Nalini Saligram

Nalini Saligram

Founder & CEO, Arogya World

Nalini Saligram, Ph.D., is founder & CEO of Arogya World (arogyaworld.org), a global health non-profit committed to changing the course of chronic disease. She is an Ashoka Fellow. Under Nalini’s leadership, Arogya World designs and implements scalable, science-based diabetes prevention programs in India, taking prevention to where people live and learn and work. Arogya’s team has advanced workplace health in 79 companies spanning 2 million employees and has developed myArogya, a mobile App for chronic disease prevention for working Indians. A tireless advocate for NCD prevention, Nalini leverages public-private partnerships and global platforms to improve the world we live in: eg. Clinton Global Initiative (Commitments in 2011, 2013, 2016). Arogya was a finalist for the Drucker Award (2014) and is backed by Cigna, Merck, Novartis, Hans Foundation. Nalini has lived and worked in many parts of the world. She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Indian Institute of Science.