Ira C. Magaziner is Founding Chief Executive of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI).
In 2002, Mr. Magaziner co-founded CHAI with President Bill Clinton. From 1993 through 1998, he served as Senior Advisor to President Clinton for Policy Development at the White House. In this capacity, he supervised the development and implementation of the administration’s policy for commercialization of the Internet and worked with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on the development of the President’s Health Reform Initiative. Mr. Magaziner also chaired a joint National Economic Council/National Security Council Initiative to increase US exports and served as a member of the National Domestic Policy Council.
Mr. Magaziner is one of America’s most respected corporate strategists. Prior to his White House appointment, he built two successful consulting firms and worked for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, London, and Tokyo, helping major corporations develop their business strategies. Mr. Magaziner graduated from Brown University as valedictorian of the class of 1969, and attended Balliol College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.