SightLife Hires New Chief Global Officer to Help Accelerate our Goal to Eradicate Corneal Blindness
Claire Bonilla’s passion for making a difference in the lives of others and the opportunity to draw on the breadth of her professional experiences makes her an ideal new Chief Global Officer for SightLife. She’s spent the last eight years with one foot squarely in the corporate environment and one in humanitarian efforts, leading Microsoft’s Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response business. Claire has 20+ years of relevant experience, managing a variety of global functions for the software giant, Microsoft, and earlier as a Fortune 500 consultant. These functions range across global supply chain management, governance, risk & compliance, emerging & developing market strategies, global facilities planning and build-out, partner certification and development, and training and development strategies, just to name a few. She’s well versed in NGO, government, inter-government collaboration and partnerships, along with private/public sector collaboration. Her global scope covers doing business in all of the major continents, and specifically relevant to SightLife, India, Singapore, China and other Asia Pacific countries.
In Claire’s own words,
“I’m at a point in my life where I want to move my personal focus from success to significance; utilizing my time and talents to positively alter the capability and capacity of our landscape to make a difference in people’s lives. I chose SightLife as the vehicle for this, because I was thoroughly impressed with its business model, the caliber of people and partnerships, and the inspiring growth and impact opportunity we face.”
Claire has been an active supporter in raising the bar of global health, including serving as vice chair of the board of directors for the Washington Global Health Alliance. Other personal passions include promoting diversity, work life balance and coaching women to find both personal and professional success. Claire lives in Redmond, WA with her husband and three children.