Director, Strategy, Innovation, & Impact, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Ankur Vora leads the Strategy, Innovation, and Impact team at the Gates Foundation. His team supports the creation and evaluation of BMGF’s strategies, as well as explores new paths to impact that align with the foundation’s mission.

Prior to that, he was the director of programs at The Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in London where he oversaw a cross-cutting portfolio of programs focused on health, nutrition, education, and climate change across Africa and South Asia, and led CIFF's efforts in designing and performance managing investments with grantees.

He also served as principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he focused on healthcare, financial services, and social impact projects. Before that, Ankur was a lecturer of Economics at the University of Chicago. He also worked briefly at Goldman Sachs, the Industrial Development Bank of India, and the Bhabha Atomic Research Center in India.

Ankur holds a PhD in Economics from The University of Chicago, along with a Masters in Economics and Bachelors in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, India.

Ankur Vora