Our Advisory Board

Mr. G. N. Bajpai

Mr. Bajpai is member of the Board of Advisors of Accelerator Group and is leading the health insurance initiative. He has very rich and significant experience in India‘s capital and insurance markets.  He is currently Chairman of Intuit Consulting, a firm based in Mumbai India. Mr. Bajpai has previously served as Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) where his initiatives helped in the improving the quality of market to the level of best in the world. Prior to SEBI, Mr. Bajpai served as Chairman, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) India’s premier financial conglomerate. 

Mr. Bajpai has served on the Boards of many prestigious organizations of India and outside, across diverse industries including Finance, Chemicals, Steel and Energy such as National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Stock Holding Corporation of India as Non – Executive Chairman, Chairman of Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) until Feb. 2005 and Director of ICICI Limited (now ICICI Bank), Unit Trust of India, India International Insurance Pvt. Ltd., Singapore, Ken India Assurance Company Limited, Nairobi, Kenya, Tata Chemicals and Jindal Vijay Nagar Steel. 

He has received several awards & citations including Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance conferred by CNBC TV 18 and handed over by the Hon. Prime Minister of India Dr. Man Mohan Singh.

Dr. Vinod (Vin) Sahney

Dr. Vinod (Vin) Sahney retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Corporate Strategy, Planning and Business Development at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  Prior to joining BCBSMA in May 2006, Vin spent 25 years at Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, Michigan as Senior Vice President.  His responsibilities included Strategic Planning, Marketing, Public Relations, Governmental Relations, Management Services, Quality, Center for Health Services Research, and Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.  Most recently, as the Chief Project Officer to build a 300-bed hospital, he managed a $450 million project for Henry Ford.

Vin is a founding member of the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.  For the past 28 years, he has been a visiting professor at the Harvard University School of Public Health.   He has also taught in the Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management at Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Michigan, the University of Sydney in Australia, and the Stockholm Institute of Economics in Sweden.

Vin has published more than 50 articles in peer review journals and authored two books and ten chapters in books on health care administration.  He has a Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a Master's degree from Purdue, and a Bachelors degree from the Birla Institute of Technology in Ranchi, India.  He is an elected member of both the Institute of Medicine and The National Academy of Engineering.  He has been elected as a Fellow in the Health Care Information and Management Systems Society and the Institute for Industrial Engineers.  In 1995 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Wisconsin, and in 2006, he was the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Engineering Society of Detroit.  Vin served on many not-for-profit Boards in Detroit, including St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, St. Joseph Mercy–Macomb Hospital, Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound, and Michigan’s Children.