Dr. Pankaj Jethwani

The Breakfast Revolution

Pankaj Jethwani is the co-founder of The Breakfast Revolution (TBR), a social enterprise that fights malnutrition in India. He started his career as a primary care physician in Mumbai’s JJ Group of Hospitals. Through this experience, he witnessed, first-hand, the gaps in healthcare delivery at government clinics and hospitals in India, which account for almost half of all care delivered in the country.

Motivated to bring about reform to this system, Pankaj joined The Boston Consulting Group’s Social Impact and Development Practice in New Delhi. He helped build BCG’s work with government agencies to improve delivery of healthcare at scale. The practice now works with state governments in India to help transform their primary health delivery systems.

During his work with primary care systems, he realised the large void in affordable solutions to fight the epidemic of malnutrition in India. He co-founded TBR to manufacture and distribute low-cost, tasty, and fortified foods to organisations that work with malnourished children, women and patients with Tb, HIV and cancer. TBR has, since inception, treated 50,000 patients and served more than 5 million meals. Pankaj focuses his efforts on scaling the social enterprise to meet its 2022 goal of impacting 1 million lives and creating meaningful evidence to influence public policy.

Pankaj is a MBBS graduate from The Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is currently enrolled at The Wharton School’s MBA program.

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