Ashwin Naik is an author and award-winning entrepreneur. He is widely regarded as the go-to expert and keynote speaker on Affordable Healthcare Innovation, Scaling Social Impact and Mental Wellbeing at Work.
As an entrepreneur he has started multiple healthcare organisations – Manah Wellness (Platform for Preventive Mental health), Let’s Talk (Helpline for Mental Health Support during COVID19), Vaatsalya (India’s first rural hospitals network), Seraniti (India’s first integrated mental health organization, acquired by Curefit) and We Scale Impact (Global Health Consulting).
He is the author of two books – The Healthcare Gamechangers, which profiles innovations around the world which have the potential to change the way healthcare is delivered, and #ChangeStartsYoung, a book about young changemakers who are starting as early as 11 years young.
He is an Ashoka Fellow as well as a TED Fellow and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
He started his career in a team tasked with decoding the human genome as part of Celera Genomics in the United States.
He is passionate about healthcare access and is now deeply engaged in building a right to primary health movement around the world, via his consulting organisation – We Scale Impact. To support health startups, he also leads DisruptHealth a health focused ecosystem enabler based in Bangalore/Pune and is actively involved in the sector as an advisor and angel investor.
Dr. Ashwin Naik is a trained physician and has spoken at various forums around the world, including World Health Congress, NHS Alliance, Ashoka Future Forum, Global Philanthropy Forum, UBS Emerging Trends, and Africa Health summit (organized by KPMG).
He obtained a Medical Degree from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and a Master’s degree from the University of Houston.
Ashwin has been recognized as a Economic Times Leaders under 40, Young Global Leader (YGL) 2012 By World Economic Forum, Young Leader by Asia Society Asia21 in 2011, Senior Ashoka Fellow in 2010, Finalist for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2010 by Schwab Foundation, Ted India fellow for 2009. Dare Magazine India in its April 2011 edition profiled Ashwin as 50 inspiring Entrepreneurs of India.