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 works as Senior Policy Advisor. Clarisse is a French lawyer, specialised in international and human rights law.  Before her appointment at WMA, 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, the Human Rights Council, the ICRC and other relevant international stakeholders. She manages WMA policy and advocacy efforts in the areas of human rights, health in emergency settings, environmental health, medical ethics, and other priority areas in the field of public health. Clarisse acts as well as Data Protection officer (DPO) monitoring compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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.
Magda MIHAILA is the WMA Communication and Information manager. She has worked for various public and private organisations from Romania, France and Belgium after getting her master’s degree. Her role is to assist the development and implementation of the WMA Public Relations and Communication strategy while being responsible for the Website and Social Media presence. She is in charge of the WMA Associate Membership as well.
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.
Marie FERREIRA DE OLIVEIRA is responsible of the technical and general services for the WMA.  She manages technical projects within the organization, oversees facility maintenance and relationships with our tenants and contractors and assists the WMA Associate Membership. Before joining WMA in May 2021, Marie worked as a Sales Coordinator in a five star hotel in France.
Marielle GUIRLET is responsible of WMA electronic/paper archives. She manages the records and the database related to the WMA archives, especially on the WMA official and historical documents. She also assists to the meeting documents related work. She has been working with the WMA since 2014 as a consultant and in May 2021, she joined the Secretariat and works part time.
Radhia SMAALI. Radhia works part time for us and takes care of office maintenance.