Executive Board Members



Africa Region

Theobald Owusu-Ansah

Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation (Ghana)



Americas Region

Gerardo Obregón 

CIVITAS (Mexico)

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Ammal Metwally

Liver patients care, Dakalhia (Egypt)



Europe Region

Dalibor Ruzic

Croatian Association of

Treated and Ill with Hepatitis - Hepatos (Croatia)


South East Asia Region

Humayun Kabir

Liver Foundation of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)



Western Pacific Region

Christopher L. Malco

Yellow Warriors Society (Philippines)


Roles and Responsibilities of the Executive Board

  • To ensure the Alliance is always a ‘patient organisation’ and is completely committed to the well-being of people living with viral hepatitis and those at risk (this is the most important aspect of the role)
  • To provide governance and strategic direction to the Alliance
  • To represent the patient groups in their region and their interests within the Alliance
  • To help patient groups with national advocacy, where requested
  • To encourage patient groups to work together, both nationally and regionally, to bring together the global community and provide cohesion and strength
  • To encourage patient groups to join the Alliance
  • To encourage participation in World Hepatitis Day

The role of the Regional Board Members is not to dictate what patient groups in their region they should do or how they should operate.

The Regional Board Members serve for a term of two years and may, if re-elected, serve for a maximum of three consecutive terms, a total of six years.