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MAY 21, 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints Three New Members to Executive Leadership Team

SEATTLE, May 21, 2020 – Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named three new members to its Executive Leadership Team (ELT). Ankur Vora will become Chief Strategy Officer, Gargee Ghosh will become President, Global Policy & Advocacy, and Susan Byrnes will become Chief Communications Officer. Each will assume their new roles effective June 1, 2020.

MAY 04, 2020

Statement from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation about today’s Coronavirus Global Response Summit

SEATTLE, May 4, 2020 – Earlier today at the Coronavirus Global Response Summit, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a commitment of $125 million towards the international collective effort to develop and equitably distribute COVID-19 diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines. This includes $50 million of new funding to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and $75 million of previously announced funding for therapeutics and diagnostics. More information about the summit is available at

MARCH 30, 2020

Lisa Alvarez-Calderón Joins Gates Foundation as Chief Human Resources Officer

SEATTLE, March 30, 2020 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Lisa Alvarez-Calderón has been named chief human resources officer. She joins the foundation from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, where she has been serving as academic director of the University’s Center for Organizational Engineering. Alvarez-Calderón assumes her new position effective today and will be based in Seattle.

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