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Jeff Raikes      

Co-Founder of the Raikes Foundation & Former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Jeff Raikes is the co-founder of the Raikes Foundation, which he and his wife, Tricia, established in 2002. Jeff retired from his role as chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014, having guided the global organization through more than five years of significant growth. He came to the philanthropic world from a 27-year career at Microsoft Corporation, where he was a member of the senior leadership team and president of the Microsoft Business Division.

He serves on the boards of Costco Wholesale, the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Microsoft Alumni Network. He is a trustee of Stanford University, where he holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering-economic systems.


Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes to Depart - Digits - WSJ
Former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes said Tuesday he will step down as chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation once a successor is named.

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