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Rajiv J. Shah, M.D.

Director
Dr. Shah has served on our board of directors since June 2015. He is currently president of the Rockefeller Foundation. From March 2015 to February 2017, Dr. Shah was the managing partner of Latitude Capital, an emerging markets private equity firm that he founded. He previously served as administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID, from January 2010 to February 2015. Prior to his appointment at USAID, Dr. Shah served as undersecretary and chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, during which time he created the National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Prior to working in government, he spent eight years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led efforts in global health, agriculture, and financial services. Dr. Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.Sc. in health economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.