Jeff Jones
Director, Enterprise Applications & Business Intelligence
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

As Director of Enterprise Applications and Business Intelligence for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jeff leads a multidisciplinary organization focused on unleashing the power of digital platforms to modernize the core work of the foundation, accelerate achieving their mission and amplifying the impact the foundation can have on the world. He joined Candid’s board in 2020.

Prior to joining the foundation, Jeff served as Vice President of Technology at Expedia, Inc. There he led the development of products and platforms that transformed Egencia, the corporate travel brand of Expedia, from a disruptive regional start-up to a global leader with operations in over 65 countries.

Throughout his career, which started in software engineering at Microsoft, Intel and various start-up companies, Jeff learned the power of applying innovative technology solutions to the most important business goals and the importance of keeping users at the center of everything you do. 

Having spent his formative years living in Berlin, Monrovia, France, Yokosuka, Frankfurt, New Delhi and throughout the United States, Jeff has seen the impact of economic and social inequalities and the urgent need to invest in solving our hardest global development challenges.

Jeff studied Computer Science and Management Information Systems at George Mason University. He currently resides in Seattle Washington with his wife, Meghan and his two sons, Gabriel and Shepherd.