Chief Executive Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sue Desmond-Hellmann is the chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and assumed her role on May 1, 2014. Prior to that, Desmond-Hellmann served as the ninth chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). An oncologist and renowned biotechnology leader, she also holds the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor appointment at UCSF.
Desmond-Hellmann was elected a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2012.