Steve Davis is our president and CEO. Photo: PATH
President and CEO
Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, combines extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale.
Prior to joining PATH in 2012, he served as director of Social Innovation at McKinsey & Company, CEO of Internet pioneer and global digital media firm Corbis, and interim director of Infectious Disease Research Institute, and he practiced law at the international law firm K&L Gates. Earlier, he worked extensively on refugee programs and policies, and Chinese politics and law.
Mr. Davis is a lecturer on social innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of InterAction, Challenge Seattle and sits on several advisory groups, including as a trustee of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Challenge, on the stakeholder advisory panel for the global insurance and asset management firm AXA, and on the advisory board for Medtronics Labs. His former board memberships include Crucell, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Chair), Intrepid Learning Solutions, NPower (Chair), The Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County (Chair) and United Way International, and the Washington State Technology Alliance (Chair).
Mr. Davis earned his BA from Princeton University, his MA in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his law degree from Columbia University. He also studied at Beijing University.
Recent publications and presentations
- “Global Health: Getting from Innovation to Implementation” (Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, April 5, 2017)
- “Our Economy, and Global Health, Depend on Ties to China” (The Seattle Times, April 5, 2017)
- “Yes, There Is a Business Model for Saving the World” (The Mercury News, November 15, 2016)
- “Achieving Global Health Equity: What Will it Really Take?” (Medium, June 9, 2016)
- “Innovation Under Constraints” (Dent the Future conference, March 22, 2016)