Girindre Beeharry is the director of the foundation’s India country office. In this role, he oversees the foundation’s objectives and partnerships in India.
Beeharry previously served as director of Global Health Strategy at the Gates Foundation. He led the Foundation’s strategy development for engagement with India. He also worked on developing access strategies for product development partnerships and on accelerating access to new malaria drugs. He is currently the Foundation representative on the Board of UNITAID.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, he worked as business development leader for immunization at Becton, Dickinson, and Co. Beeharry also worked as a Senior Health Economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank from 1997 to 2002.
Beeharry read Economics at the universities of Paris-Sorbonne and Oxford. A citizen of Mauritius, Beeharry has worked in Latin America, Asia and Africa since 1994. He speaks Mauritian Creole, French, English, Spanish and a smattering of Portuguese and Hindi.