Violaine Mitchell

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Deputy Director, Vaccine Delivery, Global Development Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Violaine Mitchell

Violaine Mitchell is the Deputy Director for Vaccine Delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she leads the Country Immunization Programmes and Partnerships team. Ms Mitchell has a long history of association with Gavi, having been involved in its early work on national financial sustainability planning and global innovative financing through her role as Coordinator of the Gavi Alliance Financing Task Force (2000–2006).

Prior to joining the Foundation in 2010, Ms Mitchell worked as an independent consultant, having spent several years at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), National Academy of Sciences, where she served as Study Director for the Institute’s work on the Children’s Vaccine Initiative and as Assistant Study Director for a study on malaria prevention and control. She has also spent several years working on integrated community development projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

Ms Mitchell has a BA in Development Studies from Brown University (USA) and an MSc in Tropical Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health (USA).

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