Greg Widmyer is a Senior Advisor in the Global Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation currently focusing on our Gavi partnership, its effectiveness and overseeing the PST’s interventions around HPV and cervical cancer prevention. He currently serves on the Gavi Board and associated board committees. Greg previously led teams at the foundation whose work focused on the accelerated introduction of products and system innovations that reduce maternal and childhood mortality. He also led the foundation's efforts to deliver therapeutics, diagnostics, and oxygen as part of the Foundation's Covid response. He has served as Director of the foundation’s Integrated Delivery program team, where he led efforts to strengthen primary health care systems and accelerate the integration and scaling up of products and interventions within those systems. He also serves as the Foundation's board representative to Unitaid. For six years previously, he was deputy director of the Vaccine Delivery program, where he led a team that steered many of the day-to-day aspects of the foundation’s partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in addition to focusing on vaccine introduction, market shaping, supply chain, and financing.
Before joining the foundation in 2010, Greg was vice president and general manager of Monogram Biosciences, where he led the commercial and operational aspects of the company. He established the company's European operations, led the company's largest pharmaceutical partnership as well as the first global launch of a diagnostic/therapeutic combination. He has held a variety of commercial positions within the biotech and e-learning industries, including serving as head of marketing, finance, and business development at various companies. Greg worked for Population Services International as country director for programs in Cameroon, Rwanda, and Myanmar focusing on social marketing work in the areas of HIV, maternal and child health, and nutrition. He also worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo.
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