Vishal heads the primary health care initiative of the Piramal Foundation built on the principles of “Seva
Bhav” operating across 14 states with more than 4600 public health professionals and Doctors working
(and learning) ground up in the most vulnerable communities of India serving more than one million
beneficiaries every month. Vishal is dedicated to the MMR 70 SDG target of India focused on innovation; “innovations to scale” as a design approach and is committed to create platforms for primary health care delivery (Tribal platform for 10% of India’s population with 2.5X India MMR, Technology based connected health platform as a public good, Community Outreach and connected health platform as PPP outcome oriented models) for sustainable impact at scale.
He collaborates with various thought leaders in the government and development sector to design and
implement systemic change models (supply) and sustainable replicable models (demand) and believes in
the transformative power of balancing demand and supply synergistically. He leads knowledge and
implementation efforts partnering with the government at the State and Centre, in the first of its kind
public philanthropy partnership for aspirational districts with NITI Aayog.
Ending Preventable Deaths for reproductive mother’s is the mandate that Vishal works on and in his
current capacity is the recipient of many awards (CSR Health Impact award, Express Public Health award, Social Impact award, Skoch order of merit award, India’s Best Governance Program award over the last 3 years) and is a speaker at social impact forums.
In his previous avatar, Vishal, was a first generation entrepreneur, exited from the telecom managed
services company he built and operated across India, and countries in Middle East, Africa. Vishal has a
Pune MBA and has mentored several start-ups and social entrepreneurs.