Speaker Details

Pankaj Jethwani

Advisor to WISH Foundation

Pankaj Jethwani has been an Advisor to WISH Foundation since 2016. Over the last 10 years, Pankaj has been involved in improving primary health care systems in India and the US. Dr. Jethwani started his career as a Primary Care Physician in Mumbai’s JJ Group of Hospitals. Through this experience, he witnessed first-hand the gaps in health care delivery in Government clinics and hospitals in India, which account for almost half of all care delivered in the country. Motivated to bring about reform in this system, he joined The Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact and Development Practice in New Delhi. He helped build BCG’s work with Government agencies to improve delivery of healthcare at scale. The Practice now works with State Governments in India to help transform their primary health delivery systems. During his work with primary care systems, he realized the large void in affordable solutions to fight the epidemic of malnutrition in India. He co-founded The Breakfast Revolution (TBR) to manufacture and distribute low-cost, tasty, and fortified foods to organizations that work with malnourished children, women, and patients with Tb, HIV and cancer. TBR has since inception treated 85,000 patients and served more than 12 million meals. Dr. Jethwani focuses his efforts on scaling the social enterprise to meet its 2022 goal of impacting 1 million lives and creating meaningful evidence to influence public policy. Pankaj is actively engaged with primary care innovation in the US. He is part of the Service Development team at Iora Health, a Boston-based innovative primary care company that provides care to Medicare-enrolled seniors. Pankaj is an MBBS graduate from The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.