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Nachiket Mor

Title Director, India Country Office
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

This profile has been updated. A previous version incorrectly described Nachiket Mor as a former member of the Boards of Reserve Bank of India. Nachiket Mor is a current member.

Nachiket Mor oversees the foundation's efforts to improve health, sanitation, financial inclusion, and agriculture in India's most vulnerable communities. He and the foundation team based in New Delhi work closely with India's central and state governments, local and global nonprofits, community groups, researchers, and the private sector to help India achieve its ambitious health and development goals.

Before joining the foundation full-time, Nachiket was a part-time Senior Fellow at the foundation's India Office. Prior to that, he worked for the ICICI Bank from 1987 to 2007 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2001 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he served as the founding President of the ICICI Foundation.

Nachiket is a member of the Boards of Reserve Bank of India, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency, and CRISIL. He is also a member of the Health Commission for the State of Himachal Pradesh, the Primary Care Task Force of the Government of India, and the Task Force on Global Health at the Academy of Medicine in Washington DC. For the Reserve Bank of India, he recently chaired the Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households, and the Committee on the Licensing of Payment Banks.

Nachiket is a Yale World Fellow and has an undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Mumbai; a postgraduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad; and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in finance from the Wharton School.

 

 

Posts By Nachiket Mor

Risk management is the way forward for farming

If farmers, the world over, including in emerging economies such as India, are able to benefit from such approaches towards price and yield risk management, they will be able to build a great deal of resilience in their approaches towards agriculture.

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Overhaul the medicine supply chain

Traditional lines between public, private, online, and physical are starting to blur and, as a result, direct-to-home and online pharmacy models have developed more quickly in emerging markets like India than many had expected(Sonu Mehta/HT)

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Gut microbes are critical enablers

Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health.

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To save lives of children, diagnose and treat their social vulnerability

The first few hours and days of life are critical for the survival of a child and most of the factors that need to be addressed during this period are clinical in nature and are under the control of the attending nurse or physician. However, these factors are responsible for only about half the under-five deaths, because the rest of the deaths take place once children return home from the hospital.

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Health spends can’t be left to chance

Everybody faces the possibility of incurring medical expenses at short notice. You are better off if you regularly put a fixed sum of money into a pool and relied on this to pay for unpredictable expenses (Shutterstock)

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