Asher Hasan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Naya Jeevan

Asher Hasan was born in the UK and spent many formative years in Pakistan. Relocating from the UK to South Asia, he grew acutely aware of how Pakistan's low-income population lacked access to quality healthcare and socioeconomic opportunities, as well as the entrenched inequity in South Asia’s health systems. In 2007, Asher founded NAYA JEEVAN ('new life'), a health and wellness plan for the marginalized which has since scaled to profitability. This was followed in 2015 with the launch of doctHERs, a digital health platform that matches the underutilized capacity of female doctors (who otherwise would be excluded from the health workforce) to the unmet needs of health seekers.