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Jean-Luc Eiselé

 Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Luc has extensive international experience in the field of association management, public health and advocacy. Previous roles include Director of Les Ligues de la santé, which focuses on primary prevention and health promotion, and Executive Director of the FDI World Dental Federation. In this latter role he was responsible for developing global and national advocacy activities, and successfully launching and developing World Oral Health Day.

Karen Bennett


Karen provides administrative support to the CEO, the Senior Team and the Board and helps the Board to execute their statutory governance duties efficiently. Karen has over 20 years’ experience as a PA working at Board level and supporting senior executives and managers.

Andrew Forrester



Andrew is our senior lead for finance, IT, HR and office administration. Prior to joining WHF, Andrew worked in a number of not-for-profit sector organizations, including: The Fostering Network which supports foster carers; the Odyssey Trust, an alcohol and drug misuse support charity; TSSA & Society of Chiropodists, a trade union and professional body; and the British Labour Party.

Jeremiah Mwangi



Jeremiah leads our policy and advocacy work to achieve our goal of a 25% reduction in premature mortality caused by CVD by 2025. He coordinates WHF’s work with the WHO, supports the translation of our science work into policy, and works with key stakeholders to support the implementation of WHF’s key asks in the areas of heart health. Jeremiah was previously the Policy and External Affairs Director for the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO).

Pablo Perel



Pablo's main area of interest is global cardiovascular implementation research and he plays a key role in the development of our Roadmaps and Emerging Leaders programme. He has a background in internal medicine and cardiology and is also Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Global Non Communicable Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK.

Sangeeta Bhagat



Sangeeta provides public health and scientific expertise to WHF programmes and projects. She further manages essential content and liaison with the Programme Committee at WHF events, and has a passion to shape the future of global heart health. She has a background in global health, and has a Master of Public Health degree from King´s College London.

Lyndsey Canham



Lyndsey supports the Policy and Advocacy team, and coordinates and provides content for WHF’s global advocacy initiatives, including the WHF/WHO three-year plan and CVD Atlas, the World Heart Day policy call and the CVD Scorecard assessment tool. Before joining WHF, she worked as Research and Project Officer at the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. 

Ludovic Cathan



Ludovic works closely with the Communications team based in London in implementing social media activity for WHF. He assists the Communications team in delivering the communication plan. Ludovic also provides support to the Communications Project Manager to run the World Heart Day project. He holds a degree in Mass Communications from Curtin University in Australia and previously interned at the United Nations. 

Jennifer Diaz



Jennifer manages and coordinates all areas of our Congress, including logistics management and Congress programme team support. She also organizes other WHF events and meetings. Before joining WHF, Jennifer worked in the congress department of the FDI World Dental Federation for over nine years.

Andreea Dragus



Andreea supports the WHF Communications department and works closely with the other teams to adequately communicate the work of the organisation. Prior to joining WHF, she worked at the Romanian Embassy in Switzerland, as a consular officer. Andreea has a Master in International Relations from the University of Bucharest.

George Eracleous



George is responsible for managing our existing, and developing new, private sector partnerships, and his main areas of interest include cause-related marketing and shared-value partnerships. Prior to WHF, he worked at Save the Children overseeing the implementation and delivery of their partnerships portfolio, and at the British Heart Foundation as a corporate account manager.

Monika Herder



Monika provides essential support within the areas of administration, finance and human resources. Prior to WHF, she acted as a freelance personal assistant with a focus on finance, working for a wide range of private companies in logistics and accounting. Monika has a degree in Business and Economics.

Joanna Markbreiter



Responsible for day-to-day management of the Advocacy team, Joanna drafts and prepares WHF policy and research papers, briefs, consultation responses and advocacy publications. She also pursues advocacy opportunities to advance CVD and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) agendas at the UN, WHO and other organizations, and leads WHF contributions to NCD Alliance policy and advocacy activities. Joanna has a degree in English from the University of Cambridge.

Rachel Shaw (consultant)



Rachel is a professional copywriter who project manages World Heart Day and supports the Communications Director to manage and implement WHF's day-to-day marketing and communications. Rachel has a degree in English from the University of Bristol and works as a consultant for a range of consumer, academic, business-to-business, healthcare and member organization clients.

Alastair White



Alastair attends and tracks key events and consultations at the WHO on cardiovascular health and NCDs, as well as supporting the wider Advocacy team. He has a degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic with French and Hindi) and previously interned with DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative) in Advocacy and Communications.