Edward W. Scott Jr. is the founder of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He is an experienced and successful business executive, a former Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Government, and an active supporter of a number of philanthropic initiatives.
In early 1995, Mr. Scott co-founded BEA Systems, Inc. He served both as President of BEA and as Executive Vice President for World Wide Field Operations, supervising BEA’s sales, marketing, and services operations.
Prior to BEA, Mr. Scott spent seven years at Pyramid Technology, where he managed worldwide sales and marketing. Before Pyramid, Mr. Scott was part of the team that started the Federal division of Sun Microsystems where he spent three years at the time Sun was a private company. In 1978, Mr. Scott founded Office Power, Inc., an office automation firm that was purchased within its first year by Computer Consoles, Inc., of Rochester, NY.
Before his career in the high-technology industry, Mr. Scott was an executive in the U.S. government for 17 years. In his last government assignment, he served as an Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Administration of President Carter. He also worked for 10 years at the U.S. Department of Justice where he served seven Attorneys General.
Mr. Scott has been an active and engaged philanthropist working to fight global poverty for more than a decade. In addition to Friends, he also founded and Chairs the Center for Global Development and the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty and co-founded DATA, now the ONE Campaign. Mr. Scott also serves on the Board of U.S. Global Leadership Council (USGLC) as well as other organizations supporting global issues.
Mr. Scott holds a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from Michigan State University. He also has a B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.