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PATH has appointed Steve Davis, senior advisor for McKinsey & Company’s global Social Sector Office, as interim country program leader for PATH’s India Country Program. Steve will step into the role on August 1, 2010, and will continue through the end of the year while PATH searches for a permanent country program leader. During this time, Steve will continue his work at McKinsey & Company and the University of Washington, but he will spend the majority of his time in his role at PATH.

Steve has worked closely with PATH for nine years as a valued member of the PATH board of directors, where his term ended earlier this year. In his role at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, Steve supports clients on global health, development, and philanthropy projects around the world, particularly in China. He also has an appointment as a senior fellow at the University of Washington School of Law’s Intellectual Property Program and sits on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

India is PATH’s largest and most diverse country program, with offices in five cities. PATH’s activities in the country are equally balanced between developing and introducing health technologies, including vaccines, diagnostics, fortified foods, and water purification devices; strengthening health systems; and promoting existing health interventions to improve maternal and newborn health and reproductive health, including preventing the spread of HIV. In addition to responding to India’s own public health priorities, PATH is strongly committed to leveraging Indian innovation and capacity to contribute to public health goals around the world.

As interim country program leader, Steve will work out of PATH’s India and Seattle offices, providing leadership and technical and managerial oversight to the program. He will be the lead liaison with all program offices and donor representatives in India and with headquarters in Seattle. Steve will work to establish and maintain relationships with national- and state-level governments and members of the international donor community. He also will collaborate with program leaders and other stakeholders to analyze PATH’s India Country Program strategy and help position the program for its next phase of work. 

Posted June 23, 2010.