Janet Zhou

Janet Zhou

Director, Strategy and Interim Director, Digital Connectivity

Janet Zhou is a director in the Strategy Office, where she advises teams across Global Health, Global Development, Global Growth and Opportunity, and Gender Equality on the development and execution of their strategies.

Prior to her current role, Janet ran the strategy and operations for the Pneumonia, Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Discovery & Tools, Vaccine Development, Surveillance, and Malaria and Neglected Tropical Disease teams. She previously worked in the foundation’s strategy office helping the Family Planning team develop its strategy and the Polio team conduct its midterm review for its eradication strategy. Her work has ranged from strategy development to implementation planning to change management to reviewing and adapting strategies.

Before joining the foundation, Janet worked at the Boston Consulting Group on a variety of topics ranging from climate change to healthcare to technology. She has also spent time as a researcher at MIT, modeling the impact of healthcare reform in the United States, and as an independent consultant for REDF, a venture philanthropy seeking double bottom lines.

Janet has a B.S. from MIT in Management Science and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.

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