Dr. Indu Bhushan served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Health Authority (NHA) and Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB - PMJAY), a flagship health assurance scheme of the Government of India covering more than 500 million citizens from April 2018 to January 2021.
As CEO, he led the design, development and the rollout of the scheme and oversaw its implementation in the country.
Dr. Bhushan is an ex-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer (1983 batch, Rajasthan cadre). He holds a PhD 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 TechnologyBanaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT Delhi, where he completed his B. Tech and PostGraduate Diploma, respectively. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Dr. Bhushan has a career spanning almost 40 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 the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1997.
Until his appointment as CEO, AB - PMJAY, he served as Director General, East Asia Department of 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. He administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial and regional cooperation and urban and social development.
Dr. Bhushan lives with his wife Anjana Bhushan in an empty nest in New Delhi. Anjana works with the World Health Organisation. His two daughters, Devika and Ambika, are medical doctors and work in the US. He enjoys playing golf and bridge and loves to travel.