Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera is a member of the Senate of Rwanda. Before that he was the 4th Secretary General of the East African Community, the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Uganda, and the Republic of South Sudan. Dr Sezibera is also a former Minister of Health for Rwanda. Prior to this, he served in many capacities in the Rwandan Government, including as a Member of Parliament, Ambassador to the United States of America, Presidential Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, where he worked on peace, security, conflict management and resolution, as well as regional integration issues. He is a long serving member of the Gavi Board, first as a member representing governments of developing countries and then as an independent. Dr. Sezibera is the current Chair of Gavi Programme and Policy Committee (PPC).