April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

David Sarley

Senior Program Manager
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


David Sarley has worked nearly 16 years in public health supply chain management, 10 years on USAID contracts with JSI and six at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is currently part of Vaccine Delivery's new Strategy and Innovation team and manages several investments including UAS work with Zipline and VAYU and in supporting coordination of UAV investments amongst international donors and agencies. Prior to JSI he worked in economics consultancy for 16 years in trade, transport, finance and health economics. He also was a volunteer with VSO and started his career at Ford in the UK in inventory management. He has a degree in Econometrics from Hull University and a Post Graduate Diploma from Southampton University. He was born in Cornwall and has lived in chronological order in Illogon, West Ham, Baghdad, Stratford, Hull, Southampton, Grenada, Bethesda and now Seattle. He has worked in over 80 countries on short term economics, public health and management consulting assignments. He wore a West Ham shirt in the Foundation’s got talent show and tries to tell at least one bad joke in every meeting. He has a terrible sense of humor and is finding that work on UAVs offer plenty of comedy potential.


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