Dr. Naresh Trehan
Chairman - HSSC & Chairman - Medanta-The Medicity
Chairman - HSSC & Chairman - Medanta-The Medicity
Dr. Naresh Trehan, an Indian national, is a renowned Cardiovascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon, a graduate from King George Medical College and subsequently trained and practiced at New York University Medical Center Manhattan USA from 1971 to 1988, where he obtained a Diplomat from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Dr Naresh Trehan is the Chairman & Managing Director and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, MedantaTM-The MediCity, a 1500 bedded multi super speciality institute, which offers cutting edge technology and state of art treatment facilities at an affordable cost. The Institute is governed under the guiding principles of providing medical services to patients with care, compassion and commitment.
Dr. Naresh Trehan founded the Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre where he was the Executive Director. Escorts was conceptualised, created and managed by Dr. Trehan from November 1987 to May 2007.
Dr. Naresh Trehan has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shree and the Padma Bhushan Award, presented by the Government of India.
Dr Naresh Trehan was the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (ISMICS), Minneapolis, USA 2004-05 and has also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from three prestigious universities.
Dr. Shubnum Singh
Director - Medical Education, Medical Research & Advisor - Healthcare Framework Max Healthcare Institute Ltd.
Director - Medical Education, Medical Research & Advisor - Healthcare Framework Max Healthcare Institute Ltd.
Dr Shubnum Singh an alumnus of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi has 33 years of experience in the medical profession ranging from core medical practice as a Clinical Pathologist, Allergist & Hospital Administration.
A founder member of Max Healthcare Institute Ltd she was actively involved in strategizing and developing different verticals of the business. Her special interest in physician behavior led her to lead for the group, a program for setting the governance framework and templates.
A deep passion for recognition for all cadre of healthcare professionals ranging from frontline healthcare workers to Super Specialists and in providing lifelong learning skills led to her involvement as a Lead founder member of the Healthcare Skills Council (HSSC) under National Skills Development Council (NSDC), Chairperson- HSSC Advisory Committee on National Occupational Standards, Board member & Secretary of Life Sciences Skill Development Council (LSSSDC).steering committee member of Pradhan Mantri Kushal Vikas Yojna.
An active member of National Healthcare committees of CII & FICCI and subcommittee of CII on Public Private Participation, Public Health, Higher education and Guidance Committee on Costing of Medical Treatment Procedures.
Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee
Director GeneralConfederation of Indian Industry
Chandrajit Banerjee is the Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Mr Banerjee has been with the CII for about 3 decades and has been the Director General, CII since May 2008.
Mr Banerjee is a Post-Graduate (MS) in Economics with specialisation on Economics of Planning and Econometrics from the University of Calcutta. Earlier, he did his Graduation from St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) in Economics (Hons).
As Director General, he is responsible for overall operations of CII.
Prior to his appointment as Director General, he held several senior positions in CII.
Mr Banerjee has been responsible for important areas of work including the Sectoral Verticals - Manufacturing, Services, Agriculture and Life Sciences Sectors and the SMEs. He has led key policy work of CII in the areas of Economic Policy, Financial Services and Corporate Governance (he was also the First Executive Director of the National Foundation of Corporate Governance -NFCG, an organization set up by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Government of India). He continues to be in the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of NFCG as a Member.
Earlier Mr Banerjee has served as Head of CII’s regional operations in the Northern, Southern and Western Regions.
Over the years, Mr Banerjee has worked out of the CII-Headquarters in New Delhi for several years and has also been based at Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. He was also in Bangalore to initiate the Centre of Excellence of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), which is a state-of-the-art centre for training, conventions and trade fairs.
Mr Banerjee is in various advisory committees of the Government of India. He is the Co-Chairman of the Governing Council, Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC), a not for profit public private initiative of Government of India and CII, established in 2007. He is a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on India. Mr Banerjee is a Member of the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Madhya Pradesh and also a Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ranchi. He is an advisory board member of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC).
Mr Banerjee has been honored with the China-India Friendship Award by the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for his contributions towards the development of bilateral ties between India and China. Mr Banerjee has also been conferred with the decoration of Knight Commander of the Order of Queen Isabella by His Majesty the King of Spain in recognition of his most meritorious achievements and exceptional contributions towards promoting relations between India and Spain.
Mr Banerjee is also the Secretariat for several bilateral CEOs Forums constituted by the Government of India. These include Forums with Australia, France, Russia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Japan, Pakistan, South Africa among others.
With 66 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 9 overseas offices in Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 312 counterpart organizations in 106 countries, CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy
ChairmanApollo Hospitals Group
Dr. Prathap C Reddy, the visionary Founder Chairman of Apollo Hospitals, is widely credited as being the architect of modern Indian healthcare. He is best described as a compassionate humanitarian, who has dedicated his life to bringing world-class healthcare within the economic and geographic reach of millions of patients. The institution he built and the values and vision he inculcated led the private healthcare revolution that transformed the Indian healthcare landscape. It was Dr. Reddy’s vision to build a business model with an intrinsic ‘social conscience’. Apollo Hospitals opened its doors in 1983 and introduced international quality healthcare to India, at a cost that was a tenth of comparable costs in the Western world. This was Apollo’s first act of social responsibility and the Group has stayed true to Dr. Reddy’s vision in its journey of over three decades.
The business model designed by him was inherently scalable, replicable and sustainable and fostered the emergence of the healthcare sector in India, as we know it today. Dr. Reddy’s vision, acumen and ideal of uncompromised quality motivated numerous individuals in India and across the world to set forth, emulate the model and take care closer to their patients. Dr. Reddy has carried the torch of healthcare to distant corners of India. Always the visionary, he has harnessed technology and insurance to reach healthcare to the masses. The pioneering success of telemedicine and innovative insurance in Aragonda, the world’s first V-SAT enabled village in remote Andhra Pradesh validates the concept of ‘Healthcare for All’.
Recognising that telemedicine can help meet the increasing demand for universal access to high quality medicine, irrespective of geography, Dr. Reddy led his team to set up 125 telemedicine centres across seven countries. Dr. Reddy was at the helm of the revolutionary Reach Hospitals initiative from Apollo taking worldclass healthcare to tier II towns. This blueprint is carrying good health to the very heart of India.
A tireless advocate for creating access through insurance, Dr. Reddy firmly believes that mandatory health insurance is critical for the nation and has been actively campaigning for its implementation across the country. The innovative insurance project, at a cost of Rs.1 a day that he introduced in his native village decades ago, paved the way for many more products for rural India. This project has been adopted in multiple ways across the country and created the platform for the Government of India’s Universal Health Insurance programme for below-the-poverty-line population.
Nurturing change towards preventive healthcare, Dr. Prathap Reddy passionately propagated Preventive Healthcare with the concept of Annual Health Checks. As a cardiologist, he recognised that the battle against disease had to go beyond hospitals and envisioned the Billion Hearts Beating campaign, an endeavour that deploys innovative mediums to encourage Indians to stay heart-healthy.
In service to his nation, Dr. Reddy has also been the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Health Council and advisor to its committees on Healthcare, Health Insurance, Public Health and Pharma.
Dr Prathap C Reddy was pivotal in the genesis of NATHEALTH - the Healthcare Federation of India. He envisioned the creation of NATHEALTH as the collective and credible voice to shape Indian healthcare.
NATHEALTH is today emerging as one of the nation's most powerful and influential forums in facilitating the shift in mind-set, delivery and policy making to nurture the gift of good health for all in our country. It embodies the collaborative power of Indian healthcare stakeholders in their mission to address the urgent priorities and redefine the healthcare ecosystem of the nation.
Dr. Reddy's incredible journey is captured through a biography entitled "Healer: Dr. Prathap Chandra Reddy and the Transformation of India," authored by Pranay Gupte, veteran international journalist, biographer and historian and published by Penguin, the world's largest publisher.
A dedicated philanthropist, Dr. Reddy introduced social initiatives that helped transcend barriers and a notable example is the Save a Child’s Heart Initiative that is addressing the widespread issue of congenital heart disease in India.
Dr. Prathap C Reddy was conferred the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ the second highest civilian award. This unequalled commendation from the Government of India is an acknowledgement of his untiring pursuit for excellence in healthcare.
Mr. Daljit Singh
Daljit Singh is the President, Fortis Healthcare Limited. He has led the Company’s strategy and organizational development functions and has held the office of CEO. He has over 38 yrs of rich management experience.
Mr Singh has been a pivotal member of the top team of Fortis that formulated and implemented Fortis’ growth strategy to position it as India’s leading Healthcare delivery organization in a short span of 10 yrs.
Prior to joining Fortis, Mr Singh was on the Board of Directors of ICI India, a subsidiary of the British Multinational, as the Executive Director in charge of Human Resources, Manufacturing, External Relations and Communications. Amongst key responsibilities held, he was the Chief Executive for Pharmaceuticals, Specialties and Catalyst businesses. He was member of the ICI Global Manufacturing Group, SSHE Excellence Group and the Global HR Forum. His key experience and achievements have been in the areas of developing progressive HR strategies and ensuring their implementation, organizational restructuring, building a high performance culture and leading teams to deliver business value. He has successfully planned and executed significant change programs.
Mr Singh is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the domain of Healthcare Delivery. He is on the Steering Boards constituted by the World Economic Forum to guide two major Global projects: “Scenarios for Sustainable Health Systems” and “The Healthy Living Charter”. He is also on the Forum’s Advisory Board on “The Economic Burden of Non Communicable Diseases in India”.
A certified Life and Executive Coach, he works with Senior Management to enhance personal performance and fulfillment. He also leads and facilitates workshops on Strategy, Business Planning & Leadership.
A graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Mr. Singh was a Commonwealth Scholar to the Senior Management Programme at the Manchester Business School in 1995. With an outstanding track record in the field of athletics, his current interests include athletics, high altitude trekking, adventure sports, music and reading.
Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal
Joint SecretaryMinistry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
Shri Sudhansh Pant
Ministry of Health & Family WelfareIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
B. Tech (Hons.) IIT KharagpurIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
Shri Sudhansh Pant holds a B. Tech (Hons.) degree from IIT Kharagpur. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 1991 in the Rajasthan Cadre.
In the early years of his service, he has worked as Collector & District Magistrate in the districts of Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Bhilwara and Jaipur. He has also worked as Chairman and Managing Director of the State Power Transmission Corporation, the State Power Distribution Companies and the State Renewable Energy Corporation. He has been Secretary in the Mines and Petroleum Department in Government of Rajasthan, besides having worked as Commissioner of the Jaipur Development Authority and Secretary in the Urban Local Bodies and Housing Department. Prior to joining the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in March, 2018, he worked as Joint Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, besides holding the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited, a Government of India Undertaking. He has a long experience in working in the Cooperative Sector and has headed several Co-operative Institutions.
He is, at present, working as Joint Secretary in the Department of Health & Family Welfare and deals with Administration, Medical Education, Allied Health Services, Institutes of National Importance and Procurement. He is also holding the charge of DG&CEO, Central Medical Services Society.
He has received several awards from the Government of Rajasthan, Government of India and the Election Commission of India for meritorious achievement during the course of his career.
Mr. Ashish Jain
Chief Executive OfficerHealthcare Sector Skill Council
Prof. K Srinath Reddy
PresidentPublic Health Foundation of India (PHFI)
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is presently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University and Honorary Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. PHFI is engaged in capacity building in Public Health in India through education, training, research, policy development, health communication and advocacy.
Having trained in cardiology and epidemiology, Prof. Reddy has been involved in several major international and national research studies including the INTERSALT global study of blood pressure and electrolytes, INTERHEART global study on risk factors of myocardial infarction, national collaborative studies on epidemiology of coronary heart disease and community control of rheumatic heart disease. Widely regarded as a leader of preventive cardiology at national and international levels, Prof. Reddy has been a researcher, teacher, policy enabler, advocate and activist who has worked to promote cardiovascular health, tobacco control, appropriate nutrition across the life course, chronic disease prevention and healthy living across the lifespan. He edited the National Medical Journal of India for 10 years and is on editorial board of several international and national journals. He has more than 400 scientific publications in international and Indian peer reviewed-journals.
He has served on many WHO expert panels and has been the President of the World Heart Federation (2013-14). He chaired the Core Advisory Group on Health and Human Rights for the National Human Rights Commission of India for several years and was a member of the first National Science and Engineering Research Board of Government of India. He recently chaired the High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage, set up by the Planning Commission of India. He has also served as the President of the National Board of Examinations which deals with post-graduate medical education in India.
Prof. Reddy is a member of the Leadership Council of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (ww.unsdsn.org), established to assist the United Nations in developing the post-2015 goals for sustainable development. He chairs the Thematic Group on Health in the SDSN. Prof. Reddy is a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition.
His contributions to public health have been recognized through several awards and honours. They include: WHO Director General’s Award for Outstanding Global Leadership in Tobacco Control (World Health Assembly, 2003), Padma Bhushan (Presidential Honour, India, 2005), Queen Elizabeth Medal (Royal Society for Health Promotion, UK, 2005), Luther Terry Medal for Leadership in Tobacco Control (American Cancer Society, 2009), Membership of the US National Academies (Institute of Medicine, 2005), Fellowship of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2009), Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health, UK (2009), Cutter Lecture (Harvard, 2006), Koplan Lecture (CDC, 2008), Gopalan Oration (2009), Ramalingaswami Oration (2010), Paul Dudley White Lecture (AHA, 2010), Sheth Lecture (Emory, 2012), Philip Poole Wilson Memorial Oration (AIIMS-UKIERI, 2012), Sir John Wilson Oration (IAPB,2012), Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) conferred by University of Aberdeen, Scotland (2011), Dr. NTR Medical University (2o11), University of Lausanne, Switzerland (2012), and University of Glasgow, Scotland (2013) and Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) conferred by the Jodhpur National University, India (2013) & Doctor of Science (Medicine), Honoris Causa, University of London, UK (2014).
He has also won prestigious literary awards such as: the Global Peace Essay contest organized by Economists Allied for Arms Reduction – ECAAR – and judged by 9 Nobel Laureates and the Times of India Essay contest on Human Rights and Media. He was a prize winning debater and quizzer at school and college levels.
Mr. S. Sridhar
Managing DirectorPfizer Limited
Mr S Sridhar is a chartered accountant by profession with over 20 years of experience. He has served as Pfizer Chief Financial Officer for a period of seven years, and was appointed as ED in May 2013. He has also concurrently led the company's distribution function for three years, and is at present heading Pfizer's anti-infective, cardio-vascular and ophthalmology business.
At Pfizer, Sridhar has led a number of strategic initiatives that have significantly expanded the company's business footprint in the country. This includes implementation of the merger of Wyeth Ltd with Pfizer that resulted in the two listed companies successfully combining talent and product portfolios to create a single 'go to market' strategy, stronger market presence and increased long term shareholder value, a statement says. He is also responsible for developing the integrated company's 'institutional business' strategy that has resulted in a strong Pfizer product portfolio presence in major institutions across the country, and leading the development of the company's multi-channel marketing strategy.
Before joining Pfizer, Sridhar was the finance director of Diageo India. He was also on the board of Wyeth Limited.
Dr. M I Sahadulla
Chairman and Managing DirectorKerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS)
Chairman and Managing DirectorKerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS)
Dr. M. I. Sahadulla is a Kerala based Internal Medicine specialist and a Healthcare Management expert by profession. He was a member of the faculty of General Medicine in the Medical College, Kerala Government, worked in the National Health Services, UK and also had training in the best Medical Centers in the United States. He has 25 years of experience in Saudi Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) Hospitals in various capacities such as Physician, Internist and administrator through which he has gained rich experience in American standards of Healthcare, Quality and Accreditation.
Dr. M. I. Sahadulla is the Founder Chairman & Managing Director of KIMS Healthcare Management Limited (KIMS Healthcare Group), a Public Limited Company formed in 1996 with a vision to establish a healthcare institution with a difference, adopting the best of global quality standards. His experience in the healthcare sector ranges over an impressive 40 years, spanning across several countries such as India, UK, Saudi Arabia, USA and other countries of the Middle East.
Today, KIMS is a renowned brand of High quality and cost effective healthcare in India and the GCC countries ie Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai with 14 projects, comprising of multi–specialty hospitals, Cancer Centre and polyclinics,within the last 12 years. Currently Dr M I Sahadulla is leading a healthcare workforce with 5000 professionals across India and the GCC countries with more than 1000 bed strength. His passion for academics has led him to establish a very strong academic and research department at KIMS, which runs 17 post doctoral DNB courses, Nursing College, Nursing School and Paramedical Institutions.
Dr. M I Sahadulla, with 25 years of experience working in healthcare organizations of international standards abroad, always dreamt of setting up a similar institution offering top-class, quality healthcare, in his native place in Trivandrum, Kerala. At a time when healthcare focused on quality was not an accepted concept in the region,he dared to set up an institution grounded in quality systems and ethical standards.
KIMS Trivandrum is among the first four hospitals in India to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and the first hospital in India accredited by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI). KIMs laboratory is accredited by NABL and Blood Bank by NABH.
His non compromising approach to quality health delivery giving prominence for safety and patient rights has elevated him and the institution to the forefront among the healthcare community.
Dr. Sahadulla is a recipient of many awards and laurels from various organizations within the country and abroad. KIMS Group recently received the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2013 from Institute of Directors for its excellence in Corporate Governance. Dr Sahadulla is also well-known for his keen sense of responsibility to the community and seeing the success and impact of his philanthropic activities, the Anti- Narcotics Council of India (a branch of UN India) bestowed upon him the title and honour of ‘National Ambassador’ for their campaign ‘No-drugs Communities’. He is the recipient of the Management Leadership Award-2010 and the CSR Award-2012 of the Trivandrum Management Association. Dr Sahadulla is an active Member of National Health Review Committee constituted by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) & Indian Healthcare Foundation (IHCF). He is also the President of Association of Advanced Specialty Healthcare Institutions (AASHI), Kerala. He is also the founder member of Healthcare Sector Skill Council and also Board Advisor to Hemas Group of Hospitals, Srilanka.
Dr. A K Aggarwal
Former DeanMaulana Azad Medical College
Dr.A K Agarwal did his graduation from the King George’s Medical College in Lucknow in 1972 and successfully completed his post-graduation in ENT from the same institute in 1976. Dr. Agarwal started his academic career at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where he worked as a Senior Resident from 1977-80. In 1981 Dr. Agarwal joined Maulana Azad Medical College as a Lecturer and over time rose to the post of a Director Professor & HOD in ENT and DEAN of the same institution. He continued to be the Dean MAMC from 2004 to mid of 2013 and was designated Professor of Excellence MAMC till his retirement in March 2016. Dr. Agarwal holds an overall teaching experience of over 35 years and has been involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He is an Honorary Faculty member and Director of the Department of Medical Education in MAMC.
Dr. Agarwal has had a long association with The National Board of Examinations and is responsible for pioneering and introducing the technique of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) in the country through the Board. On an international level, Dr. Agarwal is the Coordinator for the ENT Medical Education all over the globe, under the aegis of the International Federation of Otolaryngological Societies (World ENT Association). Pursuing his academic interest, Dr. Agarwal has published over 50 articles in many national & international journals.
Dr. Agarwal has been a pioneer in the field of Prevention of Deafness in the country and in the South East Asia region as well. Dr. Agarwal is Additional Director General Incharge & the National level Coordinator for the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness that was started by the Government on a pilot basis in 2006 and has now been integrated with the NRHM. Earlier, Dr. Agarwal took the lead in coordinating the Shravan Shakti Abhiyan being run by the Govt. of Delhi. Dr. Agarwal is also the President of the Sound Hearing2030 initiative, a WHO supported program to look into the Prevention of Deafness at various levels in the South East Asia Region. He is also a member of the Hearing International, an international body working in this field. Dr. Agarwal has participated in numerous conferences and workshops and been awarded many orations and lectures on this topic all over the globe.
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Dr. Agarwal served as Head of ENT department at MAMC for many years and as Medical Superintendent of the LN Hospital in 2003-4.Besides this, Dr. Agarwal is the President of the Delhi Medical Council and Physiotherapy Council of Delhi. He is also the Governing Body member of the National Brain Research Centre.
Mr. Sandeep Makkar
Managing DirectorJohnson & Johnson Medical India
Sandeep Makkar is the Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India (JJMI) and a member of Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Team. An avid learner, he earned his MBA and Certificate in Health Sector Management at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in USA. Sandeep gained healthcare management experience with Select Medical before joining Johnson & Johnson in USA in 2008. He relocated to India in January 2020.
Sandeep has a strong background in healthcare and medical devices spanning 23 years, including diverse experiences in global strategic marketing for product design and brand management, business development, and commercial roles in USA, Japan, India and APAC region. Sandeep is an authentic global healthcare leader with a successful track record defined by customer-first credo, inspirational leadership, growth mind-set, actionable strategies, disciplined execution and consistency in delivering results.
In his current role, Sandeep is actively engaged in helping shape the Indian healthcare environment through active participation in leading industry forums. He is a member of the Governing Councils of Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH) and Healthcare Sector Skills Council (HSSC), Executive Committee member of AdvaMed, and active member of Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI). He is also an active participant in US Indian Business Council (USIBC) working groups on healthcare.
Sandeep is the recipient of multiple leadership awards for his commitment to customers, people development and business results. He is passionate about community impact. He recently led a widely acclaimed partnership between Government of India and the industry for making India self-reliant on high quality and significantly low cost COVID-19 testing swabs in record time. Sandeep and his family are advocates of Red Cross Society and Operation Smile (charitable organization for safe and effective cleft lip and cleft palate surgery). Even his children take immense pride in these efforts and hold leadership positions in school and state chapters of these organizations.
Dr Randeep Guleria
DirectorAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Mr. Nalinikanth (Nal) Gollagunta
President & CEO of GE HealthcareWIPRO GE Healthcare
Nal is the President & CEO of GE Healthcare – India & South Asia region, and Managing Director of Wipro GE Healthcare.
Nal 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, Nal was with Cisco where he was the Country Head and Managing Director, Enterprise Sales – India and SAARC region. He has over 19 years of senior management, consulting and leadership experience with stints in Texas Instruments, McKinsey and Cisco across India, Singapore and USA.
Nal holds an BTech degree (Electrical) from IIT – Madras; a MS (Engg Sciences) from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Cornell University.
Ms. Sangita Reddy
Joint Managing DirectorApollo Hospitals
Ms. Sangita Reddy is executive director, operations at Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest hospital network in Asia with more than 9,000 beds in 44 locations. With responsibilities that involve policy, growth and strategy, Ms. Reddy is pivotal in directing the group's operations.
In addition, under her stewardship the Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad has emerged as Asia’s first Health City. It has done so by introducing multi-dimensional holistic healthcare to India.
Ms. Reddy's inputs are central to the structure and values of the Apollo Culture. She leads the Human Resources and IT functions across the group, with responsibilities extending to all divisions of hospitals within the group. She has also been instrumental in extending community-based hospital projects, with a special focus on rural areas. One of her initiatives has been Apollo Reach, which aims to build a string of secondary care hospitals in rural areas across India.
For more than 20 years, Ms. Reddy has worked in multiple segments of the healthcare sector. She has presented at several international forums including the World Health Congress and Pacific Summit. In doing so, she has earned the respect of international healthcare leaders and has influenced the development of healthcare information technology industry.
Ms. Reddy graduated in science with honors from the Women’s Christian College, Chennai. She has taken post-graduate and executive courses in Hospital Administration from Rutgers University and Harvard University in the U.S. and National Singapore University in Singapore. In 1998, she received the Young Manager of the Year Award from the Hyderabad Management Association, and in 2005-06 was awarded the Top Woman Entrepreneur in the Information and Communication Technology Sector by the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Ms. Reddy is a member of the Rockfeller Working Group, where she is responsible for Private Healthcare Development. Ms. Reddy is also a director of AHIL, PCR Investments Limited, Apollo Health and Lifestyle, Apollo Mumbai Hospitals Limited, Medvarsity Online Limited, Family Health Plan and Apollo Health Resources Limited and is the Chairperson of Apollo Philanthropy
Ms Reddy has recently been elected as Head of the Hyderabad division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Andhra Pradesh State Council and National Head of Healthcare.
Ms Reddy is also on the Board of Oakridge International School.
Ms Reddy is a Member of the World Economic Forum
Ms Reddy has been recently nominated by the Government of India to be a Member to the Technology Development Board.
Dr. Arvind Lal
ChairmanDr. Lal Path Labs
Brig. Arvind Lal is a pioneer in bringing laboratory services in India at par with the Western world. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, having received his graduate and post-graduate medical degrees from the prestigious institute.
In 1977, Brig. Lal took charge of Dr Lal PathLabs, the medical diagnostics laboratory founded in 1949 by his late father. Under his expert guidance and leadership, Dr Lal PathLabs (LPL) has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia having to its credit accreditations from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India), College of American Pathologists (CAP - USA). Currently they operate over 150 labs, including Asia’s biggest lab at Rohini, New Delhi with 2,000 collection centres all over India. The lab tests over 30,000 patients every day or nearly 10 million patients in a year.
Dr. Lal is accredited to having the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) in the field of laboratory testing with the Government of Tripura since 2004 and later with Gujarat Govt in 2011.
He is the Chairman of the Healthcare Committee of the PHD Chamber Commerce and member of all the Healthcare Committees of all the other Chambers of Commerce. He is also the Chief of the Academic Council of IIHMR (International Institute of Health Management Research), New Delhi.
Dr. Lal was appointed as the Honorary Physician to the President of India in 2001.
In December 2012 he was invited as the Keynote Speaker to address the MBA students at IIM- Ahmedabad.
Conferred with the Padma Shri, Brig. Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted an honorary Brigadier’s rank in Armed Forces Medical Services. He is also the recipient of many other awards from various national and international organizations.
Dr. R C Deka
Vice ChancellorDowntown University
Prof. Ramesh C. Deka obtained his MBBS degree from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in 1969 and his MS (ENT) from AIIMS in 1973.
Prof. Ramesh C. Deka is a renowned ENT specialist and is the Vice Chancellor of The Assam D.T. University, Panikhaiti, Guwahati, Assam. He has been the Distinguished Chair Professor of Medical Education and Research in Amity University, Noida and the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, which is globally recognized as the premier Medical Institute of India. He is one of the pioneers of cochlear implant surgery in India and has performed the country's first bilateral cochlear implantation surgery. He has developed the Cochlear Implant Facility at the ENT department AIIMS with research/ rehabilitation activities for patient care and research in this field. The facility facilitates clinical research work and rehabilitation works in this group of patients with bilateral profound deafness both in children and adults. So far over 300 Cochlear implants surgeries have been done under this facility successfully, which is largest number among the government setups in India He is an expert in endoscopic sinus and laryngeal/voice surgery.
Prof. Ramesh C Deka has published more than 200 research papers in national and international journals. He has also contributed chapters in several Indian and foreign books. Seven books, including three leading text books, published abroad, contain citations of his works in the field of otology, audiology, facial palsy, evoked potential, neurotology, rhinology and laryngeal cancer.
Prof. Ramesh C. Deka joined the faculty position in AIIMS in 1981. Prior to this, he worked as a faculty in Kasturba Medical College, Manipal where he was reader and head of the department of ENT (1976–1979) and in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry (1979–1981). He received his training in 1977-1978 in otology, neurotology and microsurgery of the ear under Prof. G.E. Shambaugh Jr. and Prof. George A. Sisson at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. Dr. Deka has also undergone training in otology under Prof. Nager at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland and under Prof. JA Kirchner at Yale University Medical Center, New Haven, Connecticut, USA in head & neck surgery. He has conducted neurophysiological studies on inner ear with David Lipscomb at University of Tennessee, Knoxville during his fellowship in USA (1978).He has also been keenly associated with community health programmes during his 37 years of experience in teaching, patient care and research. He had undergone training in neurotology under C.F. Claussen in Wurzburg University & Neurotology Institute, Badkissingen, Germany in 1984. In 1994, on a WHO fellowship, he worked with David W. Kennedy in the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and learned functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Prof. Ramesh C. Deka also worked with Prof. Robert Jackler, Prof. R. Schindler, Prof. H. Dedo and Prof. R. Kaplan in the area of head & neck surgery, neurotology and skull-base surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1996, he went to Australia to undergo training in cochlear implant surgery at the Melbourne University and the Bionic Ear Institute, Melbourne. He is in the Editorial Board Member of Acta Otolaryngologica (Sweden), Otology and Neuro-otology (USA), Otolaryngoloy & HN Surgery, USA, Pakistan Journal of Otolaryngology (Pakistan), India Journal of Otology and Vertigo view Point.
Dr. Alexander Thomas
PresidentCAHO & ANBAI
Dr. Alexander Thomas ,Founder-Member and President of the Association of Healthcare Providers of India (AHPI), Founder-Member and President of the Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-Member and President of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) and Consultant to the World Bank, has served the healthcare sector for over 30 years. Dr. Thomas has played a key role in advancing progress in India's healthcare landscape, especially in the areas of Quality and Communication.
He is a Member of the four-person committee set up by the Union Health Ministry to investigate ways to reduce the cost of medical training; Member of the Working Group on Public Private Partnership (PPP) for Non-Communicable Diseases in District Hospitals, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India; Member-Secretary, Task Force on Karnataka Public Health Policy, Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, Govt. of Karnataka; Board Member, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organisations (NABH); Chair, Steering Committee, Health and Environment Leadership Platform, Public Health Foundation India; Member, Expert Committee for Amendment, Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act 2007, Government of Karnataka; and Advisor to the UNESCO-NBE Steering Committee on the Teaching of Bio-Ethics in the PG Medical Education Curriculum.
His recent publications are the Handbook of Healthcare Quality (2016), the Guidebook for Pre-Accreditation Entry-Level Standards for Small Healthcare Organizations (2015), and Communicate. Care. Cure: A Guide to Healthcare Communication (2014). His recent awards include the Emeritus Teacher Award (2014) by the National Board of Examinations for his contributions to the field of medical education and the Distinguished Service Award (2016) by the Indian Medical Association for his services to the community and the medical fraternity.
Dr. Girdhar Gyani
Director GeneralAssociation of Healthcare Providers of India
Dr. Girdhar J. Gyani is founder Director General of newly constituted "Association of Healthcare Providers (India)". Prior to this he was Secretary General, Quality Council of India during 2003-2012, an apex national body responsible for establishing and operating national accreditation structure and promoting quality in all walks of life. Dr. Gyani has distinction of serving as elected director on board of International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for 6-years (2004-10).During this period he worked extensively on improving effectiveness of QMS certification process through actual field validation, findings of which have appeared in prominent international quality journals. He successfully promoted applicationof third party conformity assessment structure to improve regulatory quality and in turn effectiveness in governance with the motto; "Quality for National Well Being".
Responding to question in Parliament on Medical Tourism, in year 2005,Dr. Gyani pioneered formulation and operating of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH), for the first time in the country. He facilitated development of accreditation standard duly approved by International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua),with the result that hospitals accredited by NABH have global recognition and which have given boost to Medical Tourism in the country. Dr Gyani functioned as founder CEO of NABH till he superannuated in July 2012 and has been retained as honorary member of its Governing Board.
Dr. Gyani followed up the hospital program, with accreditation schemes for Nursing Homes, Blood Banks, Diagnostic Centres and Clinics. Dr Gyani introduced registration scheme for consulting organizations, which provide counselling and training to hospitals to comply with the NABH standards. Dr. Gyani facilitated quality professional bodies to apply statistical quality tools like 5S, Kaizen, Lean, Six sigma, Balanced Score Card and other measures to improve cost competitiveness and reduce variability in clinical and managerial processes.
On the international front, Dr Gyani was elected as director on the Board of ISQua for year 2009-11 and re-elected foryears 2011-14. Dr. Gyani launched international wing of NABH and Philippine became the first overseas country to have adopted NABH standards. He was invited to visit Pakistan on two occasions under Aman Kin Asha, where he successfully launched NABH among the healthcare professionals in Pakistan.Followed up with this Dr Gyani was invited to Iran to sign MoU to launch NABH over there.
Dr. Gyani is credited in pursuing various state governments to adopt NABH standards in public health, including district hospitals and primary health centers, through capacity building. This has truly boosted the quality of healthcare in government hospitals.This includes states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi, J&K, Haryana, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
Dr. Gyani has been nominated as member of academic council of Medical Council of India (MCI). Dr Gyani has initiated quality improvement program at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, under which all teaching hospitals of affiliated Medical Colleges of University will implement NABH standards.
Dr. Gyani is widely travelled, which has helped him to understand best practices in overseas countries. He has been popular speaker on Quality in healthcare at large number of the international events.
Dr. Gyani has more than 40-years of experience in the areas of Teaching, Research and Quality Accreditation. Dr. Gyani holds a Doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in Quality. He has been conferred with 16th Lal C. Verman Award in year 2002 in recognition with distinguished contribution in the field of standardization, precision measurement & quality control. He is recipient of Rotary Centenary Award in year 2004 for Excellence in the field of Quality. SME World Magazine in its cover story of June 2012 issue has very deservingly depicted him as Quality Man of India.
Dr. S C Tiwari
ChairmanFortis Institute of Renal Sciences & Transplantation
Dr. (Prof.) S.C. Tiwari, is working as a Director and Chairman at Fortis Institute of Renal sciences & Transplantation (FIRST) Fortis Hospital Vasant Kunj, New Delhi . He is MBBS . MD (Medicine) and DM (Nephrology). Dr Tiwari is Gold Medalist and First in the University,at Ravishankar university Raipur. He did his DM Nephrology from PGIMER Chandigarh in 1977. He joined the prestigious All India Institute of Medical sciences -medicine in September 1980 then served there as Assistant professor of Nephrology and became the professor of Nephrology in 1996 at AIIM.
Dr. Tiwari’s has unmatched clinical and academic excellence that got acknowledged in various ways. He is the fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow of Indian Society of Nephrology, Fellow of Geriatric Society of India, fellow of International Medical Science academy (FIMSA), He received the Best Doctor Award from IMA and Best Nephrologist award from Vice President of India. Mr Bhairosingh Shekhawat, Chikitsa Rattan Award at Bangkok by Deputy prime minister of Bangkok and the Life time acheivment award for medicine from by Governor of Chhatisgarh and Governor of Bihar at New Delhi. He was the Visiting physician and Nephrologist to PM and physician Nephrologist to Present president of India and Drona Charya award by Delhi Nephrology Society and AVTAR.
As an administrator he has held positions of significance. At Present he is President of Indian Society of Hemodialysis, He was Past President Indian Society of Nephrology, He was Chairman Hospital Management Board of AIIMS, Member Academic Committee of AIIMS. He was also on the Advisory Board of UPSC and ICMR. Chief editor of Journal of renal sciences and in the Editorial Board of many national & international scientific nephrology journal. He is president kidney health Education and research foundation and Chairman REIC institute if ethics. Dr Tiwari worked at Abu Dhabi UAE for one year in the department of med and Nephrology central hospital Abu Dhabi UAE from 1989 and 1990.
As a visiting professor, Dr. Tiwari has been at the Albert Einstein College of Medecine, Long Island Jewish Medical Centre USA, Winthrop university Hospital, Minneola in New York USA, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Centre Minneapolis, USA. Also at the University of Mannitoba, Winnipeg CANADA. He has more than 300 publication in National and International Journal. Dr. Tiwari is Member Editorial Board of International Journal of Nephrology.He has been Editor of Journal of Renal Sciences.
Governing body Member Skill council for health Govt. of India. Dr. Tiwari is President, Kidney Health Education & Research Foundation Adjunct Prof. of Nephrology at Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, He is presently Ethics Committee Chairman, AIIMS New Delhi. Formerly Professor & Chairman, Department of Nephrology (AIIMS) New Delhi. Formerly Chairman, Hospital Management board (AIIMS) New Delhi. Publication – 298 in reputed National & International Journals and Books.
Dr. Bimal Charles
General SecretaryChristian Medical Association of India
He is also the Principal Investigator of the health systems strengthening projects to improve quality of blood banking and laboratories in public health facilities in India, supported by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
He was the project director for the AIDS Prevention and Control Project(APAC), in Tamil Nadu, and led the HIV prevention and technical support and steered non-governmental organization–led AIDS Prevention and Control Project in Tamil Nadu for two decades. Dr. Charles was previously the Medical Epidemiologist at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)(, Global AIDS Project India. He received his MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College, and has a Master of Science from the London School of Economics, University of London.
Dr Bimal Charles is married to Dr Sujatha Francis, and has two children Dharun Paul and Aran Daniel.
MD & CEO Manipal Health Enterprises
Dilip Jose is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Manipal Health Enterprises (Manipal Hospitals), an integrated hospital services system with 16 hospitals in India and abroad, and over 6000 beds under management.
He has over 28 years of experience in various sectors and across functional areas. In Healthcare, where he has spent the last 16 years, his previous assignment was as Group CEO of CARE Hospitals, managing a network of tertiary care facilities. Prior to that, he was the Regional Director with Fortis Healthcare, heading their operations in South India. Preceding that, he held leadership positions in the areas of medical and Para-Medical education as well as tertiary healthcare delivery.
Before his move to the Healthcare sector, Dilip spent about 12 years in various roles in Corporate Finance and Strategy.
Dr. Harish Nadkarni
Ceo - NABH
Dr. Harish Nadkarni has both clinical and quality management qualifications. On clinical side, he is MD and DGO in Gyne. and Obst. and has been a postgraduate teacher. He has an experience of clinical practice of over 25 years.
On the quality management side, he has been a lead assessor for ISO 9000, Six Sigma Black Belt and trained in various methodologies of quality management.
He has an experience of over 15 years of providing consultancy for quality management to healthcare, service and manufacturing sector organizations.
Dr. Tanuja Nesri
Chairperson, HSSC Sub Council on AYUSH & Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
Chairperson, HSSC Sub Council on AYUSH & Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi.
Professor Dr. Tanuja Nesri has completed her M.D. and Ph.D. in Ayurvedic Pharmacology (Dravyaguna vidnyan) from Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.
Currently, she is working as Director as well as head Division of Translational Research & Biostatic at All India Institute of Ayurveda, GOI, New Delhi.
She is also a chair for Health Sector Skill Council Sub Council on AYUSH under MOA,GOI. She has worked as CEO, National Medicinal Plant board, Ministry of AYUSH, GOI. Additional Director (Academics) & Medical Superintendent at Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayu. Charak Sansthan,under Govt of NCT Delhi, prior to which she was working as Principal & Medical Superintendent of Tilak Ayurvedic College Pune on a regular post.
She has worked as a Chairman of Managing Committee Governing Council Member, as well as Consulting Physician at Mental health (Manasa roga) & Internal medicine (Kayachikitsa) Department at Tarachand hospital & also as a Member of Research & Recognition committee at Pune University & Board of Research at Health University, Nashik.
Currently she is a member of Governing Council of IMS, BHU. She is also a member on the academic board of various universities like IPGT&R Jamnagar & National Academic and research Bodies & involved in academic administration curriculum, syllabi development & policy making for effective education in Ayurveda. She is Board Member of International Advisory Board of Jiwaji University, Gwalior. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of CCRAS. She is an adjunct faculty in the School of Sanskrit and Indian Studies (SSIS), JNU, New Delhi. She is also a member on the Scientific Panels in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.