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Nitin Mittal

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Nitin Mittal

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, Nitin Mittal oversees internal operations related to finance, human resources, grant management, and communications. With an eye toward efficient organizational functioning, Nitin works to ensure adoption of and adherence to appropriate values and ethical standards in all Foundation business. He is responsible for, among other things, systems that track the Foundation’s impact, and for developing its strategic plan.

Nitin brings to this role extensive experience in marketing strategy, partner development, and business operations. He is the Founder of Conceptualeyes, a knowledge discovery platform that uses natural language processing, cognitive reasoning, real time machine learning, and graph analytics to connect facts across datasets from the health and life sciences. Prior to launching this venture, Nitin was the global head of partner strategy at Cray Inc., where he managed strategic partnerships and created a successful new sales channel. In these roles and others, he has cultivated a strong track record of delivering value across industries and geographies.

Previously, Nitin worked with PATH as a senior advisor to the Chief Strategy Officer. In this capacity, he collaborated with international nonprofit organizations to develop a global vaccine platform strategy and led the deployment of cryotherapy equipment to help save the lives of women in low-income countries. Nitin also worked at the Bill Gates’ Global Good Fund as the Chief Operating Officer and the Director of Strategy. There, he managed analytics, created strategic partnerships, and built an innovation pipeline of new programs.

Prior to his nonprofit work, Nitin was the Global Monetization Leader at Microsoft; and, before that, he served as the company’s Director of Business Development and Strategy at its Unlimited Potential Group. Before joining Microsoft, Nitin was a Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at GE’s Vendor Financial Service. He also managed operations for two businesses that he incubated at GE. Earlier in his career, Nitin worked for the The Boston Consulting Group, where he contributed to business strategy, corporate development, value management, operational change, and post-merger integration projects.

Nitin holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science from Duke University, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India.