Executive Director, Global Access
Shelly Malhotra heads IAVI’s efforts to ensure the affordability, availability, acceptability and broad adoption of vaccine and therapeutic candidates. She leads IAVI’s access strategy, policy engagement, and stakeholder engagement efforts geared at creating an enabling environment and defining novel collaboration strategies to ensure the accessibility of future IAVI innovations.
Malhotra has worked in global health for two decades, with a focus on harnessing public-private partnerships to support access to innovations for the past 18 years. Previously, as the director of market access at TB Alliance, she oversaw launch planning and introduction for an innovative product development partnership for pediatric and adult TB regimens, including overseeing technical partnerships spanning 20+ high burden countries to support introduction. Prior to her work with TB Alliance, Malhotra lived and worked in Cambodia, Thailand, and throughout the Asia Pacific region, where she led a range of global health, research, and capacity-strengthening initiatives with organizations including Hope Worldwide, AmeriCares, and the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
Malhotra holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Master’s degree and doctoral candidacy in sociology from University of California, Berkeley.