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LEHS|WISH appoints Rajesh Ranjan Singh as CEO

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With decades of experience coupled with deep techno-managerial, analytical skills, Singh will lead organisation into next phase of growth

LEHS|WISH recently 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, Singh will lead the organisation into its next phase of growth.

Singh brings with him robust leadership experience as a social and community-healthcare professional. Prior to his association with WISH, Singh worked with several prestigious institutions, including Project Concern International (PCI), Concern Worldwide, MAMTA-Health Institute for Mother and Child, amongst others. He serves on various national core committees developing strategic guidelines and frameworks for health and sits on the boards of organisations such as Humanitarian AID International (HAI) and Alliance for Immunisation and Health (AiH), etc. and advises new startups like Empey India.

Speaking on the appointment, Sunil Wadhwani, Founder, Donor, WISH said, “I am delighted to welcome 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 organisation as its COO nearly three years ago. He has a deep understanding of the healthcare industry in India. Under his leadership, the organisation 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 Singh’s capability to lead and accelerate WISH’s and India’s goal of Healthy India @75.”

Reiterating the Board’s confidence in Singh, Sunil Tewari, Board Chair, WISH said, “With his deep techno-managerial and analytical skills and knowledge, I have no doubt that Singh will help us in expanding our reach and impact into the underserved communities.”

Singh is a post-graduate in Sociology and an international development practitioner who has worked in several leadership positions, designing and managing high-impact programmes 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, 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.”

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