President & CEO
Maurizio Vecchione is the president and CEO of WGHA, guiding the alliance to achieve greater collective impact and leading all operations, programs, and partnerships. He is moved by a vision that access to effective and quality healthcare is a human right and critical to equity and progress around the world. WGHA plays a pivotal role in this vision by fostering collaboration among leading global health institutions.
Maurizio has spent the last 30 years at the forefront of global and public health, focusing on innovation to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people. From 2014 until 2020, he was the executive vice president for Global Good and Research at Intellectual Ventures (IV) where he oversaw collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology to address some of humanity’s most daunting challenges. He simultaneously led the research programs of the Intellectual Ventures Laboratory and Institute for Disease Modeling.
Maurizio has built global alliances for breakthrough programs in women’s health, infectious disease prevention and elimination, primary care, and chronic disease management. He serves on the Leadership Board of the University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Advisory Board of the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center among others. He also drives leading-edge research and development through work with the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation in Los Angeles.
Throughout his career, Maurizio has blended scientific research and innovation with public policy and global development and built alliances to improve health equity globally.