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Hear from Mark Suzman, the new CEO of the Gates Foundation, at an exclusive virtual event for GeekWire members

Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, visits the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation research facility in Masiphumelele on the southern peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa on February 7, 2020. (Photo by the Gates Foundation).

Mark Suzman, the new CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a key figure in the fight against COVID-19, will hold a conversation with GeekWire on Thursday, May about global health, science and the future of the world's largest philanthropic foundation 7, in one virtual live event exclusively for GeekWire members.

Suzman, a 12-year-old veteran of the Gates Foundation, took the helm of $ 47 billion philanthropy in February and succeeded former Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann shortly after the World Health Organization COVID-19 joined Had declared pandemic.

The Seattle-based foundation and its co-chair Bill Gates have invested more than $ 300 million in disease-fighting programs, including another $ 50 million that was announced on Monday morning. It funds and leads initiatives, including the development of therapeutics, vaccines and testing programs, with a special focus on the Seattle region and unmet needs in developing countries around the world.

This virtual live event will take place at 1 p.m. Pacific time Thursday May 7th with audience questions to follow Suzman's conversation with GeekWire editor Todd Bishop.

This is part of a larger set of GeekWire virtual events. We'll report on GeekWire and publish highlights later, but the ability to join the audience for this virtual event is exclusive to GeekWire members. It is not too late to become a member to attend this event. GeekWire membership is a great way to support independent journalism and gain access to exclusive events and perks. To participate in the program with a single or company pass, Visit us here and send an email to with questions.

Existing GeekWire members check your email for an invitation. Thank you for your support and until Thursday, May 7th, online.

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