About our founder
Dr. Yogesh Rajkotia founded ThinkWell in 2011 to support human capital development around the world. Convinced that a break from the status quo of development assistance was urgently needed, Dr. Rajkotia founded ThinkWell to be a disruptive, creative agent for change. As ThinkWell’s CEO, he is responsible for driving the firm’s vision, culture, strategy, and approach.
An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Rajkotia enjoys the relentless pursuit of ideas and innovations to spark transformation in health systems. With this spirit, he has supported major health systems reforms in over 25 countries and served as advisor to ministers and secretaries around the world. Dr. Rajkotia provided leadership to USAID’s global health systems strengthening efforts, where he oversaw the Agency’s $45 million health portfolio in Rwanda and its $125M global Health Systems 20/20 program. He has consulted for many organizations including WHO, GAVI, and World Bank.
Dr. Rajkotia is well published and is frequently asked to speak to distinguished audiences around the world. He was recognized as a Rockefeller Social Innovation Fellow in 2013. He holds a doctorate degree in health economics from Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in health policy from the London School of Economics.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Beware of the success cartel: a plea for rational progress in global health, BMJ Global Health
International Development Doesn’t Care About Patient Privacy, Stanford Social Innovation Review
Is SMART the new stupid? Health worker perspectives on producing PBF indicators, Sociedade e Cultura
Scaling Innovation for Strong Upazilla Health Systems in Bangladesh
Does household enrolment reduce adverse selection in a voluntary health insurance system?, Health Policy and Planning
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