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Three New Faces to Help Steer the Gates Foundation


For the first time ever, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be governed by a board that includes people who are not named Gates or Buffett. 
The foundation named the head of the London School of Economics, a fellow billionaire philanthropist to join Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates on a newly created governing board that will oversee the charity. Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London said: "We’ve known for a long time that Gates is influenced by other wealthy philanthropists and the thinking of development banks, so the inclusion of new members with these C.V.s suggest more of the same. Fundamentally, I don’t see anyone joining the board who is going to disagree with Bill’s vision.”

This was covered in the New York Times




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