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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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.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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