Jason Wright Joins LMG as Project Director

The Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project formally welcomed new Project Director Jason Wright on February 2, 2015. Mr. Wright is a global health leader who brings to the LMG Project more than 17 years of experience in family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and broader health systems with a focus on building the capacity of governments and nongovernmental organizations to bolster programmatic and financial sustainability through management and technical assistance.

“Jason brings both broad and deep experience to Management Sciences for Health (MSH), where he will deftly lead the LMG Project team,” said Lawrence Michel, Vice President for the Center for Leadership and Management at MSH, lead partner on the LMG Project.

Before arriving at MSH, Mr. Wright was U.S. Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, where he had PEPFAR- and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria-related matrix management responsibility for AIDS Alliance Secretariat staff in Washington, Brighton, Brussels, and Geneva. He served as the primary AIDS Alliance contact with U.S. Government stakeholders and other U.S. stakeholders including foundations, the private sector, and public-private partnerships. He oversaw AIDS Alliance project implementation under the USAID-funded AIDSFree, AIDSTAR-Two, GMS, LMG, SIFPO, and TASC4-Africa Projects.

Mr. Wright has field experience in 34 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He has served on the governance bodies of global health institutions including the Global Fund, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and the Global Health Council (GHC).

Prior to the AIDS Alliance, Mr. Wright was Multilateral Team Leader in the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS and served as USAID Liaison to the Global Fund and UNAIDS. He processed the obligation of all U.S. Government contributions to the Global Fund and UNAIDS ($5+ billion in toto), and led the OHA Multilateral Team, which managed the U.S. Government Global Fund technical assistance portfolio.

“Jason is experienced at effectively leading complex teams,” said Mr. Michel. “The LMG Project’s portfolio of family planning and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and historically marginalized populations will benefit from his skills as a leader. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”