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Board of Directors

Dana S. Hovig, MSc

Consultant; Former Director at Gates Foundation and Hewlett Foundation; Former CEO of Marie Stopes International

Dana Hovig served as the director of the Gender Equity and Governance Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation from 2019 to 2022. The program, one of the foundation’s largest, makes grants of about US$130 million per year, mostly in Africa and the United States, to expand women’s reproductive and economic choices, amplify citizen participation to improve governance and accountability, and improve policymaking through evidence.

Previously, he worked for six years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he launched and subsequently led the Integrated Delivery team. It managed nearly US$300 million per year in active grants and contracts that focused on strengthening health systems and health financing; launching, delivering and scaling new health products, services and interventions; and identifying ways to improve outcomes across the foundation’s health programs, especially in HIV and AIDS, family planning, and maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Hovig spent nearly seven years as chief executive officer of Marie Stopes International (MSI), a London-based organization with more than 8,500 international staff. Its offices and operations in 40 countries deliver lifesaving and life-changing reproductive health care, HIV and AIDS prevention, family and maternal health care, and primary health care. Hovig joined MSI after more than a decade in leadership positions with Population Services International. He spent nearly 10 years living and working in Pakistan and West Africa, including two years with the Peace Corps in Togo and three years in northern Mali.

Hovig holds a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame.

He joined the FHI 360 Board of Directors in October 2022.