As Co-Director, Bindiya Patel leads strategy and fundraising for the Global Leadership Forum. She also serves as core faculty to develop globally-minded social purpose leaders.
Ms. Patel has more than 20 years of experience leading projects and initiatives in the global health sector. In her last role at PATH, Ms. Patel served as managing director for PATH’s largest division where she oversaw strategy, operations and integration. She also led the implementation of an innovative approach to equity in programming across the organization. Earlier in her career at PATH, she advocated for new HIV prevention options for women in the Global Campaign for Microbicides, managed US government funded projects on tuberculosis in Tanzania, served on PATH’s strategy team, and launched the PATH Center for Malaria Control and Elimination. In her roles with PATH’s strategy team and Global Health Programs division, Ms. Patel designed and led organization-wide change initiatives to enable structured collaboration across countries and programs to strengthen PATH’s impact. Prior to PATH, she oversaw child health and nutrition programming in multiple South African townships and managed grants to local organizations in the UK.
Ms. Patel earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University. She serves on the board of directors for the National Women’s Health Network and on the Civic Council for the Executive Master of International Studies at the University of Washington’s Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.