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Suchita Guntakatta

Title Deputy Director
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Suchita Guntakatta, deputy director, Strategy Planning & Management for the Global Development Polio team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is responsible for leading the strategic planning, financial planning, and operational activities.

Suchita started at the foundation in April 2009 and brings over 15 years of corporate and management consulting experience in strategy planning, operations, and portfolio management. Prior to joining the foundation, Suchita was vice president, Corporate Operations Strategy & Planning with Discovery Communications, Inc. During her time there, she worked on assisting and guiding the process to translate corporate strategy into day to day operations, as well as lead a group portfolio managers supporting multiple business units.

Prior to Discovery Communications, she was at Accenture for 10 years as a management consultant working with technology and media companies. During her time with Accenture, she worked on organizational performance and restructuring projects for her client.

Suchita graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.

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World Takes Major Step Towards Ending Polio

Despite Kenya not having had a case of polio since 2013 and the African continent having gone more than 18 months without a case, I was in Kenya as part of an epic global public health journey that has moved the world even closer to consigning polio to the history books.

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