Dr. Naresh Trehan
- HSSC & HSSC & Chairman - Medanta-The Medicity
Founder 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. Devi Prasad Shetty
- HSSC & Chairman - Narayana Hrudayalaya limited
- HSSC & Chairman - Narayana Hrudayalaya limited
A cardiac surgeon of repute and a successful entrepreneur, Dr Shetty is a
highly respected luminary for his ingenious ideas for reforms in healthcare
sector. His visionary leadership to make quality healthcare affordable for
all has drawn global recognition.
Treading the path of economies of scale to bring down the cost of healthcare
delivery, Narayana Hrudayalaya has been an interesting case study for the
likes of Harvard University and The Wall Street Journal.
In association with Government of Karnataka, Dr. Shetty pioneered Yeshaswini,
a very inexpensive micro health insurance scheme benefitting more than 3.4
million rural poor.
Dr. Shetty is the current Chairman, Board of Governors, Indian Institute of
Management, Bangalore. He has also served as member Board of Governors of
Medical Council of India and Representative of President of India in the
Board of Governors of Indira Gandhi National Open University.
The Government of India, state governments, trade bodies and global policy
think tanks invite him regularly for discussions on healthcare policies. He
was part of International Advisory Group, a strategic advisory platform,
invited by Japan Centre for International Exchange to address the global
health agenda under Japan's G-20 leadership during 2019-20.
A strong advocate of technology for efficient healthcare delivery, Dr.Shetty
takes deep interest in creating and developing software products and
applications to achieve time and cost efficiency while minimizing clinical
errors in healthcare delivery.
Dr. Shetty also has a US Patent No.10,109,377 dated October 23, 2018
registered as inventor - “System and Method for Facilitating Delivery
of Patient-Care” - 'A computer-implemented method for facilitating
delivery of patient-care in adherence with a standard of care clinical
protocol is described'.
Dr. Shetty is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Padma
Bhushan, Padma Shri, The Economist Innovation Award, Ernst and Young -
Entrepreneur of the Year, Financial Times Arcelor Mittal 'Boldness in
Business' Award, Nikkei Asia Prize for Economic and Business Innovation. He
has also been awarded honorary doctorates from University of Minnesota,
University of Mysore and IIT, Madras.
After his post-graduation from Kasturba Medical College and having undergone
higher training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at NHS, UK, Dr. Shetty held
positions in BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata and Manipal Heart
Foundation, Bangalore before becoming the Founder and Chairman at Narayana
Hrudayalaya Group of Hospitals. The group now has 32 hospitals with close to
In Feb. 2016 NH went public and received an overwhelming response getting
oversubscribed eight times stands testimony to the investors' trust in Dr.
Shetty's visionary leadership.
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
Dr Randeep Guleria
DirectorAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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. Tanuja Nesri
Chairperson, HSSC Sub Council on AYUSH & Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New
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
Dr. Shravan Subramanyam
President & CEO Wipro GE Healthcare, based in Bangalore, India
Dr. Shravan Subramanyam is the President & CEO, GE Healthcare, India
& South Asia and Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare, based in
Shravan has over 15 years of corporate & healthcare experience. A
physician, with a passion for diagnostics, he is particularly keen on
promoting ‘precision medicine’ and the use of technology in
His career spans leadership roles in global pharma & medical device
organizations, including Roche (India) and Novartis (USA, Hong Kong),
At GE Healthcare, Shravan manages a P&L of $800M with a 4500+ member
workforce spanning 6 countries. He is responsible for GE Healthcare's
Commercial Operations in India & South Asia and acts as the site leader
for GEHC's India Engineering Design and R&D Center, 3 Manufacturing
sites and supply chain operations as the MD of GE's joint ventures with
Wipro and Bharat Electronics.
In addition to a degree in medicine from Madras Medical College, Dr.
Subramanyam also holds a Masters’ degree in Health Administration from
Cornell University, where he previously served on the alumni board.
Shravan is also an active voice at various industry bodies such as FICCI
& NATHEALTH, and recently stepped down as the President of the Swiss
Indo Chamber of Commerce (India). He was named in Economic Times’ 40
Under Forty List of “India’s Hottest Business Leaders
He lives in Bangalore with his wife Roopa and children Anoushka and Aadit and
enjoys golf and SCUBA diving in his free time.
DR. ASHUTOSH RAGHUVANSHI
MD, CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FORTIS HEALTHCARE LIMITED
Dr Raghuvanshi is a seasoned healthcare professional with an illustrious
career spanning over 27 years. He is a successful and well-recognised,
renowned paediatric cardiac surgeon with a proven track record as a
successful clinician and an able administrator. He is an acknowledged
business and management leader and is known for his strong track record of
building successful healthcare organizations while leading great teams,
creating structures and processes whilst delivering exceptional results.
Dr Raghuvanshi is presently is MD, CEO and Executive Director at Fortis
Prior to joining Fortis, Dr Raghuvanshi was associated with the Narayana
Health (NH) for over 20 years. His last stint at NH he served as Group Chief
Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman as well.
Managing Director Johnson & Johnson Medical India
Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Madhusudan Nagarkar
Director AIIMS Raipur
This includes administrative responsibilities, patient care, clinical
teaching, and academic work. Administrative responsibilities include being
the Director and CEO of the mammoth project of developing a world class
health institute, recruiting good faculty, inculcating a good work culture
and persuading faculty to undertake research oriented projects to contribute
to the faculty of medicine. Patient care includes management of all kinds of
ENT diseases. I have a special interest in Head & Neck surgery and
routinely perform onco surgery and skull base surgery. My aim is to make
AIIMS Raipur institutes of great repute in the years to come.