Gargee Ghosh is president of the foundation’s Global Policy & Advocacy division. A member of the foundation’s executive leadership team, she is accountable for the organization’s worldwide government affairs, development policy, resource mobilization partnerships, and advocacy campaigns. Her division works hand in hand with all program teams at the foundation—from global health to climate adaptation—to build policy and partnerships for meaningful global action.
Gargee aims to bring head and heart to her career in global development. She holds graduate degrees in economics and international relations from Oxford and Georgetown Universities, respectively. Her personal connection to drivers of development progress began with her own family’s experiences in West Bengal and continued through deep work in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her career has spanned public and private sectors from the United Nations to McKinsey & Company, the Center for Global Development, and Google.
For over a decade, Gargee has held roles of increasing responsibility at the Gates Foundation: successfully deepening the foundation’s work in economic policy, modernizing partnership strategies and organizational structures to be more effective globally, and juggling complex geopolitical tensions to deliver strong outcomes for foundation goals and the SDGs.
Gargee lives in Washington DC with her husband, two active children, and one lazy rescue dog.
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