Rajiv J. Shah

Rajiv J. Shah
  • Administrator
    USAID - US Agency for International Development

Previously, Shah was the Director for Agricultural Development & Financial Services at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation's Deputy Director for Policy & Finance for Global Health and its Senior Economist. His work has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times. Shah has served as a Health Care Policy Advisor on the Gore 2000 presidential campaign. He co-founded Health Systems Analytics and worked as a consultant for the Center for Applied Research, an economist at the World Health Organization and a policy assistant in the British Parliament. In 1995, Shah co-founded Project IMPACT and serves on its Board of Advisors. He also serves on boards for the Global Development Network, City Year Seattle, and Time to Vote. Shah earned his MD from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and his MSc in Health Economics at the Wharton School of Business, where he was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Grant. Shah is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and has studied at the London School of Economics and INSEAD.