About Us

Leadership

Shripad Desai
Managing Director & Country Director, AmeriCares India

Mr. Desai joined AmeriCares India as Managing Director after spending 21 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in India. Prior to AmeriCares India, he was with Chiron Panacea Vaccines (a Novartis joint venture), where he was Head of Sales, Marketing, & Strategic Planning. He has additional healthcare marketing and product management experience with Oral CDx India, Novartis, Sanofi, and Astra-Zeneca.

As Managing Director, Mr. Desai leads an organization focused on gift-in-kind partnerships with India-based pharmaceutical manufacturers and donations to local health care programs in response to natural disasters and chronic resource constraints in poor communities. He also oversees India-based logistical capabilities. In addition, through our direct mobile healthcare delivery program (Parivartan), currently working in the slums of Mumbai, Mr. Desai leads the organization’s efforts to combine technology with continuity of care to improve the health of these marginalized populations. Mr. Desai received his Masters in Marketing Management (MMM) and Bachelor of Science from the University of Mumbai.
Dr. Swati Jha
Director - Programs & Partnerships

As a pediatrician, Dr. Swati Jha has more than ten years of experience in private practice and over eight years of experience in the NGO sector working in maternal and child health.  She has worked widely on health related projects within the urban slums in Mumbai and has handled projects in public health.  In her current role as the Director of Partnerships and Programs at AmeriCares India Foundation, Dr. Jha oversees the planning and execution of the programs run by Americares India Foundation in addition to managing partnerships with NGOs across the country.

Swati received her MBBS degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College and DCH from Kasturba Hospital, both in Delhi, and her MPH from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Anirban Mitra
Senior Director, Operations

Mr. Anirban Mitra has sixteen years of extensive experience in project management with emphasis on strategic planning, implementation of public health programs, monitoring & evaluation, social marketing, social franchising, and public private partnership. He has experience providing technical support and managing large scale integrated behavior change communication programs in urban and rural settings for Bhoruka Public Welfare Trust, Population Services International, and the Transport Corporation of India.  These programs focused on HIV/AIDS/condoms, family planning, TB and safe drinking water practices and diarrhea management.

Anirban received his Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Kalyani University and Bachelor of Science from Calcutta University.


Trustees

AmeriCares India Foundation is governed by a group of trustees, who oversee all its legal and fiduciary matters, and an advisory board who work in unison to guide and support its many programmatic and fundraising activities. Both groups are made up of distinguished Indian individuals from all walks of life that are dedicated to core missions. Our leadership is comprised of doctors, hospital administrators, businessmen, financial professionals, government officers, pharmaceutical directors, etc.

  • Chairperson & Trustee: Mr. SK Mitra (CEO, QSK Advisory Pvt Ltd)
  • Treasurer & Trustee: Mr. Vikram Parekh (Director, Parekh Integrated Services Pvt Ltd)
  • Secretary & Trustee: Mr. Ranjit Shahani (Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Novartis India Ltd)

 

For more information, or to donate product or funds in India, call our AmeriCares India Foundation office at +91 (0) 22-6556-8098, or contact us.