Gates Foundation Enlists Merck Honcho as CFO

Richard Henriques is leaving his post of senior vice president of finance and corporate controller at Merck to take up his new role as chief financial officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“Richard brings great depth and experience to the foundation, which will be integral as we continue to manage our growth and assess our progress,” said Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes in a press release. “His leadership will be critical as we look for new opportunities to maximize the impact of our work around the world.”

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.