Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Hannah Kettler

Senior Program Officer and Economist, Global Health Policy and Finance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Hannah Kettler is Senior Program Officer and Economist for the Global Health Policy and Finance team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is responsible for a portfolio of grants and projects that aim to secure adequate financing and a supportive policy environment for global health product innovation. Much of her work is focused on reducing risks and designing financial incentives and business models to encourage greater private-sector engagement. Before joining the Gates Foundation, Kettler led a two-year project on biotechnology and global health at the Institute for Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco, that motivated the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Gates Foundation to establish the nonprofit BIO Ventures for Global Health. Previously, she was the senior industrial economist for the Office of Health Economics in London. Kettler received a Ph.D. in industrial economics from the University of Notre Dame.


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