Steve Davis

"We cannot do this alone. Almost every major 21st century problem we have to address has to be done through very deep multi-sector partnerships; in which we identify where we hold common interest and then we collaborate with the best each of us can bring to the table to solve those social problems."

As president and CEO of PATH, Steve combines his extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale. He oversees PATH’s work to drive transformative innovation, shaping how global health interventions improve lives and strengthen communities.

Steve’s long-standing commitment to human rights and global health and development grew from his early-career work to support international refugees in the United States, Africa, and Asia and from his later focus on China. Steve has employed that same passion as a leader and strategist for a range of private and nonprofit companies and international organizations, including as long-term CEO of global digital media firm Corbis, interim CEO of the Infectious Disease Research Institute, and director of social innovation for McKinsey & Company. He has been featured by the World Economic Forum, TED, Skoll World Forum, Bellagio Initiative,, and Knowledge@Wharton. In 2012, Seattle magazine named him “one to watch” among Seattle’s most influential people.

Before becoming PATH’s president and CEO in 2012, Steve served on the organization’s board of directors for nine years, helping to guide PATH through a decade of rapid growth. He has held several board and advisory appointments for corporate and nonprofit organizations, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and holds a faculty appointment as a senior fellow at the University of Washington School of Law. He writes regularly about global health, innovation, and strategy on the PATH blog, the Huffington Post, Impatient Optimists, and Voices on Society.

Steve earned his BA from Princeton University, his MA in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his law degree from Columbia University.

Steve explains how PATH looks at partnerships through the shared value lens to address broader goals and initiatives, particularly around access to malaria medicine. Watch the video: "Deep Partnerships in Our DNA."

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