Satish Chander, Partner, True North
Satish joined True North in 2005 and is based in Bengaluru. He joined the firm as part of the business management team and worked with companies across healthcare, media, retail and industrials. He is now part of the investment team and is responsible for investments in healthcare sector.
He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the IIT, Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the IIM, Kolkata. Prior to joining True North, Satish had six years of experience working with Tata Motors, Accenture and JP Morgan in India.
Umang Vohra, Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer, Cipla
Umang Vohra is the Managing Director & Global Chief Executive Officer at Cipla since September 2016, leading a business of USD 2.4bn with strategic focus on profitable and sustainable growth. He is defining and executing Cipla’s roadmap to maintain the growth momentum in home markets, India & South Africa, and strengthening the presence in North America and key emerging markets within Latin America, Asia, and ANZ.
In his previous role at Cipla as a Global Chief Operating Officer, he revamped Europe operations to improve profitability and as Global Chief Financial Officer, he successfully integrated InvaGen & Exelan Pharmaceuticals offering the avenues of growth to North America operations.
Prior to Cipla, Umang was the Executive Vice President and Head of the North America Generics business for Dr Reddy's. He led an integrated team of Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain & Operations, Customer Service, project delivery verticals from R&D and Corporate functions for North America.
Prior to Dr Reddy's, he worked with PepsiCo and Eicher Motors.
Umang has a MBA in Finance & Marketing and is an Engineer.
Amit Varma, Managing Partner, Quadria Capital
Over 25 years of Private Equity, strategic & operational leadership and board level experience in healthcare organizations across USA, Asia and Australia.
Co-founder and Managing Partner of Quadria Capital, one of Asia's largest healthcare private equity firms, with assets under management exceeding US$1.6 billion and focused on investing in the healthcare sector across South and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Varma is also the sponsor of Healthquad, a healthcare focused Venture Capital firm investing in technology backed companies in India, and spearheaded India Build Out Fund, US$100 Mn Healthcare and Education focused domestic Private Equity Fund.
Co-led the deployment of RHC Principal , a US$ 700 Mn principal pool of capital, across various healthcare sub sectors in Asia.
Renowned Critical Care Medicine Physician and continues to practice as a critical care physician on a part-time basis.
Has over 25 years of Private Equity, strategic & operational leadership experience in healthcare organizations across USA, Asia and Australia.
Previously, he has been associated with Fortis Healthcare, Narayan Hrudayalaya and Manipal Heart Foundation.
Has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Clinic.
• M.B.B.S., M.D. from the University of Delhi, India
• Super-specialty medicine training from the University of New York and University of Pittsburgh, USA
• Attended MBA courses at the University of Chicago, USA
Amit Mookim, Managing Director, South Asia, IQVIA
Amit leads the commercial business for IQVIA across South Asia. Amit’s responsibility is to leverage IQVIA’s global and regional consulting, data and technology assets and people to assist life sciences, medical technology, healthcare and insurance clients. Amit brings with him a deep knowledge and understanding across key areas like new business setup and growth, strategy, M&A and Private Equity.
Prior to IQVIA, Amit was with KPMG India where he was heading the Healthcare vertical. He was one of the youngest Partners in KPMG and helped the firm build and grow the Private Equity Advisory and Strategy business and also the Healthcare Practice for India and across Asia Pacific. Amit worked across 11 countries across India and Asia Pacific as part of this role.
In his career span of 17 years, Amit has set up and led successful teams in Strategy, PE/ M&A Advisory and Healthcare. He has advised Indian and multinational corporations, funding organizations like the World Bank and DFID, Governments, Private Equity and Venture funds and start-ups. He is a part of some of the leading industry bodies such as FICCI, NATHEALTH, and TiE. Amit has also authored a Thought Leadership for the Future of Healthcare forum which was launched by the President of India in 2014.
In his personal capacity, Amit actively promotes the cause of healthcare entrepreneurship in India and is currently mentoring 2 healthcare start-ups to grow and professionalise. As part of his Board role at TiE, a non-profit organization to support entrepreneurship, Amit has created and set up the healthcare start-up community. The role of this community is to mentor new start-ups in Healthcare and provide them access to mentors, industry and funding.
Amit has done his Bachelor in Economics from University of Kolkata and his MBA from FMS, Delhi. Amit believes that fitness and endurance are two key aspects for personality development and is a long distance runner. He has participated in 15 marathon runs in the last 3 years across 3 countries.
Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India
A doctor with exceptional leadership skills, Dr. Harish Pillai joined the Aster DM Healthcare Group as the CEO of Aster Medcity, Kochi in the year 2013. His ability to strategize and manage large-scale healthcare organisations helped Aster Medcity consolidate its place among the top hospitals in the country in a matter of just one year.
Subsequently, Dr. Harish Pillai was promoted as the Cluster Head of Aster DM Healthcare in Kerala and Hyderabad which included 5 hospitals. He was also responsible for commissioning the upcoming green-field projects of the group. In April 2018, Dr. Harish Pillai was promoted as the CEO of Aster Hospitals & Clinics in India that is currently spread across 5 states and has 10 hospitals with around 3887 beds and 7 clinics.
An expert in hospital administration, quality and brand management, business strategy, product launches and joint ventures, 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.
Prior to joining Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Harish Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest private tertiary care hospital - As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for over 7 years. He has also been instrumental in implementing several high-value healthcare initiatives in Cairo.
One of the most influential leaders in the Indian healthcare industry, Dr. Harish Pillai is a Member of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel; President of Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI) – Kerala Chapter; National Co- Chair for Medical Value Travel Committee in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Elected secretary of the Kerala Medical Value Travel Society (KMVTS); visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Hyderabad.
Dr. Harish Pillai featured on Medgate Today Magazine’s 25 Living Legends in Healthcare in India (May 2016 edition); Healthcare Executive Magazine’s list of top 25 Healthcare Influencers in India (January 2015 edition) and top 10 most influential project heads in the country by Healthcare Radius Magazine (October 2015 edition).
Ramesh Byrapaneni, Managing Director, Endiya Partners
Meena Ganesh, CEO & MD, Portea Medical
Meena is one of India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs with nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education and e-commerce. As the MD & CEO, Meena heads Portea Medical (www.portea.com), India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013.
The company has 4500+ employees and operations across 16 cities in India, and brings in-home to patients, the full range of geriatric, chronic, post-operative care as well as allied healthcare services that are affordable and convenient to access.
As a partner of the platform, Growthstory.in, she is the co-promoter of nearly a dozen, new-age Internet/ Technology enabled start-ups including bigbasket, HomeLane, FreshMenu and Bluestone.com. Till February 2013, Meena was a promoter and board member of TutorVista, and CEO and MD of Pearson Education Services. Prior to her stint with Pearson, Meena set up the Tesco Hindustan Service Center and served as the CEO. In 2000‚ Meena co-founded one of India’s pioneering BPO companies - Customer Asset.
She has been named by Fortune India as one of the 50 'Most Powerful Women in Business,' for three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017). She won the ET Startup Award in the Women Ahead category in 2016. She was featured on the cover page of Forbes India as one of the most powerful women leaders. Meena serves on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta. She is also a member of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) Innovation & Entrepreneurship Council as well as the CII Healthcare Council. She was awarded the Distinguished alumnus by the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta, in the year 2011.
Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings
Rizwan Koita, CEO, CitiusTech
As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rizwan Koita drives CitiusTech’s worldwide business strategy, including healthcare technology innovation and healthcare domain expertise development. Under his leadership, CitiusTech has become the largest healthcare technology company in India, with over USD 150MN in revenue, serving more than 110 leading healthcare organizations worldwide. In 2014, General Atlantic invested $110 MN in CitiusTech, valuing it at over Rs. 2,000 Crore.
Before CitiusTech, Mr. Koita was the CEO and founder of TransWorks (now part of Concentrix, the world’s #1 BPO company) one of the first business process outsourcing (BPO) firms in India, with over 21,000 employees worldwide today. Earlier, he was a senior consultant with McKinsey & Co., where he consulted transnational clients on exploiting remote service opportunities.
Mr. Koita is a winner of the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is also a recipient of the 2002 Indo-American Society's Young Achievers Award in Business. He has a Master’s Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from IIT Bombay.
A. Velumani, Promoter, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Thyrocare
Praneet Singh, Partner, True North
Praneet joined True North in Oct 2017 and is based in the Mumbai office, where he works closely to build and manage True North portfolio companies in the healthcare space. With over 26 years of experience in the emerging markets, Praneet brings expertise in general management, leadership development, marketing, investing and consulting, with a specific focus on the healthcare and consumer industries.
He has worked in diverse markets globally - in India, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the US. Prior to joining True North, he was with Siguler Guff and Company, building and managing their portfolio of private equity investments in India and Southeast Asia. Before that, he spent five years as the CEO of Piramal Healthcare's India pharmaceutical business, growing it more than three-fold during that period. He has also done long stints as a consultant with McKinsey and Company, focusing on operations and marketing strategy, and as a brand manager with Procter & Gamble. He holds an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Siddharth Shah, Co Founder & Managing Director, Ascent Health
Mayur Sirdesai, Partner, Somerset Indus Capital Partners
Mayur has over 25 years of experience in Healthcare/ Pharma and FMCG and has worked in various roles like Private Equity, Strategy, Advisory Services, Operations, Manufacturing and Marketing in this sector. Currently, Mayur runs a Healthcare focused PE fund called Somerset Indus Capital Partners focused on investments in products and services platforms in the SME sector of Healthcare in India.
He has made several investments across Pharma, Nutrition, Medical Technology, Diagnostics and Healthcare Delivery. He has a strong network across the Indian Healthcare sector at the Senior Management Level and in the past, has worked in large professional companies like IMS Health and Colgate Palmolive as well as his family run organization – Kare Group in an entrepreneurial capacity. He has also built start ups in the areas of Medical Devices and Stem Cell Banking and Research.
He has also been involved in the Healthcare start up space wherein he has mentored several healthcare entrepreneurs and is an Investment Committee member of a Healthcare Start up Incubator called Health Start in Delhi. He has also helped in the organisation of a Healthcare conference on Digital Healthcare with the TiE Pune chapter last year.
Mayur attended IIT Bombay between 1983-87 wherein he did his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering followed by a Masters in Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in 1989 and a MBA at University of Texas at Austin in 1991. Being from a family with a lifelong association with Pharma, Mayur naturally moved into the Pharma/Lifesciences sector which he has been part of in various roles throughout his career.
Nitish Agrawal, Managing Director, Indium Capital
Nitish Agrawal is a Managing Director at Indium, a healthcare focused investment banking advisory firm. Based in Bengaluru, Nitish has advised on domestic and cross border M&A as well as equity fund raising transactions across all segments of healthcare including large hospital chains, single speciality formats (maternity, IVF, etc), diagnostics, medical devices, and healthcare-tech with a cumulative experience of evaluating over 45+ deals in healthcare.
Nitish has had over 18 years of leadership experience in the past across Allegro Capital, GE Capital & Genpact. He is an engineer from IIT, BHU and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta
Sumit Nadgir, Director, True North
Sumit joined True North in 2016 and is based out of Mumbai. He is closely involved in supporting and building True North companies across different sectors including healthcare, consumer goods, industrial services, etc.
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune and has a Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Prior to joining True North, Sumit was a Principal with Bain & Co. where he supported several domestic & multinational firms across sectors including industrial goods & services, textiles, chemicals, infrastructure, health care, consumer goods dealing with growth strategies, operational efficiency, cost reduction, organization effectiveness, etc. Before Bain, he helped set up an engine manufacturing plant for the Kirloskar Group and implement lean systems across their operations. Earlier, he worked with J&J Medical, where he managed the sales of cardiac devices.
Rohit MA, Co founder & Managing Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals
Jasdeep Singh, Senior Principal and Consulting Head, South Asia, IQVIA
Jasdeep is a Senior Principal located out of IQVIA’s corporate office in Mumbai, and heads the Consulting and Services business for South Asia. He also drives the Private Equity program and cross-border collaboration work.
Jasdeep has been in the healthcare and pharma industry for over 15 years and is a trusted advisor to leading domestic and MNC companies. He is a healthcare consultant with on-ground industry experience across functions of R&D and strategy, across emerging and regulated markets. His core expertise lies in large strategy and growth oriented projects, Pricing and Market Access strategies, market entry and expansion strategies, organization restructuring and commercial due-diligence.
Prior to joining IQVIA, Jasdeep had his stints at Monitor Group and Ranbaxy (EA to CEO). He is part of many industry forums, as speaker, especially forums focusing on Private Equity and Life Sciences.
Jasdeep has done his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, Executive Education Program from London Business School and his Undergrad Degree from IIT Delhi.
Ashish Gupta, CEO, DocPrime
Ashish Gupta is the CEO of docprime.com (A Policybazaar Group company) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Policy Bazaar.com. docprime.com is the latest healthcare venture by the Policybazaar Group intending to transform the role digital technologies play in the discovery and delivery of healthcare services.
Ashish joined Policybazaar in 2015 and since then has been responsible for providing seamless customer experience on the website. He has been instrumental in bringing the technological innovations in the company such as India’s first AI-powered chatbot PBee to sell insurance online. He also leads all digital marketing activities in the company and has been instrumental in driving the revenue through market research, product marketing, and content marketing.
Prior to joining Policybazaar, Ashish served as Vice-President and CTO at HealthKart and was also the founder of online coupon-search portal CouponVoodoo.com. He started as a management trainee with the automotive division of ICI Paints and juggled in cross-functional roles. When not working, he loves to unwind himself by traveling, driving or watching TV. Ashish is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi.
Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome
Ms. Anu Acharya is co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome India, a company that pioneered the field of personalised, preventive healthcare by making personal genomics tools available to the masses. With a vision to “Touch 100 million lives”, Mapmygenome was established in 2013, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics based personalised, precision medicine in India.
Ever since, she has successfully pioneered the company through growing product lines, expanding affiliate network and has received funding from stalwarts like Mr. Ratan Tata and Mr. Rajan Anandan and more. She is a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur. Under her leadership, the company has gone from strength to strength, achieving several milestones, awards and honors. From the ET startup Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ’s Top global startups award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
Her entrepreneurial journey began back in 2000, when she founded Ocimum Biosolutions - a global genomics outsourcing partner for discovery, development and diagnostics. With her at the helm as CEO for 13 years, Ocimum flourished through three strategic international acquisitions, two capital raises for equity investments and launch of several innovative products, solutions and services through its proprietary platform called RaaS (Research as a Service). An entrepreneurial success
story that made its way into the Harvard Business Review as a case study.
An author of several research papers published in major journals, various articles for journals like Nature, Ms. Anu Acharya recently received early publication approval for her patent for SNaPpy - the genetic risk prediction algorithm developed in-house at Mapmygenome. A fiercely respected entrepreneur, she also serves as a governing board member for various high profile institutions such as the NIBMG,NIAB, KIIT, IvyCap Ventures, CSIR and ABLE to name a few.
Puncham Mukim, Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors
Puncham Mukim, Puncham Mukim joined Everstone in 2011 and works within the investments team, specialising in investments for the health-care and consumer sectors. Prior to joining Everstone in 2011, Puncham had over four years of experience in financial services including three years in private equity investing.
Earlier, Puncham worked with Warburg Pincus and J.P. Morgan in India. He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies degree from the University of Mumbai, and an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. As part of the Everstone investment team, Puncham was actively involved with the Global Hospital investment. In his previous role, Puncham was also part of the team which invested in Metropolis Healthcare.
Kaustav Ganguli, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Kaustav Ganguli is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and leads the healthcare practice for the firm in India and the Middle East. Mr. Ganguli has more than 16 years of experience in consulting and industry across the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Till date, he has advised on more than 60 engagements across the healthcare value chain, spanning hospitals, single specialty models, outreach models, diagnostics, pharmacy, health IT, health education, medical equipment and devices and health insurance.
Over the last decade, Mr. Ganguli has advised large international organizations on their India entry as well as many leading domestic organizations on opportunities related to expansion, diversification and growth. Additionally, he has helped several organizations improve their operational performance and advised several private equity funds on transactions in Indian Healthcare space. Mr. Ganguli earned his engineering degree from Jadavpur University and completed his MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research.
Sheriff Sahadulla, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, KIMS Healthcare Group
Dr. Sheriff Sahadulla is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer for the KIMS Healthcare Group in the Middle East. Dr. Sahadulla obtained his MD from Tufts University in Boston and did his Post graduate training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sahadulla is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is also a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine.
Prior to joining KIMS, Dr. Sahadulla was based in Boston and held the position of Regional Medical Director for TEAMHealth, a National Healthcare Management Company. Dr. Sahadulla has also held the position of Medical Director and President of the Medical Staff, St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
Dr. Sahadulla has won numerous awards including TOP DOC by New Hampshire Magazine in 2011 and 2014, Regional VP of the year from TEAMHealth and several patient care awards.
Rajnesh Trivedi, President, Investment Banking, & Head of Sustainable Investment Banking (SIB), YES Securities
Rajnesh Trivedi is President Investment Banking team at YES Securities, a 100% subsidiary of YES BANK. Rajnesh has 18 years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience having worked across sectors. At YES Bank, / YES Securities, Rajnesh has led over 25 successful M&A, PE and ECM transactions in domestic markets as well as cross border. Additionally Rajnesh leads the Sustainable Investment Banking (SIB) division of YES BANK, which focuses on providing Investment Banking & advisory services to businesses operating in the area of renewable energy, environmental services, healthcare, education, social & financial inclusion.
Rajnesh leads some of YES Bank’s key lending relationships in the healthcare sector & has led multiple investment banking transactions including across M&A, Private Equity & Capital Markets.
Shyatto Raha, Founder & CEO, MyHealthcare
Shyatto’s experience in business strategy spans the Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and the Middle East. He has worked with organisations such as NDTV Group, Astro Networks (Malaysia and Indonesia). He was responsible for setting up and managing the operations of NDTV’s news network (STAR News, NDTV 24x7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit). Over the past 3 years, Shyatto has focussed on building a digital healthcare ecosystem called MyHealthcare as its Founder. MyHealthcare is a digital healthcare ecosystem that enhances patient engagement and empowers them with their healthcare needs, through offerings such as EHR, health trackers, emergency services, video consult, 24x7 health monitoring, etc.
The platform helps connect healthcare givers, hospitals, diagnostics, patients and their family and brings them into a digital ecosystem. MyHealthcare has at its core a HIPAA compliant MyHealthcare SPINE that connects with HIS and offers a user-friendly patient app, a doctor app, a paramedic app, a customer website widget and an internal hospital portal (a patient support platform for the hospital team). The platform if offered in a partnership model with hospitals and healthcare institutions.
Shyatto is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and a member of the Harvard Angels Network (India).
Srini Vudayagiri, Investment Director, Peepul Capital
Tushar Kumar, CEO, Medlife
Tushar belongs to the promoter group of India’s leading pharmaceutical company. He comes from a family of Pharma entrepreneurs and was briefly involved in the family-run Alkem Laboratories. He has a rich experience of e-commerce & Pharma business in the global space.
Tushar is an Economics & Statistics graduate. While still in college, he started an international marketing company and with the first venture, itself, he was successful in creating a global footprint. Tushar later joined his family business for the next 3 years and this stint helped him understand better the intricacies of running a business.
Sandeep Singh, Healthcare Principal, Eight Roads
Sandeep is a Principal with the Healthcare team at Eight Roads Ventures (India). With over 7 years’ experience in investing, Sandeep specialises in the healthcare sector, particularly in health tech, healthcare services, consumer health and India pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining Eight Roads, he was with Matrix Partners India where he also looked at consumer goods and services companies.
Before stepping into the venture capital world, Sandeep spent 6 years in consulting having worked with both the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Co. where he specialised in the healthcare and consumer practices.
Sandeep holds a Post Graduate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore where he was recognised for his achievements and was part of the Director’s Merit List. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from IIT Kharagpur and was awarded the Institute Silver Medal and the A. C. Sarkar Memorial Gold Medal.
Raghav Ramdev, Director, ChrysCapital Advisors LLP
Raghav has been with ChrysCapital since September 2003 and focuses on the healthcare sector, one of the four focus sectors for the Firm. He has been involved in all their 9 investments in the sector made since CY06 of which five have been fully exited at an ROI of over 5.2x. Previously, he was with the global research division at McKinsey & Company. Raghav received an MBA from Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Baroda University.
Vishal Beri, CEO, Hinduja Healthcare
Dr. Vishal Beri is the Chief Executive Officer of Hinduja Healthcare Surgical (HHS), Mumbai. HHS marks the Hinduja group’s foray into the corporate healthcare sector. In his current role, Dr. Beri is responsible for the overall functioning of this hospital and driving strategic healthcare initiatives for the company.
His vision for HHS is to be the best in class neighborhood hospital providing personalized quality medical care and service with an ‘un-hospital’ like engagement with patients and their families. In his words “HHS will provide up-end personalized care in an environment that is accommodating rather than intimidating”.
A medical doctor, Dr. Beri has done his MBBS from KEM hospital, Mumbai and his post-graduation in Orthopedic Surgery from Nair Hospital. He practiced as a Consultant Orthopedic surgeon to four years before moving on to obtain a Management Degree from the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.
Dr. Beri brings with him over 15 years of rich experience in the healthcare domain, both as a clinician as well as a management professional. Prior to HHS, Dr. Beri was the Chief Operating Officer of BGS Global Hospitals, Bangalore, where he was involved with the HIMS implementation, ramping up of hospital capacity, forging strategic alliances with other smaller hospitals within the city as well as preparing the hospital for accreditation.
When not working, he loves travelling and meeting new people. He is also regularly invited for talks and panel discussions at several prominent healthcare forums.
Yateesh Wahaal, Director, Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.
34 year old Yateesh Wahaal, is a B.Tech in Electronics & Communications and Business Administration (Finance & Marketing). He has also done advance management programme from the NUS, Singapore & ISB Hyderabad and specialized course in Private Equity from ISB Hyderabad.
Yateesh began his professional career more than a decade ago as a Banker with the then Centurion Bank. Defying conventional thinking, Yateesh joined start-up consultancy Noesis, helping clients with important acquisitions and development in New York, India, Oman, United Kingdom, France, Brazil, Russia, and Indonesia across industries like telecom, real estate, iron ore, oil & gas and automobiles, amongst others. Yateesh set-out to establish and head Pegasus, another consulting firm out of Africa, India and South East Asia, incubating companies and guiding them for eventual listing at the bourses.
Currently, Yateesh is the Executive Director of Nayati Healthcare, pursuing its vision of offering quality healthcare to people living in tier II & III cities of India.
Kiran Gadela, Co founder & Managing Director, Oasis Centre For Reproductive Medicine
Kiran Gadela is a healthcare entrepreneur and is the co-founder ,Managing director of Oasis Centre for Reproductive Medicine, a leading chain of IVF and fertility treatment centres in India. (www.oasisindia.in).
Kiran founded Oasis (a Unit of Sadguru Healthcare Pvt Ltd) in 2009 along with renowned IVF specialist Dr.Durga Rao, and the company currently operates 9 centres in Telangana, AP and Tamil Nadu. The company is headquartered in Hyderabad. Known for its highly specialized and advanced treatments in the field of reproductive medicine, Oasis has been ranked #1 in Hyderabad, #2 in South India and #3 in India by Times of India Survey 2018. It has also been listed as one of the top 1000 fastest growing companies in Asia by the Financial Times.
Oasis is one of the few chains in the field of reproductive medicine in Asia that has raised institutional growth capital in 2016 from India Life Sciences Fund, and is currently executing its expansion plans in India. Prior to starting Oasis, Kiran worked for over 13 years in IT and Financial Services in leading investment banks in London. Kiran holds a degree in civil engineering and is an alumni of INSEAD business school.