Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dipika Matthias is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading a portfolio of investments within their global nutrition team. Her career spans both the public and private sectors, with a focus on the commercialization and market development of global health technologies. Prior to the Gates Foundation, she was on the executive team of a social enterprise start-up which converted by-product from coffee value chains into a nutritious food product for worldwide markets. Dipika worked for nearly 14 years at PATH, a global health NGO, where, among several leadership roles, she led a program to develop the technology, markets, and distribution channels for integrating fortified rice into the diets of malnourished populations. Dipika also has a wide range of experience in forging public/private partnerships to commercialize vaccines, immunization technologies, and rapid diagnostics in low-resource settings. Before joining PATH, Dipika was the Director of Business Analytics at a subsidiary of Merck, a role that followed several years with the World Bank. She has many publications on topics ranging from the market introduction of global health technologies to vaccine delivery to the role of information technology in improving health outcomes.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST