Arunabh Ray

Country Director, India
Dr. Arunabh Ray is a distinguished medical doctor and public health expert with over 15 years of experience in healthcare strategy, policy, and financing across some of the most challenging environments in Southeast Asia and Africa. He has been instrumental in enhancing healthcare delivery systems and improving access to quality healthcare services for millions.
Dr. Ray’s expertise spans health policy, system strengthening, and financing, with a specialized focus on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (RMNCH). His passion lies in harnessing novel technologies and data-driven approaches to tackle real-world health issues, achieving measurable impacts. He excels in building and leveraging political and stakeholder networks to secure funding and support for global health initiatives.
Throughout his career, Dr. Ray has held key roles, including leadership positions at Novartis Healthcare, the Asian Development Bank, and Bharat Biotech International and UNICEF. His work has involved strategic guidance on health economics, universal health coverage, and the execution of large-scale vaccination programs. Dr. Ray has also contributed significantly to health policy development, market access for innovative treatments, and quality assurance programs.
He is an alumnus of prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Tsinghua University. Dr. Ray’s academic background and professional accomplishments underscore his commitment to advancing global health equity and his capability in driving substantial improvements in healthcare systems.