs Summits, bringing together a select group of international leaders from politics, academia and business to discuss innovation and jobs. The summits, held annually in Menlo Park and on a regional level at several other locations around the globe, aims to build a global network of leaders which develop and share best practices on these issues. The summits are co-sponsored by Google, Kaufmann Foundation, Bertelsmann Foundation, SRI International, Bloomberg Government, Ideo and others.

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Wilmot Godfrey James, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilmot James is a Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Columbia University in New York City. An academic by background with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Dr. James was previously a Member of Parliament (South Africa) and Shadow Minister of Health. He served as the Chairman of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the official opposition, between 2010 and 2016. Wilmot is the author and/or editor of seventeen books that include the policy-oriented Vital Signs: Health Security in South Africa (Johannesburg, 2020), essays on the public understanding of science titled Nature’s Gifts: Why we are the way we are (Johannesburg, 2010) and an edited collection of Nelson Mandela’s presidential speeches Nelson Mandela in his Own Words (London, 2003) with forewords by Kofi Annan and Bill Clinton, which was presented to the late Mandela on his 85th birthday in July 2003.

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Dr. James served on the Board of Trustees of the Ford Foundation between 1996-2008. He has teaching experience from the University of the Western Cape and University of Cape Town and post-doctoral and visiting professorial experience from Yale University, Indiana University, Edinburgh University, the Open University and California Institute of Technology. At Columbia University, he teaches a course on catastrophic risks and conducts research in the areas of biosecurity, catastrophes and vulnerable populations, particularly children, with a focus on Africa.

Continuing his efforts in the pandemic preparedness and future handling, Dr. James will convene the Schmidt-Futures Vaccine Safety and Confidence-Building Working Group based at Columbia University in New York City and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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Juan José Daboub, Ph.D.

Dr. Juan José Daboub is chairman and CEO of the Daboub Partnership, vice chairman of Dorado Group, and founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute, a foundation dedicated to adaptation to climate change. He is also a former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change (2012-2014) and a former managing director of the World Bank (2006-2010). At the World Bank, Dr. Daboub oversaw operations in 110 countries in Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and Latin America. He was responsible for the oversight of the Human Development and Sustainable Development Networks, the Information Systems Group, the World Bank Institute, the Department of Institutional Integrity, and the Arab World Initiative.

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Prior to the World Bank, he led the expansion of his family-owned businesses throughout Central America and worked with nonprofit organizations on public policies to promote liberty, stability, and growth throughout Latin America. From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Daboub served concurrently as El Salvador’s minister of finance and as chief of staff to the president. In these dual roles, he helped his native country navigate several regional economic challenges, including securing and sustaining El Salvador’s investment grade rating, “dollarizing” the economy, and completing a free trade agreement with the United States. During this period, he also oversaw the emergency reconstruction of El Salvador after two major earthquakes in 2001.

Dr. Daboub’s leadership began in the private sector, where he founded and led a snacks manufacturing company, a packaging materials industry, a distribution company, and a consulting firm for nearly a decade before joining the board of CEL, El Salvador’s electric utility, and presiding over El Salvador’s electric distribution companies. Subsequently, he was named president of ANTEL, the state-owned telecommunications company, which he restructured and privatized through a competitive and transparent process that also demonopolized the sector and increased access to telecommunications for the people of El Salvador. He held high government positions in El Salvador for 12 years (1992-2004), working for three different administrations without belonging to any political party, then or now. Dr. Daboub holds a B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

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