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Peter Piot

Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Leading Researcher of Ebola and AIDS

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Peter Piot Biography

Peter Piot is the Director of the School and a Handa Professor of Global Health.

He has a medical degree from the University of Ghent (1974), and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Antwerp (1980). In 1976 he co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and led research on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and women's health, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. He was a professor of microbiology, and of public health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Nairobi, was a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, a Scholar in Residence at the Ford Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was the Director of the Institute for Global Health at Imperial College, London, and held the chair 2009/2010 "Knowledge against poverty" at the College de France.

He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008, and was an Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS of WHO. Under his leadership UNAIDS became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS, also spearheading UN reform by bringing together 10 UN system organizations.

Professor Piot is the first Chair of Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board and is Chair of of the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) USA and of the African Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa. He is Vice-Chair of the Global Health Innovation Technology Fund (GHIT), Tokyo, and member of the Board of the Novartis Foundation, Basel; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), and Sentebale. He is also a Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on research and innovation for COVID-19.

He is the first Chair to lead Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board. He is Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund in Tokyo, Chair of the Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, and Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US. He is a member of the board for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), African Health Research Institute, Durban, and the Oxford Martin School. He was the Chair of the MRC Global Health Group and a member of the MRC Strategy Board. Previously he was President of the International AIDS Society, Chair of the WHO Ebola Science Committee and Chair of the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.

Peter Piot is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, and is also a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina of Germany, the Académie Nationale de Médecine of France, and of the Royal Academy of Medicine of his native Belgium, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

He has received numerous scientific and civic awards including an honorary doctorate from seven universities, the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, and Robert Koch Gold medal, (2015), the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Humanitarian Award (2017) and the Edinburgh Medal (2017). He was a 2014 TIME Person of the Year (The Ebola Fighters), and received the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health. In 2013 he was the laureate of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research. He received the Thomas Parran Award from ASTDA, the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2001, the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Award in 2001, in Washington DC and the Frank A Calderone Prize in Public Health in 2003. He was awarded the Prix International INSERM, Paris, the RSTMH Manson Medal, and Bloomberg Hopkins Award. Peter Piot was knighted as a Baron in 1995 in his native Belgium, and awarded an Honorary Knighthood KCMG in 2016, and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan (2018).

He has published over 600 scientific articles and 17 books, including his memoir 'No Time to Lose' in 2012 (WW Norton), translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Chinese; and 'AIDS between science and politics' in 2015 (Columbia University Press).

Besides English, he is fluent in French and Dutch (mother tongue).

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Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Leading Researcher of Ebola and AIDS

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Peter Piot Biography

Peter Piot is the Director of the School and a Handa Professor of Global Health.

He has a medical degree from the University of Ghent (1974), and a PhD in Microbiology from the University of Antwerp (1980). In 1976 he co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire while working at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and led research on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and women's health, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. He was a professor of microbiology, and of public health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, the Free University of Brussels, and the University of Nairobi, was a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, a Scholar in Residence at the Ford Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He was the Director of the Institute for Global Health at Imperial College, London, and held the chair 2009/2010 "Knowledge against poverty" at the College de France.

He was the founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1995 until 2008, and was an Associate Director of the Global Programme on AIDS of WHO. Under his leadership UNAIDS became the chief advocate for worldwide action against AIDS, also spearheading UN reform by bringing together 10 UN system organizations.

Professor Piot is the first Chair of Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board and is Chair of of the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) USA and of the African Health Research Institute (AHRI), Durban, South Africa. He is Vice-Chair of the Global Health Innovation Technology Fund (GHIT), Tokyo, and member of the Board of the Novartis Foundation, Basel; the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), and Sentebale. He is also a Special Advisor to the President of the European Commission on research and innovation for COVID-19.

He is the first Chair to lead Her Majesty’s Government’s Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board. He is Vice-Chair of the board of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund in Tokyo, Chair of the Global Burden of Disease Independent Advisory Committee, and Chair of the King Baudouin Foundation US. He is a member of the board for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), African Health Research Institute, Durban, and the Oxford Martin School. He was the Chair of the MRC Global Health Group and a member of the MRC Strategy Board. Previously he was President of the International AIDS Society, Chair of the WHO Ebola Science Committee and Chair of the European Forum for Forward Looking Activities.

Peter Piot is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was elected a foreign member of the National Academy of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences, and is also a member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina of Germany, the Académie Nationale de Médecine of France, and of the Royal Academy of Medicine of his native Belgium, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

He has received numerous scientific and civic awards including an honorary doctorate from seven universities, the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, and Robert Koch Gold medal, (2015), the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Humanitarian Award (2017) and the Edinburgh Medal (2017). He was a 2014 TIME Person of the Year (The Ebola Fighters), and received the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health. In 2013 he was the laureate of the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research. He received the Thomas Parran Award from ASTDA, the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights in 2001, the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Award in 2001, in Washington DC and the Frank A Calderone Prize in Public Health in 2003. He was awarded the Prix International INSERM, Paris, the RSTMH Manson Medal, and Bloomberg Hopkins Award. Peter Piot was knighted as a Baron in 1995 in his native Belgium, and awarded an Honorary Knighthood KCMG in 2016, and the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of Japan (2018).

He has published over 600 scientific articles and 17 books, including his memoir 'No Time to Lose' in 2012 (WW Norton), translated into French, Dutch, Japanese, Korean and Chinese; and 'AIDS between science and politics' in 2015 (Columbia University Press).

Besides English, he is fluent in French and Dutch (mother tongue).

Peter Piot Videos

  • Peter Piot spent his career chasing viruses. Then COVID-19 'got' him...
    Jun 16, 2020 ... No part of the globe has been spared the effects of the novel coronavirus, with people in nearly every country becoming infected....
  • Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and ...
    Feb 27, 2020 ... In this episode of Talks at GS, infectious disease expert Peter Piot discusses the origination, spread and management of COVID-19,...
  • Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic? - with Peter Piot - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2018 ... 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the deadly Spanish flu. How prepared are we today if another global pandemic should strike?...

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  • How to book Peter Piot?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Peter Piot for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Peter Piot, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Peter Piot or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Peter Piot?

    Booking fees for Peter Piot, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Peter Piot, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Peter Piot?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Peter Piot for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Peter Piot for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Peter Piot or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Peter Piot or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Peter Piot is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Peter Piot for your event is available upon request. Peter Piot generally travels from LondonUK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are James Curran, David Ho, Gavin Yamey, Dr. Elie F. Berbari and Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Peter Piot for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Peter Piot Speaker Videos

  • Peter Piot spent his career chasing viruses. Then COVID-19 'got' him ...
    Jun 16, 2020 ... No part of the globe has been spared the effects of the novel coronavirus, with people in nearly every country becoming infected. Although the ...
    Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and ...
    Feb 27, 2020 ... In this episode of Talks at GS, infectious disease expert Peter Piot discusses the origination, spread and management of COVID-19, lessons ...
  • Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic? - with Peter Piot - YouTube
    Oct 24, 2018 ... 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the deadly Spanish flu. How prepared are we today if another global pandemic should strike? Subscribe ...
    Dr. Peter Piot speaks at Canada Gairdner Awardees Lecture ...
    Nov 12, 2015 ... Dr. Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, talks about his work on Ebola and HIV/AIDS at the annual Canada ...
  • World Health Summit - Peter Piot - YouTube
    Mar 30, 2011 ... Peter Piot was a speaker at the World Health Summit 2010. The World Health Summit is the annual conference of the M8 Alliance of Academic ...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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