Lisa Goldman-Van Nostrand
Ms. Lisa Goldman-Van Nostrand is a strategic advisor to Sumitomo Chemical, one of Japan’s leading chemical companies and a leader in the development and innovation of new vector control tools for public health. Since 2012, Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand has served as a board member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, representing the private sector delegation. In this capacity, she was named a member of the Task Force on Architecture and Governance (2014-2015), and served on the Global Malaria Action Plan 2 Task Force (2013- 2015) to develop the framework for action and investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030. Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand was elected as Co-Chair of the RBM Malaria Advocacy Working Group in 2012 and in this role she works to coordinate malaria partners’ strategic advocacy in the changing development landscape.
Prior to 2012, her work with Sumitomo Chemical included managing the launch of Sumitomo Chemical’s joint venture with A to Z Textile Mills in Tanzania and production of the Olyset photo library and “Palufoot” public service announcement campaigns. In 2005, Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand began her work in malaria through her role as international producer of Youssou N’Dour’s Africa Live: Roll Back Malaria concert. Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand continues to serve as an advisor to Youssou N’Dour in his humanitarian work. In 2004, Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand also served as “Internet Tsarina” for Quincy Jones.
Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Construct, an early Internet company that fused engineering and design to create compelling online worlds. The high creative standards at Construct led to a blue-chip customer base and three major prizes for the company before it was acquired. She also co-founded and was Director of The Interactive Media Festival, an international juried competition for the emerging form of interactive media. She started her career in Silicon Valley learning strategic communication from Andrea Cunningham in the wake of her management of the launch of the Apple MacIntosh computer. Ms. Goldman-Van Nostrand graduated with honors in Fine Arts from Rice University, and also studied at the Université de Paris IV, Sorbonne. She is a past participant of the World Economic Forum, and was named a Young American Leader by The Russian-American Institute.