Melanie Walker

Melanie Walker
  • Senior Adviser to the President, World Bank, Washington DC

Medical doctorate, postdoctoral, fellowship and residency training. Extensive planning, management, and implementation experience in developing world. Currently, leads Special Initiatives team, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, incubating new ideas and exploring emerging issues that fall outside existing foundation investment areas - including urban development. Author of numerous publications spanning macroeconomics, health and poverty alleviation.