Sue Desmond Hellmann

Susan Desmond-Hellmann

CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sue Desmond-Hellmann is CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the foundation’s efforts to promote equity for people around the world.Until 2014, she was chancellor of the University of California at San Francisco, where she appointed its first vice chancellor of diversity and outreach and remains a full tenured professor. She also worked 14 years at Genentech, the last five as president of product development. Board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Desmond-Hellmann was previously in private practice and a visiting faculty member at the Uganda Cancer Institute studying HIV/AIDS and cancer. She is on the board of directors at Facebook and Procter & Gamble Company. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

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