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Larry Brilliant

Chairman, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Biography

Larry Brilliant, MD, MPH, is the acting Chairman of the Board of the Skoll Global Threats Fund whose mission is to confront global threats like: Pandemics, Climate Change, Water, Nuclear Proliferation and the Middle East Conflict. Larry was formerly SGTF’s President and CEO and a Senior Advisor to Jeff Skoll. Before that, he was Vice President of Google and Executive Director of Google.org. He is board certified in preventive medicine and public health and co-founder of The Seva Foundation, an international NGO whose programs and grantees have given back sight to more than 3.5 million blind people in over 20 countries. Larry lived in India for more than a decade working as a United Nations medical officer where he played a key role in the successful World Health Organization (WHO) smallpox eradication program in South Asia. He was professor at the University of Michigan and founding chairman of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee. Prizes: Time 100, TED Prize, two honorary doctorates. He is on the boards of the Skoll Foundation and Salesforce Foundation.