Dr. Nikhil Balram
President & CEO – Ricoh Innovations Corporation
Dr. Nikhil Balram leads display R&D for virtual and augmented reality at Google Inc. Prior to that he was President and CEO of Ricoh Innovations Corporation, a Silicon Valley company that creates global new businesses based on advanced information technology. Dr. Balram is also an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, a guest professor of design and innovation at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Gandhinagar, India, and a former visiting professor of vision science at the University of California, Berkeley. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Balram is widely recognized throughout industry and academia as an expert and innovator in advanced information and display technologies.
Professor Peter Berman
Director – Global Health & Population Initiatives
Professor Peter Berman, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics and Faculty Director, Harvard DrPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has over 40 years of experience in training and education in global health, policy analysis, and research. Previously, he worked as the Lead Economist for Health, Nutrition and Population in the World Bank’s New Delhi office.
Chairman – AMH Africa
Mr. Raman Dhawan, has over 35 years of experience working with the TATA Group of companies, which comprises over 100 operating companies operating in 80 countries and seven business sectors. He started his career with the TATA Group in Zambia in 1978 and played a key pillar in building the group’s business and teams in Africa. He continues to serve as the Chairman of AMH Africa as well as for TATA on the boards of Itezhi Tezhi Power Corporation Limited and Neotel (Pty) Limited.
CEO – Imprimis
Ms. Gracelle Gerber, CEO, Imprimis is a seasoned communication professional and an expert in strategic advocacy and reputation management. She has international expertise and experience in pharma and healthcare as well as, manufacturing, information and communication technology, agriculture and tourism.
Vice-Chair – MDG Health Alliance
Ms. Leith Greenslade is a Vice-Chair at the MDG Health Alliance, a special initiative of the UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health Goals in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman, Every Child movement. Leith served on the US Board of Gavi and in several positions with the Australian Government, including as Policy Advisor and Speechwriter to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health; as Economic Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition; and as Chief of Staff to the Shadow Minister for Social Security and the Status of Women.
Dr. Jon Rohde
Former Head – UNICEF India
Dr. Jon Rohde, Former Head, UNICEF India, is a pediatrician, researcher, health service manager, and served as the principal adviser on health for UNICEF. He spent his 45-year career living and working in developing countries, including in South Asia for 14 years. His work served as driving force behind UNICEF’s commitment to breastfeeding, immunization, oral rehydration therapy, and growth monitoring for children.
Dr. Peter Small
Founding Director – Global Health Institute at Stony Brook
Dr. Peter M. Small is the Founding Director of the Global Health Institute at Stony Brook University. Dr. Small is a global expert in tuberculosis biology and control, epidemiology, and treatment. He served for nearly a decade as the Team Leader for Tuberculosis at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, including spending two years in New Delhi designing and implementing the foundation’s tuberculosis program.