Michael van der Ven, MBA

Michael van der Ven, MBA

Mike recently joined the HVTN in Seattle as the Director of Operations and Finance. Before joining the HVTN, Mike worked in a dual role with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) as Country

Director for Cambodia and Director of Finance and Operations for the Southeast Asia region. In Cambodia, Mike managed programs that provided technical assistance to the National HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB programs while also supporting the Finance & Planning department within the Ministry of Health.  Regionally, he provided operational management support to 5 other countries (Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Vietnam) that was primarily focused on scaling up access to Adult and Pediatrics HIV care and treatment,  using HIV funding to strengthen health systems in rural settings. Mike also worked for CHAI in Ethiopia as Deputy Country Director where he helped manage CHAI's largest country office with programs that spanned the health sector including Drug Access, Rural Health Systems Strengthening, Vaccines Introduction and Health Financing.

 

Prior to joining CHAI, Mike spent 4 years working with the American Red Cross (ARC) as a Finance Manager for its Biomedical Services unit, and also as the Country Representative for the Maldives Tsunami Recovery Program managing operations and programs in Water & Sanitation and Psychosocial Support. He joined ARC in 2006 following a position at the World Bank in Washington DC, where he worked in a Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness group which focused on strengthening overall management capacity in the Bank across the globe. His background is in Financial Management, having also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in both the US and Australia.

 

Mike has an MBA from INSEAD in France, and an undergraduate degree in both Finance and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.