Healthcare Investment Summit 2018 / Speakers

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.

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Bhavdeep Singh, CEO, Fortis

Mr Bhavdeep Singh is the CEO of Fortis Healthcare, this being his second stint as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization.  At Fortis, Mr. Singh is driving a strong push towards bringing great patient care to every patient in every hospital, every single day.  In addition to driving patient care, the clinical team at Fortis is driving clinical excellence on multiple fronts.  At a time when the disease burden continues to grow in India, Mr Singh and the Fortis Healthcare team are taking the lead in helping India becoming a healthier nation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (, India’s largest and fastest growing home healthcare company, which she co-founded in July 2013.

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Vishal Bali, Senior Healthcare Adviser, TPG Growth

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ashish Gupta, CEO, DocPrime & CTO, Policybazaar

Ashish Gupta is the CEO of  (A Policybazaar Group company)  and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Policy 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.

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Satyen Sanghavi, Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Director, Regrow Biosciences PVT LTD

Having graduated in stem cell technology from University of Nottingham (UK), Satyen has emerged as a young entrepreneur in the biotechnology industry focused on stem cells and regenerative medicine. In 2009, Satyen and his core team established India’s first GMP certified Cell Processing Centre{CPC}in Lonavala, Pune. Within a short span, the company has witnessed significant success in its cord blood banking unit, Biocell, that presently has over 25,000 satisfied customers and growing.

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