WHP Global Team

Gopi Gopalakrishnan

Gopi has over 20 years of experience in implementing large-scale service-delivery programs in low-resource settings. He founded Janani, a non-profit entity that accounts for more than 20% of family planning in the state of Bihar. It has won national and international acclaim for its innovative and creative management that enables the program to serve some of the poorest communities in the world on a sustainable basis. Specializing in public–private partnerships, Gopi is an expert in leveraging private sector resources to complement public sector service provision. He has been a member of India’s Population Commission and has advised the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and numerous national and international organizations on large-scale cost-effective service delivery.

Currently, he is on the global technical advisory board of the International Finance Corporation, and on the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) of India’s National Rural Health Mission. Gopi was the Director of International Programs of DKT International and received a prestigious civilian honor from the Government of Vietnam for his work as the Country Director of DKT International in Hanoi.  In 2013, Gopi received two prestigious awards for Social Entrepreneurship from the Skoll Foundation and Schwab Foundation.

Sunil Awasthi
Global Financial Controller

Sunil is Global Financial Controller at World Health Partners and looks after all of the organization’s financial affairs. Prior to joining World health partners, he worked for 24 years in not-for-profit accounting, financial management, and corporate finance at various international and national organizations in Asia and Africa. He served as Head of Corporate Finance at WorldFish (A CGIAR Center), Regional Finance Head of Africa at ChildFund International, and Director of Finance and Administration at several country missions of ChildFund International and CHF International. Sunil is a Chartered Management Accountant from CIMA, U.K. and Chartered Global Management Accountant from AICPA and CIMA. He holds a Master of Commerce and a post graduate diploma in management from an Indian University.

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