March 7, 2024

Shelly Malhotra

Shelly Malhotra leads the effort to ensure future access to IAVI’s innovations and crafts external engagement and resource mobilization strategies to support IAVI’s core mission. She drives external affairs for fundraising, advocacy and policy, and stakeholder engagement and is the architect of IAVI’s efforts to ensure the affordability, availability, acceptability, and broad adoption of vaccine and therapeutic candidates.

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.