Secretariat


Dr. Otmar Kloiber was appointed as Secretary General of the World Medical Association by the WMA Council in February 2005. Before joining the WMA, Dr. Kloiber served as Deputy Secretary General of the German Medical Association. As WMA Secretary General, he is the head of the Secretariat and is responsible for managing the WMA staff and the activities of the WMA. He provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the organisation and represents the WMA to our members, the medical profession, the international community, representatives of government, the business community and the general public.
Dr. Julia Tainijoki-Seyer manages a variety of strategic projects at WMA ranging from infectious and non-communicable diseases to strengthening health systems, patient safety, access to quality-assured medicines and the social determinants of health. Dr. Tainijoki-Seyer serves as the WMA representative to the UN organisations, including WHO and other international institutions in Geneva, Switzerland and staffs the WMA Medical Ethics Committee. Dr. Tainijoki-Seyer is a family physician by training, who has practiced in Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland and has a Master’s in International Health Economy and Policy from the University of Bocconi in Milan, Italy. She also heads the secretariat of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) as the WMA serves its turn in the WHPA members’ rotation in providing this service.
Clarisse Delorme is Advocacy Advisor. Clarisse is a French lawyer, specialising in international and human rights law.  Before her appointment as advocacy advisor, she spent more than a decade in Brussels working as a human rights advocate and lobbyist. Clarisse is a key liaison between WMA and the WHO, Human Rights Council and a variety of human rights organisations. She manages WMA policy and advocacy efforts in the areas of human rights and environmental health. She works with WMA’s medical advisor on public health issues and the WMA’s participation in the World Health Professions Alliance. Clarisse staffs the Socio-Medical Affairs Committee and the permanent workgroup on Advocacy.
Yoonsun Park (Sunny), Head of Operations, is responsible for the general planning and execution of the daily work of the organisation. Before joining WMA in 2007, Sunny was in charge of the international office of the Korean Medical Association.  She is in charge of bookkeeping, assists with financial reporting, and coordinates meeting planning. Sunny staffs the Finance and Planning Committee.
Roderic Dennett is the WMA Spanish translator. Roderic translates all documents and policies, as well as correspondence with Spanish speaking members and other institutions or individuals.  Roderic also manages the venues and a range of other arrangements related to the preparation of our statutory meetings.
Anne-Marie Delage (Anna) is the WMA Office Secretary, responsible for general communication and correspondence, continuity of office processes, and other administrative affairs. She supports the Head of Operations and the Secretary General with book keeping and assists with organising meetings and conferences.
Lamine Smaali is in charge of technical issues for the WMA.  He oversees facility maintenance and relationships with our tenants. Lamine is also responsible for producing WMA documents and is in the process of digitising our paper archives.  He has been responsible for the WMA Associate Members Department for many years.
Radhia Smaali. Radhia works part time for us and takes care of office maintenance.