WISH appoints Rajesh Ranjan Singh as CEO

Rajesh Ranjan Singh has three decades of combined national and international experience in the non-profit sector focusing on health and development

Rajesh Ranjan, CEO, WISH
Rajesh Ranjan, CEO, WISH

Primary healthcare solutions provider LEHS|WISH has announced the appointment of Rajesh Ranjan Singh as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as it works to scale the impact of its innovative primary healthcare models in the country. With three decades of experience coupled with deep techno-managerial and analytical skills, Rajesh Ranjan shall lead the organisation into its next phase of growth.

Wadhwani Initiative of Sustainable Healthcare (WISH), the flagship programme of Lords Education & Health Society in India, works to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of primary healthcare for under-served populations at the last mile through innovative technology and digital solutions.

Singh brings with him robust leadership experience as a social and community-healthcare professional. Prior to his association with WISH, Singh worked with several prestigious institutions, including Project Concern International (PCI), Concern Worldwide, MAMTA-Health Institute for Mother and Child, amongst others. He serves on various national core committees developing strategic guidelines and frameworks for health, and sits on the boards of organisations such as Humanitarian AID International (HAI) and Alliance for Immunization and Health (AiH), etc., and advises new start-ups like Empey India.

Speaking on the appointment, Sunil Wadhwani, the visionary behind Wadhwani Initiative of sustainable healthcare, said, “I am delighted to welcome Rajesh Ranjan Singh as the CEO. He has been an integral part of the senior leadership team from the beginning when he had joined the organisation as its COO nearly three years ago.  He has a deep understanding of the healthcare industry in India.  Under his leadership, the organisation consistently evolved to its current state, and is offering technical and advisory services to various state and central government bodies, while meeting the strategic priorities set by the Board. I have tremendous confidence in Singh’s capability to lead and accelerate WISH’s and India’s goal of Healthy India @75.”

Singh is post-graduate in Sociology and an international development practitioner who has worked in several leadership positions, designing and managing high-impact programs in Asia and Africa. He is committed to critical self-reflection, loves to mentor young talent and is devoted to learning and collaboration.