Dr. Rajiv Shah serves as President of the Rockefeller Foundation, a global institution with a century long record of success applying science, technology, and innovation to lift up the world’s most vulnerable.
Dr. Shah brings over twenty years of experience in business, government, and philanthropy to The Rockefeller Foundation. In 2009, he was appointed USAID Administrator by President Obama, leading the $20 billion agency’s work delivering results for countries facing democratic transitions, post-conflict situations, and humanitarian crises. After his departure from USAID, he founded Latitude Capital, a private equity firm focused on power and infrastructure in Africa and Asia. Dr. Shah has also served as Undersecretary and Chief Scientist at the USDA, and in leadership roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the International Financing Facility for Immunization.
Dr. Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of Business.