Shripad Desai

Managing & Country Director, Americares India

As MD & Country Director of Americares India, Shripad Desai leads the mission to help local health centres thrive by connecting health-conscious communities (the seeker) and efficient health system (the provider) to improve the health outcomes for those affected by urban poverty and natural disasters.

Shripad oversees all aspects of the organization’s work in the country including emergency response activities, access to medicine and highly successful clinic-to-community programs for the urban poor in India.

Shripad brings 30 years of experience in India’s healthcare and development sector. Prior to joining Americares in 2012, he served as head of sales, marketing and strategic planning for Chiron Panacea Vaccines in Mumbai and held positions with Oral CDx India, Novartis, Sanofi, and AstraZeneca in India.

Shripad earned a master’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Mumbai. He is pursuing doctoral research in public health from IIHMR University, Jaipur, India.

09:30 – 09:45

Tuesday SESSION 1

Multiprong strategy to save lives during Covid-19 surge in India