Dr. Indu Bhushan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Health Authority (NHA) and Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB - PMJAY), the world’s largest health assurance scheme providing cashless in-patient care to more than 500 million citizens.
As CEO, he led the design, development and the rollout of the scheme and oversees its implementation in the country.
Dr. Bhushan is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS: 1983 Rajasthan) officer of the Indian Civil Services.
He holds a Doctorate in Health Economics and a Master of Health Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT Delhi where he completed his B.Tech and Post-Graduate Diploma, respectively.
He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dr. Bhushan is a bureaucrat-turned-economist with a career spanning 35 years across a multitude of sectors.
He served for nine years in the IAS prior to leaving government service. Thereafter, he worked as Senior Economist with the World Bank Group prior to moving to ADB.
Until his appointment as CEO, AB - PMJAY, he served as Director General, East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
He has held multiple positions within ADB including Director General, Strategy and Policy Department and has led ADB’s engagement with several Asian economies including the People’s Republic of China..
Dr. Bhushan administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial sector and regional cooperation, urban and social development.