Raj Jain

Raj Jain is the Chair of Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board.  One of the largest ICBs in the country, the board serves a population of 2.5m.

He has held CEO and executive positions at  NHS organisations, including a very large NHS FT, specialist provider and Academic Health Science Centre.

He is an economist by training and was a HR & OD professional. Raj has been/is currently a director of a number of research, academic and private sector organisations.

His areas of interest are digital, inequalities and regeneration. He has achieved a number of national recognition awards, including (as CEO) Hospital of the Year, Global Digital Exemplar (Salford Royal), an Honorary Professorship (University of Salford) and national excellence in leadership award.

He is passionate about the “how” in health & care, and an advocate for building citizen capacity and wealth, especially for those that have unequal outcomes and opportunities.

Raj was born in the UK, and has Punjabi Indian parents who emigrated to the UK in the 1950s. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the Oil and Gas Industry, moving to healthcare to pursue an ambition to create more social value.

In addition to his work for Cheshire and Merseyside, Raj maintains some links with companies that are at the forefront of digital health and at improving access to care across the world.