Alex Jakana
Senior Program Officer
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

An Unwavering Believer in the Power of Partnership, Alex Jakana is Senior Program Officer for Philanthropic Partnerships at the Gates Foundation with 6+ years of experience specializing in partnership development, advanced negotiation, networking, stakeholder management, and fundraising. Over this time, He has managed active investments in Africa, Asia, the USA, and the UK.

Before joining the foundation, Alex was an Executive Producer of editorial partnerships at the BBC in London, the culmination of an eighteen-year-long career as an international multimedia journalist.

Alex is a passionate advocate of collaboration!