William A. Haseltine


William A. Haseltine, PhD, has an active career in science, business, and philanthropy. He is known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and founder of its Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and Division of Human Retrovirology. He has founded twelve biotechnology companies, including Human Genome Sciences, and is the author of several books.

Krishna Reddy


Krishna Reddy, MD, is responsible for the overall development, management, and leadership of the activities of ACCESS Health across the Asia region. Krishna is a board certified cardiologist with a long and distinguished career, marked by his leadership of the CARE Hospital Group which he helped create. The hospital group is now recognized as the most advanced, complete cardiac care center in the country. The hospitals have become models for patient satisfaction and innovation.

Hala Zaid

Regional Director, Middle East & North Africa

Hala Zaid, MBBch, MBA, DBA, MD., is responsible for the design and implementation of the strategic plan, including budgets, and for overall institutional development. Dr. Hala is Egypt’s former Minister of Health and Population and an expert in healthcare system design and strategy, healthcare sector reform, medical education, medical research and pharmaceuticals and vaccines manufacturing for more than 30 years. She led the Presidential initiative for hepatitis C elimination in Egypt and has supported many countries with hepatitis C diagnostics, medications, and capacity building. She also led the execution of the universal health insurance system in Egypt as the first fully integrated model in Africa.

Biswajeet Chatterjee

Vice President (Global), Finance and Corporate Affairs

Biswajeet Chatterjee has more than thirty years of industry experience including implementation of best practices in finance, corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, business valuation, business restructuring, and change management. Previously, he worked with global businesses including BOC Gases, EI DuPont, Kelly Services and Mother Dairy Group. He is also the author of several books in contemporary business and finance.

Roberto Patarca

Chief Medical Officer

Roberto Patarca, M.D., Ph.D. brings more than 15 years of industry experience in global medical affairs and clinical research. His research has focused on the AIDS virus, microbial replication regulation, adoptive cellular immunotherapy, drug resistance testing, and chronic fatigue syndrome. He served in Advisory Committees to two U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services; was elected to the Academy of Sciences of Latin America; worked with the World Health Organization on standardization of cytokine level measurements and has been published widely.

Bela Sehgal

Vice President (Global), Human Resources

Bela Sehgal is responsible for the overall human resources function at ACCESS Health International and is based out of New Delhi. She is a human resources professional with over forty years of experience within the development sector. Bela has worked with both international and national non- government organisations.

Uma Aysola

Director (Global), Communications & Partner Engagement

Dr. Uma Aysola heads up alliances and partnerships at ACCESS Health India and is responsible for networking and relationship management with key government and corporate sector clients. As part of her role, she engages with state governments, pharmaceutical industries, multinational companies, and technical institutions to mobilize investments and action towards ACCESS Health’s overall vision.

William A. Haseltine


William A. Haseltine, PhD, has an active career in science, business, and philanthropy. He is known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS, and genomics. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health and founder of its Division of Biochemical Pharmacology and Division of Human Retrovirology. He has founded twelve biotechnology companies, including Human Genome Sciences, and is the author of several books.

John-Michael Lind

Vice President and Director

John-Michael Lind is a founding member of ACCESS Health and a trustee of The Lind Family Trust and Lind Family Foundation. Mr. Lind is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than thirty-nine private equity and venture investments to his credit, primarily in the US and in emerging markets. Mr. Lind has more than twenty years of on the ground asset management and investment banking experience, including leadership roles with Ashmore India, Tata Telecom Maharashtra, White & Case in London and New York, Salomon Brothers in New York, and Strategic Partners, a boutique advisory and investment firm he founded.

Margaret Crotty


Margaret Crotty is CEO of Partnership for Children in New York. She is an experienced leader in the not for profit and private sectors. She has worked in China, Indonesia and across Southeast Asia in education, public health, and international development. Ms. Crotty is the former Executive Director of the Newborn and Child Survival Campaign with Save the Children, and former president and CEO of AFS USA Intercultural Programs. She is a trustee of the Open Medical Institute and the Austrian American Foundation and is also on the Board of Overseers of Northwell Health System, the largest integrated health system in New York state.

Blaise Guerrand-Hermès


Blaise Guerrand-Hermès is a managing partner in corporate buyouts, focusing on the financing and development of cross border companies and the restructuring of European brands and assets. He was previously an associate and financial researcher at Ashmore Investment Management, the leading emerging markets asset manager and an investment banker with NM Rothschild in London, focusing on equity issuances and capital markets. He is also deeply involved in his family business and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Hermès Sellier since 2009 and Hermès International since 2012.

Robert Hormats


Robert Hormats, PhD, is vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He previously served as the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment from 2009 until 2013, as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Ambassador and Deputy US Trade Representative from 1979 to 1981, and Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department from 1977 to 1979. He was vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, which he joined in 1982 and served as a senior staff member for International Economic Affairs on the National Security Council from 1969 to 1977, where he was senior economic advisor to Henry Kissinger.

K. Ranga Krishnan


Ranga Krishnan, MB, ChB, is CEO of the Rush University System for Health. Prior to joining Rush, he was dean of Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore and an international expert in treating brain disorders of the elderly. As dean of the new Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, he built the education and research infrastructure. During his tenure at Duke-NUS, the school has developed and implemented a new method of learning called Team LEAD, which has been adopted by other universities and high schools. Dr. Krishnan has written three books, more than fifty textbook chapters, and more than two hundred journal articles.

Jeffrey S. Lehman


Jeffrey S. Lehman is an internationally acclaimed leader in higher education, currently serving as Vice Chancellor of New York University Shanghai. He also holds a number of other positions, including as Independent Director on the Board of Infosys, a global leader in technology services and consulting, and as chancellor of the Peking University School of Transnational Law. He previously served as Dean of the University of Michigan Law School, President of Cornell University, and Founding Dean of the Peking University School of Transnational Law. He also served as law clerk to Frank M. Coffin, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court.

Raghunath A. Mashelkar


Dr. Mashelkar is chairman of India’s National Innovation Foundation, the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, and the Reliance Innovation Council. He is also president of the Global Research Alliance, an international network of organizations that apply science and technology to solve large scale challenges facing developing countries. Dr. Mashelkar was director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, one of the world’s largest publicly funded industrial research and development institutions and president of the Indian National Science Academy and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (U.K.). In 2014, the President of India awarded Dr. Mashelkar the second highest civilian honor, Padma Vibhushan, for his exceptional and distinguished service to the country.

Dr. Sten Vermund


Dr. Vermund is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist at the Yale School of Public Health. He also serves as President of the Global Virus Network, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, and is President-Elect of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. He works in resource-limited settings on maternal, infant, and child health, notably focused on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, COVID-19, and parasitic diseases. Dr. Vermund’s work in implementation science seeks to increase the coverage and quality of infectious and chronic disease services for children and families. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in Bronx methadone programs motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS case surveillance definition and inspired cervical cancer screening programs launched within HIV/AIDS programs around the world.


Samir K. Brahmachari

Samir K. Brahmachari is chief mentor of the Open Source Drug Discovery, former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and founding director of CSIR- Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology.

Lov Verma

Lov Verma is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service with more than forty years of experience, including three years as Secretary to the Government of India.

Mainland China and Hong Kong

Yvonne Li

Yvonne Li is founder, chair, and CEO of International China Ageing Industry Association.

Dr. Jingsong Wang

Dr. Jingsong Wang is head of China Research and Development and of Translational Medicine, Asia Pacific, for Sanofi.

Hua Xu

Hua Xu works in the Shanghai office of Goldman Sachs, known as Gao Hua Securities in China.


Kah Yean Neo

Kah Yean Neo is Senior Vice President, Commercialisation for Biomedical Sciences at A*ccelerate

Anupama Puranik

Anupama Puranik is a key member of the healthcare practice team at Russell Reynolds Associates in Singapore.

United States

Erik Langhoff

Erik Langhoff, MD, PhD, is director of the Bronx/James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center