Piyush Tewari

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Piyush Tewari

2012 Global Fellow
Founder of SaveLIFE Foundation

Piyush Tewari 2012 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

Treat victims of road accidents within minutes of a collision by creating India’s first community-driven emergency response system.

Summary 

India suffers the highest number of road accident deaths in the world. In countless cases victims perish because emergency care fails to reach them. SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is a non-profit organization established to fill this severe gap in India’s medical services by enabling community-driven emergency medical responses for road accident victims. SLF trains community volunteers and Police officers to become medical first-responders; connects them through its technology platform; and mobilizes them within seconds of a distress call, ensuring timely care starting by the roadside and continuing during transportation to hospital.

Experience 

Piyush Tewari is a tri-sector leader with 15 years of experience in building and scaling government, corporate, and social enterprises. He is the CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), a nonprofit organization committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care in India. SLF is part of the philanthropic portfolio of Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York, and was recognized in 2015 by the Rockefeller Foundation as the Best NGO in India for its path-breaking work to save lives on India’s roads. Previously, Piyush led the India operations of the Calibrated Group, a US-based private equity fund. Prior to Calibrated, Piyush served on the founding team of India Brand Equity Fund, an initiative of the Prime Minister of India to promote the country as a globally competitive investment destination. Piyush is an Ashoka Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Rolex Laureate. He is an advisor to Indian Institute of Technology's (Kharagpur) School of Infrastructure Design and Management, and a faculty member for World Bank's Technical Deep Dive program for mayors and city leaders. Piyush holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s in Information Technology from Delhi University.

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