High Impact Tea

Hugh Chang ('90)

Director, Maternal Newborn and Child Health Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Reception  was moderated by Gayle Northrop ('96)

What are current trends and best practices in global development? How does the Gates Foundation leverage partnerships to deliver vaccines, emergency relief and family health to the areas with highest need? What role does the for-profit sector play in tackling the world's toughest challenges?  

Hugh Chang is the director of maternal newborn and child health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, he was director of strategy, planning and management for global development, working closely with the president and leadership team for global development on strategic planning, portfolio management and coordination across the foundation's global activities. He also currently oversees the Global Libraries program. Before joining the foundation in 2012, Chang was director of special initiatives at PATH, where he led development of its strategic framework, including measurement and evaluation, annual planning meetings and processes for continuous improvement. Prior to working in the field of global health, he spent 15 years in the high-tech industry, working at Microsoft and Sun Microsystems.

Chang received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of California, Davis; MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management; and master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington. He currently serves on the board of advisors for the department of bioengineering at the University of Washington and is a former board member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Washington Biotech and Biomedical Association and the Overlake School.  

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