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Team NHA

Dr. Indu Bhushan

Dr. Indu Bhushan serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB - PMJAY) and the National Health Authority (NHA), Government of India.

Dr. Bhushan is an ex-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Indian Civil Services, 1983 Rajasthan cadre. He holds a Doctorate in Health Economics and a Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT Delhi where he completed his B. Tech and Post-Graduate Diploma, respectively. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Dr. Bhushan is a bureaucrat-turned-economist with a career spanning 35 years across a multitude of sectors. He served for nine years in the IAS prior to leaving government service. Thereafter, he worked as Senior Economist with the World Bank Group prior to moving to ADB.

Until his appointment as CEO, AB - PMJAY, he served as Director General, East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has held multiple positions within ADB including Director General, Strategy and Policy Department and led ADB’s engagement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan including management of $12.6 billion portfolio comprising of 113 projects. Dr. Bhushan administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial sector and regional cooperation, urban and social development. He also supervised ADB’s resident missions in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.

Dr. Bhushan lives in an empty nest in New Delhi, with his wife, Anjana, an ex-IAS officer, and works with the World Health Organisation (WHO). He has two daughters, Devika and Ambika, who are both medical doctors and live in the USA. He likes to play bridge and catch the latest movies and theatrical shows on the weekend.

Dr. Dinesh Arora

Dr. Dinesh Arora, Dy. CEO (NHA) is a dynamic officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 2002 Kerala cadre. Immediately prior to his appointment as Dy. CEO, National Health Authority, he worked as Director (Health & Voluntary Action) at Niti Aayog, a federal think tank. He has contributed to shaping the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission since its inception. 

In his lustrous career spanning 15 years, Dr. Arora has several achievements to his credit. Notably, this includes contribution as Executive Director, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) and CEO RECPDCL to expedite India’s rural electrification drive to provide universal electricity access to all households.  He played an instrumental role in formulating the 'Garv App', an award winning innovative monitoring and evaluation system.  As Private Secretary to Former Indian Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology and Shipping, he was actively involved in drafting and implementing triad of polices in the Communications Department.