Balkrishna believes that compassionate design, delivery, and culture can go a long way in creating healthier and sustainable communities. At GDI South Asia, he works with the Leapfrog to Value(L2V) initiative to design and implement value-based care projects in low- and middle-income countries such as India, South Africa, Ghana, and Uganda in both public and private settings; in TB, HIV, Maternity, NCDs, and primary care. He also led the development of Leapfrog to Value’s “Playbook for designing human-centered health systems” that lays out the process of collaboratively arriving at a pragmatic VBC program.
Before L2V, he worked at Roche Pharma India, leading their value-based healthcare effort. He has also been a management consultant for the life-sciences industry and developed pricing, market access, and country entry strategies for global organizations.
He is a physician and has an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Outside work, you could find him running, painting, practicing hypnotherapy, and reading tarot cards.