Speaker's BiographyTrevor Mundel
President, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Trevor Mundel is president of the Gates Foundation's Global Health Program. The program harnesses innovations in science and technology to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria - problems that have a major impact in developing countries but receive inadequate attention and funding. Mundel oversees the program's work, leading research and development efforts toward solutions that include vaccines, drugs and diagnostics. Mundel joined the foundation in 2011. He earned his bachelor's and medical degrees at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He also studied mathematics, logic and philosophy at Balliol College, University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar, and earned his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Chicago.