Kevin A. Klock joined the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) in October 2015. As senior vice president of operations and legal affairs (general counsel), he provides overall leadership of the Foundation’s corporate infrastructure and legal strategy and serves as a critical thought partner to the President and entire organization. He also co-chaired Legal Tools for Pandemic Preparedness: WHO Collaborating Center Support for New Coordinating Mechanisms, high-level meetings that informed the World Health Organization and global community ahead of an historic special session of the World Health Assembly on options for a treaty or other instrument on pandemic prevention and response.
Klock was formerly head of governance and assistant secretary for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and company secretary for the Gavi Campaign. There he advised the Board on the design and management of Gavi’s innovative governance model and led the governance program for its finance and debt-issuance activities, including standing-up the International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). Prior to this he was with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides research and education to corporate boards.
He holds an appointment at Georgetown University as adjunct professor of law and scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, where he teaches and writes at the intersection of global health, political and corporate governance, and public-private partnerships. His scholarship has been published in the Journal for the American Medical Association (JAMA), Oxford University Press, Think Global Health of the Council on Foreign Relations, among others.
Klock received his J.D. from Georgetown and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of Duke University, received his M.A. from American University, and was Lord Rothermere Scholar at Oxford University.