James Michaud
Director of Corporate Partnerships, AIDS Vaccine Fund
Biography
James joined the AIDS Vaccine Fund at IAVI to forge partnerships with forward-thinking companies ready to push social responsibility into the realm of addressing major global problems. Solving AIDS—arguably the greatest threat to public health worldwide—by accelerating the development of a preventive vaccine will save millions of lives and billions of dollars, and in the process revolutionize our knowledge of the human immune system.

No stranger to Big Problems, James previously brought his creativity to the humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger, where he worked with a broad cross-section of philanthropic corporations including Weight Watchers, Tyco, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Ultimat Vodka. His hybrid experience has included agency-side work with experiential marketing firms Broadstreet and MICE North America. Fluent in French and German, James is also a veteran ski tourism and outdoor lifestyle journalist with dozens of features on destinations throughout North America and Europe.
James Michaud
Director of Corporate Partnerships, AIDS Vaccine Fund
AIDS Vaccine Fund

The AIDS Vaccine Fund brings awareness to the general public about the urgent need for an HIV vaccine and mobilizes funding for its research. The Fund invites philanthropic leaders, major foundations, and strategic corporate partners to help ensure that researchers can develop a vaccine as fast as the science allows. While government and institutional donors provide the majority of R&D funding, support from the private sector will accelerate the development of a vaccine, resulting in millions of lives and billions of dollars saved.