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Ramesh  Bhat
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Ramesh Bhat
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Adjunct Faculty in Finance and Accounting

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9818246662 , 9537782922

Experience
  • President, Indian Health Economics and Policy Association (IHEPA)
  • Chairperson: Public-Private Mix RNTCP National Technical Working Group, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India (2015 – till date)
  • Alumnus of Harvard University and University of Delhi having more than 30 years of professional and academic experience. Life member of Harvard Club of India. PhD from Delhi School of Economics, and Research Fellow in International Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Worked as Professor for 25 years at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Taught and researched health financing, heath management and corporate finance for 30 years at IIM Ahmedabad, University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill USA, IIM Udaipur, IMI New Delhi, School of Business Management NMIMS, Institute of Chartered Accounts of India, Shri Ram College of Commerce.
  • Worked on a number of projects in India and abroad in area of health care financing, private health care sector, valuation issues, activity based costing, financial and management information control systems, and private equity. Experience includes consulting, research and management development programs for a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, manufacturing, infrastructure, services and logistics.
  • Currently on the Board of Corporation Bank, and Basic Health Services. Held Board Member positions at ITI Limited (2012-2015), BEML (2011-2014), Ahmedabad Stock Exchange (1994-96) and India Renal Foundation (2005-07). Member, Governing Board, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. (1999- 2003).
  • Advisor to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, New Delhi (2010-12)
  • Worked globally with bilateral and multilateral organizations and also served on several government committees on health care financing, public-private partnerships and health policy of Planning Commission and Ministry for Health and Family Welfare.
  • Worked as Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad since 1986-2009 and 2014-2016 . Held the position of Dean at the School of Business Management, NMIMS University, Mumbai one of the premier private universities in India offering management education. Prior to joining IIM Ahmedabad, worked as Assistant Director at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi and was faculty member at Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. Held Adjunct Professor position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to teach in programme conducted in collaboration with IIHMR Jaipur. Worked as full-time Consultant and Adviser to the Department for International Development, India, and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, New Delhi. Was conferred the best teacher in management award by Deccan Herald in 2008.
  • Third edition of Cases in Financial Management has been published in 2012 by McGraw Hill Education India (co-authored with I.M. Pandey).
  • International consulting assignments include work on health sector development in Vietnam, Ghana and South Africa. Lead the IIM Ahmedabad faculty team to offer management development programmes in Egypt during 2005-07
  • Has been on the editorial boards of Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries, Journal of Health Management.
  • In 2009 took up a full-time position as an executive chairman of WOne Management. During last five years we worked with government, non-government and private sector organization in India and abroad. After working for five years where I was engaged with leading professionals from national and international organizations working on health finance and health systems, joined back IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Lead Member Finance of Core Design Team for National Aids Control Programme (NACP IV) Plan Preparation 2012-17 of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Government of India. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 3 October 2013 approved Rs 8632.77 crore for implementation of the National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV by the health ministry's department for AIDS Control.
  • As part of this work participated in development of a mathematical model for “Survival of people living with HIV/AIDS and requirement for 1st- and 2nd-line ART” which was published in Notices American Mathematical Society. Also worked as core team member to develop NACP III programme implementation plan.
  • Recently developed a dynamic model to assess the impact of wastages on vaccine delivery and supply chain in India. The model was used for impact assessment of vaccine wastages and simulating various scenarios of changes in variables affecting the vaccine delivery in India. The changes considered were those initiated through policy changes, introduction of new technology or process improvements.
  • Lead author of a monograph on Public-private Partnerships in Health Sector published by the World Health Organisation, Geneva in 2007.
  • My work with the Government (both at the Centre and the State level) involved working on several committees and task force focusing on financial assessment, system development and sector reform issues, policy formulation, institutional issues and developing implementation strategies.
  • Lead Member (Finance), National AIDS Control Programme Phase IV and III, Government of India
  • Member Sub-committee on Health Care Financing Options for National Rural Health Mission
  • Member of Technical Advisory Committee on Health Financing and Health Economics of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
  • Member of Sub-committee on Health Financing and Management of the Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Evaluation of NIMHANS, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
  • Involved in formulating the Mental Healthcare Policy and coordinating several stakeholders workshops and meeting for DoHFW, Government of Gujarat
  • Advisor to the Task Force constituted by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal.
  • Coordinated the Health Policy Development Network (HELPONET) in India (1992-97)
  • Temporary Advisor to WHO on number of occasions (areas include: macro-economy and health, public-private partnerships, regulation of private healthcare sector)
  • Member of EC Mission team to evaluate EC support to primary care and family welfare sector development programme in India
Qualifications
  • Takemi Fellow in International Health 1990-91 Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) 1988 Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
  • Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) 1984 Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (Grade "A" major in Finance)
  • Master of Commerce (M. Com.) 1979 Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi (Grade "A" major in Finance)
  • Short-term Course in Computer Programming 1978 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (Grade “Good”)
  • B. Com. (Hons.) 1977 Hans Raj College, University of Delhi (Division "First" major in Accounting and Finance)
Awards
  • Chairman Conference on Risk Management and Corporate Insurance organized by Confederation of India Industries (CII), Gujarat, 8 September 2007
  • Member of Editorial Board Health Policy and Planning (1999-2003)
    Journal of Insurance and Risk Management
    Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries and
    Journal of Health Management
  • Guest Editor - Special Issue on Health Care Financing, The Journal of Health Management, Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur, India.
  • Temporary Advisor to World Health Organisation on several occasions
  • Actively involved in developing the health financing options in Gujarat. Explored options of insurance and voucher schemes. Extensive background work done for the ongoing Chiranjeevi Yojana in Gujarat.
  • Lead Member of Mental Health Mission, Government of Gujarat. The Mission prepared a strategic document for mental health sector development in Gujarat and was involved in formulating the Mental Healthcare Policy.
  • Advisor to the Task Force constituted by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal.
Publications

Paper presentations and citations

Presented my papers in various international and national forums including the following countries: Unites States of America, United Kingdom, Switzerland (Geneva), Mexico, China, Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, Istanbul, Ghana

My paper “Characteristics of private medical practice in India: a provider perspective, Health Policy Planning 1999; 14: 26-37” has been 19th top cited paper in the 25 Most-Frequently Cited Articles in Health Policy Planning as of January 1, 2007.

The following three papers have been in the list of 25 Most-Frequently Read Articles in Health Policy Planning during December 2006:

  • Ramesh Bhat, The private/public mix in health care in India Health Policy Planning 1993; 8: 43-56. (rank 14). Also adjudged as one of the Best Papers from developing countries appearing in the Journal in 1993.
  • Ramesh Bhat, Regulating the private health care sector: the case of the Indian Consumer Protection Act, Health Policy Planning 1996 (rank 20). Also adjudged as one of the Best Papers from developing countries appearing in the Journal in 1996.
  • Ramesh Bhat Characteristics of private medical practice in India: a provider perspective Health Policy Planning 1999; 14: 26-37 (rank 23)

Book

  • Pandey I M and Bhat Ramesh (2012). Cases in Financial Management (3/ed) McGraw Hill Education India. Instructor's Manual to Cases in Financial Management, McGraw Hill Education India (co-authored with I.M. Pandey).

Published/Unpublished Monographs

  • Ramesh Bhat, Huntington Dale and Sunil Maheshwari. Public-private partnerships, contracting arrangements and managerial capacity to strengthen implementation of the Reproductive and Child Health Programme. World Health Organization, Geneva 2007.
  • Ramesh Bhat (Lead Author) 2003. The Mission Report: Priorities for Mental Health Sector Development in Gujarat. Report published by the Government of Gujarat.
  • Ramesh Bhat, Sunil Kumar Maheshwari, Kiran Rao, and Rushi Bakshi (2007). Mental Health Care Pilots in Gujarat: Processes, Outcomes and Learning, IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Pandey I M and Bhat Ramesh (1994). Managing Corporate Funds, Unpublished Manuscript, 1994.

Papers (recent working papers and published papers)

  • Kriti Khurana, Ramesh Bhat, Rikin Gandhi and Peggy Koniz-Booher (2015). Cost analysis of nutrition messaging intervention through community-led videos in Odisha. Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015) hosted at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, May 15-18, 2015.
  • Arni S. R. Srinivasa Rao, Kurien Thomas, Sudhakar Kurapati, Ramesh Bhat (2012) Improvement in survival of people living with HIV/AIDS and requirement for 1st- and 2nd-line ART, Notices American Mathematical Society 59.
  • Ramesh Bhat, Dileep Mavalankar, Prabal V Singh and Neelu Singh (2009). Maternal Healthcare Financing: Gujarat’s Chiranjeevi Scheme and its Beneficiaries. Journal of Health Population
  • Dileep Mavalankar, Amarjit Singh, Ramesh Bhat, Ajesh Desai, Prabal V Singh, and Neelu Singh (2009). Providing Skilled Birth Attendances and EmOC to the poor through Innovative Partnership with Private Sector Obstetricians in Gujarat, India. Bulletin World Health Organization, 2009:87.
  • Dileep Mavalankar, Amarjit Singh, Ramesh Bhat, Ajesh Desai, S R Patel (2008). Indian public-private partnership for skilled birth-attendance. The Lancet Vol. 371 February 23, 2008 631-632.
  • Pandey I M and Ramesh Bhat (2007). Dividend Behaviour of Indian Companies under Monetary Policy Restrictions. Managerial Finance Vol. 33 No. 1, pp 14-25.
  • Sunil Maheshwari, Ramesh Bhat and Dhiman Amit (2007). Implications of Human Resource Practices and Other Structural Factors on Commitment of Public Medical Professionals in India, Working Paper No 2007-08-04, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Ramesh Bhat, Sunil Kumar Maheshwari, Somen Saha (2007). Contracting-out of Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Services through Mother NGO Scheme in India: Experiences and Implications, Working Paper No 2007-01-05, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Ramesh Bhat, Dileep Mavalankar, Sunil Kumar Maheshwari, Saha Somen (2007). Provision of Reproductive Health Services to Urban Poor through Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of Andhra Pradesh Urban Health Care Project. Working Paper No 2007-01-07, IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Maheshwari Sunil Kumar, Dixit Mukund R, Jain Abhinandan K, Bhat Ramesh (2007). Dynamics of Team Teaching and Research in a Management School: Learning and Imperatives. Working Paper 2007-01-03, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Ramesh Bhat and Nishant Jain (2007). A Study of Factors Affecting the Renewal of Health Insurance Policy. Working Paper 2007-01-02, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Ramesh Bhat, Pankaj Chandra, and Shantanu Mukherjee (2007). Involving Private Healthcare Providers to Reduce Maternal Mortality in India: A Simulation Study to Understand Implications on Provider Incentives. Working Paper 2007-01-01, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Ramesh Bhat, Amarjit Singh, Sunil Maheshwari and Somen Saha (2006). Maternal Health Financing - Issues and Options: A Study of Chiranjeevi Yojana in Gujarat. Working Paper 2006-08- 03, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Nishant Jain (2006). Factors affecting the demand for health insurance in a micro insurance scheme. Working Paper 2006-07-02, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Ramesh Bhat, Amarjit Singh, Sunil Maheshwari and Somen Saha (2006). Maternal Health Financing - Issues and Options: A Study of Chiranjeevi Yojana in Gujarat. Working Paper 2006-08- 03, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Nishant Jain (2006). Factors affecting the demand for health insurance in a micro insurance scheme. Working Paper 2006-07-02, IIM Ahmedabad
  • Bhat, Ramesh (2006). Health Insurance: Huge Untapped Demand. The Hindu: Survey of Indian Industry 2006 pp. 63-67.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Nishant Jain (2006). Financial Performance of Private Sector Hospitals in India: Some Further Evidence. Working Paper 2006-04-08, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Nishant Jain (2006). Governance of private sector corporate hospitals and their financial performance: preliminary observations based on listed and unlisted hospitals in India. Working Paper 2006-03-07 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Bhat, Ramesh (2006). Financial Health of Private Sector Hospitals in India. Working Paper No 2006-01-01, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Nishant Jain (2006). Analysis of public and private healthcare expenditures. Economic and Political Weekly Vol 41 No 1 January 7, 2006 pp 57-68
  • Bhat, Ramesh (2006). Financial Health of Private Sector Hospitals in India. Working Paper No 2006-01-01, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Srikanth Rajagopal (2005). Preliminary analysis of claims data to understand relationship between disease pattern and quality of care and its implication for health insurance in India, Working Paper IIM Ahmedabad 2005.
  • Sunil Maheshwari, Ramesh Bhat and Somen Saha (2005). Directions for reforms in the health sector: lessons from a state in India. Health and Development. Vol 1 No 2&3 April-September 2005, pp. 33-51.
  • Bhat Ramesh and Sujata Bachhawat (2005). Cash and cash-equivalent holdings of companies in India: does the number of block-shareholders matter. H T Parekh Finance Forum, Economic and Political Weekly. Vol XL No 46 November 12-18, 2005.
  • Bhat, Ramesh (2005). Insurance Industry in India: Structure, Performance, and Future Challenges. Colloquium Vikalpa (The Journal of Decision Makers) July-September 2005 pp 93-119. Participants in colloquium include: R Krishnamurthy, S V Mony, Nani Jhaveri, Sandeep Bakshi, Ramesh Bhat, M R Dixit, and Sunil Maheshwari.
  • Bhat Ramesh, Sunil Maheshwari and Somen Saha (2005). Third-party administrators and health insurance in India: perceptions of providers and policyholders. Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, Vol III No 6, pp 15-30.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Somen Saha (2005). Financing issues in proposed HIV/AIDS intervention of providing anti-retroviral drugs to selected regions in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XL No 16, pp 1640-46.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Sunil Kumar Maheshwari (2005). Human resource issues and its implications for health sector reforms. Journal of Health Management, 7, 1(2005), pp 1-39.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Somen Saha (2004). South Africa and AIDS Epidemic – Diagnosis, Vikalpa: the Journal of Decision Makers, July-September 2004, Vol 29 (3), pp 137-141.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Somen Saha (2004). Healthcare Proposals: Health Insurance – Not a Panacea, Economic and Political Weekly, 39 (33): 3667-3670
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Sumesh K Babu (2004). Health Insurance and Third Party Administrators: Issues and Challenges, Economic and Political Weekly, 39 (28): 3149-3159.
  • Bhat, Ramesh and Reuben Elan (2002). Management of Claims and Reimbursements: The case of Mediclaim Insurance Policy, Vikalpa: the Journal for Decision Makers, Vol. 27, No. 4, October-December 2002, pp.15-28.
  • Bhat Ramesh, Verma B B and Reuben Elan (2001). Hospital Efficiency: Analysis of District and Grant-in-aid Hospitals in Gujarat Journal of Health Management 4 (2): 167-197.
  • Bhat, Ramesh (2001). Evaluating Financing Options to Strengthen Ambulance Services Journal of Health Management 4 (2)
  • Mavalankar Dileep and Bhat Ramesh (2001). Health Insurance in India: Opportunities, Challenges and Concerns Indian Insurance Industry: Transition and Prospects by Srivastava D C and Srivastava S (eds.) New Century Publications, New Delhi.
  • Bhat Ramesh (2000). Issues in health: public-private partnerships Economic and Political Weekly 35 (53): 4706-4716.
  • Bhat Ramesh (2000). Initiatives to invite private capital through public-private partnerships in social sectors: some experiences from the health sector Vikalpa: the Journal for Decision Makers 25 (3): 37-48.
  • Bhat Ramesh (1999). Characteristics of private medical practice in India: a provider perspective Health Policy and Planning 14 (1): 26-37.