Ben Plumley Named CEO of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
Ben Plumley, who will become CEO of San Francisco-based Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
on February 1, will lead Pangaea's efforts to partner with and empower developing countries to
deliver sustainable HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention strategies. Plumley was formerly VP for
Global Access and Partnerships with Johnson & Johnson, Director of the UNAIDS Executive
Office, and co-founder of the Global Business Coalition Against HIV/AIDS.
(PRWEB) January 8, 2010 -- Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation announced today that Ben Plumley has been
appointed Chief Executive Officer and will join the organization on February 1st 2010.
Mr. Plumley is a health and development strategist and advocate, dedicated to the global fight against AIDS.
Beginning in the late 1980s Plumley worked with London’s HIV positive community, and his career has
subsequently spanned the private sector, United Nations, and non-governmental organizations. Most recently he
was Vice President for Global Access and Partnerships with Johnson & Johnson, forging innovative public
private collaborations to develop and deliver AIDS-related technological breakthroughs for developing countries.
Plumley previously served as Director of the UNAIDS Executive Office and founded the Global Business
Coalition against HIV/AIDS with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
Plumley succeeds Dr. Eric Goosby, who was appointed Ambassador at Large and Global AIDS Coordinator with
the U.S. Department of State in June 2009 where he oversees the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
(PEPFAR). In putting forward Dr Goosby’s nomination, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton praised Pangaea’s
model of partnering with and empowering developing countries to deliver sustainable HIV, TB and Malaria
prevention and treatment strategies.
“Ben will expand and enhance the Pangaea model,” said Joseph Garrett, Chair of the Pangaea Board of Directors.
“He is Pangaea’s new bridge between the vast unmet needs in the developing