Ms. Chhabra is the Team Leader of the Health Systems Strengthening Division in the Office of Health at USAID/India that manages a large and complex portfolio of $ 400 million over a five year period. Ms. Chhabra provides significant leadership, overall strategic direction, and technical and program expertise for conceptualization, design, appraisal, execution, and performance management of USAID/India's health systems strengthening efforts. The focus of Ms. Chhabra’s work includes development of strategies; pioneering, identifying and scaling up evidence based partnerships and innovative approaches; leveraging India's vast public and private sector resources for health; capacity building of local institutions; exploring innovative health financing approaches; improved data generation, data analysis and use of data decision making, and; strengthened policy environment in the health sector. Ms. Chhabra leads efforts to create and tap into new opportunities for innovation of products, services, and processes to achieve targeted health impact. Ms. Chhabra has 26 years of experience in the developmental sector.
Prior to joining USAID in 1995, she worked as a Senior Project Director at the Social and Rural Research Institute (SRI), which is a well established specialist social research unit of India's premier market research organization, Indian Market Research Bureau (IMRB). She has also worked as a Lecturer of Resource Management at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, and served as a Project Coordinator for the UNICEF funded Sanitation Project. Ms. Chhabra has a Master’s Degree in Community Resource Management and Extension from Delhi University.
Dr. M. C. Misra is the Director of India’s premier medical college and hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and AIIMS has witnessed a steady development and expansion under his leadership.
Dr. Misra has published more than 198 original articles in Indexed International Journals, and has been invited to deliver Guest lectures at various national and international conferences. Dr. Misra has been actively engaged in public service by creating awareness about Trauma Prevention and improving trauma care all across India and at International level and was instrumental in establishment of JPN Apex Trauma Centre at AIIMS.
Dr. Misra received the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award of Medical Council of India in the year 1996, Awarded by the President of India. He was also awarded the Commonwealth Medical Fellowship at University of Manchester, Hope Hospital, Salford, and U.K. in 1988 to study Trauma Care Services.
Mr. Sachin Agarwal is the Managing Director of PTC Industries Limited. In 1998, Mr. Agarwal in his capacity as the Director, Corporate Planning for PTC, developed ERP software along with e.Soft Technologies Limited, a company that he co-founded in 1999. After firmly establishing e.Soft's name in India and abroad, Mr. Agarwal went on to re-engineer the casting manufacturing processes in PTC.
When Mr. Agarwal took over as Managing Director of PTC in the year 2006, he was only 34. His explorations with new technologies lead to development and commercialisation of Replicast® Technology. Due to his efforts, PTC became the only foundry in India to successfully indigenize this technology and was awarded the 'National Award for R&D Efforts in Industry' by DSIR which was presented by Dr. Krishnamurthy and Dr. Mashelkar, renowned personalities in the field of science and technology and advisors to the Prime Minister at that time.
Mr. Agarwal is a past Chairman for CII in UP and in this role he has worked tirelessly to showcase UP in many parts of the country. He has an MBA in Operations from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and an M.Sc in Finance from Boston College, Massachusetts.
Former MLA from Kerala, Mr. Alphons is from the Indian Administrative Services, IAS, 1979 batch. He pioneered the literacy movement in India, by making Kottayam Town the first 100% literate town in India in 1989, as District Collector, Kottayam. Mr Alphons was featured in TIME MAGAZINE’S list of 100 Young Global Leaders in 1994 (cover story December 5, 1994). There are more than 10 editorials on his pioneering works in various fields. Mr. Alphons introduced a new concept mass contact program, called ‘TO THE PEOPLE’. This program was eventually adopted by the State Government of Kerala. Recently, the UN conferred the best global practice award for this program. Mr. Alphons also won best MLA award in Kerala. He resigned the membership of the Assembly and joined the BJP on March 16, 2011, the day he was re-nominated to contest again, with the commitment to work to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. He set up JANSHAKTHI, an NGO, in 1994, to get the citizen to believe in his ability to make governments accountable to people. It has over 265 branches in Kerala. He worked for a year in Janshakthi’s slum project in Delhi after finishing tenure as Commissioner, DDA. Mr. Alphons authored the bestselling book titled “Making a Difference”, published by Penguin India, in 1996, the Malayalam translation of which is in its 13th edition.
Dr. Anupam Khanna was the former Chief Economist & Director-General (Policy Outreach) at NASSCOM. He is an Independent Director on the board of Indigo airlines and a Senior Advisor to ICF International (India) Ltd. Dr. Khanna relocated to India in 2010, after 30 years with the World Bank in Washington D.C., the last five as Senior Manager (Director) for Policy Support to the Board of Executive Directors. From 2000-2003 Dr. Khanna was Chief Economist for the Shell International in London where he also led the economic team for the Global Scenarios to 2020. In India, Dr. Khanna also served as Principal Adviser to the high-level National Transport Development Policy Committee set up by the Prime Minister and as Senior Advisor to the President of the Global Development Network where he focused on climate change and on agricultural policies in Africa and South Asia.
Dr. Khanna, is an Distinguished Alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, received the President’s Gold Medal for the top-ranked graduate in 1974. He earned two M.S. degrees and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University in 2003, attended executive education programs at Harvard, London School of Economics, MIT and Stanford and has taught several modules at the Indian School of Business.
Dr. Rahul Khullar a 1975 batch IAS officer was Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India from May 2012 to May 2015. Prior to joining TRAI, he was Commerce Secretary in Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. He also served as Secretary, Department of Disinvestment, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He has served in various capacities and at various levels in the Central and State Government. He has served as Director in the Prime Minister’s Office, Private Secretary to Finance Minister, Development Commissioner for Delhi, Commissioner of Sales Tax, Delhi and Principal Secretary (Planning), Delhi. He has been Chief Negotiator for India in the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations at the WTO. He was also Chief Negotiator for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU. He has worked as a professional economist in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila between 1994 to 2000.
Dr. Khullar holds a Ph.D. in Economics and has been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, Boston University (1990-91), and a Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (1982-84).
Mr. Raghav Chandra a 1982 batch IAS officer is the Chairman of National Highway Authority of India. Mr. Chandra is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and Harvard University, USA, where he was an Edward S Mason Fellow.
A Madhya Pradesh cadre officer, he has been the District Magistrate Khandwa and Jabalpur Districts, Founder Managing Director of the MP Road Corporation, Managing Director of the State Industrial Development Corporation, CEO of the Housing Board and Principal Secretary of the Departments of Urban Administration and Revenue. In Government of India he has been Director in the Ministry of Commerce, Joint Secretary Highways in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Culture/Agriculture/ADF, GOI. He has written for national journals on issues relating to sustainability and development and is also the author of the acclaimed wildlife fiction: SCENT OF A GAME.