Dr Indu Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB – PMJAY) and the National Health Authority (NHA), Government of India, has been selected by the Johns Hopkins University for the Global Achievement Award. The award is bestowed to recognize the exceptional contributions of alumni who have great professional or humanitarian achievements.
“Humbled to be selected for the Global Achievement Award by my alma mater @JohnsHopkins. I hope I can prove myself to be worthy of this honour. @drharshvardhan@AyushmanNHA @JohnsHopkinsSPH,” exhilarated Bhushan tweeted.
Bhushan is a 1983-batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre. 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).
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.