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Country Chair: Dr. Ashwin Naik


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Dr. Ashwin Naik

Country Chair For India

Ashwin Naik is an entrepreneur with interests in healthcare delivery, social enterprise and tech enabled health startups.

He is passionate about healthcare access and an advocate for strong primary health as the backbone of healthcare systems worldwide. He consults with organisations around the world, as the founding partner of We Scale Impact. He is also a Resident Fellow at Ashoka, a pioneering network of social entrepreneurs worldwide. In addition he co-founded Vaatsalya (India’s first rural hospitals network) and Seraniti (India’s first integrated mental health organization). He also leads DisruptHealth, a health focused ecosystem enabler based in Bangalore/Pune and is actively involved in the sector as an advisor and angel investor.

He is the author of two books – The Healthcare Gamechangers, which profiles innovations around the world which have the potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, and #ChangeStartsYoung, a book about young changemakers who are starting as early as 11 years young.

Ashwin is joined by Global Dignity Vice Chair for India Ankita JP Shroff, an entrepreneur with interests in manufacturing and real estate along with tech startups focusing on education and promoting entrepreneurship. She is an Associate Director at Shroff Group and Bulb and Key. An Imperial graduate, she is fellow of the Swedish Institute Responsible Leadership and Sustainable Business program and contributor at the Global Deal Initiative and Global Entrepreneurship Summit. She is currently the Chairman of the Swedish Alumni Network India – Maharashtra which focuses towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and in the Core Committee of MCCIA's Women Wing. She has been a past Chairman of Entrepreneurship and YUVA at Young Indians. She has been the recipient of many awards in the category of Young Women Entrepreneurs. She has been featured by India Today as India’s Change Maker, 30 women under 30 by Franchise India, Power Women Awards, and National Builder Award. She is passionate about sustainability causes and promoting women entrepreneurship.