Our Work in China

China has achieved remarkable success in addressing health inequity and poverty over the past decades. Its domestic reforms, increasing global engagement and emerging capacity for innovation only serve to reinforce China’s potential as a catalyst for development worldwide.

Since the inauguration of our China office in 2007, we have been focused on unlocking that potential in a way that benefits China and the rest of the world. In working towards this goal, we continue to support China in overcoming domestic challenges, leverage China’s growing innovation capacity to supply high-quality, affordable health products to those in need, and assist China in becoming a stronger partner for global health and development.

A Message from the Director

Most people in China have heard of Bill Gates. They know him as a technology industry leader and a co-founder of Microsoft. But fewer people are aware of the foundation that he and his wife, Melinda, created in 2000 to reduce poverty and improve health around the globe.

Our vision for China is ambitious. While we continue to support development within China in areas such as poverty reduction, HIV, tuberculosis, tobacco control, and philanthropic development, we are also committed to supporting China as a stronger development partner for the rest of the world. By tapping into Chinese resources, innovation, and expertise, we aim to replicate China’s remarkable success in addressing health inequity and poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world. China’s domestic reforms, increasing global engagement, and emerging capacity for innovation reinforce our faith in China’s potential as a catalyst for development worldwide.

As the director of the China office, I hope you will explore the work we do and join us in our effort to ensure that everyone in China—and the world—has the chance to live a healthy, productive life.

Yinuo Li
Director, China Office


Yinuo Li
Director, China Office

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.

Yinuo joined the foundation in 2015 after a career at McKinsey & Co., where she was most recently a partner at the firm’s office in Palo Alto, California. Her McKinsey career began in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. From 2008 to 2013, while based in McKinsey’s Beijing office, Yinuo served as co-leader of the Healthcare Practice and as leader of the Social Sector and Global Public Health Practice. Her areas of expertise included health systems and health reform, global health, pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, digital healthcare, and health financing. Her clients included leading multinational and Chinese pharmaceutical and life science companies, institutional investors, trade associations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions.

Yinuo became a partner at McKinsey in 2011. In 2014, she moved to McKinsey’s office in Palo Alto, where she focused on the Healthcare and Social Sector Practice. She is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from industry perspectives to strategy, organization, talent recruitment and development, and women’s leadership.

Yinuo has a B.S. in biology from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UCLA.

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Career Opportunities

Our China office seeks candidates with a solid education and related experience as well as a rare dedication to the greater good. If you have the requisite background and are committed to addressing health and development challenges in China and the developing world, we encourage you to apply.