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PATH’s new CEO, Nikolaj Gilbert. (PATH Photo)

PATH, a Seattle nonprofit organization with more than 1,400 employees across 22 offices worldwide who work on global health challenges, has hired Nikolaj Gilbert as its new president and CEO.

GIlbert is an international development and pharmaceutical industry veteran who most recently served as global partnerships director for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). He’s a Danish citizen who speaks various languages and has worked in multiple countries.

“PATH is a truly unique development organization with a clear goal of achieving health equity,” Gilbert said in a statement. “I am honored and humbled to join. I look forward to working every day with like-minded partners and donors and our dedicated and talented teams to bring health innovation and solutions to the people we serve — from the laboratory to local communities, from science to action on the ground.”

Founded in 1977, PATH “works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges.”

Gilbert will start Jan. 6. He’ll initially work out of PATH’s Geneva office but will relocate to Seattle with his family next year. He’ll also head up PATH’s Swiss subsidiary, Foundation for Appropriate Technology (FATH). Gilbert replaces Steve Davis, who stepped down earlier this year after more than seven years leading PATH.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nikolaj to PATH. He is deeply committed to PATH’s mission and unique ability to move humanity forward through innovation and partnerships,” Dave King, chair of PATH’s board of directors, said in a statement. “As a leader at the United Nations’ operational arm, UNOPS, he demonstrated exactly the vision, leadership, and global experience that will enable PATH’s outstanding team to continue what we do best — transforming bold ideas into sustainable solutions that improve health and well-being for everyone.”

Steve Singh at the 2017 GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

— Concur co-founder and longtime tech exec Steve Singh joined the board of directors at Clari, a Silicon Valley startup that makes artificial intelligence-powered revenue operations software.

Singh helped launch Concur in 1993 and ran the travel expense company as CEO and chairman until 2014, when it sold to SAP for $8.3 billion. He joined cloud startup Docker as CEO in 2017 and stepped down this past May.

Clari applies AI and machine learning techniques to data from CRM systems, marketing tools, customer success tools, emails, calendars, and more to guide revenue forecasts. More than 50,000 sales, marketing, customer success and go-to-market professionals across 170 countries at companies such as Qualtrics, Lenovo, Adobe, Dropbox, Zoom and Okta use Clari’s software.

“We’ve entered a new age of CRM, where AI has become critical to driving data quality, adoption and user happiness,” Singh said in a statement. “Clari has quickly become the defacto AI solution that winning enterprises use alongside their CRM, giving them greater control over their revenue process. It’s no surprise some of the world’s most recognized companies place Clari on their list of top three most strategic enterprise SaaS solutions.”

Clari raised a $60 million Series D round in October, which included funding from Seattle-based Madrona Venture Group, where Singh is a strategic director.

Singh is also chairman of cloud data company Talend, Seattle manufacturing startup Modumetal, and Center, another Seattle startup led by his son Naveen Singh. In addition, he is a director at Washington Roundtable, The Nature Conservancy, and helps run the Singh Family Foundation.

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