Subhanu Saxena is currently the Regional Director of Life Science Partnerships, Europe at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Subhanu leads the Foundation’s industry engagement in Europe. In this capacity, he maintains and develops a deep understanding of the industry and the companies of primary interest to the Foundation. He sustains and enhances the Foundation’s relationships with current and emerging partners, identifying opportunities to augment their Global Health contributions. He guides and supports teams who are engaged or are planning to engage with corporations in Europe and is leading a number of key global initiatives for the Foundation. In addition, Subhanu is a Senior Advisor to Bain Capital and a managing partner in New Rhein Healthcare, investing in companies that bring innovation whilst reducing the cost to healthcare systems.
Subhanu is a highly accomplished global executive whose experience has spanned markets in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He has worked in various industries including in Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Consulting & Banking.
Subhanu graduated with an MBA from INSEAD – France, Fontainebleau, and a MA (Hons) in Engineering Science from Oxford University, both with distinction. A citizen of the United Kingdom, and an India OCI cardholder, he is fluent in English, Hindi and Sanskrit, and has a good working knowledge of French, German and Russian.