Disruptive Innovation In The Poorest And Most Remote Places In The World

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Editor’s Note: In advance of the many health-related discussions to take place in September at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Social Good Summit, UN week and other such events, the Skoll World Forum asked some of the world’s leading voices in global health to paint a comprehensive picture of key trends, challenges and opportunities to realizing healthcare access and treatment around the world. A new piece will be posted everyday through Friday, and you can view the entire series here.

Steve Davis is president and chief executive officer of PATH, a Seattle-based international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation.

Rahim Kanani: It’s been just about one year since you joined PATH as CEO. What are some of the early lessons you’ve learned in terms of managing and leading an international nonprofit focused on global health?
Steve Davis: Running a large INGO, particularly one like PATH, is really not that different in terms of the complexity, performance expectations, or leadership challenges that I have managed or experienced in other global organizations—as CEO of Corbis, as the head of McKinsey & Company’s social innovation practice, on the board of Crucell, and others. PATH has a rich innovation agenda and is deeply engaged with private-sector and public-sector partners around the globe. The real difference between PATH and the other organizations I’ve led lies in our mission-driven focus—to save lives and drive more equality in health access around the world.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

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