Monday, May 12, 2008

The Passing of El Sombrero Grande: Gates Foundation Names new CEO

The Passing of El Sombrero Grande -- Bill Gates names Jeff Raikes new CEO of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
NPR reports on the naming of the New Head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeff Raikes.

Good luck, Mr. Raikes. The world's eyes are on you.

No pressure, though: you're only out to tackle global poverty, disease and homelessness.

Quoth the Chairman:

"In the rich world, problems like baldness get funded with billions, whereas the things that really kill lots of people, like malaria and TB, used to get basically nothing. Those are what we're going after in health."
That's a big hat you gotta wear, Mr. Raikes. Hope you've got some strong shoulders.
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