Gargee Ghosh leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s international policy team, working alongside the global health, agriculture, and financial inclusion programs to engage public policy and finance to help innovation reach impact at scale. Gargee’s team leads the foundation’s engagement with international finance and economic decision-makers in donor and emerging markets. In parallel, she also serves in the foundation’s Strategy Office where she leads the team assessing medium-range global trends and their relevance for foundation programs around the world.
In prior roles, Gargee has served as program manager at the Center for Global Development, as senior expert in International Development at McKinsey & Company, and as principal – Charitable Giving at Google. She was also involved in the early days of the foundation’s work in innovative finance, as senior program officer, driving the launch of an immunization bond and an equity vehicle for health in Africa.
In addition to her current role at the foundation, Gargee serves on the board of Camfed USA and the advisory board of UCSF’s Global Health Group. She previously served a two-year term on President Obama’s Global Development Council.
Gargee holds graduate degrees in development economics from the University of Oxford and in international relations (MSFS) from Georgetown, and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Victoria in Canada. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children.