Larry Brilliant

Senior Advisor, Jeff Skoll Group; Chairman, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Larry Brilliant is a senior advisor at the Jeff Skoll Group and acting board chairman of the Skoll Global Threats Fund, where he was formerly president and CEO. Before that, he was vice president of Google and founding executive director of Brilliant co-founded The Seva Foundation, an NGO whose programs and grantees give back sight to blind people, and was a UN medical officer in India, playing a key role in WHO’s smallpox eradication program. The former University of Michigan professor and founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee, Brilliant serves on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Salesforce Foundation and is author of Sometimes Brilliant.

Videos/Audio of Larry Brilliant

A Conversation with US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (Interviewer: Jeffrey Goldberg) A... See more
Integrated approaches are needed to deliver healthcare effectively to individuals, to mount vigorous public health... See more
Plague, which devastated Europe in the Middle Ages, has now been reported in Colorado. HIV, unknown before the 1980s,... See more
As the world’s nations gather in Paris for yet another “final” round of climate talks, the inextricable link between... See more