James Headen Pfitzer
Director of Access Accelerated
Dr. James Headen Pfitzer was appointed Director of Access Accelerated in September 2017. Previously, James spent 10 years at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, where he handled strategy, engagement and policy for the Assistant Director Generals of Health Systems and Innovation and Global Health Security. Prior to joining WHO, James was Associate Legal Officer at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. James is an American trained lawyer with an LLM in trade and development and holds a PhD in international law with a focus on due process protections in dispute settlement from the University of Bern, Switzerland.