Board of Advisors
Dr. Allyala K. Nandakumar
Dr. Nandakumar is the Director of the PhD Program at the Heller School and Directs the Institute for Global Health and Development. He served as the first Chief Economist for Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development. An internationally recognized expert in health care financing, he has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in health care financing in the US and other developing countries. Dr. Nandakumar has been a consultant to the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Nandakumar started his career in the Indian Administrative Service, worked as an Assistant Professor at Harvard University, a Principal Associate with Abt Associates, a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Director at Deloitte Consulting.
Vijay Mahajanis the Founder of the BASIX Social Enterprise Group, with over 30 years of experience in promoting livelihoods and social development through social enterprises.He was the Founding President of Microfinance Institutions Network(MFIN), and chaired the global consortium Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). Vijay served on Government of India's Rangarajan Committee on Financial Inclusion and the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Princeton University, USA.
Vishal serves as a Senior Partner and Investment Committee Advisor of Henderson Equity Partners, India. He has over 26 years of experience as an investment banker and a private equity investor and was responsible for sourcing and executing private equity deals primarily in the Indian market. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a graduate from the University of Delhi.
Ashwajit is the founder of IPE Global. He has over 25 years extensive experience of corporate and financial advisory, specializing in the core areas of Investment Banking, Corporate and Business Strategy, Efficiency Enhancement, Municipal Finance and Management, Policy Framework and Institutional Strengthening.
Ashwajit is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary (Gold Medalist) and an alumnus of the London School of Economics.