Rahim Rajan

Rahim Rajan

Deputy Director, Postsecondary Success

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rahim Rajan leads the foundation’s team responsible for developing and delivering high-impact, evidence-based digital solutions that can help transform postsecondary institutions so that many more low-income students, and Black, LatinX, and Indigenous students achieve greater momentum and success in their undergraduate education, to help achieve strategy goals to close opportunity gaps in order to increase social mobility and to prepare the modern workforce.Rahim has spent over a decade investing in high impact innovations via critical multi-year initiatives including investments in developing next generation digital courseware, improving solution delivery to better support postsecondary implementation of our solutions, and R&D of new solutions. Prior to joining the foundation, he held management roles at ITHAKA and JSTOR, where he focused on helping higher education institutions, learners, and the global scholarly community benefit from advances in tech enabled innovation, R&D, and emerging technologies. Born in Rwanda, Rahim is both a first-generation American and college graduate. Rahim holds degrees from the University of Chicago, the Institute of Ismaili Studies (London), and the University of Cambridge. Rahim sits on the governance board of the Seattle Colleges Foundation, and also serves as an advisor to the Global Research Alliance for AI in Learning and Education, and the Global Learning Council.