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Ling Wong

Technology Investor & Entrepreneur; Senior Program Officer; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Ling Wong Biography

Yun-Ling Wong, Ph.D. Program Officer and Program Investment Officer Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences and Program Related Investments

Dr. Yun-Ling Wong currently serves as a Program Officer in the Global Health Program Discovery and Translational Sciences team. In this capacity, she leads the Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative. This $200M initiative is dedicated to identify and foster innovators and their ideas to solve challenges in the developing world. To date, nearly 700 awards have been made in over 70 countries to explore bold new ideas. The program is counted as one of the most successful programs for discovering and fostering innovation in the field of health and development.

Ling also serves as a Program Investment Officer in the Program Related Investment group, which is focused upon leveraging private capital to co-invest in technologies and products critical in development of solutions for Global Health and Development. To date, this group has $1B under management for investing across the Gates Foundation priority areas.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Ling was at Harvard University where she developed an inhaled vaccine for tuberculosis. Passionate about working at the interface of technological innovation for applications in the developing world, Ling gained valuable insight and was instrumental in the translation of this inhaled technology to a group in Pretoria, South Africa.

Ling obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Biology. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and also featured in Newsweek.

Ling spent several years working in the biotechnology sector in the area of drug delivery and tissue engineering under the direction of Professor Robert Langer prior to her work at Harvard. Within the drug delivery arena, she was involved in start-up companies: Spherics, Inc and later Sontra Medical, Inc. Her tissue engineering work focused upon collaborations between Draper Laboratories and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In recognition of her contributions, Ling was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. Ling was also awarded numerous awards for scientific achievement.

Ling is an advocate to foster science and technology innovation. In her work at the MIT Sloan School of Management, her interest includes studying the social network in the biotechnology sector to successful translation of innovation. She has also served at the United States Senate on policy and press strategy related to prescription drugs and stem cell research.

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  • How do I book Ling Wong to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ling Wong for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ling Wong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ling Wong or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ling Wong

    Speaking fees for Ling Wong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ling Wong are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ling Wong, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ling Wong speak about?

  • Where does Ling Wong travel from?

    Ling Wong generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ling Wong’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ling Wong for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ling Wong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ling Wong or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Ling Wong Biography

Yun-Ling Wong, Ph.D. Program Officer and Program Investment Officer Global Health Discovery & Translational Sciences and Program Related Investments

Dr. Yun-Ling Wong currently serves as a Program Officer in the Global Health Program Discovery and Translational Sciences team. In this capacity, she leads the Grand Challenges Explorations Initiative. This $200M initiative is dedicated to identify and foster innovators and their ideas to solve challenges in the developing world. To date, nearly 700 awards have been made in over 70 countries to explore bold new ideas. The program is counted as one of the most successful programs for discovering and fostering innovation in the field of health and development.

Ling also serves as a Program Investment Officer in the Program Related Investment group, which is focused upon leveraging private capital to co-invest in technologies and products critical in development of solutions for Global Health and Development. To date, this group has $1B under management for investing across the Gates Foundation priority areas.

Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, Ling was at Harvard University where she developed an inhaled vaccine for tuberculosis. Passionate about working at the interface of technological innovation for applications in the developing world, Ling gained valuable insight and was instrumental in the translation of this inhaled technology to a group in Pretoria, South Africa.

Ling obtained her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Bioengineering and Applied Sciences and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Biology. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and also featured in Newsweek.

Ling spent several years working in the biotechnology sector in the area of drug delivery and tissue engineering under the direction of Professor Robert Langer prior to her work at Harvard. Within the drug delivery arena, she was involved in start-up companies: Spherics, Inc and later Sontra Medical, Inc. Her tissue engineering work focused upon collaborations between Draper Laboratories and Massachusetts General Hospital.

In recognition of her contributions, Ling was named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012. Ling was also awarded numerous awards for scientific achievement.

Ling is an advocate to foster science and technology innovation. In her work at the MIT Sloan School of Management, her interest includes studying the social network in the biotechnology sector to successful translation of innovation. She has also served at the United States Senate on policy and press strategy related to prescription drugs and stem cell research.

FAQs on booking Ling Wong

  • How do I book Ling Wong to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Ling Wong for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Ling Wong, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Ling Wong or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Ling Wong

    Speaking fees for Ling Wong, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Ling Wong are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Ling Wong, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Ling Wong speak about?

  • Where does Ling Wong travel from?

    Ling Wong generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Ling Wong’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Ling Wong for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ling Wong for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Ling Wong or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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