The CSEM Advisory Group

Kurt Frieder

Kurt Frieder

President, Fundacion Huesped

Kurt Frieder is President of Fundacion Huesped, an Argentinean NGO with regional reach throughout Latin America since 1989. It works on HIV/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health advocating to build an equitable, healthy and sustainable society with full access to health services and human rights. Previously he served for 20 years as the Executive Director of FH and coordinated the Health Commission of the Social Sector Forum and was the General Secretary of the Argentinean Aids Society.  He also was a member of the CCM of the Global Fund during both projects granted to Argentina.

During 2018, Frieder coordinated the C20/G20 Global Health Working Group and continued that activity as the international coordinator in Japan 2019. He also represents FH at the Board of the Argentinean Network of the UN Global Compact.

Until 2018, he was the President of the Argentine Network for International Cooperation, a national federation of over 150 CSOs working in the local development of the social sector.

Originally born in Romania, Frieder is married with four children. He is fluent in Spanish, English and German with some knowledge of French. He has a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Public Health, University of Buenos Aires.