Career Healthcare Executive
He most recently spent five years as Director of Life Sciences Partnerships (LSP) for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation based in Seattle, Washington. The LSP team is one of several resources that speak to the importance the Foundation places on having active engagement with industry in order to achieve innovative high impact global health outcomes that lead to healthy and productive lives for all people, especially those living in extreme poverty. Mr. Bush’s primary efforts were concentrated on creating and advancing deeper and broader partnerships with multinational pharmaceutical companies, developing country manufacturers and public/private enterprises.
He joined the Foundation in September 2011 after a successful thirty-three-year career at Baxter International where he led several therapeutic and medical device related sector businesses including serving as Division President of its global Vaccine, European Bio-Science, and Blood Therapy divisions.
Mr. Bush’s experience includes six years of expatriate healthcare leadership, extensive domestic and international government contract negotiations, global business development, alliance management and public policy development.
Mr. Bush recently held a board observer seat on the Global Health Innovation Technology fund (GHIT) and an Institute of Medicine (IOM) appointment on the Forum on Public-Private Partnerships on Global and Health and Safety.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts/Zoology with honors from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s in clinical sciences at the University of Alabama, and attended the executive development program at Columbia Business School.