Global Health Seminars: Grand Challenges Canada

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:00to11:00
Education Building Room 129, 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Global Health Seminar Series
Grand Challenges Canada: History, progress and opportunities
Andrew D. Taylor M.Sc., Executive Vice President Grand Challenges Canada

1 October 2014, 10–11 AM

Room 129, Education Building, 3700 McTavish St., Montreal

Andrew D. Taylor is Executive Vice President of Grand Challenges Canada and is responsible for the Stars in Global Health and Transition to Scale programs. Leading a team of Investment and Scaling experts, Mr. Taylor is focused on developing and implementing a scaling strategy to translate Bold Ideas into Big Impact®.

The focus on the strategy is to catalyze “smart partnerships” and to leverage private capital and know-how to transition bold ideas along the path to scale towards sustainable impact. Mr. Taylor has been working with Dr. Peter Singer and Mr. Joseph Rotman at the Sandra Rotman Centre and Grand Challenges Canada for the past 10 years. Prior to that, Mr. Taylor worked overseas in the biotech industry with a focus on sales, marketing and business development. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of the University of Toronto and completed his undergraduate studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied Mandarin, Chinese culture and China’s biotechnology industry.

To learn more about how social finance can accelerate health and economic outcomes in developing countries, read a collection of blog posts authored by Mr. Taylor and follow him on Twitter @TaylorAndrew1 and LinkedIn: Andrew Taylor.

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