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Global Policy & Advocacy


Our Global Policy & Advocacy leadership team oversees the foundation’s work to build strategic relationships with governments, private philanthropists, media organizations, public policy experts, and other key partners that are critical to the success of the foundation’s mission.

Mark Suzman

and Presidente,
Políticas Mundiales, Defensa y Programas de País

Mark Suzman leads the foundation's efforts to build strategic relationships with governments, private philanthropists, and other key partners to increase program awareness, action, and resources.

Oliver Babson

Oliver Babson manages strategic planning and business operations for the Global Policy & Advocacy division.

Girindre Beeharry

Girindre Beeharry leads the foundation’s work with partners to provide education systems with better information, evidence, tools, and approaches.

Susan Byrnes


Susan Byrnes leads the communications team responsible for global campaigns, creative content, and media engagement to drive impact for the foundation’s priorities.

Joe Cerrell

Director Gerente

Joe Cerrell is based in the Gates Foundation’s European Office in London. In this role, Joe oversees the foundation's relationships with donor governments in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East.

Greg Ferrante

Greg is the division chief financial officer for both Global Policy & Advocacy and the United States Program.

Becky Frank

Becky Frank provides support and counsel to the president across the division’s efforts to build strategic relationships in service of the foundation’s goals.

Gargee Ghosh

Gargee Ghosh leads the Global Program Advocacy and Communications team for all international programs, the Development Policy and Finance team, and a medium-term foresights team.

Gabriella Gomez

Gabriella Gomez leads the foundation’s U.S. Program-focused policy and communications activities in the United States.

Pierre Grand

Pierre Grand supports the development of the foundation’s newly opened Berlin office in areas ranging from government relations, partnership management, and general managerial support.

Anja Langenbucher


Anja Langenbucher manages the foundation’s policy, advocacy, and government relations activities in Europe.

Yinuo Li

Yinuo Li oversees a team that works with China’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address key domestic and global health, development, and policy issues.

Josh Lozman

Josh Lozman leads the team that focuses on advocacy and communications for our women’s and children’s health and gender equality programs.

Rob Nabors

Rob Nabors leads the foundation’s policy, advocacy, and government relations activities in North America.

Ankur Vora

Ankur Vora leads the team responsible for supporting creation and evaluation of our strategies, as well as exploring new paths to impact that align with our missions.

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