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

Director - Empower Swiss

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. Luk Van Wassenhove


Award-winning author and teacher and has published several articles in academic and management journals, such as Harvard Business Review. He founded the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and currently leads INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group

Prof. Andy Barraclough

Director - Training and Capacity Building

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.

Mr. Henri Fourcault

Executive Consultant

A change management consultant and an expert in staff and institutional strengthening, with more than 35 years of experience in: change management, supply chain strengthening, strategic planning and team building, performance management and leadership. Some of the organizations he has been associated with are the Norwegian Red Cross, UNFPA, several Ministries of Health, USAID, UNICEF, OHCHR among others.

Prof. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar


Medical graduate from India with a doctorate in Epidemiology and Public Health and post-doctoral research fellowship from the University of Oslo, Norway. She has worked extensively for the UN in Africa and Asia. Migration and health has been the focus of her research since 1999 and she is the author of two text books; Immigrant Health (Fagbokforlaget 2009) and Migrant Health (Taylor and Francis 2019). She was appointed Director of the Norwegian Centre for Migration and Minority Health in 2010 and Associate Professor of Global Health at the University of Oslo in 2013. She has been a commissioner of the Lancet Commission on Migration and Health (2018- ). Bernadette is currently the President of the Migration and Ethnic Minority Health Section of the European Public Health Association

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.

Siddharth Srivastava

Supply Chain Specialist

Supply Chain Specialist, Empower. He has more than 13 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. 

Namit Grover

Head - Digital Learning

An experienced and result oriented professional with an experience of more than 11 years in the Digital Learning, Technology and Publishing Services industry. Managed and lead customer service and operational requirements with an entrepreneurial zest and drive to achieve targets.

Provided leadership to work with worldwide offices of reputed corporates, universities, publishers, etc. Evaluated tools and technology, functional structure to make it cost-effective and efficient to optimize the business process. Managed and professionalized teams to build consensus, commitment, and client satisfaction.

Sachin Jagtap

Head - Consulting

He has more than 18 years of experience with core expertise in the area of supply chain and 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.

Dr. Namrata Singh

Consultant Public Health

Dr. Namrata Singh is a public health professional experienced in monitoring and evaluation, project planning and implementation, research, advocacy, and communications. She has been involved in the planning, execution and monitoring & evaluation of multiple health and social development projects focused on communicable diseases, maternal and child health, climate change and health, and health care access. Dr. Namrata has experience in several capacity-building initiatives for different tiers of health staff, ranging from community workers to national and international health staff. 

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