Mahindra succeeds NR Narayana Murthy, the Infosys founder who has held the position since July 2011. Mahindra has been elected to the post for a three-year term.

"Since inception, the PHFI has contributed immensely to strengthening India's public health capabilities and performance through a model public-private partnership," Mahindra said.

"I look forward to working with the governing body to further its goals to achieve a better health outcome," he said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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