Faculty & Advisors

H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor


Former President of Ghana; Global Ambassador against Hunger for the UN World Food Programme; Chairman of the UN Interpeace Program; Chairman of the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership; and founder of The John A. Kufuor Foundation in Ghana.

Dr. S.Y Qureshi


Former Special Secretary to Government of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India. Currently he is on the Board of Advisors for the Empower Group, pursues his interests in academics by teaching & mentoring at Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi as Honorary Professor.

Prof. Paul S. Lalvani

Director - Empower Group

Deputy Chair, People that Deliver. He has more than 25 years of experience in capacity building, procurement and supply chain, access to medicines and technology transfer. Former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health.

Dr. Denis Broun


He has worked in the field of international health for the past 30 years. He was a former Executive Director of UNITAID, Geneva. He is currently a permanent observer in Geneva of the Partnership for Population and Development with Ambassador rank and serves as a Director to Empower Swiss and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of CIPLA, a leading Indian generic manufacturer.

Prof. Andy Barraclough

Director - Training and Capacity Buidling

GMS certified Global Fund PSM consultant; has over 25 years of experience of working with major International Funding Institutions and bilateral donors to undertake high value pharmaceutical procurements, has contributed to the major pharmaceutical PSM publications, including Managing Drug Supply by MSH, and specialist works on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria commodities

Carol Squire

Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Squire comes with 30 years of international public health program management experience working with private, non-profit and public sector partners, bi-lateral, multi-lateral and non-governmental donors.  Her expertise lies in facilitating management teams, strategic planning, consensus building, executive team organization, team building, vision and mission development, and developing management and leadership skills. She enjoys the challenges of interim, turn-around leadership positions in multicultural situations.

Dr. Jonathan VanGeest

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Kent State University, USA. Significant contributor American Public Health Association. Teaching experience in Public Health Administration, Cost Benefit Analysis of Public Health Programs and Public Health Programs: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation.

Dr. Ray Yip

He is Special Advisor to Gates Foundation; Former Director - China Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His work involves assisting the government as well as civil society by addressing key global health issues while supporting the planning and development of major foundation projects. He also oversees a team that provides technical and management assistance to grantees.

Dr. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar

Director of the Norwegian National Center for Migration and Minority Health; Associate Professor - Global Health, Institute for Health and Society, University of Oslo; Former Senior Advisor to the Royal Norwegian Embassy for the Prime Ministers’ - Norway India Partnership

Mr. Daljit Singh

President of Fortis Healthcare. He has also held the office of CEO. Prior to joining Fortis, Mr. Singh was on the Board of Directors of ICI India, which was a subsidiary of the British multinational, and served as the Executive Director in charge of Human Resources, Manufacturing, External Relations, and Communications.

Sachin Jagtap

Head - Consulting

Mr. Jagtap has more than 15 years of experience with core expertise in the area of supply chain. His specific areas of expertise are quantifications/forecasting, SCM design and strategy, SCM risk assessment and management, procurement, Information technology in logistics, infrastructure, warehousing and inventory management.  He has worked as Director, Supply Chain and Access, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Regional Logistics Coordinator South Asia, Oxfam and Principal Consultant – Supply Chain with Technopak Advisors Pvt. Ltd. where he lead the supply chain sub-practice and played key role in business development and delivery and consulted clients across India and the Middle East.

Siddharth Srivastava

Supply Chain Specialist

He is an accomplished Supply Chain professional with 12 years of experience in strategy, planning & performance improvement across industries; Consulting and training experience working with different aspects of supply chains for several industries, both in public and private sectors. At Empower, Siddharth leads the supply chain consulting, education and capacity building practice and works with the functional, technology and business teams to implement various L&D solutions inhouse, as well as for clients.

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