Senior Strategy Advisor – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Girindre Beeharry is the foundation’s Senior Strategy Advisor. In this role he reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer, and is leading a new foundation effort to explore international education as a potential path to impact.
Girindre previously served as director of the foundation’s India Country Office, overseeing the foundation’s work in health, sanitation, financial inclusion, and agriculture, in service of India’s most vulnerable communities. Before that, he was the director of Global Health strategy, and worked to ensure that the development of new, life-saving, health interventions was accompanied by strategies to guarantee they could be accessed by the people for whom they were developed.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2005, Girindre worked in business development for immunization at Becton, Dickinson, and Co. He also worked as a senior health economist in the Latin America and Caribbean Region at the World Bank from 1997 to 2002.
Girindre read Economics at the universities of Paris and Oxford. He has worked in Latin America, Asia, and Africa since 1994.