Faculty & Advisors

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani

Director

Deputy Chair, People that Deliver. He has more than 25 years of experience in capacity building, procurement and supply chain, access to medicines and technology transfer. Former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health.

Dr. Denis Broun

Director

He has worked in the field of international health for the past 30 years. He was a former Executive Director of UNITAID, Geneva. He is currently a permanent observer in Geneva of the Partnership for Population and Development with Ambassador rank and serves as a Director to Empower Swiss and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of CIPLA, a leading Indian generic manufacturer.

Prof. Andy Barraclough

Director - Training and Capacity Buidling

GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant; has over 25 years of experience of working with major International Funding Institutions and bilateral donors to undertake high value pharmaceutical procurements, has contributed to the major pharmaceutical PSM publications, including Managing Drug Supply by MSH, and specialist works on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria commodities

Carol Squire

Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Squire comes with 30 years of international public health program management experience working with private, non-profit and public sector partners, bi-lateral, multi-lateral and non-governmental donors.  Her expertise lies in facilitating management teams, strategic planning, consensus building, executive team organization, team building, vision and mission development, and developing management and leadership skills. She enjoys the challenges of interim, turn-around leadership positions in multicultural situations.

Sangeeta Tikyani

Associate Director

She has more than 13 years of professional experience in the field of public health. Ms. Tikyani’s areas of expertise are Health System Strengthening (M & E, HMIS, HRH, and Service Quality), Capacity Building, Quality Assurance/Improvement, Hospital Management, Public Health Education and Program Management. Ms. Tikyani is a certified National NABH Assessor by QCI and has been awarded by the Department of H&FW, Government of Gujarat for her valuable contribution at various levels in delivering the quality of health services through better hospital management to the community.

Dr. Jonathan VanGeest

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kent State University, USA. Significant contributor American Public Health Association. Teaching experience in Public Health Administration, Cost Benefit Analysis of Public Health Programs and Public Health Programs: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.

Dr. Ray Yip

He is Special Advisor to Gates Foundation; Former Director - China Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His work involves assisting the government as well as civil society by addressing key global health issues while supporting the planning and development of major foundation projects. He also oversees a team that provides technical and management assistance to grantees.

Ashutosh Garg

He has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years. He worked for ITC Limited for 17 years, leaving in 1995 as Managing Director of one of the ITC group companies, based in Singapore. Thereafter he spent 8 years in the aerospace industry, four years each for Lockheed Martin and Hughes, running their satellite systems. He has collaborated with the Boswell Group which advises CEOs, corporate directors and other senior leaders on people and culture issues at the top of organizations.

Dr. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar

Director of the Norwegian National Center for Migration and Minority Health; Associate Professor - Global Health, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo; Former Senior Advisor to the Royal Norwegian Embassy for the Prime Ministers’ - Norway India Partnership

Sachin Jagtap

Senior Consultant

Mr. Jagtap has more than 15 years of experience with core expertise in the area of supply chain. His specific areas of expertise are quantifications/forecasting, SCM design and strategy, SCM risk assessment and management, procurement, Information technology in logistics, infrastructure, warehousing and inventory management.  He has worked as Director, Supply Chain and Access, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Regional Logistics Coordinator South Asia, Oxfam and Principal Consultant – Supply Chain with Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd. where he lead the supply chain sub-practice and played key role in business development and delivery and consulted clients across India and the Middle East.

Siddharth Srivastava

Supply Chain Specialist

He is an accomplished Supply Chain professional with 12 years of experience in strategy, planning & performance improvement across industries; Consulting and training experience working with different aspects of supply chains for several industries, both in public and private sectors. At Empower, Siddharth leads the supply chain consulting, education and capacity building practice and works with the functional, technology and business teams to implement various L&D solutions inhouse, as well as for clients.

Chander P Thakur

Consultant- Public Health

He is health management professional with additional training in Global Public Health and Human Resources for Health by Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands. He is trained in M&E by MEASURE Evaluation, CPC at UNC. He has been involved in various national and international workshops in M&E and has designing and implementation experience of monitoring and evaluation systems, assessments, evaluations, health facility surveys and M&E plans for large scale projects. He has experience of developing and conducting online learning programs around M&E and was India coordinator for GEMNet-Health. His core area of work includes health systems strengthening, human resources for health, capacity building, and project management.

Abhijeet Kumar

Consultant- Digital Solutions

He has a more than eight years of relevant working experience in public health domain, He specializes in designing, development and implementation of health information solutions, applications for monitoring and evaluation of various programs, and designing tools for assessment and analysis. He is experienced in different health information softwares namely District Health Information Systems (DHIS2), Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Logistics Management Information System (LMIS), Hospital System, Q-GIS, Open Data Kit (ODK) & CommCare tool. At Empower, he provides technical support on rollout and scaling up of the digital health solutions implemented by Empower.

Radhika Singh

Consultant- PSM

She has more than 7 years of professional experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. She helps in conducting professional research and analysis for challenges related to Supply Chain Management. She has a vast knowledge on Supply Chain Management and thereby helps in content verification, acts as an SME in Procurement and Supply Chain Management and provides content support. She holds a Master’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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