Julie Sunderland is the Senior Program Investment Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she is responsible for managing the foundation’s program-related investments and working with program teams (global health, global development and US programs) on innovative financial mechanisms.
Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Sunderland led Oriane Consulting, a firm that specialized in private sector development, especially entrepreneurship, small business development and capital markets. She has advised foundations, development finance institutions and governments on venture capital, SME financing and technical assistance programs, and worked with private equity fund managers in Africa and Eastern Europe on investment strategies, portfolio management, and exits.
Ms. Sunderland holds a BA from Harvard University, an MBA from Wharton Business School and a MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). She has published a number of articles on private equity in emerging markets and is an alternate to Alan Patricof on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board.