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Our Global Policy & Advocacy leadership team oversees

the foundation’s work to build strategic relationships with governments, private philanthropists, public policy experts, and other key partners that are critical to the success of the foundation’s mission. This includes our regional offices and strategic presence in Europe, Africa, China, and India.

Mark Suzman

President,
Global Policy, Advocacy & Country Programs

Mark Suzman leads a team that helps build strategic relationships with governments, NGOs and other key partners to increase awareness, action, and resources devoted to global development and health priorities.

Oliver Babson

Director, Strategy Planning and Management,
Global Policy, Advocacy & Country Programs

Oliver Babson, director, Strategy, Planning & Management, supports the foundation’s Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Girindre Beeharry

Director, India Country Office

Girindre Beeharry oversees the foundation's objectives and partnerships in India.

Joe Cerrell

Managing Director,
Donor Government Relations

Joe Cerrell is based in the Gates Foundation’s European Office in London. In this role, Joe oversees the foundation's relationships with donor governments in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

Michael Deich

Director,
Government Relations for U.S., Canada, and Asia-Pacific

Michael Deich leads a team that works with governments and other key partners in the United States, Canada, and Asia-Pacific region.

Adam Gerstenmier

Chief of Staff,
Global Policy, Advocacy & Country Programs

Adam Gerstenmier provides support and counsel to the president across the division’s efforts to build strategic relationships.

Gargee Ghosh

Director, Development Policy & Finance

Gargee Ghosh leads the foundation’s analysis on and engagement with the international development financing system.

Anja Langenbucher

Interim Director,
Europe Office

Anja Langenbucher, interim director, Europe Office, manages the foundation’s policy, advocacy, and government relations activities in Europe.

Haddis Tadesse

Interim Director,
Global Policy, Advocacy & Country Programs and Africa Team

Haddis Tadesse leads the foundation’s work on policy, advocacy, and government relations across the continent, as well as the Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nigeria foundation offices.

Ray Yip

Director,
China Country Office

Ray Yip represents the foundation in Asia.

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