Keith Olson

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director & Executive Vice President at Council on Foreign Relations

Keith Olson

Keith Olson

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director & Executive Vice President at Council on Foreign Relations

Biography

Keith Olson is CFO, Treasurer, Director & Executive VP at Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. In the past Mr. Olson was Chief Financial Officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust. Mr. Olson received an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business.

Overview
Career Highlights

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Council on Foreign Relations
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust

RelSci Relationships

921

Number of Boards

3

Relationships
RelSci Relationships are individuals Keith Olson likely has professional access to. A relationship does not necessarily indicate a personal connection.

President at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Editor-in-Chief, the Chronicle at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President at American University

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief of Staff to the President at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Senior Vice President, Studies Director & Maurice R. Greenberg Chair at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director & Vice President-Meetings at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director & Vice President-Development at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Lifetime Member of the Board of Directors at Council on Foreign Relations

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Hills & Co.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Paths to Keith Olson
Potential Connections via
Relationship Science
You
Keith Olson
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director & Executive Vice President at Council on Foreign Relations
Education
B.S. in Industrial Management

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. The university was founded with the gift of $150,000 from John Purdue, a Lafayette business leader and philanthropist, along with $50,000 from Tippecanoe County, and 150 acres (0.6 km²) of land from Lafayette residents in support of the project. In 1869, it was decided that the new school would be built near the city of Lafayette and established as Purdue University, in the name of the institution’s principal benefactor. The West Lafayette campus offers more than 200 majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s and doctoral programs, and professional degrees in pharmacy and veterinary medicine. In addition, Purdue has 18 intercollegiate sports teams and more than 850 student organizations. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

MBA

The Fuqua School of Business (pronounced /'fju?kw?/) is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. It currently enrolls 1,340 students in degree-seeking programs. These programs include the Daytime Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Global Executive MBA, the Cross Continent MBA, the Weekend Executive MBA, Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business, Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi), Master of Management Studies (in partnership with the Seoul National University), joint degree programs (including joint degrees in medicine, law, environmental management, forestry, public policy, and nursing), a one-year Master of Management Studies program in Kunshan, China (starting) 2012 and a Ph.D. program. Additionally, Duke Executive Education and Duke Corporate Education offer non-degree business education and professional development programs.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director & Executive Vice President
2012 - Current

Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. provides and disseminates ideas on foreign policies to individuals, corporate members, journalists and policy makers. It operates a forum for government officials, students and other interested parties to study and discuss world issues and impact on American foreign policies. The company publishes Foreign Affairs, a magazine that comes out six times a year, along with books and studies by its own scholars. Council on Foreign Relations was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in New York City, NY.

Interim Chief Financial Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Chief Financial Officer
Prior - 2010

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was formed in 1997 as the William H. Gates Foundation. In 1999, the foundation was renamed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust was created in January 2000 through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which worked to expand access to technology through public libraries and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. The foundation participates in preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors with government, philanthropic and not-for-profit partners. Priority is given to grants that leverage additional support and serve as a catalyst for long-term, systemic change. The foundation also provides funds to promote greater equity in global health, education and public libraries. Through their partnerships in communities across the US, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is committed to raising the high school graduation rate and helping all students, regardless of race or family income. The foundation is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Prior

THE MISSION OF PATH DRUG SOLUTIONS (PDS) IS TO DEVELOP AND ADVANCE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MEDICINES FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF DISEASES DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTING WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN LOW-RESOURCE SETTINGS. WE WORK WITH A VARIETY OF PUBLIC- AND PRIVATE-SECTOR STAKEHOLDERS TO BUILD CROSS-SECTOR COLLABORATIONS, SECURE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, REVISIT PROMISING DRUGS OR DRUG CANDIDATES THAT HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE FOR NONMEDICAL REASONS (E.G., LACK OF EARNING POTENTIAL), AND HARNESS SCIENTIFIC AND MANUFACTURING CAPACITY IN HIGH- AND LOW- OR MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES TO ENSURE THAT DRUGS ARE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, AND ACCEPTABLE AND THAT SUPPLIES ARE SUSTAINABLE TO ALL THOSE WHO NEED THEM.

This web site is not endorsed by, directly affiliated with, maintained, authorized, or sponsored by Keith Olson. The use of any trade name or trademark is for identification and reference purposes only and does not imply any association with the trademark holder. The Presence of Keith Olson's profile does not indicate a business or promotional relationship of any kind between RelSci and Keith Olson.