Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul is Vice-President of Friends of the Global Fund Europe and a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE). Ms. Wieczorek-Zeul was Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and Governor of the World Bank from 1998 to 2009. She has also been a member of the National Parliament and a member of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.
Ms. Wieczorek-Zeul has been a vocal HIV/AIDS and women’s health advocate throughout her career, using her government positions to advance key research and policy agendas. Prior to her post as Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Ms. Wieczorek-Zeul was a member of the European Parliament, where she was on the Committee on External Relations, focusing on foreign trade and European development policy.