26 key people in medical, medtech, eHealth in India and their profiles

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1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Kiran Shaw is Chairman and Managing Director of India’s leading biotechnology company “Biocon.” She is also an entrepreneur and chairperson at IIM-Bangalore.

At Biocon, she engaged in developing products and services with a research focus on Oncology, Diabetes and Auto-immune disease. She has extensively contributed in areas of research, innovation and affordable healthcare solutions, for which she has received several national and international awards.

Kiran Shaw has been named ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ by Forbes magazine, ranked among World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma and ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Asia-Pacific’ by Fortune. She is also included in Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry in India and the US-India CEO Forum.


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2. Meena Ganesh

Description: Meena Ganesh is CEO and Managing Director at Portea Medical. She is one of first business leaders and successful entrepreneur in India with approximately three decades of experience in areas such of healthcare, consulting, technology, e-commerce, etc.

At Portea she is focused on bringing an in-home full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services to patients. Meena was the promoter CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services, which includes innovative and successful brands like TutorVista, leading online tutoring company.

Meena was the jury for the first Economic Times Startup Awards in 2015.
Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/meena-ganesh-9460795

3. Dr. Pratap C Reddy

Description: Dr. Pratap is Founder and Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Group. He transformed the health care scenario of India and inspired others to follow suit. He also brought numerous regulatory changes relating to licensing, import constraints, organ transplantation, etc.

Dr. Reddy took innovatory work to bring institutional changes in private healthcare in India by starting institutes for Clinical research, post-graduate Medical and Nursing Education, Physiotherapy among others.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/prathap-c-reddy-993790a7

4. Dr. Harish Pillai

Description: Dr. Harish is CEO of Aster Medcity. He is one of the most influential leaders in Indian healthcare sector and also a member of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel; Governing Council Member of Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH); National Co-Chair for Medical Value Travel Committee in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

Dr. Harish Pillai has played a significant role in the development of the healthcare industry in India and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) by setting new benchmarks in quality and patient care. Dr. Harish Pillai features on Medgate Today Magazine’s 25 Living Legends in Healthcare in India.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/drharishpillai

5. Shashank ND

Description: Shashank is Founder and CEO of Practo, which is one of the fastest growing healthcare start-ups in the world. He often talks about the importance of growth and integration of mobile devices in healthcare.

At Practo, Shashank and co are planning to facilitate large-scale transactions through its platform which he doesn’t think will be heavily compensated. Their primary focus for the current business will be machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/shashanknd

6. Saurabh Arora

Saurabh is CEO and co-founder at Lybrate, which is India’s first and largest mobile healthcare delivery platform. At Lybrate he is focused on updating the platform as well to make it more purposeful by introducing new features. He has also worked with Facebook in connecting SMEs to their consumers through Facebook Ads.

Saurabh is attempting to make healthcare more accessible in India and bridge the gap of healthcare experts by smoothly connecting doctors and patients with the help of technology.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/arorasaurabh

7. Niranjan K Ramakrishnan

Description: Niranjan K Ramakrishnan is a health IT Expert driving his career centered only in the health space from last fifteen years. He is Chief Information Officer (CIO-IT) at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

He is the Founder & CEO of Invest2Care Tech Pvt Ltd and a member of the Board of Directors of the HIMSS Asia Pacific India Chapter. Niranjan is also the speaker at Digital Healthcare Asia Conference 2017.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/iafniru

8. Srinivas Prasad

Description: Srinivas is Vice president and Head at Philips Innovation Campus in Bangalore. He was also the head of healthcare department in Phillips.

He believes the future world would be a connected through a network; every smart device would be attached to the Internet, like a wearable device to a kitchen appliance to a different type of sensors. They are focused on improving infrastructure in primary and secondary healthcare centers and deployment of tele-solutions.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/srinivasprasad

9. Neelesh Bhandari MD

Description: Neelesh is a physician entrepreneur and innovator.  He is Chairman of Social media committee for Indian Association for Medical Informatics.

Neelesh is eHealth promoter in India’s First Healthcare Social Media Agency. Time Research Media awarded him for Running ‘Best Healthcare Social Media and Digital Marketing Agency’ in India for 2012. Neelesh is a Health right activist, Healthcare Social media influencer.



10. Nrip Nihalani

Nrip is an advocate of using technology to improve Healthcare solutions. He is a speaker and educator on various subjects including Signal Processing, Mobility, Information Therapy, the importance of mobile & internet in Healthcare and Big Data.

Nrip is Product Management director at Plus91 Technologies. He is focused on Technology and business strategy. Nrip has created internal processes to link research and invention to profitability.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/nripnihalani

11. Vishal Gondal

Description: Vishal is Founder & CEO of GOQii. He previously founded the game development and publishing company called Indiagames which got sold to DisneyUTV.

Vishal is an Indian entrepreneur and angel investor and focuses on investing in gaming, healthcare, and travel. He is well known as the Father of the Indian Gaming Industry. Vishal Gondal was listed in top 50 executives in the mobile content space by the UK based ‘Mobile Entertainment’ Magazine alongside noted people like Steve Jobs.


12. Dr. Ram Narain

Description: Dr. Ram Narain is Executive Director of Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Ram is Cardiac Surgeon by profession and also has extensive knowledge on design, planning, project management and commissioning of the hospital. He is also a teacher of MBA in hospital management at various institutes. He is part of various IT health conferences like Digital Health Summit by Government of Maharashtra.

Contact: [email protected]

13. Ravi Narayan

Description: Ravi Narayan is Global Director at Microsoft Accelerator. He is in the field of entrepreneurship since 1992 and emerged as an inspiring force in the country’s startup environment. He has also been a mentor, investor, and entrepreneur.

At Microsoft Accelerator he focuses on scaling the startup acceleration model through global partners. Ravi also served as a Managing Director at Mentor Partners.



14. Dr. Murtaza Khorakiwala

Description: Dr. Murtaza H. Khorakiwala is the Managing Director at Wockhardt Limited. He works on principles of creative thinking, challenging assumptions and innovation. He is a member of the administrative committee of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA).

Mr. Khorakiwala is a Doctorate in Medicine from India and Master in Business Administration from Illinois University. He represents a unique mixture of scientific knowledge and business intelligence.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/murtazakhorakiwala

15. Dr. Oomen John

Dr. Oomen is a research associate at the George Institute for Global Health India. He has worked with World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva and SEARO on the Measles Aerosol Vaccines Development and assisted in the drafting of the strategic plan. He is also the president of Indian Association for Medical Informatics.

His research focuses on clinical decision support for improving clinical results, health information science, and analytics, stimulating health systems through aggressive innovation.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/oommen-john-33a9584

16. V.P. Kamath

Description: V.P. Kamath is a Business executive at ‎Pinnacle care India and International. He is specialized in

Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Brand Management, Healthcare Services. He was also a Group COO at Nova Medical Centers in Bengaluru.

He has extensive knowledge and understanding in the healthcare delivery space. His keen understanding on detailing various aspects, visionary planning & strategic implementation has helped many an organization to deliver growths in the healthcare industry. He has attended many medical conferences including Healthcare World Asia.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-p-kamath-0a93418/?ppe=1

17. Partha Dey

Description: Partha Dey is Healthcare Leader and SME at IBM India. He is passionate healthcare professional having nearly two decades of experience in provider as well as payer segment.

Partha has credentials for organizing paperless and filmless hospital in an integrated digital hospital Environment in India for the first time.

Healthcare IT and Process Consulting (Clinical and Administrative) are his areas of interest. Partha is part of various Industry forums and regular speaker in several Health IT conferences viz. Apollo Health IT conference, eHealth International conference at AIIMS, Healthcare Insurance conference by Amity University, etc.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/partha-dey-8519a88

18. Dr. Pailn Khundongbam

Description: Dr. Palin Khundongbam is Chairman and Managing Director at Shija Hospitals & Research Institute in Imphal. He has expressed his views in several publications on fundamental problems blocking the faster growth of Healthcare in India along with practical solutions, new business possibilities for the healthcare industry and critical issues in health care.

Dr. Palin was named Indian healthcare ambassador of the year in 2016. He was recognized for achievements, determination and persistent contribution to the healthcare delivery system in Imphal region and the neighboring country of Myanmar.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Palin-Khundongbam-Manipur-390925894429407

19. Subrata Mitra

Description: Subrata is partner at Accel Partners. He is an entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist.

He is best known for investing in start-ups in various sectors that are successfully operating in India. Subrata was the first investor in Flipkart, Mu-Sigma (India’s largest third-party analytics services company) and Perfint Healthcare (India’s first medical devices company to get US FDA approval).

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/subratamitra

20. Parag Vora

Description: Parag is Founder and CEO of Peas healthcare and an entrepreneur. PEAS provide health education to patients and consumer-based health solution.

At Peas healthcare he concentrates on patients demand for getting more real-time information from their doctors. They focus on the expert understanding of medical practices and get it approved by some of the prominent doctors in India.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parag-vora-a4b16124/?ppe=1

21. Pranav Anam

Pranav Anam is Founder and CEO of Gene Box. He successfully developed a unique commercial and collaborative platform which helps stem cell scientists, academicians, and medical practitioners create best-in-class therapeutic products and services.

He manages business development and strategic partnership as well as actively coordinates with the product development and engineering teams.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/pranavanam


22. Anand Chandrasekaran

Description: Anand is Founder and CTO of Artificial intelligence based start-up Mad Street Den located in Chennai, Tamilnadu.

Anand is a postdoctoral student at Standford University and part of a team which builds Neurogrid, a neuromorphic system that imitates a million neurons in real-time. He is also specialized in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/anandchandrasekaran

23. Jayadeep Reddy

Description: Jayadeep is Founder & CEO of eHealth Access, a start-up that enables doctor consultation services through its website. He believes Telemedicine is a growing health solution which can be beneficial in primary and preventive care segment.

At eHealth Access, he focuses on developing new healthcare environment through advanced telemedicine technology to make a connection between patient and healthcare practitioners.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayadeepreddy/?ppe=1

24. Jagruti Bhatia

Description: Jagruti Bhatia is Senior Advisor Healthcare at Godrej & Boyce and Partner at Alka consultants. She also worked with KPMG and was influential in organizing the healthcare consulting practice.

She has rich experience of around three decades in healthcare consulting and has advised the numerous clients on complete health care consulting spectrum. She is a speaker at Digital Healthcare Summit and invited member in an advisory capacity with the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Maharashtra State.

Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jagruti-bhatia-58471b22/?ppe=1

25. Eur Ing Muthu Singaram

Description: Muthu is CEO Incubation at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC). He is also a serial entrepreneur having been involved in several startups over last two decades. Presently he is working on Virtual Global Business Accelerator and focuses on providing a virtual community of entrepreneurs or anyone wishing to participate or build a sustainable business.

Muthu is a speaker at conferences like InnoHEALTH 2017 which is a conference on innovations in healthcare. He is also a judge and mentor in many business plan competitions including IIM, IIT, HSBC plan of activities and McKinsey’s.

Contact: https://in.linkedin.com/in/muthu-singaram-7474a53
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26. K T Rama Rao

Description: K T Rama Rao is a Minister of IT, Industries and Commerce for the state of Telangana.

He has taken-up several initiatives that include creating practical and business-friendly industrial, IT and electronic policies, enabling electronic manufacturing environment in Telangana and encouraging entrepreneurship through the creation of T Hub which is India’s largest incubator for start-ups.

K T Rama Rao is the speaker at various conferences like BioAsia2017.


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  1. Manavalan 2 years ago

    Muthu singaram should have been rated no 1 as a serial entrepreneur has the advantage of leveraging all the other luminaries in their business

    • Team Dr. Hempel 2 years ago

      Mr. Muthu Singaram indeed combines a strong entreprenerial background, especially with the great work he has done at Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC). Please take this list as a collection of excellent people, rather than a rating. We are soon planning to launch Digital Health IT events in India and look forward to working with HTIC. Best Regards.

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