Alvaro Bermejo, Dr.
Director General of International Planned Parenthood Federation

Alvaro Bermejo joined the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in March 2018. He has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive in global federations, working across HIV and AIDS, humanitarian issues and health policy. He is currently Executive Director of the Survive and Thrive portfolio at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), where he helped build an adolescent sexual and reproductive health portfolio in addition to the more established health, nutrition and education portfolios. Prior to joining CIFF, he led the International HIV/AIDS Alliance for more than a decade, where he oversaw rapid growth in its programmes and new country expansion as well as achieving significant policy influence.

Dr. Bermejo also spent more than 10 years with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), where latterly as Director, Health and Care, he created the environment and partnerships that positioned the Red Cross as a key player in the fight against HIV and AIDS and helped establish the IFRC’s global emergency health response mechanisms. Dr. Bermejo is a Spanish national. He received his degree as a medical doctor from the  Complutense University of Madrid and holds a Master of Arts in Public Health from the University of Leeds.