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Pat  Christen

Pat Christen


Pat is a Managing Director of The Omidyar Group (TOG), acting as a Senior Adviser to Pierre and Pam Omidyar and serving on the boards of multiple TOG organisations, including Luminate.  

Pat was previously President and CEO of Hopelab for over a decade. Under Pat’s leadership, Hopelab focused on the development of technology to drive positive health behaviour among young people. 

Prior to Hopelab, Pat led the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, helping craft the federal Ryan White CARE Act that now generates more than $2 billion annually. Pat also served as President of the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, setting up AIDS clinics and playing an active role in global AIDS-planning efforts. Finally, she led the construction of the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, a state-of-the-art AIDS clinic, research, and training centre.