India Governing Board
Dr. Indrani Gupta
Professor Indrani Gupta heads the Health Policy Research Unit of the Institute of Economic Growth at the University of Delhi, a primary forum for policy-oriented research in the health sector. Prof Gupta has also held teaching positions abroad and was part of the Policy Research team at the World Bank, Washington DC.
A well reputed health economist, Prof. Gupta works very closely with various government departments and international organizations to strategize around the constraints and costs of providing services to the poor. She has worked extensively on issues related to demand for health and health care, health insurance and financing, costing and cost-effectiveness, economics of HIV/AIDS, poverty and health, and implications of global agreements on the health sector in India.
Presently, Prof. Gupta is a member the prestigious Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund. She is also a member of the IRDA Group on Rural Health Insurance, WHO South-East Asia Advisory Committee on Health Research, UNAIDS Reference Group on Economics, and is a board member of International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Naz Foundation, India.
Syeda Askari Imam
Advertising and Communications Expert
A world renowned advertising professional, Mrs. Imam has won awards at Cannes and has been published in the prestigious international showcases including the New York Festivals, D&AD London and in various issues of Archives and Communication Arts. Her work has been widely acclaimed in India, especially the 11 Mera Bharat Mahaan films, most of which won awards and national recognition. In addition, she was the recipient of the Super Achiever Award by the Institute of Change Management, Pune. Mrs. Imam represented India at the World Muslim and U.S Conference in Doha in 2004.
Mrs. Imam is currently the Executive Creative Vice President of Contract Advertising, an agency she co-founded for J. Walter Thompson in India. Presently she oversees the creative sectors servicing India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In London, she has worked with McCann and Wasey and Campbell Ewald. Mrs. Imam has helped to build many outstanding national and international brands over the years, including Nescafe, Complan, Shell, Lakme, Lipton, Lux, Pepsi, De beers, NIIT, Himalaya, Philips, Whirlpool, Levers and ITC Corporate.
In public service advertising, (which won her the prestigious Max Lewis international award twice) she is remembered for her work on girl-child, conservation, anti-dowry, AIDS, family planning, communal harmony, blood donation and nation-building campaigns.
Amulya Ratna Nanda
Indian Administrative Service (retd.) Population Program Expert
During his 35 years of service to the Government of India, Mr. Nanda held many prestigious positions including Secretary (Family Welfare), Registrar General, Census Commissioner of India, Chief Commissioner of Investments and NRIs, and Chairman of the Indian Investment Centre in the Ministry of Finance. In addition, he was on the Board of the National AIDS Control Organization.
Mr. Nanda played a key role in formulation and operationalisation of the 2000 National Population Policy, and under his stewardship, the Reproductive and Child Health Program was intensified. He continues to support innovative approaches for sustainable public-private partnerships, convergence of services, decentralization, community-based approaches to primary health care, safe motherhood and child health projects.
Mr. Nanda is currently the Executive Director of Population Foundation of India. Holding a post-graduate degree in Population Growth Studies from the University of Wales, he has been a long time member and trustee of the Indian Association for Study of Population. Mr. Nanda is an honorary fellow of the Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a board trustee to the Gandhigram Institute of Rural Health & Family Welfare Trust, and a member of the National Commission on Population and Health.
Mr. Nanda has served as an advisor on the International Advisory Committee for Population Program of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, the WHO Scientific & Technical Advisory Group of the Dept. of Reproductive Health & Research, and the advisory council of the Centre for Women’s Development Studies in New Delhi.
Dr Kunchala Michael Shyamprasad
MNAMS. M.CH. FRCS FIACS Public Health Expert
A renowned expert in the fields of Social Medicine and Development, Dr. Shyamprasad has helped to guide health sector policy in India for many years. Also active in medical education, He was a member of the Government of India’s Task Force on Medical Education Reform under National Rural Health Mission.
Dr. Shyamprasad is currently the Vice-President of the National Board of Examinations under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and serves as the Chancellor of the Martin Luther Christian University and as Executive Director of the National Lutheran Health & Medical Board. He is a member of the governing and institutional bodies of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Internationally, Dr. Shyamprasad is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), a member of the technical working group of the WHO Global Patient Safety Program, a member of the Planning Group of the Global Initiative on Essential and Emergency Surgical Care, a principal investigator in the pilot study of the WHO-Harvard project ‘Testing Safe Surgery, Surgical Checklist.