PATH names Michael Kollins as chief operating officer

April 26, 2013 by PATH

Leader with international, multisector experience to guide and strengthen PATH's operating systems

Amy MacIver, 206.302.4522,

Seattle, April 26, 2013—PATH announced today that Michael Kollins will join its leadership team in the newly created position of chief operating officer. Mr. Kollins’ career spanning management of international entities in both the public and private sector brings great range and depth of experience to PATH. He has led multicountry, multiproduct teams at World Bicycle Relief and Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.

As PATH’s new chief operating officer, Mr. Kollins will be responsible for addressing operational imperatives to maximize PATH’s impact on global health challenges worldwide. He will institute practices that ensure a highly effective organization, partner with leadership to improve innovative programs and services, assess PATH’s worldwide operations to identify emerging opportunities, collaborate with PATH’s board of directors and leadership to bring organizational priorities to fruition, and provide a strategic voice in integrating operational policies and procedures across PATH’s global offices. Mr. Kollins will join PATH’s Seattle office in late May 2013 and report to Steve Davis, PATH’s president and CEO.

“I am pleased to welcome Michael Kollins, an individual with impressive and diverse leadership experience,” said Mr. Davis. “He contributes a global business and nonprofit management acumen that will bring an even stronger operational foundation to PATH’s work.”

During his 15-year career at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Mr. Kollins served in a variety of sales, product development, and management roles in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States, finishing his career in Hong Kong as the chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Asia. In this role, he was responsible for the firm’s activities in developing and emerging markets, with a particular focus on China and India. Prior to that, Mr. Kollins was CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Australia as well as chief administrative officer of Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Europe. He also served on the boards of Morgan Stanley’s investment management companies in Australia, China, India, and Singapore.

Most recently, Mr. Kollins served as chief operating officer for the international nonprofit World Bicycle Relief, successfully managing the organization’s growth from a nascent organization to a thriving nonprofit social enterprise. Under his leadership, the organization tripled its donor base, developed corporate and international partnerships with a wide range of local, international, and multilateral agencies, and expanded its program's geographic footprint to more than ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He began at World Bicycle Relief in Nairobi, Kenya, as World Bicycle Relief’s regional director for East Africa, where he created and implemented the organization’s expansion into the region, establishing an assembly facility in Western Kenya and building a distribution network across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and South Sudan.

“I look forward to serving in the exciting role as PATH’s chief operating officer,” said Mr. Kollins. “PATH’s history of innovation infuses the entire organization, including its operating systems, and I am honored to contribute to the organization’s mission of health equity.”

Mr. Kollins serves on the Finance Committee of the Rainier Valley Food Bank. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis.