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Li Yinuo on The Power of Catalytic Philanthropy

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yale Center Beijing and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly invite you to a talk with Yinuo Li, Director, China Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Time and Location

Friday, February 26, 2016
Registration & Refreshments: 6:30 – 7:00pm
Remarks and Q&A: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: Free for students; RMB 60 for others

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Our world is facing greater challenges than ever before, from climate change and resource shortages to extreme poverty and infectious diseases. How can we respond effectively to these increasingly complex global problems? What roles should government, industry, civil society and individuals play in enabling positive change? What contributions can China make in helping the global community to address these challenges? In her speech, Yinuo Li will tackle all these questions and share the Gates Foundation’s concept of “catalytic philanthropy”, explaining how it can be used to challenge the status quo created by market forces, in order to make markets work for the poor and help solve the greatest global health and development issues.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

The Speaker(s)

Yinuo Li
Director, China Country Office at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Yinuo Li oversees a team that works with China’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address key domestic and global health, development, and policy issues.

Yinuo joined the foundation in 2015 after a career at McKinsey & Co., where she was most recently a partner at the firm’s office in Palo Alto, California. Her McKinsey career began in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. From 2008 to 2013, while based in McKinsey’s Beijing office, Yinuo served as co-leader of the Healthcare Practice and as leader of the Social Sector and Global Public Health Practice. Her areas of expertise included health systems and health reform, global health, pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, digital healthcare, and health financing. Her clients included leading multinational and Chinese pharmaceutical and life science companies, institutional investors, trade associations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and academic institutions. Yinuo became a partner at McKinsey in 2011. In 2014, she moved to McKinsey’s office in Palo Alto, where she focused on the Healthcare and Social Sector Practice. She is a sought-after speaker on topics ranging from industry perspectives to strategy, organization, talent recruitment and development, and women’s leadership.

Yinuo has a B.S. in biology from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from UCLA.

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