John Schaetzl
Senior Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

=John Schaetzl is Special Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world, which supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest. John chairs the Supervisory Bard of the Access to Medicine Foundation, is the lead Director for an Associate at and advises governments, foundations venture capital and institutional fund managers on investments which support sustainable outcomes in global health access, clean energy and economic development in emerging markets. John retired from General Electric Asset Management after a decade of healthcare investing. Prior to that he was an executive with Bayer Pharmaceuticals, a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and a University teacher and administrator. John is the co-author of Practical Politics and American Government (MacMillan) and Project 18: Effectively Educating Young Voters (Edinburg) He holds an honors degree from Harvard College and an MA in government from the University of Pennsylvania.