Gargee Ghosh

Gargee Ghosh

President, Global Policy & Advocacy

Gargee Ghosh oversees government affairs, economic policy, advocacy, and philanthropic partnerships in support of the foundation’s goals around the world. She is also responsible for the foundation’s regional offices and strategic presence in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

Her previous positions at the foundation included director of the Development Policy & Finance team and director of the Program Advocacy & Communications team. In those roles, she worked with international finance and economic decision-makers and led the development and implementation of the foundation’s issue advocacy and communications strategies.

Gargee previously held senior positions at McKinsey & Company, Google, and the Center for Global Development, and she served on the board of CAMFED USA and on President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council.

She holds graduate degrees in development economics from the University of Oxford and in international relations (MSFS) from Georgetown University, and she has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Victoria in Canada.

See articles by Gargee Ghosh

A health worker directs elderly residents to register for a COVID-19 vaccination program in Brits, South Africa.

How health equity can prevent the next pandemic

Greater health equity is crucial to preventing the next global pandemic. When low-income countries have the basic health infrastructure they need and deserve, the next novel virus will be easier to identify, monitor, and stop.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Children covered under ICDDR,B's Malnutrition-Enteric Disease (Mal-ED) Study receive food supplements while their mothers receive nutrition information from Field Research Assistant, Parveen Sultana Mita (with picture cards), at a Community Nutrition Centre in the Mirpur locality.

Nutrition as an engine for economic recovery

Improving nutrition has the potential to radically accelerate progress across the SDG global goals. This week’s Nutrition for Growth summit addresses the power of nutrition to improve lives all over the world.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A mother of two, balancing paid and unpaid work, plays with her children at their home in New Delhi, India.

An extraordinary response at an extraordinary moment

We know how to make smart investments in equitable economic recovery. If the IMF and the international community fail to act now, decades of development progress will be lost.
By Gargee Ghosh President, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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