Team

Our team is composed of experts on intellectual property rights (IPRs) and public health. We collaborate with government and academic institutions in developing countries, including local experts. The operative team includes:

Prof. Carlos Correa
Executive Director of the South Centre
director@southcentre.int
Prof. Correa is a renowned expert in the field of IPRs and public health, advising governments and international agencies.
Dr. Germán Velásquez
Special Health and Policy Advisor to the Executive Director of the South Centre
velasquez@southcentre.int
Dr. Velásquez is previously Director of the Secretariat on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property at the World Health Organization until 2010.
Dr. Viviana Muñoz-Tellez
Coordinator, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme (HIPB), South Centre
munoz@southcentre.int
Dr. Muñoz-Tellez is a muti-disciplinary policy expert in the area of public health, intellectual property and biodiversity with 15 years of international experience; PhD in management of technology from EPFL, Lausanne.
Mr. Nirmalya Syam
Senior Programme Officer, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme (HIPB), South Centre
syam@southcentre.int
Mr. Syam has more than 10 years’ experience on issues related to IPRs and access to medicines.
Mr. Vitor Henrique Pinto Ido
Programme Officer, Health, Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Programme (HIPB), South Centre
ido@southcentre.int
Mr. Ido has worked in both the private and public sectors as a researcher and lawyer, prior to joining the South Centre. He is also currently a PhD Candidate in Law at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.