Mr Krishnamurthy (Gopi) Gopalakrishnan is an expert in implementing large-scale service-delivery programs in low-resource settings. He founded Janani, a non-profit entity devoted to providing child and reproductive health services in one of the poorest regions of India. Janani has won national and international acclaim for its innovative and creative management, which enables the program to serve some of the poorest communities in the world on a sustainable basis.
In 2008 he founded World Health Partners, based on the Janani model, with the goal of better serving the rural poor through a broader base of services, an enhanced product delivery platform, and the incorporation of new technologies.
Specializing in public–private partnerships, Mr Gopalakrishnan leverages private sector resources to complement public sector service provision. He has been a member of India’s Population Commission and has advised the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and numerous national and international organizations on large-scale cost-effective service delivery.
He sits on the global technical advisory board of the International Finance Corporation, an affiliate of the World Bank, and on the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA) of the National Rural Health Mission.
Mr Gopalakrishnan was the Director of International Programs of DKT International and received one of the highest civilian honours from the Government of Vietnam for his work as the Country Director of DKT International in Hanoi.