Chief Executive Officer, Women Deliver
Katja Iversen joined Women Deliver as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in March 2014. Iversen, an internationally recognized expert on development and communications, has more than 20 years of experience working in NGOs, corporates and United Nation agencies. Previously, she held the position as Chief of Strategic Communication and Public Advocacy with UNICEF, a position she came to after almost six years of leading the team responsible for communication on reproductive health and MDG 5 at UNFPA. She holds a master’s degree in communications, bachelor's degree in public administration and certificates in management, conflict resolution and international development. Iversen has worked in global health for a decade and has an extensive network within the UN, development communities and global media. She was on the Advisory Board of Women Deliver from December 2006 to May 2012, and has participated in all three Women Deliver conferences. Following a transition period, the plan is for her to succeed Jill Sheffield as President.