Karlee Silver is Chief Executive Officer for Grand Challenges Canada. She is a mission-driven leader committed to addressing inequity through innovation, powershifting and partnerships.
Dr. Silver is an active member of the Grand Challenge network and the International Development Innovation Alliance. Dr. Silver has been with Grand Challenges Canada since it launched, and led the process of selecting the organization’s prioritized grand challenges. Holding various roles, she set strategy for global health, development and humanitarian innovation initiatives, and enabled the GCC team to source, support and transition to scale promising innovations for social impact in low- and middle-income countries.
Dr. Silver received her doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she attended as a Rhodes Scholar and trained in genetics and immunology.