R. D. Thulasiraj

Mr. Thulasiraj is the Director of Operations at Aravind Eye Care System.

Specializing in state-of-the-art comprehensive eye care, Aravind treats over 3.1 million patients a year, with an emphasis on providing services to the rural poor and capacity-building services to other eye care providers and programmes.

Mr. Thulasiraj is a Schwab Fellow and has served as South East Asia’s regional chair for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness; is founder and past President, VISION 2020—the Right to Sight India; and received the Administrator of the Year award, Modern Medicare and GE Healthcare in association with ASSOCHAM (2008). His expertise centres around health management in eye care, public health research, and IT.

Mr. Thulasiraj holds his Bachelors from Madras Christian College and PGDM (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta). as well as visiting Scholar, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA.