03 December 2018 | News
Siddhartha Bhattacharya joins Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) as Secretary General
NATHEALTH announced the appointment of Siddhartha Bhattacharya as Secretary General, effective December 1st, 2018. In his new role, Siddhartha will lead the organization and work with key partners in realizing NATHEALTH’s vision/ mission to spearhead the goal of high quality, affordable health for all.
“Siddhartha Bhattacharya is very well respected and one of the most seasoned and dedicated healthcare leaders of India,” said Daljit Singh, President NATHEALTH. “His decades of experience in launching successful partnerships in the public and private healthcare sectors and extensive background in healthcare systems and technology will be a tremendous asset to NATHEALTH. We are delighted to welcome him on board.”
“NATHEALTH, as a thought leader of the healthcare sector of our country, is uniquely positioned to shape the dialogue and catalyse the evolution of a high quality, affordable health systems across India, that match up to the best in the world. In pursuit of universal health coverage, it is important that all industry partners align with the vision of better health outcomes at better value," said Mr. Bhattacharya. "I am excited to be part of this transformation and look forward to working with key partners in making an impact”
Siddhartha brings over twenty years of leadership experience in health, technology and technology enabled services sector across India and USA. Siddhartha has leadership experience in both Public and Private Sectors in India where he has been responsible for strategic advisory services, operational delivery and technology leadership in the health sector.
Siddhartha joins NATHEALTH from ACCESS Health International, a leading health think tank and advisory group with a mission to improve access to high quality, affordable healthcare for people everywhere. As Country Director in India, Siddhartha was responsible for organizational leadership and worked extensively in areas that drove scalable innovation in healthcare delivery, financing, and technology. Siddhartha led the think tank, advisory services, implementation support and innovation transfer programs of ACCESS Health India office and drove the functional integration with global offices.
Prior to ACCESS Health, Siddhartha worked with Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI), where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Technology Head for four years. He oversaw the design, development, and delivery of health outreach services, which resulted in improved delivery of emergency health services across multiple states and union territories in India. He has also held prior leadership positions at Dell, Inc. (USA), Dell International Services (India), Philips (India), and the Government of Kerala, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Information Technology parks across the state.
Siddhartha holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan. He received his Master’s in Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition, he is an Executive Alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.