Monika Arora at WHA 76
Monika Arora at WHA 76 / Gilberto Lontro

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors act as the executive body of NCDA.

The Board of Directors governs NCDA in accordance with its objectives and its regulatory and statutory obligations. It is empowered to act generally in the name of NCDA, providing leadership and strategic direction.

The NCD Alliance Board includes 14 Board Members, including the President and President-Elect, who are voted by the members. The Board of Directors, elected in May 2023 by the General Assembly, will serve until May 2025.


Monika Arora portrait

Monika Arora

Executive Director HRIDAY



Leslie Rae Ferat portrait

Leslie Rae Ferat

Executive Director Global Alliance for Tobacco Control



Pubudu Amarajith Sumanasekara

Executive Director and President, NCD Alliance Lanka, Sri Lanka; Consultant for RESET Alcohol Initiative, Vital Strategies

 Sri Lanka

Beatriz Champagne

Executive Director, Coalition for Americas' Health/Coalición Latinoamérica Saludable (CLAS)


Marie Hauerslev portrait

Marie Hauerslev

Past Chair NCD Child


Ishu Kataria

Senior Public Health Researcher, Center for Global NCDs, RTI International


Eva Njenga

Founder Director, NCD Alliance Kenya (NCDAK); Consultant Physician/Endocrinologist, DIAMED Centre, Kenya Diabetes Study Group


Bo Norrving portrait

Bo Norrving

Past President World Stroke Organization


Kaushik Ramaiya portrait

Kaushik Ramaiya

Honorary General Secretary Tanzania NCD Alliance


Peter Schwarz

IDF President-Elect and Head of the Division of Prevention and Care of Diabetes at Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus


Saunthari Somasundaram portrait

Saunthari Somasundaram

Chairperson, NCD Malaysia • President, National Cancer Society of Malaysia


Laura Tucker-Longsworth

Board Member, Healthy Caribbean Coalition; President, Belize Cancer Society


Liesl Zuhlke portrait

Liesl Zuhlke

Board Member, World Heart Federation

 South Africa