Ankur Vora serves as member of the Board of Directors at Global Health Labs (GH Labs). Currently, he is Chief Strategy Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he serves as principal advisor to the co-chairs, chief executive officer, and Executive Leadership Team on the foundation’s overall strategic opportunities, risks, and tradeoffs. He leads the Strategy Office, which is responsible for enabling the highest and best use of the Foundation’s resources – co-chair time, reputation, people, and dollars – to accelerate the Foundation’s impact.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Ankur was the director of programs at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in London, where he oversaw a cross-cutting portfolio of programs focused on health, nutrition, education, and climate change across Africa and South Asia.
He has also served as principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he focused on healthcare, financial services, and social impact projects. Before that, Ankur was a lecturer of Economics at the University of Chicago. He also worked briefly at Goldman Sachs, the Industrial Development Bank of India, and the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in India.
Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors at Innovations for Poverty Action.
Ankur holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Economics and B.S. in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, in Pilani, India.