Tracia Luh

Tracia Luh

Chief Financial Officer, Global Health; Business Development & Licensing Lead

Tracia Luh leads a team that provides financial and strategic planning and analytical support across the foundation’s work in global health. She also leads the foundation’s Business Development & Licensing team, which structures investments with private-sector business partners to advance the foundation’s mission and charitable purpose.

Tracia joined the foundation in 2016 as chief financial officer of the U.S. Program, which largely focuses on education. Earlier, she served as CFO of Andela, a talent accelerator funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and other investors that trains software developers in Africa and places them with leading global companies. She also served as CFO and senior vice president of corporate development at Newsweek, a division of Graham Holdings / Washington Post, where she was hired to lead a financial review of strategic alternatives that culminated in the sale of the division. From 2000 to 2009, Tracia held senior financial positions at ESPN/Disney, assessing operating performance and evaluating strategic transactions and investments. She began her career in the Global Fixed Income departments at Merrill Lynch and Chase / J.P. Morgan, analyzing companies and publishing investment recommendations.

Tracia has a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She serves on the boards of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, which manages 13 Seattle-area branches, and Lincoln Center Education, which provides arts education programs to underserved schools and communities.