Associate Vice President, Investment Strategy, Portfolio Development & Innovations

Hayato Urabe is Associate Vice President of Investment Strategy, Portfolio Development and Innovations at the GHIT Fund. He oversees the team responsible for all investment activities and access strategy as well as explorative activities to look for technology seeds to apply to Global Health and their innovative financing models. Previously, Dr. Urabe worked in the technology/finance sector (energy, life sciences, telemedicine, water treatment, etc), focusing on strategic planning, start-up due diligence, and project management in Silicon Valley. He was also a consultant at Synthetic Genomics for technologies ranging from nutrigenomics to biofuels. Dr. Urabe completed his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology, Master of Science in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University. Dr. Urabe earned an additional Master’s degree from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego.