President & CEO Jeffrey L. Sturchio

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Jeff Sturchio is a global health thought leader whose commitment to change is rivaled only by his encyclopedic knowledge of the issues.  He is a trusted counselor for senior leaders in the private sector, multilateral organizations, governments, NGOs and foundations.

At Rabin Martin, Jeff is a chief strategist whose broad expertise epitomizes the firm’s multidisciplinary nature.  He specializes in:

  • Implementing stakeholder engagement and alliance development strategies for private sector, multilateral and NGO clients
  • Designing new “bottom of the pyramid” business models and tiered pricing approaches to improve the health of vulnerable populations
  • Developing innovative market access strategies for emerging markets
  • Leading the development of policy frameworks for private sector engagement in global chronic disease prevention, treatment and care


Jeff previously served as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ USA, and President of The Merck Company Foundation, where he was responsible for major public-private partnerships, including the Mectizan Donation Program and the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships in Botswana. He has also served as Chairman of the Corporate Council on Africa and President and CEO of the Global Health Council.

Jeff is chairman of the BroadReach Institute for Training and Education and a member of the boards of the Corporate Council on Africa, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS and the Museum of AIDS in Africa.  He is also currently a visiting scholar at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University; Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a principal of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and an advisor to amfAR, the Clinton Global Initiative, Intrahealth International and the NCD Alliance.

He has published widely on business and global health, including the book, Noncommunicable diseases in the developing world: addressing global gaps in policy and research (edited with L. Galambos, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).


PhD, History & Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania

AB, History
Princeton University