Julia Fan Li

Investigator | Biotechnology, Commercialization, Finance

Role: Investigator

Site: CDL-Vancouver

Stream: Health

Julia Fan Li leads Seven Bridges’ efforts in the UK to build self-improving systems to analyze millions of genomes. Prior to joining Seven Bridges, she helped raise and launch the pioneering $108 million Global Health Investment Fund. The innovative mezzanine fund was developed in partnership with Lion’s Head Global Partners, JP Morgan, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on accelerating biomedical innovation in vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, and devices for diseases that disproportionately affect poor countries.

Julia completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge, focusing on innovative financing solutions for global health. Prior to her PhD, she qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and worked across four continents with a variety of organizations including GAVI and WHO. During her time in Cambridge as a Gates Scholar, Julia cofounded the African Innovation Prize and served on University Council.

Julia completed her BCom in Finance and Immunology with Honours from the University of British Columbia, where she was awarded the Dorothy Anne Dilworth Memorial Prize for Outstanding Female Graduate of the Year and was a David R. Crombie Entrance Scholar.