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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.

Mark Suzman

Chief Strategy Officer and President

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.

Oliver Babson

Director, Strategy, Planning and Management

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

Susan Byrnes


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

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

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

Gargee Ghosh


Gargee Ghosh leads the foundation’s international policy team which develops and funds innovative ideas to make finance more effective in solving the problems of extreme poverty around the world.

Daniel Green

Director Program 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

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


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

Yinuo Li


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.

Rob Nabors


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

Robert Rosen


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

Ankur Vora


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.

Girindre Beeharry

Senior Advisor

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

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