Chief Executive Officer
An entrepreneur, innovative organization-builder in the Health and WASH domains and with 22 years of fulfilling experience in incubating and leading social businesses and projects, Amit brings in both energy and ideas to WISH.
With rich experience in social marketing, rural marketing and BehaviourChange Communication, Amit also has a vast experiential knowledge on developing innovative public private partnership models, establishing community-based rural networking, and energizing social business start-ups. He co-founded and led E HealthPoint, a pioneering award-winning social enterprise, which has inspired several similar models internationally and was cited among 50 Most Innovative Companies by MIT’s Technology Review; won the Global Tech Nokia Health Award; bagged the SANKALP Award; and also won the NASSCOM GENPACT Award.
Amit also established a unique health products’ rural marketing network across 50,000 villages for HLL Lifecare Limited; and anchored WaterHealthInternational’s and Naandi Foundation’s Water business from inception to 700 community-locations reaching-out to 2.5 million people in a short span of time. Amit’s work in the health and water sectors has rendered case studies at the Harvard Business School (HBS), at the Michigan University and at the NUS Singapore; and also qualified in the Highest Category of Human Development Index/Impact per ratings by OPIC, USA and the GIIN.
Amit was recognized as a leading Social Entrepreneur by Outlook Business; featured as a “Young Turk” by CNBC TV 18; and won the Changemakers& Robert F Johnson Foundation Award. He was acclaimed as a leading social entrepreneur by AFI and received the Global Changemakers recognition by Ashoka- Innovators for the Public.
Amit served as Interim Chairman at Action for India (AFI); Consultant Advisor to the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF); Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at the OP Jindal Global University (Ranked in Top 10 Private Institutions in India); and is a visiting faculty at Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at IFMR, Sricity.
Amit holds a Masters Degree in Management from IIFM, India; Advanced General Management Program from IIM Calcutta and attended the GSBI Program at Santa Clara University, California.
He is passionate towards designing innovative solutions for alleviating disenfranchisement for masses and also towards nurturing potential leaders and changemakers. An avid reader and a nature enthusiast, Amit also loves to travel the Global Village and resides in New Delhi with his wife and two sons. Amit strongly believes in and leads LEHS-WISH’s high impact contribution to the emerging troika of Social Innovation, Social Enterprises and Social Mobility across India and Globally.
Rajesh Ranjan Singh
Chief Operating Officer
Rajesh plays a pivotal role in providing day-to-day leadership and operational efficiency that mirrors the mission and core values of the organisation. He drives the organisation to achieve cash flow, business goals and objectives. Rajesh’s portfolio includes cost management, program planning and management, stakeholder management, building and motivating large teams and mentoring future leaders. Rajesh brings with him over 29 years of accomplishments in international health and livelihood assignments in India, Liberia and Zambia. He has a rich experience in converging philanthropic approaches and entrepreneurship methodologies to create sustainable development programmes and achieve impact on large scale. Rajesh holds his Post Graduation in Sociology and Bachelors in Science. Before joining WISH, he was Chief Operating Officer at MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child.
Head Finance & Administration
A goal driven and seasoned finance/management professional, Mousumi leads strategic financial planning and variance analysis. A qualified Chartered Accountant with Cost Accountant (ICWA) she holds a Dipolma in Systems Audit and a specialised training in SAP-Financial Accounting and Controlling.
She brings with her over 15 years of proven track record in project accounting, fundraising, budgeting/planning and managing finance operations. Before joining WISH, she worked as a Finance Manager at Department for International Development (DFID). Outside work, Mousumi enjoys travelling, socialising, interacting with people from different walks of life and is an ardent listener of latino music.
Program Head, AamAdmiMohalla Clinics Program,Delhi-NCR
With 20 years of impressive track record in public health, Irfan is responsible for the program management, capacity building, training and technical support, stakeholder management, evaluation and impact assessments of his projects.
He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. Before joining WISH, he was Director, Programs and Donor Relations at Janani. A team person, Irfan has co-authored co-authored academic papers on Cervical Cancer Prevention. Irfan is passionate about photography and, music and loves to travel.
Head of Partnerships
With around 22 years of demonstrated experience in business development, understanding client requirements, devising PPP models and analysing businesses, Shoumik drives strategic alliances at WISH. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Marketing and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Before joining WISH, he worked as Business Head with UFLEX Limited. Shoumik is an avid auto enthusiast and an off road junkie.
Anand brings to table his expertise on project designing and implementation, developing policy documents and training guidelines, and mainstreaming research. In his span on eight years of work experience, he has rolled out projects across 15 states of India on issues like NCDs, RMNCH+A, PPTCT, WASH, health finance, government health insurance scheme and human rights of sexual minority population. Anand holds a Post Graduate degree in Social Work, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Services Management. Before joining WISH he was engaged with MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child.
Finance & Grant Specialist
Nirakar implements and monitors WISH’s finance, grant andaccounting across state offices, keeps a strict control on costs and expenditures and ensures standard operation practice system (SOPs) and statutory compliances are met with. A Masters in Business Administration with specialisation in Finance, Bachelors in Commerce (Accounting Hons)and a Law graduate. Nirakar brings with him a rich experience of over 23 years in development and finance sectors. Before joining WISH, he was engaged as State Finance and Administration Officer at Kusuma Foundation,Odisha. Nirakar loves music, his morning newspaper and yoga.
Karuna manages WISH’s HR and employee engagement activities. A self-motivated and result-oriented professional with over 11+ years of experience in problem solving, mapping human resources with a focus on delivering business solutions and maintaining excellent working relationship across managerial levels, she is a go-getter! Karuna holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resources and Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce. Before joining WISH, she was working with Evidence Action|InKlude Labs Pvt. Ltd as an Operations Associate. She also makes for a jovial yet professional work culture at WISH. A fitness freak, Karuna is aprofessional Yoga and Zumbatrainer on weekends. She likes cooking, music and travel.
Dr. Kavita Kachroo
Health Technology Assessment Manager
Dr. Kavita Kachroo assesses and shortlists promising innovations, ensures a complete Health Technology Assessment and helps scale-up innovations. She works closely with the government and private sector partners /innovators and is always on a look out for cost-effective and clinically - effective indigenous technologies that can be incorporated into the public health system. Kavita keeps a strict quality vigil at public health facilities including certifications. With around seven years of experience, Dr. Kavita Kachroo has several national and international articles and papers on Health Technology Assessments to her credit. She holds an International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Hospital Administration and a Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Before joining WISH, she was engaged as HTA Consultant with National Health Systems Resource Center under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. When not testing technology, Kavita likes to travel and paint.
Dr. Sanjeeb Kumar Behera
Sanjeeb is responsible for the overall administrative management at WISH. His core competencies include developing knowledge and data base, Liaisoning and Networking. He holds a PhD from School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and a Masters and Bachelors Degree in History. His sectoral experience includes engagements on projects with a thrust on rural livelihood, children and youth development and HIV/AIDS. Before joining WISH, he served the African-Asian Rural Development Organization. Sanjeeb loves music.
Ruchi heads the urban user-paid healthcare model led by WISH. Her expertise lies in program management, conducting community engagement programs, implementing communication-based community interventions, and capturing community developments through photographs. Ruchi believes that quality healthcare can be delivered by empowering the frontline health workers. A Post Graduate in Human Rights and Graduate in Commerce, she brings with her 13 years of rich experience. Before joining WISH, she was the Community Improvement Advisor at University Research Co. Pvt. Ltd. (URC). Ruchi has co-authored a case study on Institutional Deliveries for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a life time member of WhiteRibbon Alliance(WRA). Ruchi loves to travel and listen music.
State Director, Rajasthan
Kapil is responsible for the overall administration of Rajasthan PHC operations and liaisoning with State and District Officials. He holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce with over 35 years of experience in operations and sales with domestic and international organisations in the Middle East. Kapil loves music, reading, cooking and travelling.
Finance and Administration Specialist
Mukesh brings to table over 17 years of experience across varied sectors including the Public Health Department, Rajasthan. He is responsible for finance management, budgetary control, Finance Reporting, internal audit and compliance, inventory and office administration.
Mukesh holds a Postgraduate and Bachelors Degree in Commerce with specialisation in Business Administration; cleared his ICWA (Intermediate); and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India (ICSI). Before joining WISH, Mukesh was Manager-Finance & Administration with PSI (Population Services International). When not accounting, he is reading books or listening to music.
Human Resource and AdminitsrationManager, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Varsha manages the HR functions supporting a staff of 500 employees across Jaipur and field locations in Rajasthan. With over nine years of experience with MNCs as an HR Generalist, Varsha’s core competencies are tracking precise talent, providing in-depth HR training, payroll management, employee engagement and defining policies.
She holds a Post Graduate Degree in Rural Sociology;a MastersDegree in Business Administration;and a Masters Degree in Social Work with specialization in labour and industrial relations. Before joining WISH, Varsha worked with ISYS Softech Pvt. Ltd.
Varsha entertains herself with TV and books.
Vivek is responsible for identifying and assessing innovations in the public healthcare space, piloting and evaluating their impact to upscale and operationalize the innovations. A Masters in Public Health from TISS with specialization in Health Policy, Economics and Finance, he also holds a Bachelors in Dental Surgery. Before joining WISH, Vivekworked with IMS Health. When not thinking about innovations, he is either reading or listening to music.
Dr Ambey Kumar Srivastava
Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Dr. Ambey is responsible for program monitoring, evaluation, research and quality data management. He holds a Ph.DDegree in Anthropology from University of Rajasthan, a Post Graduate Degree in Anthropology, and a PGDHRM in Human Resource Management. Before joining WISH, he servedas an MIS Officer at IIHMR University, Jaipur. Ambey brings to table 18 years of work experience across national and international not-for-profit organisations. He has published research articles on public health, community development, gender, HIV/AIDS and urban planning issues in international and national journals, magazines and books. When not diving into data, Ambey plays badminton and writes poems.
State Program and Technical Head, Rajasthan
Dinesh is responsible for the operations, capacity building, quality assurance and technical services provided at the PHCs of Rajasthan.
Dinesh brings with him over 15 years of experience in public health with competencies in program planning and management.
He holds a Masters Degree in Social Work, a Masters in Public Health from University of Leeds, UK, and a Post Graduation Diploma in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource. Before joining WISH, Dinesh worked as a State Technical Consultant at Columbia Global Centre, South Asia. He has co-authored various articles and case studies, published in various international and national journals and is a life member of Indian Public Health Association (IPHA); Nuffield Centre of Health and Research (NCHR); University of Leeds, UK Internal. Dinesh has been a Ford Foundation International Fellowship recipient (2009-10) and appointed as an External Assessor for the District Hospital Assessment under KayakalpKaryakram. When not working, he is watching movies.
Team Madhya Pradesh
Dr. Rahul Dev Bhawsar
Head- Research Monitoring & Evaluation, Bhopal
Rahul brings with him over 22 years of experience in social research, monitoring and evaluation and program management. His core competencies are application of research tools in citizen action; measuring impact of development interventions; policy-making in the government and advocacy.
A PhD in Population Studies,Rahul holds a Post Graduate Degree in Statistics with a specialization in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai.
He has authored and co-authored articles and case studies published in various international and national journals and throw light on policies, advocacy and programmatic implications across public health systems in India. Rahul is a life member with the Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP) and Indian Gerontology Association. Before joining WISH, Rahul worked as an M&E Specialist with FHI360. A data geek, Rahul loves to travel.
Ranjana brings with her over 16 years of experience in project planning, capacity building, Monitoring and Evaluation,developing IEC activities, business development, program management and advocacy. She is responsible for providing technical and strategic direction and see to effective RMNCH+A program implementation across states. She works closely with the Health Assessment Team to identify potential innovations.
Masters in Business Administration in Industrial Relations &and Personnel Management; aMasters Degree in Rural Development; and a BachelorsDegree in Science. Before joining WISH, she worked with Swachh Bharat Mission Rural- UNICEF Supported Program as State M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist. She loves traveling to remote places, storytelling, abstract writing and photography.
Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH) is working to build an equitable, innovation-led ecosystem that puts quality healthcare within easy reach of the poor.
WISH model of primary healthcare service delivery programs include:
• Transforming under-performing health centres in select districts of Rajasthan.
• Urban model of providing knowledge and management assistance to the AamAadmiMohalla Clinics in Delhi.
• A user-paid urban healthcare delivery model (PEHAL Clinic) in Gurugram, Haryana.
• An urban model of dengue prevention and healthcare service in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
• An urban technical support program of strengthening primary healthcare delivery in Madhya Pradesh.
• Establishing an identified district in Uttar Pradesh as a model district delivering comprehensive healthcare service package.
• Strengthening primary healthcare delivery in the tea estates of upper Assam.
• Instituting a tech-enabled model for Health and Wellness Centres.