Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director of the George Institute for Global Health India, and Chair of Global Kidney Health in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London. He is also a conjoint Professor of Medicine at University of New South Wales, Sydney and Immediate Past President of the International Society of Nephrology. His research interests include understanding the health and societal impact of noncommunicable diseases, especially kidney disease, through epidemiology, clinical trials, implementation science and late stage translational research; development of affordable, scalable and sustainable primary and secondary prevention tools; and health policy research that engages with state and federal health officials in India. He has worked with the World Health Organization and KDIGO to develop clinical practice guidelines and advocacy papers. He is also a practicing nephrologist and leads a translational science laboratory at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Prof Jha has published over 280 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 30 chapters in major textbooks. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), and the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).