About the 6th Annual Summit

A two-day conclave on Reimagining Collaboration to Strengthen India's Healthcare Growth Trajectory

The Summit will revolve around four pillars of healthcare - Investment in Healthcare, Digital Health, Skill Development and Mainstreaming Health Innovations.

It will offer a unique platform conducive to meaningful dialogue that will pave the way for collaborations, deliberations, discussions, building ideas, sharing best practices, networking, showcasing technological innovations, providing sectoral insights, and much more. It will open engagement gateways amongst academia, start-up incubators and accelerators, private industry and investors.

A rare knowledge platform with inspiring keynotes, intense deliberations and participate panel discussions to drive a stronger and purpose-driven healthcare narrative for India.  

Who will attend?

Thought leaders from the industry, think tanks, decision makers from the Government, domain experts, academicians, innovators, enterprises and start-ups are expected to participate.

Why Register?

Registration provides free online benefits like live streaming, souvenirs, access to event bulletins and submitting questions for the speakers and panelists. If you are interested in participating in the event and would like to get delegate passes

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Digital Solutions: Driving Transformation in the Healthcare Industry to enable next wave of accessibility and affordability

India is grappling with the twin issues of accessibility and affordability. In this scenario, digital solutions can play a key role in transforming our industry, while also placing us higher on the global map

Leveraging technology for the new healthcare ecosystem

Digital is the future. In an industry like healthcare, where technological advances can make a huge difference in saving lives and moving in the right direction, how do we explore and find ways to transform us as an industry?

Creating an ecosystem to increase investments in Healthcare

Our industry needs a heavy boost right now to scale further heights. Investments are a vital card for this growth. And creating an ecosystem to attract favourable investments will give it the right nudge

Public and Private investments in next 5 Years

Greater engagement and institutional linkages with the right stakeholders is the need of the hour. It is important to get the right investors, gauge expected returns, deliberate on stable pricing policy and make a supportive regulatory environment, to sustain this effort

Importance of right skilling and addressing current skill gaps to enable next generation Healthcare reforms in India

The scarcity of skilled manpower has been a huge concern of Indian healthcare. An apt way to address this is not only finding out the right skills to impart, but also identify the gaps to be filled in

Enabling a supportive environment to address medical workforce challenges: Steps taken by government to impart skill training and movement of healthcare specialists in rural and pre urban areas.

The Government and the private sector can play ideal roles of catalysts in improving quality in our country. Let us look at how we can increase the number of doctors and skilled staff. At the same time, explore the delivery of healthcare services that are quality and safe for everyone.

Innovation and Enterpreneurship - A perspective on Healthcare in Ayushman Bharat era

India is evolving. There is a recent surge in entreprenuer entrants that are driving a wave of innovation across Indian healthcare. However, a push is needed further. How can we enable these set-ups to achieve more and also extract learnings from various global innovations and their impact?

Innovation and Ayushman Bharat - A drive to integrate Startup India and Swasth Bharat

Innovations are the take off grounds of any industry. How can Indian healthcare too use this tool to integrate innovations with Ayushman Bharat and thus raise the industry's bar higher

The story of Startups

It is important to know the stories behind start-ups in our sector to enable, encourage and empower more people and organisations to enter this space

Incubation and acceleration to drive research and development

There is a growing need for bringing in accelerators, providing support to existing ecosystems, enable greater engagement with the academia, and more such initiatives to give a push to research and development in healthcare

Is AI and Digital in Healthcare a reality or a dream?

Assessing the potential of data driven analytics to reshape health outcomes, streamline health records, telemedicine, and various e-Health platforms

Financing Innovation

How can we provide access to numerous capital needs, industry partnerships and give product & technology support to increase financing for innovations

Going Global in Healthcare

What are the learnings that we can take from the global healthcare industry? The latest and most advanced surgical interventions, exploring research/critical cases, finding out what makes or breaks a medical tourism market, and more

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Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Abhijat Seth

Dr. Abhijat Seth

President National Board of Examination

Dr. Abhijat Sheth has post-graduation in Cardiothoracic Surgery from Sheth KM School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research, Ahmedabad. He extensively worked as an academician at various medical colleges in Ahmedabad. In 1998, he went to UK for further training in Cardiothoracic Surgery where he worked as a Senior House Officer and Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle. He obtained his FRCS in General Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow in 2000. Since 2001 his main place of work has been in the Cardiothoracic Department of St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London where he has worked with the eminent cardiothoracic consultant Professor Brendan P Madden.

Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor

SVP - Strategy, Regency Healthcare

Abhishek Kapoor in his career span has been associated with PriceWater House Coopers, Ernst & Young, American Appraisal and Deloitte with the strategy consulting and merger and acquisition valuation practice. After acquiring his MBA degree he has worked with Davita, the largest Kidney dialysis chain, in the United States of America, before returning to Kanpur to assist Regency Healthcare in expanding and achieving its vision. Abhishek’s vision was to reach tertiary healthcare to every doorstep in U. P, break barriers of the medical fraternity and provide advanced treatment solutions. With new strategies put in place the group has secured funding towards expansion and Regency graduated from Regency Hospitals to Regency Healthcare; grew in numbers also, to five facilities. Regency today provides a comprehensive cancer treatment; dialysis centre; is soon to launch a south Kanpur multi-specialty unit in Govind Nagar and is planned for an expansion outside Kanpur in the future.

Alok Kumar

Alok Kumar

Adviser NITI Aayog

Alok Kumar is a UP (Uttar Pradesh) cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1993 batch. He has a B.Tech. in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and a Masters degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. He is currently working as Adviser (Health & Nutrition, Financial Resources, and Administration) at the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) – the apex policy think tank for the Government of India.

Ameera Shah

Ameera Shah

Promoter & Managing Director Metropolis Healthcare

Ms. Ameera Shah is the Promoter & Managing Director of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., a reputed chain of diagnostic centers with a loyal customer base across India, South Asia, Africa and Middle East. Metropolis delivers over 16 million tests annually and is rated amongst the top 1% laboratories globally for its quality systems and protocols. Named amongst ‘Asia’s Most Powerful Women in Business’ by Forbes Asia and ‘Fifty Most Powerful Women in Business’ by Fortune India, Ms Shah is recognized as a global thought leader in the healthcare industry. She has also played an instrumental role in changing the pathology industry landscape in the country; from being a doctor led practice to a professional corporate group in an extremely unregulated, competitive and fragmented market.

Amit Mookim

Amit Mookim

Managing Director, IQVIA, South Asia

Amit Mookim is the Treasurer, NATHEALTH and Managing Director, IQVIA. He has had a career spanning over 19 years with extensive work across Healthcare, Technology & Analytics and Private Equity Advisory. He became one of the youngest Partners and Sector Head at KPMG, leading their Strategy and PE Advisory Practice in India, across Financial Services, IT/ITeS, Real Estate, Food with a special focus on Healthcare. He has also worked with International Healthcare businesses to help them enter & set up in India, advised Indian corporations on new Healthcare businesses, helped healthcare start-ups raise money & led International JVs and partnerships for healthcare companies. Amit has done his bachelor’s in economics from University of Kolkata and his MBA from FMS, Delhi. Amit believes that spirituality and fitness are the key aspects for personality development. He is an amateur marathon runner and coaches’ entrepreneurs on managing stress while being centred in spirituality.

Dr Amit Shah

Dr Amit Shah

Deputy Director, Health Office, USAID

Dr Shah is Deputy Director, Health at USAID. He has extensive experience in the development sector having worked closely with a wide array of stakeholders in India including funding agencies, UN organizations, Government of India’s (GOI) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), NITI Aayog, various state governments, international and local NGOs, corporate sector, professional medical associations, academia, and local communities.

Anjani Bansal

Anjani Bansal

Deputy Director for Strategy and Management, India Country Office, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Anjani is Deputy Director for Strategy and Management for the India Country Office of the Gates Foundation with experience in investments in India and Africa across multiple sectors such as technology, agriculture, finance and education. He worked in commercial and investment banking for several years and is most interested in leveraging innovation and investments in private sector to drive large scale impact.

Dr. Anoop Amarnath

Dr. Anoop Amarnath

Chief of Clinical Services and CIO Manipal Hospitals

One of the few Geriatricians in the country, Dr Amarnath is a gold medallist trained in the UK. He has specialized in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London. He has extensive experience in the field and has worked in various hospitals across UK, including St. James Hospital, Leeds; York Hospitals, North Yorkshire; Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull and Sunderland Royal Hospital. He is also one of the very few to sub-specialize in Geriatric Nephrology- the American Society of Nephrology awarded him a certificate during their annual conference in 2009, in San Diego, US.

Anurag Awasthi

Anurag Awasthi

Product Manager, Centre of Excellence for Indigenous and Inclusive Products - Government e Marketplace (GeM)

Anurag Awasthi has over 10 years in accounting and audit support roles across not-for-profit, Hospitality & Education sectors. He has multi-functional experience across roles in financial accounting & reporting, budgeting, cost controls, audit preparation, report writing and business process improvements. He spearheaded search for a financial solution at Freedom House. He established and administered food & beverage cost controls department at ITC Hotels. He holds a master’s degree in Accounting from University of Rhode Island. His Core-competencies include financial accounting and reporting, cost and internal controls, budgeting, process improvements and project management

Arindham Haldar

Arindham Haldar

Chief Executive Officer at SRL Limited

Arindam is a business leader with more than 2 decades of cross-industry experience in a variety of sales, marketing, operations, P&L and change management roles. He has worked on the largest consumer brand in the country, Colgate; been part of the start-up team of Pillsbury; set up & led Häagen-Dazs business in India from inception, institutionalised the brand transformation at Sterlite Tech, and now entrusted to take SRL Diagnostics to its next phase of success. Along the way, Arindam has built strong teams and organisations for posterity.

(Hony) Brig Dr. Arvind Lal

(Hony) Brig Dr. Arvind Lal

Managing Director, Dr Lal Path Labs

Dr. Arvind Lal, an Indian pathologist, medical administrator and the chairman and managing director of Dr Lal PathLabs, a medical diagnostic centre in Delhi. A medical graduate and a medical academic, he has succeeded in creating an innovative modernized Indian medical diagnostics and developing the plan for and executing the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the field of laboratory testing in India. His stellar achievements have been awarded by the rank of a Brigadier in the Indian Armed Forces, an honorary rank conferred by the Army. He has also been awarded the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to the field of medicine by the Government of India.

Asaad Joubran

Asaad Joubran

Business development, Zipilne International

Asaad Joubran is incharge of Business development, Zipline International. He was earlier Founder and CEO, Albatross Power Limited, a company that is focused on the development of new projects in the energy sector and the industry in the Middle East region, providing consultancy services for global and regional companies including governments on the development of energy and industrial projects.

Ashok Kakkar

Ashok Kakkar

Managing Director, Varian Medical Systems

Ashok Kumar Kakkar is the Senior Managing Director for Varian Medical Systems responsible for the business operations in the South Asia region in the Indian subcontinent. Ashok has a work experience spanning over 28 years in the healthcare industry. He has been in variety of leadership roles in global companies like Siemens Healthcare and GE Healthcare before joining Varian Medical Systems in April 2012. He is an active participant in the trade associations, currently the Co-Chair of FICCI – Healthcare Services Committee and the past Chairman of FICCI Medical Electronics forum. Ashok is an electronics engineer with MBA in technology management from Deakin University, Australia. His interests include reading, long distance running, dramatics and spirituality.

Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi

Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi

MD & CEO, Fortis Healthcare Ltd

Founder of Collateral Medical Pvt Ltd., Ashutosh Raghuvanshi presently is Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Collateral Medical Pvt Ltd. and Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer at Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd., Chief Executive Officer at Fortis Hospitals Ltd. (a subsidiary of Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd.). Dr. Raghuvanshi is also on the board of 8 other companies. He previously was Vice Chairman, Group CEO & Managing Director at Narayana Hrudayalaya Ltd., Principal at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Principal at Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd. and Principal at Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. He received a graduate degree from the University of Mumbai.

Ashwin Raguraman

Ashwin Raguraman

Co-founder and Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

Ashwin Raguraman USD 100 Mn. venture capital fund investing in early stage innovation driven technology start-ups in India. Investing for a year now, the fund has made six investments to date. Prior to this, he was the founder and Chief Operating Officer at the India Innovation Fund, an early stage venture capital fund, supporting IP driven start-ups in the ICT and Life Science sectors. The fund was set up in 2010 and achieved a full exit from its portfolio in 2016. Notable investments include Mitra Biotech and Sedemac Mechatronics. Apart from driving this flagship program, Ashwin has been intimately involved in the start-up ecosystem in India earlier heading the Innovation Initiative at NASSCOM and drove the mandate to increase innovation in the Indian IT Industry. He was also responsible for the creation of a Special Interest Group on Embedded Systems, an Auto Component-Information Technology cluster and the NASSCOM Innovation Awards. Ashwin has also been a member of a Government of India committee, the SIP-EIT committee to evaluate start-ups for providing funding for International patents. He has also led the efforts on a research study – “Embedded Systems Opportunity: Powering Indian IT up the Value Chain”

Badri iyengar

Badri iyengar

MD, Smith and Nephew

Badhri Iyengar is the Managing Director for Smith & Nephew, South Asia and a board member of Sushrut Adler, local manufacturing company, acquired by Smith & Nephew global. Prior to this Badhri has worked as Regional Director, Boston Scientific - Middle East, Africa & Turkey. He is a veteran in medical devices and diagnostics with over 23+ years of solid experience across Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Change Management, L&A, and Strategy. Mr Badhri has worked across business life cycles managing organisations through their start up, growth, maturity and even turning around declining businesses around in diverse environments and cultures spanning South Asia and MEA regions. Mr Badhri is a thought leader and has represented the medical device industry in several forums with various stakeholders like the ministries of health and large provider groups in South Asia and GCC to help shape the healthcare industry and ecosystem. Mr Badhri was also an Executive Board Member of Mecomed – the medical device association for MENA. He is currently Chairman - FICCI MDF, board member in MTaI and on the Governing Council of Nathealth. Mr Badhri is a Postgraduate Biomedical engineer and an MBA from the University of Bombay, with keen interests in leadership, people development, and strategy.

Balram Bhargava

Balram Bhargava

Secretary DHR and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research

Professor Balram Bhargava, Secretary, Department of Health Research, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare), Government of India and Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) joined on 16th April 2018. Prof. Bhargava is Professor of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and serves as the Executive Director for Stanford India Bio design Centre, School of International Bio design (SiB). Professor (Dr) Balram Bhargava is an outstanding cardiologist, one of the foremost leaders in biomedical innovation, public health, medical education and medical research. He has been awarded the SN Bose Centenary award by the Indian National Science Congress and National Academy of Sciences Platinum Jubilee Award, Tata Innovation Fellowship and Vasvik Award for Biomedical Technology Innovation, Ranbaxy Award and the OP Bhasin Award in the field of Health and Medical Sciences. He is the Founding, Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal Innovations (BMJi). He has been awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ high civilian award by the Honorable President of India and the UNESCO Equatorial Guinea International Prize for research in Life Sciences at Paris.

Chandy Abraham

Chandy Abraham

CEO, ITC's Healthcare Project in India

Dr. Chandy Abraham is the CEO for ITC's Healthcare Project in India. He was formerly CEO and Head of Medical Services for the Health City, Cayman Islands. He has had extensive experience of working in both clinical as well as academic settings in India and the United Kingdom. He completed his undergraduate medical and postgraduate studies in General Surgery from the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He was subsequently appointed as the Director of the Redfern Memorial Hospital in South India in 1994. He then joined the Baptist hospital at Bangalore where he was appointed the Head of Surgery, Chief of Medical Staff and later the Deputy Director of the institution. He was appointed Professor of Surgery in the Malaysian Science University’s Medical school based at Bangalore. He is a postgraduate teacher in General Surgery for the National Board in Surgery. However, his area of interest has been in “lean management in healthcare” and holds certification in lean management from the Cardiff University. He also has a keen interest in "Healthcare Innovation" using Design Thinking formats to drive changes in the Healthcare industry. Dr. Abraham was the first CEO and Head of Medical services at Healthcity Cayman Islands and was involved in getting this startup fully up to speed and operationalized.

Gaurav Malhotra

Gaurav Malhotra

Managing Partner, IKIZIA Advisors

Mr. Gaurav Malhotra a Wharton Business School Alumni is the Managing Partner of IKIZIA Advisors a Global Advisory Firm and Chairman of Healthcare at Keiretsu Forum. He has twenty-five years of rich experience in healthcare domain, in leading business and change management across MNCs, start-ups, joint ventures and re-engineering organizations. He was the Managing Director of Medicover Healthcare, a leading European Healthcare MNC. He was earlier Managing Director of Bourn Hall International a European Healthcare MNC, Chief Executive Officer of Patni Healthcare Ltd, Founder Director of Medfort Hospitals, Business Head-South Asia for Bausch & Lomb and Business Director for Johnson & Johnson Medical. He has won prestigious "Healthcare CEO of the year" award by Economic Times. He has been recognized as 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leaders by eminent jury at World Health and Wellness Congress. He is also the Founder of AnnPatra a social initiative for serving underprivileged section of society. He is a member of Independent Director's Club. He is a successful Angel Investor and a Charter Member of TiE-Delhi, Mumbai Angels, Healthcare Council Member of Gerson Lehman Group and a member of Think Tank forum of Society of Human Resource Management.

Gautam Khanna

Gautam Khanna

CEO, Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre

Gautam Khanna is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre and Head of the Hinduja College of Nursing, Mumbai, India. He is also serving as the Vice President for the Association of Hospitals (AOH), Maharashtra. He is responsible for leading the Hinduja Group to the top positions in the healthcare vertical in our country. With a career spanning for over 22years, he has held various positions. He was the Executive Director of 3M and was responsible for its healthcare business for India and Sri Lanka, including previous exposure in International Markets. He has also been Chairman of FICCI MDF (Medical Device Forum); Co-Chairman, AMCHAM Medical Equipment and Device Committee and Chair, India Working Group, ADVAMED, USA.

Dr Girdhar J. Gyani,

Dr Girdhar J. Gyani,

Director General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India)

AHPI represents vast majority of healthcare providers in India, through network of state level chapters. It works closely with key stakeholders such as the Government, Member Hospitals and the community towards the goal of Universal Health Coverage. Before joining AHPI, Dr Gyani was Secretary General, Quality Council of India (2003-2012), an apex national body responsible for establishing and operating national accreditation structure and promoting quality in all walks of life. He has been instrumental in establishing of National Accreditation structure for Hospitals (NABH), bringing patient safety & healthcare quality in the forefront for operating of hospitals in India. NABH has emerged as key criteria for evaluation of hospitals for variety of government and private paying schemes. Healthcare Executive magazine in its January 2015 issue complimented Dr Gyani as the ‘CHANAKYA’ of Quality.

Hari Thalapalli

Hari Thalapalli

Chief Executive Officer, Call Health

Mr. Hari Thalapalli is a multi-disciplinary leader with close to three decades of experience in the Technology Services space. Prior to joining Call Health, Hari was with Tech Mahindra, where he provided leadership to critical business process areas including business consulting, digital marketing, CRM, supply chain management, etc. In addition, he provided leadership to the Global Marketing Function and was instrumental in Tech Mahindra's brand positioning over the last six years. His prior roles involved building robust HR practices, through which he helped raise the performance bar and helped the organization scale newer heights. He has won many accolades, including the CPO of the Year Award from Bloomberg in 2010. 

Dr. Harsh Mahajan

Dr. Harsh Mahajan

Harsh Mahajan is an Indian radiologist and one of the pioneers of imaging technology in India. He is the founder of Mahajan Imaging, a diagnostic imaging centre in the Indian capital of New Delhi.

He is a former president of the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) and the director of the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Bone Densitometry at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has served as the honorary radiologist to the President of India and as the Honorary Consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He has published several articles on clinical radiography and other medical topics. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri in 2002 

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Hon’ble Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences has a long and distinguished record of public service, leaving his indelible mark in all fields of activity undertaken. An ENT surgeon by profession to start with, Dr Vardhan branched out into public life in 1993, when he got elected to the Delhi Assembly from the Krishna Nagar constituency in east Delhi. This marked the beginning of a scintillating run in electoral politics, which saw him getting elected to the Delhi Assembly for four more successive terms (1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013) and to the Lok Sabha in 2014 from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi. His track record as a Union Minister from 2014 onwards has been stellar. At the helm of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Dr Vardhan’s focus has been to motivate the country’s scientists to come up with new technologies, processes and products that can provide innovative solutions to people’s problems.

Himanshu Baid

Himanshu Baid

MD, Poly Medicure Ltd

Himanshu Baid occupies the position of Chief Executive Officer, Director & Joint MD at Poly Medicure Ltd. He received an undergraduate degree from Karnatak University.

Huang Yasha

Huang Yasha

Director, Regulatory Affairs, APACMED

Yasha Huang is a senior regulatory policy specialist with extensive experience in medical devices and pharmaceuticals. She was most recently working at the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) based in Beijing, where she was actively involved in global governance and stakeholder engagement, collaborating with international organizations, government agencies, NGOs, academia, donors, and industry. Within APACMed, Yasha is driving the regulatory initiatives for patients’ better access to medical technologies by leading the regulatory committee and partnering with key stakeholders including government agencies, local associations, think tanks, medical device regulatory harmonization and convergence platforms such as the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), the Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) conferences, and the APEC Regulatory Harmonization Steering Committee (RHSC). She is currently the Medical Devices Steering Committee member for Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE), as well as the DIA Singapore Annual meeting programme committee member. Yasha holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Dartmouth College, U.S. with a Fulbright scholarship. She has lived and worked in the United States, China, and Singapore.

Dr. Indu Bhushan

Dr. Indu Bhushan

CEO, PMJAY and National Health Authority, Government of India

Dr. Indu Bhushan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB - PMJAY) and the National Health Authority (NHA), Government of India, is an ex-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. A bureaucrat-turned-economist with a career spanning 35 years across a multitude of sectors. He served for nine years in the IAS prior to leaving government service. Thereafter, he worked as Senior Economist with the World Bank Group prior to moving to ADB. Until his appointment as CEO, AB - PMJAY, he served as Director-General, East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He has held multiple positions within ADB including Director General, Strategy and Policy Department and led ADB’s engagement with the People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan including management of $12.6 billion portfolios comprising of 113 projects. Dr. Bhushan administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy, environment, natural resources and agriculture, transport, public management, financial sector and regional cooperation, urban and social development. He also supervised ADB’s resident missions in the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.

Shri J. Satyanarayana

Shri J. Satyanarayana

Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India

A member of Indian Administrative Service from 1977 Batch and AP Cadre, Sh. Satyanarayana has been Special Chief Secretary in the state of Andhra Pradesh. During his various assignments in Andhra Pradesh, he has served as Principal Secretary Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, Principal Secretary IT and Communications and CEO of National Institute for Smart Government. Sh. Satyanarayana has made wide contributions to the cause of e-Governance. Founder of e-Seva, a one stop shop for citizen services, he was the one responsible for shaping NISG as a Centre of Excellence in e-Government consultancy and capacity building leading to formulation of e-Governance and Capacity Building Roadmaps for the State Governments and Union Territories in India.

Karan Singh

Karan Singh

Managing Partner, Bain and Company

Karan Singh is the managing partner of Bain & Company's India offices. He is a leader in Bain's healthcare practice. He was one of the founding partners who helped establish Bain's India business in 2006 and has more than 20 years of management consulting experience across Asia, Europe and the United States. Karan was most recently the leader of Bain's Healthcare practice in Asia Pacific, leading projects across healthcare delivery, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. His expertise includes transformation, turnaround and growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, performance management and change management. He also has experience in supporting clients in the consumer products, financial services, industrial goods and services and private equity sectors. He has been a knowledge partner to NATHEALTH - Healthcare Federation of India and works with the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. He has also been a member of committees of leading business chambers such as CII. Karan earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kaushik Sen

Kaushik Sen

Founder, Health Spring

Kaushik previously worked with management consulting firm Bain & Co. in Boston, Singapore and Delhi for over 11 years. At Bain, Kaushik worked extensively in Healthcare (Hospitals, pharma and medical devices) and Private Equity. When Bain opened an India office in 2005, He was an instrumental member in establishing the office. Kaushik was most recently a Principal in Bain India. In 2009, he left Bain to start Health spring. He is passionate about reforming the healthcare system in India, and providing consumers with a high quality, high service and ethical option for all their health care needs. He is also a Salzburg Global Fellow and was selected by the Economic Times as one of India's top 40 Young Business Leaders in 2017. He plays a key role in various industry bodies in Healthcare and Health Insurance and has been a featured speaker in International and national conferences.

Kshitij Bhotika

Kshitij Bhotika

Business Head, Marketplace, Practo

Kshitij Bhotika is Business Head, Marketplace at Practo. He was earlier Associate Consultant, ZS Associates. He was co-founder, geometrybox.com, an online platform for school children to share and preserve their creativity. Geometry Box was used by K-12 schools. He was also co-founder, Greenbag, Pune which was set up as a social venture to control the consumption of plastic bags in the city by providing citizens with an NWPP alternative. The venture won numerous awards including ISB iDiya award for social impact ventures.

Manish Sardana

Manish Sardana

President, Poly Medicure Ltd

Manish Sardana, 22 years of overall experience, in sales, marketing and general management , in Pharmaceuticals and Med Tech. Presently operating in the role of Team Lead for India Business at Poly Medicure. Past experience has been with organizations like Terumo, Baxter, Karl Storz & Bausch+ Lomb. Mr. Sardana has a strong business and financial acumen with an expertise in building & turning around businesses and consolidating & maintaining an established business. His experience ranges from B to B (Business to Business) and B to C (Business to Consumers) business models. He is also an active member of Medical Tech trade forums like CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce& Industry). He is actively engaged with NPPA (National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority), CDSCO & Department of Pharmaceuticals, Govt. of India for advocacy on med device regulations amidst the ever-changing environment and market place.

Manoj Madhavan

Manoj Madhavan

Managing Director, Boston Scientific India Pvt. Ltd.

Manoj Madhavan has been associated with Boston Scientific for the past ten years. Prior to this he was with Johnson and Johnson and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. He has completed a double MBA from INSEAD and Management Development Institute. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam.

Mayank Bathwal

Mayank Bathwal

Chief Executive Officer, Aditya Birla Health Insurance Company

Mayank Bathwal is Chief Executive Officer at ABHICL, a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group and MMI Holdings of South Africa since August 2015. He also serves as Director on the Board of Directors for Aditya Birla Wellness Private Limited. Mayank has a rich experience of nearly 24 years in the industry. He joined the Aditya Birla Group in early 1994 and has worked closely in various units and projects of the group including fertilizer and copper smelting units, financial services business and power projects. Mayank is Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWA) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is also engaged with several bodies, including the CII Sub-Committee on Accessibility Health Insurance, the FICCI Committee on Health Insurance and the Internet and Mobile Association of India’s (IAMAI) HealthTech Committee.

Meenakshi Nevatia

Meenakshi Nevatia

Managing Director, STRYKER INDIA PVT LTD

Meenakshi Nevatia had a successful 15-year stint with Novartis, where she served in various sales, marketing and business leadership positions across geographies. In her last assignment as the country president and pharma division head for Novartis in Thailand, Meenakshi successfully led strong business performance. Prior to these roles, Meenakshi had a successful track record of serving in various leadership positions at Novartis across Spain, Portugal, UK and Switzerland. At Stryker India, Meenakshi is responsible for building Stryker’s business strategy and setting up the organization for long-term, sustainable growth in the Indian market. She is also responsible for building long-term partnerships with industry bodies, government organizations and driving transparency amongst stakeholders. She has completed her education from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Presidency College, Kolkata.

Mitesh Daga

Mitesh Daga

Managing Director, TPG Capital, Asia

Mitesh Daga is Managing Director and member of the Indian leadership team at TPG Capital, the leading global private investment firm. Mitesh brings more than 18 years of investing, financial, entrepreneurial and operating experience from leading institutions. At TPG, Mitesh focuses on private equity with interest in healthcare, life sciences, consumer and technology. Prior to joining TPG in 2014, he worked with Advent International in the UK and subsequently in India where he was a part of the founding team and led healthcare investing. He also previously worked with Zephyr Peacock in India and CapitalOne in USA and was co-founder of an emerging big data analytics business. Mr Daga holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, and is a CFA charter holder and a licensed pilot.

T. V. Mohandas Pai

T. V. Mohandas Pai

Chairman, Manipal Global Education

T.V. Mohandas Pai is Padma Shri Awardee and current Chairman of Manipal Global Education (Manipal University). He was a former director of Infosys, and Head – Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources of Infosys Leadership Institute.

Mohit Khullar

Mohit Khullar

Director, o3 Capital

Mohit Khullar leads the Healthcare practice at o3 Capital. Prior to joining o3 Capital, he co-founded a healthcare technology business, Nerve24. He has over 15 years of experience and worked with Equirus Capital and Standard Chartered Bank before starting his entrepreneurial venture. Mohit hold an MBA degree from IIM Lucknow and completed his graduation from Delhi Institute of Technology.

Nalinikant Golaguntta

Nalinikant Golaguntta

President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare – India & South Asia region; Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare.

Nalinikant Golaguntta leads a high-performing team that has made the company a market leader in the Medical Technology space in the region. He is responsible for driving Wipro GE’s expansion plans, strategic growth objectives, and partnerships in the region. He champions the company’s ‘In India, for India and the world’ proposition of innovating disruptive technology and business solutions to enhance access to high-quality, affordable healthcare solutions. Prior to Wipro-GE, Nalinikant Golaguntta was with Cisco where he was the Country Head and Managing Director, Enterprise Sales – India and SAARC region. He has over 17 years of senior management, consulting and leadership experience with stints in Texas Instruments, McKinsey and Cisco across India, Singapore and USA. He holds an BTech degree (Electrical) from IIT – Madras; a MS (Eng. Sciences) from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Cornell University.

Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Dr. Nandakumar Jairam

Chairman and Group Medical Director for Columbia Asia Hospitals

With a long and diverse profile in the healthcare sector, Dr Nandakumar Jairam co-chairs FICCI Health Services Committee and is the Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals. He is also the Chairman of FICCI’s Advisory Board on Health Insurance. He was earlier, Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of the NABH, until recently under the auspices of QCI. He has previously worked with organizations like Ostomates India, the Mallya Hospital, Dhanavanthri Hospital and was faculty at St John’s Medical College and Hospital. He is also one of the founder trustees of the Krishna Charitable Trust and Terry Fox Foundation, Bangalore.

Dr Navin Dang

Dr Navin Dang

Founder and Head, Dr Dangs Lab

Prof (Dr) Navin Dang, M.D. is an alumni of the University College of Medical Science (New Delhi) P.G.I. (Chandigarh) and AIIMS (New Delhi). He is a specialist in Microbiology and has experience of practicing Laboratory Medicine since more than 25 Years and is the Director of Dr. Dangs Lab Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. Prof (Dr) Navin Dang is a recipient of many national & international honours and awards which includes the prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy National Award & FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award (2010). He is currently a Government nominated member of Medical Council of India, Delhi Medical Council and also a member of the ethics committee both of Delhi Medical Council and Medical Council of India.

Neeraj Jain

Neeraj Jain

Country Director - India, PATH

Neeraj Jain is PATH’s country director for India, based in New Delhi. He oversees all operations in the country and serves as a liaison between the office in India, PATH headquarters, donors, partners, and national-level ministries. His career includes more than 27 years of extensive experience in strengthening organizations. His strengths lie in setting up new ventures, organizational development, and market development, and he has provided strategic leadership for change management in organizations across Asia and Europe.

Dr. Niti Pall

Dr. Niti Pall

Medical Director, KPMG’s Global Health Practice

Niti is a visionary senior clinician who has combined clinical practice with an entrepreneurial edge to design and deliver new models of health care around the world. She is currently the Medical Director to KPMG’s Global Health Practice, Niti leads the universal health coverage (UHC) work in Asia, as well as providing clinical leadership and primary care expertise across all work with KPMG’s Center for Universal Health Coverage. A general practitioner for over 30 years, Niti helped to build up the largest chain of primary care clinics in the UK – the Modality Partnership – and held several senior commissioning roles in the English NHS. She led the formation of Health India Private Ltd, a chain of primary care clinics across India later incorporated into HCL healthcare, where she subsequently worked as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Om Manchanda

Dr. Om Manchanda

Chief Executive Officer at Dr Lal PathLabs Pvt. Ltd.

In 1990, Om joined Unilever Group Companies (now Hindustan Unilever) as a management trainee. He worked for HUL for nearly 10 years in various positions. In Nov. ‘99, he moved on to Monsanto India Limited as their National Marketing Manager and thereafter as their National Sales Manager. Early 2003, He joined Ranbaxy Laboratory Limited in their Global Consumer Healthcare Division before joining Dr Lal Pathlabs in October 2005. He has successfully led the transformation of Dr Lal PathLabs in last 14 years from a small business to a professionally run listed company. He has done MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and has over 29 years of work experience.

PAVAN CHOUDARY

PAVAN CHOUDARY

MANAGING DIRECTOR, VYGON

Mr. Pavan Choudary is the Managing Director of Vygon, a leading French multinational in the field of Healthcare, He is the bestselling author of Healthcare and Management books like The Rx Factor and How a Good Person Can Really Win. He also has as his co-authors Dr. Kiran Bedi, the Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry & Mr Anil Shastri, Ex Union Finance Minister. He has done a column with the Times of India, currently writes for Firstpost and is the TV Host of “Hum Aisey Kyun Hain” where he takes up several healthcare issues with leading doctors and policy makers of the country. Two areas in medicine are especially close to his heart, Patient Safety & Quality in Healthcare and Safe Neonatal Vascular Access. He is the main person behind the Neonatal PICC movement in India. He is also one among the only two industry members, nominated by the GOI on the DTAB Sub Committee for provision of compensation for Medical Device Malfunction. He is the recipient of several awards like the Intellectual Icon of the year award, Business Excellence Award, Eric Hoffer Award etc. He sits on some of the most prestigious advisory boards/boards of India in the commercial and socio-political space. Notable among these from the healthcare point of view are Medical Technology Association of India, Transasia Biomedicals, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Memorial Trust, Executive Access, Wisdom Smith PE Fund, Blue Circle (Unified Leadership Pvt. Ltd.) and Wisdom Village Publications. He is consulted by leaders from different works of life on business & life. For more details, visit www.pavanchoudary.in.

Prabal Chakraborty

Prabal Chakraborty

Vice President and Managing Director for Boston Scientific India

Mr. Chakraborty is a 20-year veteran of the medical device industry where he has held positions of increasing responsibility primarily focused on developing and supporting leadership teams, growing new franchises, and expanding businesses across Asia. Most recently, he served as Vice President and Member of the Indian Management Board for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices & Diagnostics, India. From 1996 to 2001, Chakraborty managed J&J's Cordis Division for India, establishing it as a leading company in the competitive interventional cardiology market. In 2002, he moved to Singapore and was responsible for the Cordis Asia Pacific franchise including Japan, where he developed and implemented strategies to accelerate growth in 14 countries. Chakraborty returned to India in 2007 to lead the Ethicon Division, and more recently has represented J&J Medical India in the business community.

Prashant Sharma

Prashant Sharma

Managing Director, Charnock Hospital

Prashant Sharma the Managing Director of SKM group, under whose leadership and dynamism the group has grown by leaps and bounds after he joined in 2008. He is an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Also have a degree in healthcare management from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. His other educational immersions are in Kellogg School of Management (Chicago, USA), Wharton School (Philadelphia, USA), insead (France), FDC (Brazil). He is co-chairperson for CII healthcare committee for eastern India and eastern regional council member of CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). He is also co-chairperson for ICC National Expert committee for healthcare and an executive committee member of ICC (Indian Chamber of Commerce). He is also member of AHEI (Association of Hospitals of Eastern India), NATHEALTH (National Healthcare Federation Of India), BCCI, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, etc.

Dr. Prathap C Reddy

Dr. Prathap C Reddy

Founder President, NATHEALTH and Founder-Chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals

Dr Prathap C Reddy, the visionary Founder-Chairman of Apollo Hospitals is widely acknowledged as the architect of modern Indian healthcare. The institution that he envisioned and built – Apollo Hospitals, steered a revolution and marked the birth of the private healthcare industry in India. Always the visionary, he harnessed technology and insurance to take healthcare to the masses. The pioneering success of telemedicine and innovative insurance in Aragonda, the world's first V-SAT enabled remote village in Andhra Pradesh validated the concept of 'Healthcare for All'. He also envisioned the groundbreaking Apollo Reach Hospitals model, one that takes high quality healthcare to semi urban and rural geographies. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2010 for his massive contribution to the Indian healthcare industry.

Dr. Pravin Gedam

Dr. Pravin Gedam

Deputy CEO, National Health Authority

Dr Praveen Gedam is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Director level) at the National Health Authority. He is an IAS officer from the Maharashtra Cadre. Dr Gedam completed his medical education from Grant Medical College & JJ Hospital, Mumbai.

Preetha Reddy

Preetha Reddy

Senior Vice-President, NATHEALTH and Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Group of Hospitals

Vice Chairperson of Asia's foremost integrated healthcare provider - Apollo Hospitals Group, Ms. Preetha Reddy is known for her work which has given high quality healthcare accessible to millions of people in India. Apart from her work at Apollo Hospitals, she is also associated with several industry bodies and the Government, a major influencer of policies and the decision-making process, Ms. Reddy has tremendously contributed the sector with her insights. She is a nominated Member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. She is on the Board of Governors of the Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.  Under her, teams from Apollo Hospitals worked with the Government of India in introducing the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accreditation.

Rajesh Ranjan Singh

Rajesh Ranjan Singh

Chief Operating Officer, WISH Foundation

Rajesh Ranjan Singh plays a pivotal role in providing day-to-day leadership and operational efficiency that mirrors the mission and core values of the organization. He drives the organization to achieve cash flow, business goals and objectives. Rajesh’s portfolio includes cost management, program planning and management, stakeholder management, building and motivating large teams and mentoring future leaders. Rajesh brings with him over 29 years of accomplishments in international health and livelihood assignments in India, Liberia and Zambia. He has a rich experience in converging philanthropic approaches and entrepreneurship methodologies to create sustainable development programs and achieve impact on large scale. Rajesh holds his Post Graduation in Sociology and bachelor’s in science. Before joining WISH, he was Chief Operating Officer at MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child.

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar

Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar

Dean and Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences of Symbiosis International University

Dr. Rajiv conceptualized & established the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune which provides on campus healthcare services, offers academic programmes pertinent to the healthcare sector & undertakes community-oriented healthcare research projects. He has been a member of various Governmental bodies including Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI), Governing Council of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC), DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Central Supervisory Board – PCPNDT, Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), Maharashtra Nursing Council (MNC). He is also a member of various professional bodies like the Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI); Indian Society for Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM); Society for Emergency Medicine in India (SEMI); Indian Medical Association (IMA) & non-governmental organizations like FICCI, NATHEALTH etc. He is also a Member, Managing Committee, Symbiosis Society & Board of Management, Symbiosis International University. As member of various national bodies, Dr Rajiv has contributed to policy formulation and regulatory mechanisms influencing healthcare delivery and medical / nursing education nationally. Currently the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, SIU, Dr. Rajiv’s core area of research is public health with special focus on health promotion. Dr. Rajiv has contributed a number of articles in various national and international journals.

Raju Venkatraman

Raju Venkatraman

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Medall Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Raju Venkatraman is a serial entrepreneur that pioneered BPO in USA and India. Mr. Raju’s career in technology outsourcing began with EDS. In EDS, Raju spearheaded the applications outsourcing business (now called BPO) in a variety of verticals including Healthcare, Manufacturing and Federal Government. Raju left a successful career at EDS in 1991 and became a pioneer in outsourcing by launching Vetri Systems, an offshore outsourcing company. Scaling his original company to nearly 4,000 employees, he sold it to Lason, U.S.A, in 1998. He served as the President, Data Management Services at Lason and was responsible for more than 7,500 employees. In early 2002, he resigned from Lason and launched Sherpa Business Solutions & Rev IT. In 2005, Raju sold Rev IT & Sherpa Business Solutions to ICICI One Source. He became the Joint Managing Director of ICICI One Source which was renamed as First Source Solutions Ltd (FSL). Raju was a key board member in growing FSL to 23,000 employees. In 2009, Raju left FSL to start Medall.

Ravinder Pal Singh Dang

Ravinder Pal Singh Dang

GM, Baxter India and South Asia

Mr. Ravinder Dang, who joined Baxter as Business Unit Director Medication Delivery in 2012 rose to the rank of General Manager for Baxter India and South Asia in January 2016. He has an experience of over 25 years in varied industries that range from Healthcare, FMCG and Retail. Prior to joining Baxter, he worked in Metro Cash and Carry heading the Services, Companies and Offices vertical. His work experiences include setting up organizations, accelerating business units and leading significant change management programs. Mr Dang has a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences from Delhi University and holds an MBA degree from the Institute of Management Technology. He currently leads the India Governance Council at Baxter to drive the One India Approach for all units in India. At the Industry level he leads the MedTech forum at NATHEALTH, which is an industry association of payors, providers and MedTech organizations with focus on policy advocacy.

Rishab Gupta

Rishab Gupta

Co-Founder at Redwing Labs - Techstars '19 Tedx Speaker

Rishab is the Co-Founder at Redwing Labs. After completing his Mechatronics engineering Rishabh was employed with Wipro as an SAP Consultant in automation technologies. Further he is a licensed insurance adjuster who used drones in multiple projects for Insurance risk management purposes and understands where India can utilize UAV Maps in disaster risk mitigation.

Rohit Sathe

Rohit Sathe

President – Philips Health Systems, Indian Subcontinent

Rohit Sathe, President – Health Systems for the Philips Indian Subcontinent is a proficient professionalwith almost two decades of work experience in the healthcare, construction and e-learning industries in India and UK. Rohit is a part of the Philips India Leadership Team, and oversees key initiatives to improve access to healthcare, in theareas of prevention, diagnostics and treatment. In his current position, Rohit is accountable for bringing in leadership experience, and an extensive industry knowledge to contribute to Philips’ overall growth plans.

Ruma Banerjee

Ruma Banerjee

Vice-President, Neotia Healthcare Initiative, Ambuja Neotia Group, Kolkata

Ruma Banerjee leads the Projects and Business Operations of the healthcare vertical as the as Vice-President of Neotia Healthcare Initiative Limited. She started her career with Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre, Kolkata in the year 2001 after completion of her post-graduation in Hospital management as junior executive operations. She was quickly selected by the management to head the administration of the flagship hospital. She was assigned with the responsibility of setting up Genome The Fertility Centre in the year 2006 which at present has 6 centers spread across West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. She was also involved in setting up Neotia Mediplus Clinic, Garia in the year 2010 & Neotia Academy of Nursing in the year 2011. The group launched Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre (NGHC) in Siliguri – the 250 bed multi super speciality hospital in the year 2012 and second Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre hospital in New Town in the year 2018 under her able leadership.

Dr. Sangita Reddy

Dr. Sangita Reddy

Joint Managing Director, Apollo Group of Hospitals

Dr. Sangita Reddy is a global healthcare influencer, healthcare technocrat and social Entrepreneur committed to transforming healthcare through technological advancements. She is accelerating positive transformation for effective healthcare service delivery. She has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by Macquarie University Australia, in recognition of her untiring efforts and resolute commitment to bringing transformative changes in healthcare, development of Health IT and championing manifold initiatives both in India and abroad. She is an Honorary Consul of Brazil in Hyderabad, appointed by the Govt. of India. Dr. Sangita Reddy is a member of The World Economic Forum, Sr. Vice President & Director of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries) and was an elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) by the Planning Commission, Government of India. She has been nominated by the Government of India as a Member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology. She is an Executive Member at National Association of Software & Services Cos (NASSCOM) and was on the Board for Development Institute, USA and GAVI.Org.

Sanjay Prasad

Sanjay Prasad

President & CEO at Mission of Mercy Hospital & Research Centre

Mr. Sanjay Prasad, at the helm of Mercy Healthcare as a President & CEO for over a decade took up the challenge of creating a turnaround by sustaining and growing the organization which now covers a Hospital, School of Nursing and a network of 20 Clinics across the states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha. An alumni of prestigious institutions like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta and Harvard Business School, Prasad's academic achievements include a Masters in Healthcare Administration and degrees / diplomas in Healthcare Management and Advanced Business Management. He is serving as a Governing Council Member of NATHEALTH (Healthcare Federation of India) and a Committee Member of the NATHEALTH 'Prevention & Wellness Committee'. Prasad is the Chairman - Healthcare Committee of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Eastern India followed by a Member of CII's National Working Group on Healthcare Ethics and Eastern Regional Council.

Sarang Deo

Sarang Deo

Associate Professor of Operations Management, Indian School of Business

Sarang Deo’s primary area of interest is health care operations with special emphasis on investigating the impact of operations decisions on population level health outcomes. He has studied the influenza vaccine supply chain and the phenomenon of ambulance diversion (in the US), the adult HIV treatment supply chains and the infant HIV diagnosis networks in sub-Saharan Africa, and more recently the TB diagnosis pathway in rural India. He frequently collaborates with international agencies such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and his research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation and Grand Challenges Canada. Prior to joining the ISB, Sarang was Assistant Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. He was a management consultant in the Accenture’s Mumbai office before embarking on an academic career. Sarang has a PhD from UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, and BTech from IIT Bombay.

Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta

Dr Shakti Kumar Gupta

Professor and Medical Superintendent, AIIMS

A recipient of the WHO fellowship to USA (1997), Dr. Shakti Kumar Gupta represented India in the East West Meeting on Telemedicine organized by Asian Productivity Organization, Japan at Hawai, USA (1998). He was invited by National University of Singapore, Graduate School of Business to participate in Hospital Management Program for Chief Executives from Asia Pacific at Singapore (1999). He has been awarded the Pratibhashri Samman – 2002 from “Arvaheen Education and Cultural Organization”. The Medical Council of India has appointed him as Inspector for recognition of Post Graduate courses in the discipline of Hospital Administration & Chairman for revising course curriculum for MD Hospital Administration. He was also appointed as International consultant on Procurement & Supply Management India TB & HIV/AIDS Programs supported by Global Fund under UNOPS Asia Office Project (UN Assignment) at Delhi; as a Member of the National Board for Accreditation of Hospitals; as an expert by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, for establishing a 200-bed Trauma Center at Kathmandu Nepal and as Member of expert committee for upgradation of National Referral Hospital at Thimpu & Regional Referral Hospital at Monger, Bhutan. In addition, he has been nominated as expert by Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, for preparation of training module/curriculum for in-service training of Hospital Managers and Professionals in disaster management.

Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee

Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee

Mission Director, Grand Challenges India Jointly supported by DBT-BMGF-BIRAC-Wellcome

Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee, trained as a Medical Microbiologist brings with him more than 25 years of experience in academic institutes, Pharma companies and decade long experience in national, international philanthropic and Government funding agencies and has been instrumental in supporting the innovation ecosystem in India and beyond. Dr Mukherjee is currently the Mission Director of the Grand Challenges India, the flagship program of the partnership between the Department of Biotechnology, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust. This platform supports initiatives that could dramatically change the health and development landscape in India.

Shravan Subramanium

Shravan Subramanium

Managing Director, India and Neighbouring Markets at Roche Diagnostics India Pvt. Ltd

Physician executive and business leader with 15 years’ experience in life sciences/ medical devices including complete P&L management, sales, marketing & business development in pharmaceuticals & diagnostics. Proficient in leading diverse cross-functional teams & agencies across regions; delivered strong growth combining medical & marketing expertise, bringing entrepreneurial mindset to large ventures

Dr. Shubnum Singh

Dr. Shubnum Singh

Founder, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd

Dr. Shubnum Singh has four decades of rich experience in the healthcare sector spanning across roles such as a practicing Clinician, Healthcare Management & Administration, Healthcare Capability Building/ Skilling and Healthcare Governance. She is extremely passionate about advancing the delivery of healthcare services in India to meet the needs and aspirations of its citizenry. Her strength lies in capability building, understanding of physician behavior and community research has further strengthened my endeavor and contribution towards this cause.

Dr. Sudarshan Ballal

Dr. Sudarshan Ballal

President, NATHEALTH and Chairman, Manipal Group of Hospitals

Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, a Nephrologist, the director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, and the chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Manipal Hospitals Group and Senate Member of Manipal University is a very well-known name in the healthcare sector. Dr Ballal has also contributed to the academia in the field. He is the Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Manipal University, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University Medical Centre, Chairman of the Board at Stempeutics Research Pvt. Ltd. and examiner for the Royal College of Physicians London. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka for his contributions to the field of Medicine and an honorary FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London) without having worked or trained at any of the hospitals in UK.

Sumeet Aggarwal

Sumeet Aggarwal

Chief Operating Officer, Midmark

Sumeet Aggarwal’s latest role was General Manager in the CEO’s office at Fortis Healthcare, where he led the new business venture vertical in India. Before moving to India, Sumeet was based out of Fortis Healthcare, Singapore as General Manager for Business Development & Strategic Alliances and Director in the Executive Chairman’s office. Sumeet has served as a catalyst for growing and expanding Fortis Healthcare in the South East Asia region, maximizing share in strategic markets and optimizing operational efficiency. He has worked in conjunction with the Executive Chairman and senior management to develop their vision, revenue opportunities, define critical goals and success factors, fostering innovation and establishing relationships with vendors and partners to maximize business results with an enhanced focus on patient satisfaction. Prior to joining Fortis Healthcare, Sumeet was a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum in New York, where he was responsible for leading the engagement of business, political, academic and other thought leaders of society to shape the global health and healthcare agenda of the Forum. His work included spearheading projects that orchestrate the value of investment in health to governments and other stakeholders, articulating key principles and values to achieve better health outcomes. Sumeet has also spent eight years working as a trusted advisor to large private and public global healthcare clients while working for Deloitte Consulting and Monitor Group in the United States. Sumeet has an MBA degree from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Arizona.

Sumit Nadgir

Sumit Nadgir

Managing Director, True North Co

Sumit Nadgir joined TRUE NORTH in 2016 and is based out of Mumbai. He is closely involved in supporting and building TRUE NORTH companies across different sectors including healthcare, consumer goods, industrial services, etc. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune and has a Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Prior to joining TRUE NORTH, Sumit was a Principal with Bain & Co. where he supported several domestic & multinational firms across sectors including industrial goods & services, textiles, chemicals, infrastructure, health care, consumer goods dealing with growth strategies, operational efficiency, cost reduction, organization effectiveness, etc. Before Bain, he helped set up an engine manufacturing plant for the Kirloskar Group and implement lean systems across their operations. Earlier, he worked with J&J Medical, where he managed the sales of cardiac devices.

Sunil Thakur

Sunil Thakur

Managing Director, Quadria Capital

Over 15 years of investment banking experience across South and Southeast Asia Executed over 30 transactions totalling over US$7 billion across M&A, Capital Markets and Project Finance across South and Southeast Asia Previously worked as Director in Religare Capital Markets’ Southeast Asia Investment Banking team, executing M&A and ECM transactions Education: Masters in International Business from Delhi School of Economics

Tushar Sharma

Tushar Sharma

Managing Director and General Manager, Abbott India

Tushar brings 23 years of healthcare experience and has worked extensively to drive initiatives for the development of medical device firms in India. During this period, he establishes and manages key executive relationships with various stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry, with a focus on the application of the full spectrum of the company’s products, programs and services. He is currently the Managing Director & GM for India & South Asia since April 2011. Under his perfectionist drive, the company has grown as a strong leader in Coronary Therapy segment with Revenue market share of 60%. His current priorities include accelerating AV’s growth in the industry and enhance its inventive culture and brand. In his span of 18 years with Abbott, at multiple positions, Tushar has focused the company on strategic leadership, innovation and sustained market leadership position with his versatile experience. He is empaneled with various industry bodies such as FICCI, Am Cham, USIBC and CII.

Dr. Vikram Chatwal

Dr. Vikram Chatwal

Director, Medi-Assist

With a diverse range of skillsets, Dr Vikaram Chatwal has proved his mettle in Management, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), start-ups, healthcare and strategic Planning. He is the Director and a board member of Medi Assist and has a known history of working in the hospital & health care industry. He is the Co- Chairman of the Entrepreneurship Committee at the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC). He is also the former CEO of Reliance Health, a Reliance ADA Group Company and project leader in building the largest privately funded hospital, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. Dr Chatwal has also been a part of the founding team of the largest Indian healthcare BPO and IT companies, Apollo Health Street Limited.

Vipin Pathak

Vipin Pathak

Founder and CEO, Care24

Vipin Pathak is the founder and CEO of Care24, a health services company that specializes in home-based professional care from trained caregivers for patients. Pathak’s brainchild Care24, headquartered in Mumbai, was founded with the idea of bringing about quality medical care to patients at their doorstep.

Vered Mivtzari

Vered Mivtzari

Account Director, Country Relations of India, Start-Up Nation Central

Vered is the Country Relations Director of India at Start-Up Nation Central. She was the Deputy Head of Trade & Economic Mission at the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi, since May 2015- July 2017 and was responsible for assisting Israeli companies and businesses in the Indian market, matching between the needs of Indian and the Israeli technologies and ‘Know how’s’ and also responsible for attracting Indian industrial and financial investments in Israel. Vered Mivtzari is Studio Director and owner of "V play Design Studio" and has been in the management since 1997. Besides this she was a Lecturer at HIT - Holon Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Design 2008 - 2014. In previous years she was also a lecturer at Hadassah College (Jerusalem) and Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (Tel-Aviv). Vered is an Industrial designer, graduated from the Department of Industrial Design, Hadassah College - Jerusalem, 1995. She also has a BA in Business Management from the Thames Valley University London, 2002.

Dr. Vinod Paul

Dr. Vinod Paul

Member in NITI Aayog (National Institute of Transforming India)

Professor Vinod K. Paul is a full time Member in NITI Aayog (National Institute of Transforming India). Dr Paul has been a member of the faculty at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for over three decades and head of the Department of Paediatrics for several years. Apart from being an eminent neonatologist, Dr Paul has contributed to India’s national programmes including reproductive and child health; and nutrition. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of global Every Newborn Action Plan. He has chaired academic and selection committees of AIIMS, Raipur; chaired Technical Resources Group on Child Health, MoHFW, and co-chaired Himachal Pradesh State Commission on Health.

Dr. Vivek Desai

Dr. Vivek Desai

Founder, HOSMAC India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr Desai has been a special invitee at major industry bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and the Indian Merchant Chambers (IMC), among others. He has also worked as an advisor to the World Bank, USAID, Indian Ministry of Health etc. He is a medical graduate with a post-graduation in hospital management and business management. His major areas of interest are strategic business planning, macro level project co- ordination and incubating new business ideas.

Wendy Singer

Wendy Singer

Executive Direcor, Start-up Nation Central

Wendy Singer has served as Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central since its founding in 2013. She worked with the US-based funders to build the infrastructure and professional team in Israel, and to launch its initial activities – connecting Israel’s innovation ecosystem with government and business leaders around the world. Today she heads SNC’s Jerusalem operation and manages its engagements with foreign government leaders. Before joining SNC, Wendy concluded a 23-year career at AIPAC. She was Director of AIPAC's Israel Office for sixteen years. In that role, she and her team curated educational seminars in Israel for several dozen senior US lawmakers and political leaders annually. Wendy maintained relationships with Israeli ministers and senior government leaders, members of the opposition, and a wide range of MKs, in addition to US diplomats, and Palestinian officials. She reported to AIPAC-Washington on policy, security and political developments in Israel. Prior to emigrating to Israel, Wendy served as a registered lobbyist on Capitol Hill, where she was the lead contact for 20 Senators and 70 House Members. She also served as a staff aide for three Members of Congress, focusing on foreign policy issues.

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