The IMF is pleased to welcome Daniel Navid as Senior Global Analyst. Mr. Navid will assist in the strategic planning, implementation, and annual evaluation of an international program for the IMF that aims to enhance myeloma awareness and patient education, and improve diagnosis and access to effective therapies. He will oversee and participate in selected activities in areas of his expertise, and will play a definitive role in developing partnerships with industry, national societies, and government agencies.
Mr. Navid is an American lawyer who has been based in Europe for 35 years; the first six years in Germany and the following 29 in Switzerland. He has extensive experience in the fields of international law, diplomacy, capacity building, and management in the environment, development, and health fields. Mr. Navid’s most recent client has been the Fragility Fracture Network, a scientific society dedicated to supporting osteoporosis patients, which he helped establish as an international organization in Switzerland and for which he served as interim Chief Executive Officer.
Between 2001 and 2009, Mr. Navid served as the first Chief Executive Officer for the International Osteoporosis Foundation, a nongovernmental organization with almost 200 member societies in over 90 countries. Prior to that, he served for several years as a diplomat in the United Nations, served as the First Secretary General to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, and worked as a legal officer and Executive Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Mr. Navid has provided advisory services to numerous governments in the drafting of legislative and policy instruments including those of Cyprus, Eritrea, India, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Thailand, and Zimbabwe.
Mr. Navid received his BA degree with distinction in Political Science from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and his Juris Doctorate degree from Northwestern University (Chicago, IL). He is a member of the Bar of the State of Illinois and has served on the Board of several foundations and organizations in the United States and abroad.