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Company Overview of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Company Overview

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation operates as a non-profit organization that focuses on healthcare, poverty, and educational sectors in developing countries. The organization provides grants for agricultural development, global health, and technical education programs. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formerly known as William H. Gates Foundation and changed its name in 2000. The organization was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

1551 Eastlake Avenue East

Seattle, WA 98102

United States

Founded in 1994





Key Executives for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Founder and Co-Chairman
Age: 49
Founder and Co-Chairman
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 58
President of U.S. Program
Age: 47
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Key Developments

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Names Miguel Veiga-Pestana as Chief Communications Officer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the appointment of Miguel Veiga-Pestana as Chief Communications Officer. Veiga-Pestana joins the foundation from Unilever, where he served 14 years in various capacities, most recently as vice-president of sustainability and global advocacy. Veiga-Pestana will lead a global communications function that includes leadership communications, media relations, digital and social media, brand and research, employee communications, community relations, and strategic media partnerships. He will work closely with the foundation s program and advocacy teams and regional offices to advance the organizations mission and advocacy efforts. He will also serve on the Executive Leadership Team, and report to foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at Boston CEO Conference, Jun-05-2014 03:00 PM

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at Boston CEO Conference, Jun-05-2014 03:00 PM. Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Bob More.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at 16th Annual Global Private Equity Conference, May-14-2014 11:40 AM

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Presents at 16th Annual Global Private Equity Conference, May-14-2014 11:40 AM. Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Washington, District Of Columbia, United States. Speakers: Jenny Yip, Program Investment Officer.

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