Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes Announces Retirement

Sep 10, 2013

Jeff Raikes administers polio drops to a child in the Fulani settlement, Mashakeri village, in Kebbi state on 27 September 2011.
Jeff Raikes administers polio drops to a child in the Fulani settlement, Mashakeri village, in Kebbi state on 27 September 2011.
Credit Flickr Photo/Gates Foundation

The head of the Seattle-based  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says he’s stepping down. Jeff Raikes made the announcement Tuesday morning.  He says he’ll stay on the job until a replacement is found.

Jeff Raikes talked to  KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about his top accomplishments over the past five years as the Foundation's chief.