Chief Officer, Corporate Strategy and Affairs
What I do:
As Chief Officer, Corporate Strategy and Affairs, I’m responsible for resource mobilization, internal and external communications, advocacy, travel and events. I lead a team of highly experienced professionals from India, the US, the UK, the Philippines, Italy, Croatia, Colombia, France, Mauritius and Canada. I also spearhead MMV’s fundraising strategy, which to date has raised in excess of $500 million USD from a variety of international foundations, bilateral, multilateral, corporate and individual donors.
Why I work at MMV:
MMV has a special alchemy—it transforms funding, relationships, and scientific knowhow into new drugs that are saving lives today. Bringing the funding into MMV allows my talented colleagues to do what they do best—develop and distribute medicines. Then, shining a spotlight on this work allows the world to see the great progress we are making in the fight against malaria.
More about me:
Prior to joining MMV, I was the first Director of Development for the International Baccalaureate, an international education program with schools in 140 countries and more than one million alumni - one of the largest alumni groups in the world. I began my External Relations career at Colorado College, a liberal arts university in the United States, where I was responsible for all the operations and funding for a $300 million capital campaign. I have a Bachelor’s degree in art history from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in writing from Warren Wilson College, both in the United States. I’m a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Ask me about:
Fundraising tips and tricks, ridiculous travel experiences, great stories about MMV, and usually the election cycles of at least 10 countries at any one time.