Demet Güral

Vice President of Programs


Pathfinder's Vice President of Technical and Program Strengthening, Demet Güral is a physician and a public health specialist with more than 25 years of experience in sexual and reproductive health programs and primary health care management.

As Vice President of Technical and Program Strengthening, Demet oversees the implementation of Pathfinder strategies through her supervision of the Programs Systems, Technical Services, and Research & Metrics Units.

Early in her career, Demet served as a valuable member of Pathfinder. From 1996-1998, she served as the Chief of Party for Pathfinder’s award-winning Comprehensive Postpartum Project in Amman, Jordan. In the years prior, she served as Associate Director for Asia/Near East, Regional Medical Director, and Pathfinder’s Country Representative for Turkey.


Areas of Expertise: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender, Advocacy

Education: MD, MPH, and MA

Previously lived and/or worked in: Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkey, Viet Nam, and Yemen

Languages: English and Turkish

Joined Pathfinder in: September 1989, and again in April 2008

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Purnima Mane

Purnima Mane is Pathfinder's President and Chief Executive Officer. She oversees more than 1,000 staff around the world, an annual budget exceeding $100 million, and sexual and reproductive health programs in more than 20 developing countries.

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Farouk Muhammad Jega

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