Steve Davis is the president and CEO of PATH, the global health nonprofit based in Seattle. Previously, he was a global director of social innovation for McKinsey & Co. He also is a Lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law in the Intellectual Property Program, and sits on the board of several profit and non-profit organizations. He recently served as the Interim CEO of IDRI (Infectious Diseases Research Institute – www.idri.org), a Seattle-based non-profit organization focused on translational science for global health. He is the former president and chief executive officer of Corbis, a global digital media company (www.corbis.com). Steve had senior roles at Corbis from 1993 until 2007. Earlier, he practiced law with the firm of Preston Gates & Ellis in Seattle, specializing in intellectual property issues, and prior to that he held various positions in international refugee and human rights organizations. He received his AB from Princeton University, his MA in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his JD from Columbia University School of Law, where he received the Faculty Prize in international law. He has also attended certificate programs at Beijing University and Stanford Business School. Steve currently serves on the boards of PATH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, IDRI, The Seattle Foundation, Global Partnerships, Intrepid Learning Solutions, Crucell and PlanetOut, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He previously chaired the Technology Alliance, NPower, United Way of King County, and the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar, and he has served on the boards of the United Way International, Alliance for Education, Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund, the Governor’s Competitiveness Council, and other organizations.
[Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a speech given at PATH’s annual Breakfast for Global Health on May 22, 2012.]
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