Millwood, Virginia, April 2, 2012
Don Hill Chief Financial Officer Project HOPE

Project HOPE, a global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, has announced the appointment of Donald M. Hill as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hill brings valuable leadership experience from the biopharmaceutical industry, as Chief Financial Officer for Metabolex, a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of new medicines for the treatment of metabolic diseases. Mr. Hill was responsible for all financial activities and successfully positioned the company to partner with global pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi, Johnson & Johnson and Takeda. 

“HOPE will benefit from Don’s leadership experience in global finance, and his strategic expertise will strengthen HOPE’s senior management team to support our five global health practice areas and our Health Affairs Journal’s operations,”” said John P. Howe III, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Project HOPE

Mr. Hill’s distinguished career also includes 20 years at the pharmaceutical company, Merck and Co., Inc., lastly as the Assistant Treasurer for Global Capital Markets, where he was responsible for developing, recommending and executing the company’s capital strategies worldwide.  Mr. Hill also had the opportunity to contribute to Merck’s success in areas of Divisional Controllership, Financial Evaluation and Analysis and Corporate Development.

“I am excited to be part of the Project HOPE team and to help achieve HOPE’s global mission of improving the health and stability of so many in need around the world,” said Don Hill. 

Mr. Hill received his M.S. in Finance and Applied Economics from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. in Political Economy from the University of California-Berkeley.  Mr. Hill also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Project HOPE Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, and conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.

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