Mr. Sunil Tewari - President
Shri Sunil Tewari is the Head of Technology and Business Services for Dalmia Bharat Group, one of India’s largest cement manufacturers. He was instrumental in introducing Android based apps to increase sales, optimize cement delivery, and better connect the workforce. To streamline the activities
of the company, he helped in creating three Android apps so that sales representatives, dealers, and truck drivers could have the information they need the most at their fingertips. For example, the SM@RT-D app gives their sales force the ability to place and track orders; the SUVIDHA app is used by customers to place orders without even contacting the sales team; and the Driver Sathi app tracks deliveries and makes billing more efficient. With his support, their team was able to build and deliver apps to the company in six weeks, which are used by more than 4,000 employees and customers.
Mr. Lov Verma – General Secretary
Mr. Lov Verma is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 1978 batch, Uttar Pradesh cadre. He has close to four decades of extensive experience in public health, child rights, and social justice. Mr. Verma has served as Secretary, Health, to the Government of India for a period of three years, and
played a seminal role in the successful campaign for eradication of Polio, the introduction of free third-line treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, and mainstreaming of accessibility issues for persons with disabilities. Apart from handling the delivery of health services, Mr. Verma also has expertise and experience in the field of finance, human resource, infrastructure development, and extensive coordination with multilateral agencies in the field of public health. He was instrumental in the launch of the Accessible India campaign aimed to develop and ensure fund accessibility to projects across the environment, transport, and ICT verticals. He was actively involved in the expansion of a network of super specialty hospitals (new AIIMS) with special emphasis on institution building. He launched the Bal Bandhu scheme in the area of civil unrest to protect the rights of children; monitored the implementation of the Right to Education Act; and contributed to the drafting of the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He held many key posts across the Health, Family Welfare, and Medical Education departments in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. In 2013, he chaired the UNAIDS Program Coordination Board in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2014, he was the leader of two important delegations. He led the Indian Delegation to Sydney and Manila with regard to the eradication of Malaria under the Asia Pacific Leaders of the Malaria Alliance. He was also the leader of the Indian delegation to the first Global Health Security Agenda Commitment Development meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
Mr. Sanjay Mehta – Treasurer
A renowned leader in risk and advisory, and an avid philanthropist, Mr. Sanjay Mehta is one of the founding Partners of BMR Advisors. He has over three decades of experience in assurance, business process, risk consulting, and financial diligence. Mr. Mehta has worked across multinationals,
Indian Business houses, and private equity funds across a range of industries. Leading the Telecommunications Industry and Business Risk Consulting Practice, he has been providing financial and business diligence services to several large PE funds and strategic investors. His experience ranges across Fraud Investigations and FCPA-global compliance, and he provides thought leadership in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance to organizations in various industries. Mr. Mehta is an alumnus of Delhi University and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Dr. Hemanth Paul - Board Member
Dr. Hemanth Paul has been associated with LEHS|WISH for more than seven years. He is an M.B.B.S and holds M.D. degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has been part of many prestigious organizations and served as the President and CEO of Basix Academy
for Lifelong Employability, and Country Director of India Operations at the American India Foundation. He has also served at Bausch and Lomb India, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad.
Dr. Narottam Puri – Board Member
Dr. Narottam Puri has over five decades of experience in healthcare as a teacher, clinical practitioner, and healthcare administrator. His expertise lies in healthcare strategy, healthcare quality, safety, and health insurance. Once dubbed as the ‘Encyclopedia of Sports’, Mr. Puri has more than
four decades of experience in print, radio, and TV sports journalism. He was the former Chairman of NABH and a Member of Governing Board of the Quality Council of India.He currently serves on the governing board of NABH and is an Independent Director on the Board of Manipal Cigna Health Insurance Company. He is the Former President, Fortis Hospitals Ltd., and Former Executive Director, Max Healthcare. He is also the co-founder of the Centre for Design and Innovation. He is an advisor for the Health Services division and Medical Value Travel sections of FICCI, and continues his clinical practice as Emeritus Consultant at Fortis Healthcare in Delhi. He is a frequent speaker at several National and International Conferences, and has been on the panel of World Bank consultants. He has been a guest professor at Harvard, Boston, and an Honorary Professor of Indian Medical Association, and was appointed as Advisor, IMA. A Gold medalist in MBBS (Eye and ENT), Dr. Puri is a recipient of many prestigious awards, like Dr. P.V Cherian Award of Delhi University (for standing first in MS (ENT & neck surgery), the AOI Special Award, Lifetime Achievement Award of AOI (Delhi). He was the first recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of M.A. Medical College, Delhi; Healthcare Personality of the Year Award by FICCI in 2012-13, and Life Time Achievement Award of FICCI (2016); Business World’s Life Time Achievement Award; Life Time Achievement Award of Indian Medical Association (2015); Delhi Medical Associations Centenary Award for outstanding contributions (2014); and the Healthcare Personality of the Decade Award (2017).
Dr. Ashwinikumar Naik – Board Member
An entrepreneur, Dr. Ashwini Kumar has an interest in healthcare delivery, social enterprise, and tech-enabled health start-ups. He is the founder of Vaatsalya Healthcare, an award-winning social enterprise, which is the first network of hospitals that set its footprints exclusively in Tier II and, III
towns in the country. Engaged in building the Right to Primary Health movement worldwide, Dr. Naik is the Resident/Fellow at Ashoka, a pioneering network of social entrepreneurs across the globe. He is the co-founder and chairperson of the National Association of Social Enterprises, India. He supports health start-ups through a health-focused ecosystem enabler, Disrupts Health. He is actively involved in the health sector as an advisor and angel investor. An Alumnus of Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, and University of Houston, Texas, Dr. Naik is a trained physician. He has written and spoken about leadership, entrepreneurship, rural health, and social entrepreneurship at various forums, like World Health Congress, NHS Alliance, Ashoka Future Forum, Global Philanthropy Forum, and Africa Health Summit (KPMG). Some of his key achievements include – Economic Times Leaders under 40, Young Global Leader Award (YGL) 2012 By World Economic Forum, Young Leader Award by Asia Society Asia21 in 2011, Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2010, Finalist for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 by Schwab Foundation and Ted India Fellow for 2009. Dr. Ashwini Naik has been profiled as the 50 Inspiring Entrepreneurs of India in the April 2011 edition of Dare Magazine India.
Dr. Sanjay Patra- Board Member
Dr. Sanjay Patra is the Executive Director of the Financial Management Services Foundation (FMSF). A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Dr. Sanjay Patra has been committed to the development sector for the past 25 years. His contribution transcends multiple issues and streams, such as
social audit, good governance practices, uniform reporting practices, capacity building of voluntary organizations in India, South Asia, and beyond. He is a firm believer in transparency and accountability, and how they help promote development effectiveness. Dr. Patra has facilitated over 200 national and international workshops in the field of Financial Management, Governance, and Legal Issues in the development sector. He also serves as a faculty in various educational institutions for Diploma and Degree programs. He has been engaged in research and training work, and has written many articles and authored several books on financial audit, including a Handbook on Financial Audit and Reporting in NGOs, and Handbook on Social Audit in NGOs. He is also the author of Standards and Norms, Interface and Journals, which are one of the information disseminating initiatives of FMSF to the social sector.
Dr. Shelly Batra– Board Member
Dr. Shelly Batra, MBBS, MD (Gold Medalist), is the Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeon in a large tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India. She was selected as a Social Entrepreneur and Schwab Fellow by the World Economic Forum in 2014.
She is also an Ashoka Changemaker, Huffington Post blogger and a best-selling Penguin Author.
Dr. Batra is the CEO of Every Infant Matters. She has dedicated her life to providing health solutions for the poorest of the poor, especially marginalized women and children. She has lectured at Ivy League and other universities, and has delivered TEDx talks for the World Bank and the prestigious Indian Institute of Management. She has spoken at various international forums including those organized by the World Bank, USAID, WHO, World Economic Forum, and has delivered keynote speeches at several events, such as the Geneva Health Forum, the Said School of Business (Oxford, UK), among others.
Dr. Batra is the recipient of the Exemplary Contribution Award for selfless work for the underserved given by the Indian Medical Association.
Mr. Arindam Bhattacharya– Board Member
Mr. Bhattacharya is the Managing Director and Senior Partner in Boston Consulting Group, India. He is a member of the Global Advantage, Industrial Goods, Operations, and Public Sector practices at Boston Consulting Group. Previously, Mr. Bhattacharya was Advantage
a member of the global leadership team of BCG’s Industrial Goods practice, and led the Industrial Goods practice in India. He was the co-leader of BCG’s Global Initiative and a co-founder and Director of BCG Henderson Institute.
Mr. Bhattacharya has worked extensively with India’s Central and State governments on a variety of topics covering both policy development (supporting the planning commission on development of a five-year plan for Indian industry) and transformation of large public systems to drive outcome (transformation of state school systems in Haryana and Rajasthan).
Mr. Bhattacharya was a member of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Council for many years. He is the member of International Advisory Council of Oxford India Center for Sustainable Development, Oxford University; the International Advisory Board at the School of Public Policy, University of California San Diego; and the advisory board and several expert committees set up by the Government of India.
He is the co-author of the book, “Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything,” and BCG’s book, “Beyond Great.”