Celina Gorre is the Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. In that role, she heads up the London-based Secretariat. The GACD is the alliance of the world’s largest research funders focusing on chronic diseases in low and middle- income countries, with a total investment to date of US$ 200M.
Previously, Celina was the founding Managing Director of the Foundation for the UN Global Compact where she created the team and processes for the private sector to systematically fund the UNGC, and led the overall development and management of the New York-based 501(c)3. From 2007-2009, Celina was in the field with UNFPA and UNICEF in Angola as a Senior HIV/AIDS Advisor, advising the government of Angola on its HIV strategy, child survival and nutrition programmes, and oil and gas companies on their social and community investments.
Celina has had extensive experience at the intersection of corporate responsibility and global health, developing health and social programmes for multinational companies. She was the Technical Manager for the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, where she supported MNCs on their strategy implementation for employees, consumers, and communities. Celina has also held in-house corporate responsibility positions, leading global training for Gap Inc.’s Social Responsibility department, and conducting factory audits for Mattel Inc. Celina holds an MPH from UCLA and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.