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The foundation strategy office helps accelerate the foundation’s impact by advising leaders and teams across the organization on priority strategic issues and incubating new explorations.

Ankur Vora

Chief Strategy Officer

As chief strategy officer, Ankur Vora serves as a principal advisor to the co-chairs, chief executive officer, and Executive Leadership Team on the foundation’s overall strategic opportunities, risks, and tradeoffs.

Girindre Beeharry

Director,
Global Education Learning Program

Girindre Beeharry leads the foundation’s work with partners to provide education systems with better information, evidence, tools, and approaches.

Sarah Z. Buhayar

Director

Sarah Z. Buhayar leads the strategy team for Co-Chair Melinda Gates, and advises teams across the foundation to develop and execute their strategies.

Rhett Dornbach-Bender

Director and Chief of Staff

Rhett Dornbach-Bender advises teams across the foundation on the development and execution of their strategies and serves as chief of staff to the chief strategy officer.

Janet Zhou

Director

Janet Zhou advises teams across the foundation on the development and execution of their strategies.

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