Kimberly Hamilton

Director, Strategy, Planning & Management, and Charitable Sector Support,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kimberly Hamilton oversees strategy, planning and management for the Global Policy and Advocacy team, which includes Policy Analysis & Financing, Program Advocacy and the foundation’s related work in India, China, Europe and Africa. She also directs the foundation’s Charitable Sector Support program.

She has been with the foundation since 2007, most recently as a deputy director for Global Development Policy and Advocacy. She has spent more than 20 years in the think tank, nonprofit and philanthropic communities.

Hamilton is a demographer by training with a special interest in population trends and poverty. She has served in several organizations including as president of NetAid, director of program planning and external relations at the Migration Policy Institute and as the deputy director of social policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Within the philanthropic sector, Hamilton joined the Alcoa Foundation to oversee global grantmaking in 25 countries, as diverse as Brazil, Guinea and Hungary. She also served at the Howard Gilman Foundation where she worked on HIV/AIDS research and prevention and on environmental conservation.

Hamilton received her doctorate in demography from Brown University, a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in African studies and a bachelor’s degree from the Robert D. Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in French and international studies.