Sherif Sakr joins Resolve to Save Lives’ Board of Directors

September 26, 2023 (NEW YORK, USA)—Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL), a global health organization focused on partnering with communities and countries to prevent 100 million deaths from cardiovascular disease and make the world safer from epidemics, today announced the appointment of Sherif Sakr, partner and Chief Operating Officer of Deloitte LLP, to the RTSL Board of Directors and the Audit and Finance Committee effective September 15, 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome Sherif Sakr to the Resolve to Save Lives team,” said Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives. “Sherif’s background and experience in the United States and globally with public sector and non-profit organizations centered around education and health and his deep expertise in audit and finance will add a fresh and invaluable perspective to our board of directors. His drive and dedication to his volunteer work on a global scale will enhance our impact as we strive to save lives around the world.”

Sakr is a Certified Public Accountant; author of several publications on topics related to global finance and a frequent speaker on these topics at national and international conferences. Sakr has also received the Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States in recognition of his global volunteer activities. He has led educational workshops and been involved with community initiatives in the New York City metropolitan area, in addition to supporting domestic and global non-profit organizations that focus on education and health.

“I am excited to join Resolve to Save Lives,” said Sherif Sakr.  “I have a passion for education, health, and the empowerment of women and children, and I feel honored to work with an organization making a global impact in each of these areas.”

“Sherif Sakr has a strong track record of excellence in finance and audit. We are excited for him to bring this deep expertise to the RTSL Board of Directors,” said Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Resolve to Save Lives Board Chair and Co-President of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). “He has a clear understanding of our organization’s mission and values and a demonstrated commitment to our goals. We look forward to working with him and incorporating his unique perspective as we continue to partner with organizations and countries to improve lives and build a healthier world.”

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