Claire Bonilla is the CEO of SightLife, a leader in partnering to eliminate corneal blindness by 2040. Since its inception, SightLife and its partners provided over 200,000 transplants for sight restoring surgeries in the US and low and middle income countries (LMICs), trained over 2,000 cornea surgeons and allied healthcare professionals in LMICs, and cultivated prevention programs in India and Nepal. Claire has 20+ years of relevant experience, managing a breadth of global functions for the software giant, Microsoft, and Fortune 500. These functions range across global supply chain management, OD, humanitarian assistance & disaster response, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), emerging & developing market strategies, global facilities, 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.
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, Board of Directors for CorneaGen, and the Benaroya Research Institute. She is also an active member in Women in Global Health and led many female empowerment and diversity groups during her career at Microsoft. Other personal passions include promoting diversity, work/life negotiations and coaching women to find both personal and professional success.