Sweta Mangal – Co-Founder & CEO, Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL)

Sweta Mangal is a social entrepreneur, and Co-Founder & CEO of Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL), which operates more than 800 Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances across India. Since its launch the service has served over 2 million patients.

ZHL was set up in May 2005, with a vision to assist in saving human lives by providing a leading network of fully equipped Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances across the developing world.  ZHL operates the Emergency Medical Response (Ambulance) Services under two models: ‘Dial 1298 for Ambulance’ and ‘Dial 108 in Emergency’ (popularly called 108 model).

Besides running the ambulance service, she also kept her dream alive to start a world class school- Mangal Newton School in a small town where she belongs to in Rajasthan. Today Mangal Newton School has over 600 students and is CBSE recognized. Sweta Mangal is also Trustee and Co-Founder of Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS). LIHS is a training organization which seeks to empower its students to provide life-saving assistance in the event of a Medical or traumatic emergency, or disaster.

Sweta graduated from Jesus and Mary College, holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is a 2007 Gurukul Chevening Scholar from the London School of Economics. She has also received some notable recognition and awards for her work in the space of emergency services such as the Times of India “Social Impact Award 2012”; Godfrey Philips Bravery Award’ from Honorable President of India – Pratibha Patil ,2007; and ‘Special Recognition’ and ‘Continuity & Recovery Initiative of the Year in Public Interest’ by BCI and Deloitte, 2008.