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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, 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

Chief Strategy Officer and President,
Global Policy & Advocacy

Mark Suzman leads the foundation's efforts to build strategic relationships with governments, private philanthropists, and other key partners to increase program awareness, action, and resources.

Ayo Ajayi

Africa Team

Dr. Ayo Ajayi leads the foundation’s work on policy, advocacy, and government relations across the continent, as well as the foundation’s offices in Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nigeria.

Oliver Babson

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

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

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.

Girindre Beeharry

Senior Strategy Advisor

Girindre Beeharry leads specific foundation learning efforts to explore new paths to impact.

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.

Greg Ferrante

Program Chief Financial Officer,
Global Policy & Advocacy

Greg is the primary financial advisor to the President of the Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Gargee Ghosh

Director, Development Policy & Finance

Gargee Ghosh leads the foundation’s international policy team which supports ideas and innovations in policymaking, at global and national levels.

Daniel Green

Director Program Advocacy,
Global Policy & Advocacy

Dan Green leads the team that focuses on advocacy and communications across all of our global initiatives to help generate the awareness, resources, partnerships, and policy changes necessary to achieve our goals.

Elisa Keller

Director, Office of the President and Chief of Staff,
Global Policy & Advocacy

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

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.

Nachiket Mor

India Country Office

Nachiket Mor oversees the foundation's efforts to improve health, sanitation, financial inclusion, and agriculture in India's most vulnerable communities.

Rob Nabors

U.S. Policy, Advocacy and Communications

Rob Nabors leads the foundation’s policy, advocacy, and government relations activities in the U.S. and Canada.

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

Office of the CEO

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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