04 October 2019 | News
Rajesh Ranjan Singh has three decades of combined national and international experience in the non-profit sector focusing on health and development
Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH) has announced the appointment of Rajesh Ranjan Singh as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as it works to scale the impact of its innovative primary healthcare models in the country. With three decades of experience coupled with deep techno-managerial and analytical skills, Rajesh Ranjan shall lead the organization into its next phase of growth.
Wadhwani Initiative of Sustainable Healthcare (WISH), the flagship program of Lords Education & Health Society in India, works to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of primary healthcare for under-served populations at the last mile through innovative technology and digital solutions.
Speaking on the appointment, Sunil Wadhwani, the visionary behind Wadhwani Initiative of sustainable healthcare, said, “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Rajesh Ranjan Singh as the CEO. He has been an integral part of the senior leadership team from the beginning when he had joined the organization as its COO nearly three years ago. He has a deep understanding of the healthcare industry in India. Under his leadership, the organization consistently evolved to its current state, and is offering technical and advisory services to various state and central government bodies, while meeting the strategic priorities set by the Board. I have tremendous confidence in Mr. Singh’s capability to lead and accelerate WISH’s and India’s goal of Healthy India @75”.
Sunil Tewari, Board Chair, said, “With his deep techno-managerial and analytical skills and knowledge, I have no doubt that Mr. Singh will help us in expanding our reach and impact into the underserved communities.”
He is a post-graduate in Sociology and an international development practitioner who has worked in several leadership positions, designing and managing high-impact programs in Asia and Africa.
He is committed to critical self-reflection, loves to mentor young talent and is devoted to learning and collaboration. He is an ardent animal lover and whisperer.
Expressing his excitement at the news, Rajesh Ranjan Singh said, “WISH has had phenomenal success in establishing itself as a pioneer in developing innovations and technology for primary healthcare to meet the needs of the underserved in India. I am elated to be given the opportunity to shape WISH’s new strategy moving towards digital health for bringing about systemic changes, and leveraging innovations and Artificial Intelligence for public health.”
He brings with him robust leadership experience as a social and community-healthcare professional. Prior to his association with WISH, he worked with several prestigious institutions, including Project Concern International (PCI), Concern Worldwide, MAMTA-Health Institute for Mother and Child, amongst others.