Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust – a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation that exists to improve health by helping big ideas to thrive. Dr. Farrar is a clinician scientist who before joining Wellcome was, for eighteen years, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam, where his research interests were in infectious diseases and global health with a focus on emerging infections. He was named 12th in the Fortune list of 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015.
Dr. Farrar was appointed OBE in 2005, awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Viet Nam and honoured by the Royal College of Physicians UK and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2018 he was awarded the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, National Academies USA and a Fellow of The Royal Society.