Acting Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID
David Milestone is acting director of USAID’s Center for Innovation and Impact (CII), which applies business-minded approaches to the development, introduction, and scale-up of health innovations. To do so, CII invests seed capital in the most promising ideas and applies a rigorous, market-oriented approach to cut the time it takes to transform discoveries in the lab to impact on the ground. Prior to joining USAID in 2012, Milestone held various strategic marketing roles for four years at Stryker, a medical device company, where he led innovation, introduction, and strategy initiatives in India. He has also worked as a management consultant providing guidance to Fortune 500 companies on strategy and operations.