Chancellor at University of California to become chief at Gates Foundation

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has tapped Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, as the next chief executive of the giant charitable organization.

Susan Desmond-Hellmann will leave the University of California, San Francisco. Ms. Desmond-Hellmann — the foundation’s first chief executive from outside Microsoft, the technology company co-founded by Bill Gates — will succeed Jeff Raikes, who announced the end of his five-year stint in September. Ms. Desmond-Hellmann is scheduled to start in May.

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