Steve Davis

Steve Davis, President and CEO of PATH, combines extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale.

Prior to joining PATH in 2012, he served as director of Social Innovation at McKinsey & Company, CEO of Internet pioneer and global digital media firm Corbis, and interim director of Infectious Disease Research Institute, and he practiced law at the international law firm K&L Gates. Earlier, he worked extensively on refugee programs and policies, and Chinese politics and law.

Mr. Davis is a lecturer on social innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of InterAction, and sits on several advisory groups, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation and the Clinton Global Initiative’s Global Health Advisory Board. He also serves as a trustee of the World Economic Forum’s Global Health Challenge and on the stakeholder advisory panel for AXA, the global insurance and asset management firm. His former board memberships include Crucell, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Chair), Intrepid Learning Solutions, NPower (Chair), The Seattle Foundation, United Way of King County (Chair) and United Way International, and the Washington State Technology Alliance (Chair).

Mr. Davis earned his BA from Princeton University, his MA in Chinese studies from the University of Washington, and his law degree from Columbia University. He also studied at Beijing University.

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Disease eradication is within reach

Steve Davis is working to bring an extraordinary vision to reality—the global elimination of some of the world’s most deadly […]

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