Nadia Rozendaal , M.Phil/M.B.A, has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy, fundraising, governmental affairs, communications, and global health. Before joining the Human Vaccines Project, Rozendaal was leading the European efforts of Aeras and helped to increase the European donor support for tuberculosis vaccine research and development. Rozendaal has also served as an independent consultant to a variety of global health organizations focusing on fundraising, business development and communications, having a broad network of governmental, private, and philanthropic influential individuals. She became a consultant after serving as a director for Policy Advocacy Europe for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI).
From 1994 to 2006, Rozendaal occupied different positions in Brussels, such as head of cabinet of the Austrian Social Democratic Delegation in the European Parliament; political adviser to the VP of the European Parliament, drafting legislation and policy frameworks in various parliamentary committees on economic affairs, competitiveness, trade, employment and foreign relations; a member of the External Speakers Team of the European Commission; a governmental affairs expert to various industry and non-profit organizations and trainer for European journalism and lobbying institutes.
During her time in Brussels, Rozendaal was also an election observer of the European Commission and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in conflict areas in several African and Asian countries. Rozendaal has studied in different European universities and holds a master’s degree in modern roman languages, a master’s degree in international politics/law/economics and a master’s degree in international business administration. Nadia is a German native speaker and fluent in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.