Christopher J. Elias

President, Global Development at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Christopher J. Elias

Christopher J. Elias

President, Global Development at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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PATH

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2309

Number of Boards

13

Number of Awards

2

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Senior Advisor at Co-Impact

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President, US Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Founder at Partners in Health

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Director, Global Health Group at University of California San Fransisco - Global Health Sciences

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Co-Chair, Prevention Initiative at Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc.

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Program Chief Financial Officer, Gender Equality Division at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Director, Africa Team at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology at University of Florida - College of Medicine

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Director at The Mount Sinai Hospital - Adolescent Health Center

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Christopher J. Elias
President, Global Development at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Education
MD
Class of 1983

Creighton University School of Medicine is a school.

MPH

Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast. We’re deeply committed to upholding the responsibility that comes with that legacy. And being public has always meant being accessible. Anyone can enjoy and be enriched by all the UW has to offer, including world-class libraries, art, music, drama, sports and the highest quality medical care in Washington state. Being public also means being engaged with our communities, and through knowledge and discovery we are elevating the quality of lives of others.

Memberships
Member
Current

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly called the Institute of Medicine (IoM), is an American nonprofit, non-governmental organization. The National Academy of Medicine is a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, along with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the National Research Council (NRC). The National Academy of Medicine provides national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health, and serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health. It aims to provide unbiased, evidence-based, and authoritative information and advice concerning health and science policy to policy-makers, professionals, leaders in every sector of society, and the public at large. Operating outside the framework of the U.S. federal government, it relies on a volunteer workforce of scientists and other experts, operating under a formal peer-review system. As a national academy, new members of the organization are elected annually by current members, based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in a relevant field as well as for their willingness to participate actively.

Fellow
Prior

Clinical Scholars is a leadership development opportunity for practitioners from diverse fields of health care. Interdisciplinary teams of health care providers collaborate across sectors, tackling complex health problems in their communities, and building a Culture of Health nationwide. The Clinical Scholars program seeks audiologists, clinical counselors, dentists, dieticians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, speech therapists, veterinarians, and others working in community, clinical or academic settings.

Career History
President, Global Development
2012 - Current

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - 2011

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health provides social healthcare services. Its platform includes vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices. The firm offers treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Senior Associate, International Programs Division
1990 - 2000

The Population Council, Inc. provides biomedical, public health and social science research services. The Council conducts research in three areas HIV and AIDS, poverty, gender, and youth and reproductive health. The company was founded by John D. Rockefeller III in 1952 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

Living Goods is a non-profit organization operating in Uganda, Kenya, and Myanmar. Its goal is to build a sustainable distribution platform for products designed to fight poverty and disease in the developing world. Living Goods operates networks of independent entrepreneurs who make a living by selling medicines and products to poor people that can help improve their health, wealth, and productivity. Living Goods borrows from successful direct selling models like Avon Products, Amway and Tupperware. The project aims to be fully self-funded at scale. Living Goods was founded by Chuck Slaughter in 2007.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation believes that every person has the potential and deserves the opportunity to lead a happy and productive life. A quality education holds the key to much of this. Today, many young people in California and beyond are denied the education they deserve. The status quo has not served them well. We seek out organizations that turn the tables on this unacceptable reality to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential. This is our primary focus. The Foundation also recognizes that human suffering takes many different forms and affects people from all walks of life. For this reason, we also support organizations which alleviate suffering, take aim at its root cause and give people a fair shot at their own success. For more than twenty years, the Foundation has had the privilege of collaborating with organizations and individuals who are leaders in their fields. Their work has informed and extended our own. We have learned both from our successes and our failures about the challenges of making a measurable impact. And while our primary focus is California, we recognize that positive impact here will come from those working within and beyond our geographic boundaries. We have enormous respect for the leadership, passion and ingenuity shown by so many working to transform the lives of others. We will continue to seek out organizations which share these qualities and which work tirelessly to make the world a better place. The Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation was established by Charles and Helen Schwab in 1987. It is a private foundation and is separate from The Charles Schwab Corporation and from the Charles Schwab Corporate Foundation.

Director
Prior

Landesa champions and works to secure land rights for millions of the world's poorest, mostly rural women and men to provide opportunity and promote social justice.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K +
2014

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health provides social healthcare services. Its platform includes vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices. The firm offers treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

$10K +
2012

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health provides social healthcare services. Its platform includes vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices. The firm offers treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

$1,000 +
2004

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health provides social healthcare services. Its platform includes vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices. The firm offers treatment for malaria, pneumonia and diarrheal. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Political Donations
$250
2009

Senator from Washington

Awards & Honors
2005
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship - Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Creighton University
Events
Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2011 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2011 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

Speaker
Tianjin, GD, China
2010 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

At the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the World Economic Forum brings together emerging global leaders and Mentors willing to share the knowledge and perception that only come with experience. It is this powerful mix of questioning, insight and resilience that makes the Summer Davos unique. This year’s Meeting focused on “Driving Growth through Sustainability”, an opportunity that confronts every business, government, civil society organization and individual. From the start of the three-day event, it was clear that participants understood the key factors needed to achieve this goal, especially in the post-crisis context. Throughout the Meeting, the nature of innovation and creativity in institutions, policies, systems and technologies was explored. To drive the innovation necessary to achieve balanced growth and sustainability requires many inputs, including a high degree of collaboration among all players, even rivals.

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