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Global Policy & Advocacy


Our Global Policy & Advocacy leadership team oversees the foundation’s work to build strategic relationships with governments, private philanthropists, media organizations, public policy experts, and other key partners that are critical to the success of the foundation’s mission.

Oliver Babson

Director, Strategy, Planning and Management

Oliver Babson manages strategic planning and business operations for the Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Girindre Beeharry

Global Education Learning Program

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

Susan Byrnes

External Communications

Susan Byrnes leads the communications team responsible for global campaigns, creative content, and media engagement to drive impact for the foundation’s priorities.

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 Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

Greg Ferrante

Program Chief Financial Officer

Greg is the division chief financial officer for both Global Policy & Advocacy and the United States Program.

Becky Frank

Director, Office of the President and Chief of Staff

Becky Frank provides support and counsel to the president across the division’s efforts to build strategic relationships in service of the foundation’s goals.

Gargee Ghosh

Global Policy and Advocacy

Gargee Ghosh leads the Global Program Advocacy and Communications team for all international programs, the Development Policy and Finance team, and a medium-term foresights team.

Pierre Grand

Senior Advisor,
Europe Office

Pierre Grand supports the development of the foundation’s newly opened Berlin office in areas ranging from government relations, partnership management, and general managerial support.

Anja Langenbucher

Europe Office

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

Yinuo Li

China Country Office

Yinuo Li oversees a team that works with China’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address key domestic and global health, development, and policy issues.

Josh Lozman

Global Policy and Advocacy

Josh Lozman leads the foundation’s advocacy and communications strategy for Gender Equality as well as the foundation’s strategy for co-chair Melinda Gates’ advocacy and communications.

Rob Nabors

North America

Rob Nabors leads the foundation’s policy, advocacy, and government relations activities in North America.

Robert Rosen

Philanthropic Partnerships

Robert Rosen leads a team that oversees the foundation’s relationship with philanthropists and charitable organizations across the globe.

Ankur Vora

Strategy Office

Ankur Vora leads the team responsible for supporting creation and evaluation of our strategies, as well as exploring new paths to impact that align with our missions.

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