Operating Companies’ Leadership Team
- Mr. Bhavdeep SinghCEO
- Mr. Gagandeep Singh BediGroup CFO
- Dr. Bishnu PanigrahiSVP - Medical Operations
- Col Harinder Singh ChehalCOO (NCR)
- Mr. Ashish BhatiaCOO Region (North & East)
- Mr. Raj GoreCOO (South & West)
- Mr. Veneeth PurushotamanCIO
- Mr. Rahul RanjanCompany Secretary
Veneeth Purushotaman is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Fortis Healthcare; with over two decades of experience in technology enablement in Pharma and Retail sectors. He was the CIO at Bharti Retail until December 2015 and was instrumental in driving a major technology transition, migrating the Easy Day Stores to an independent technology landscape from Walmart. Before Bharti he was with the Shoppers Stop Group of companies having worked for Shoppers Stop and HyperCity Retail. He is a CIO Hall of Fame honoree and was conferred the Images Most Admired CIO of the Year – Retail in 2015 by the Images Retail organization.
He is an ISB-Kellogg Alumni and a Graduate in Computer Science.
Ashish Bhatia currently holds the position of COO Region (North & East) of Fortis Healthcare India. In his current profile he handles the overall operations of all Fortis hospitals in Punjab, Himachal, Rajasthan & West Bengal. Having started his career with the Tea Gardens in Assam, Mr. Bhatia has over 33 years of varied experience and was working as Vice President - Marketing with Hero Motors prior to joining Fortis. Ashish Bhatia has been associated with Fortis Healthcare since its inception and has held many key positions within the group during the past 14 years. He joined Fortis Hospital Mohali in 2002 as Director, Administration and became the Chief Operating Officer of the Fortis Hospital Mohali in 2006. Under his leadership, among many other achievements, Fortis Hospital Mohali became the first hospital of the network to receive the prestigious international JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation. Ashish Bhatia has created successful business modules and powerful teams across the Fortis network. He later assumed responsibility as COO, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, in November 2007. Under his leadership, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, which is amongst the world’s largest standalone cardiac institutions, has received the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accreditations. For over three years he held the position of COO and handled the overall operations of all hospitals of Fortis in India. Ashish Bhatia’s aspiration is to lead the large and dynamic teams of Fortis Hospitals to continuously provide world-class healthcare with patient centricity as its goal. He is also actively re-defining the Corporate Social Responsibility program of the organization, introducing several significant CSR projects in different hospitals. Ashish Bhatia is an alumnus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, and brings to the organization, a rich and varied experience of over 33 years.
Mr. Raj Gore is a seasoned global professional with more than 16 years of versatile experience in business management in North America, Asia, & Africa, with a particular focus on healthcare for the past 12 years. During his association of 12 years with Fortis, he has been part of the phenomenal growth of Fortis in becoming one of the leading players in India. He has demonstrated effective leadership skills and business acumen through various corporate as well as operational roles with Fortis Healthcare and has led business transformation & financial turnaround of healthcare companies in India, Mauritius, and Vietnam. In his previous role as VP - Operations, he was responsible for driving operational excellence and profitability through functions such as Pricing, Sales, Medical Value Travel, Marketing, Process Improvement and various centrally driven strategic initiatives across the network. Prior to that he played an instrumental role as the Chief Executive Officer in transforming Hoan My Medical Corporation, the largest integrated private hospital chain in Vietnam with 6 hospitals and 1 clinic with more than 1,200 beds serving more than 1.5 million patients in a year. He is a chemical engineer from India and has MBA & MS in Information Technology degrees from USA.
Col. Harinder Singh Chehal, COO NCR, joined Fortis Healthcare in April 2008 and took over his current role in December 2015. Col. H.S. Chehal did his Schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar and graduated from National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. He passed out in the super block from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun and was commissioned in 71 Armoured Regiment in Jun 1983, which he went on to command. He is a post graduate from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He has topped most of his courses in the Indian Army and has consistently been graded ‘Outstanding’. He has served as an instructor in Tank Gunnery at ACCS, Ahmadnagar, served on a foreign posting for three years with the Indian Army Training Team, Botswana and served in the prestigious Military Operations Directorate at Army HQ, New Delhi. He has been decorated with the Vice Chief of Army Staff’s Commendation Card. Col. H.S. Chehal is also a qualified helicopter pilot and was adjudged ‘Best in Flying’ and ‘Best in Ground Subjects’ during his training. After taking premature retirement from the Army, Col. H.S. Chehal attended a certificate course in Business Management at IIM, Ahmedabad and joined Fortis as Head Admin, Fortis Hospital Noida in April 2008. He went on to be Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali in January 2010, Zonal Director Punjab and Himachal in January 2011, Regional Director North in January 2013, Regional Director NCR-A in June 2015 and COO, NCR in December 2015. He was adjudged “The Best Facility Director/Zonal Director in FY 2010-11” and has been an integral part in starting and sustaining the ‘SPARKLE’ initiative.
He is the CEO of our healthcare arm, this being his second stint as the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation. Mr. Singh is an acknowledged business leader and a seasoned professional, with over 25 years of experience and has held senior executive roles in HR, Retail and Healthcare.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 18 years of wide experience in the areas of Finance, Total Quality Management, leading a business and a global transformation program. Mr. Bedi joined Fortis Healthcare in 2011 from Philips Healthcare, Netherlands. At Fortis, he set up the Supply Chain and Shared Services function and has delivered exceptional results.
An associate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Rahul has extensive experience of more than 13 years in Secretarial and Compliance Management. He joined Fortis Healthcare in 2012. In a short span of 3 years, as Head of the Corporate Secretarial function, he has successfully executed various projects relating to Funds Raising and International Divestment.
As Senior Vice-President, Medical Operations, Fortis Healthcare Ltd, he leads the Clinical Outcomes team which especially monitors the outcomes for CABG, PTCA and TKR. Under his leadership, the company has rolled out clinical pathways- STEMI and FAST, keeping the international best practices in mind.
- Mr. Arindam HaldarChief Executive Officer
- Dr. Avinash PhadkePresident - Pathology
- Mr. K. SrivatsanPresident - Commercial
- Dr. B.R. DasPresident - Research & Innovation
- Mr. Saurabh ChadhaCFO
- Ms. Debjani RoyChief People Officer
- Mr. Radhakrishna PillaiChief Information Officer
- Mr. Ravi BatraCRO and Company Secretary
- Mr. Ravi AggarwalDirector- Sales & Marketing
Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry holds a master's degree in economics from Punjab University and a Ph.D in business administration from Columbia University, United States of America and holds a university record for masters in economics at Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has varied business experience of over 33 years in various leadership roles. Prior to joining SRL, he was the South Asia Head at Du Pont Solae until 2006, a position he held for 11 years. He is also the chairman of CSC Nutrigenomics Pvt. Ltd, Singapore and is also on the board of several companies in India and abroad. Dr. Chaudhry has lived and worked in India, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and USA. The plan for privatization of India's first state owned enterprise was presented the Planning Commission of India by Dr. Chaudhry. From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Chaudhry was the head of corporate planning at RJR Nabisco / Britannia and following that President and CEO (1990-95) of NatOleo (a Johor Corp company). NatOleo was set up as a green field project by Dr. Chaudhry. He is a visiting faculty to various management institutes and universities around the world. He writes guest columns for magazines and has authored three books on value education and management.
Arindam is a business leader with more than 2 decades of experience in a variety of sales, marketing, operations and P&L roles in Fortune 500 companies. He has worked on the largest consumer brand in the country, Colgate; been part of the start-up team of Pillsbury; set up & led Häagen-Dazs business in India from inception, and led the new corporate identity creation for Sterlite. Along the way, he has built strong teams geared for success. He has exposure and experience in managing acquisition and integration of acquired business; and has a strong track record of leading business transformation.
Arindam is a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He makes time to pursue his passion in long distance endurance running, and going for experiential driving vacations with family.
Mr.K.Srivatsan working as President - Commercial is responsible for overall functioning Finance , Corporate Goverence and Supply Chain of SRL Limited. Mr. K. Srivatsan graduated in Commerce with professional qualifications in Finance from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Legal from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. His overall experience of over 20 years spans pharmaceuticals, healthcare and shipping. Srivatsan has been with Fortis Healthcare since 2011. Prior to joining Fortis Healthcare, he has been with Cipla Limited, Sanofi Aventis Limited, Panacea Biotec Limited, Wockhardt Hospitals Limited and Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited.
Dr. Amar Dasgupta, M.D., Ph.D., Fellow U.I.C.C., Fellow ISHTM Dr. Amar Dasgupta, the President-International Operations, SRL Limited and he mentors Hematology within the SRL network of laboratories. He did his MD from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India and obtained his PhD from Mumbai University. He did his post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics, Hematology and bone marrow transplantation at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr. Dasgupta is a reputed Hematologist with a wide spectrum of academic and professional honors, medals, merit scholarships, fellowships and awards including the prestigious John Fogarty Fellowship (National Institutes of Health, USA) and Yamagiwa-Yoshida Fellowship (UICC, Geneva). He was a recipient of University Merit Scholarship at the MBBS level, Talent Search Scheme Fellowship of the Indian Council of Medical Research during MD studies and institute's silver medal for merit of first order at the MD examination.
Currently Dr. B.R. Das is working as the President-Research & Innovation at SRL Limited, Mumbai. He has been associated with us since February 10, 2001. Apart from R&D, he also acts as the Mentor of the Molecular Diagnostics and the Clinical Research Services in our Company. He has varied business experience of over 32 years. He has worked as a Professor in Medical Biotechnology for nearly 25 years and has published more than 90 research papers in peer reviewed International Journals. Several Ph.D. and post-doctoral Scientists have completed their clinical research work under his guidance. His research work has been highly acclaimed in India and abroad for which he has been honored with several prestigious awards such as the Best Young Scientist Award given by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award, MP Young Scientist Award, KI Memorial Award for promotion of Medicine Research in Japan, Samanta Chandrasekar Award from Orissa Bigyan Academy. He has also worked as a visiting scientist in Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, USA, and Kyoto Medical School, Kyoto, Japan. Recently, he has been nominated as the International Working Group representative of Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), USA. He has also been invited by the Association of Indian Pathologist of North America (AIPNA) to work as an Expert member in the Molecular Path Committee.
Dr. Avinash Phadke, is responsible for overall functioning of pathology services of the Company including standalone laboratories, reference laboratories as well as hospital based laboratories. He holds a bachelor's degree in medicine (pathology) from Tata Memorial Hospital. He topped the batch and was awarded the certificate of special merit from Mumbai University. He also marked first the D.P.B. examination & was awarded the Dr. Salaskar gold medal for the same. Dr. Phadke regularly addresses & sits on panel lectures in national & international conferences. He has also published articles in pathology journals. Prior to this, Dr. Phadke was the director and chief of pathology services at Piramal Diagnostics. He is also on the board of Price Ali Khan Hospital and is an independent director on Talwalkar Better Value Fitness Ltd. He has won awards from medical bodies like Indian Medical Association and Times of India / Express Group publications. He has been working as a pathologist for more than 30 years.
Mr. Ravi Aggarwal is the Director Sales & Marketing since January 10, 2013 and he is responsible for all strategic decisions pertaining to Sales & Marketing function including Trade Sales, Franchisee Development, Branding & Marketing, Channel Sales & Logistics. Mr. Aggarwal holds a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy and has also done MBA in Sales & Marketing from University of Delhi. He brings on board over 22 years of rich experience in various leadership / front line roles in the Sales and Marketing function. He joins us from MSD Consumer Care, where he held the position of Business Unit Director / Consultant where he was mainly responsible for developing the complete strategy for the Company's expansion. He has also worked with various prestigious companies viz. Boots India, Seagull Labs Ltd, Modi Mundi Ltd, Ozone Ayurvedics, Ranbaxy Global Consumer Care Limited and Elder Consumer Products in various capacities.
Debjani comes with more than 20 years of experience in the domain of Human Resources, having worked across diverse Industries like Travel, Telecom, Information Technology and Manufacturing. Prior to joining SRL, She was working with Kuoni Travel Group as the Head of HR for their India business, where she was a key member of the Executive Committee. Prior to Kuoni, she worked in Picadilly Group of Companies as Director - Corporate HR, with Bentley Systems as the Head - HR for their South East Asia business where she spear-headed three cross border M&As in the region, with HCL Technologies as Head HR for their Retail & Consumer vertical, with Bharti Group where she played multiple roles in her total stint of 9 years with the orgnization. Prior to Bharti, her first stint in the Corporate was with National Aluminium Company where she started her career as a Management Trainee.
Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai is the Chief Information Officer of our Company and is working with us since January 19, 1998. He is responsible for all strategic decisions pertaining to IT & CCG interventions aimed at process improvements at our Company. Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai has acquired over 25 years of technical and managerial experience solving business problems with information system technology solutions by process improvements and innovations. Mr. Pillai has been recognized and felicitated in various national and international forums for IT professionals. A key thought leader in the CIO fraternity for enterprise technology and also a key member in the governing body of CIO KLUB, India; he was also recognized in the CIO powerlist by 'CIO Decision' in the year 2008. Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai is a Graduate in Statistics from Kerala University with Diploma in computer science, diploma in marketing management from Institute of Management & Personal Studies, Mumbai.
Mr. Varun Mehta, Director - Human Resources heads the human resources functions of SRL Limited. He has been associated with SRL since October 2011. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from University of Kurukshetra. Mr. Varun Mehta has over 17 years of rich experience in diverse industries ranging from Hospitality, ITES and financial services. Prior to joining SRL, he was associated with Religare Enterprises Limited as Senior Vice President - HR. Prior to that he worked with Taj Group of Hotels and Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd. He brings expertise in the areas of Human Resources planning and development, Compensation Management, Performance Management and Career planning.
Mr. Ravi Batra, Chief Risk Officer & Company Secretary, before Joining SRL, was Sr. Vice President (Corporate Affairs) & Company Secretary of Religare Enterprises Limited listed at the National Stock Exchange. He was responsible for Compliances related to Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Exchange Management, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Stock Options, ROC, Secretarial, Merger / Amalgamations and various capital raising processes like Pre-IPO Placement, Initial Public offer (IPO), Rights Issue, Global Depository Receipts and various compliances related to conducting Board Meetings and Annual General Meetings and compliances of companies incorporated in Mauritius, UK and Australia. He joined Religare in January 2007 and considering the expansion plans of SRL, he moved to SRL to take care of Corporate Governance which includes Compliance, Legal, Secretarial and Internal Audit functions. Before joining Religare, he was head Legal, Compliance and Secretarial of Jaipuria Group diversified into PEPSI, PIZZA HUT, COSTA COFFEE, STEM CELL and having operations in Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Uganda. He has a total 15 years of experience.
Mr. Saurabh Chadha, is the Chief Financial Officer since August 7, 2006. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance, accounts, budgeting, MIS, working capital management, internal controls, financial planning, portfolio management, compliances and providing leadership to a team of professionals in finance. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has cleared Level - I of CFA examination from the CFA Institute, USA and also holds a National Stock Exchange Certifications for expertise in the financial markets. He has done B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Delhi University. Mr. Chadha is a key top management functionary who has participated and advised our Company in all strategic initiatives of expansion, growth, funding and financial management. He also has exposure in joint ventures, merger and acquisitions and other financial arrangements. Prior to joining our Company, he was Director - Finance and Investments of Ebrahim Abdul Aal Group of Companies W.L.L. for a period of 12 years. Prior to that he was working with Modi Ollivetti Limited (1991 to 1993) and PriceWaterhouse (1990-1991).
Dr. Leena Chatterjee, holds the position of Director - Fortis Labs & Strategic Initiatives for our company. She holds the dual responsibility of a Lab Director ensuring technical and operational excellence in the several Fortis SRL Labs across India as well as that of working closely with the CEO and SRLs senior management in SRL's strategic initiatives . A graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, she did her post graduation in pathology from R&R Hospital, Delhi. She joined SRL in July 2001, and has held key positions within the organization since then. She has contributions towards operational excellence at SRL by being intimately involved with the setting up and successful running of several labs and Wellness Centers across the country. She is also involved in maintaining quality standards and technical excellence and has ensured continued laboratory accreditations for labs under her purview. The Fortis SRL role requires her to work closely with the managements of both Fortis and SRL
Dr. Deepa Dave, holds the position of Director - Lab Operations for SRL Limited. Dr. Deepa is MD (Medical Biochemistry) and MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi. She has over 24 years of experience. She joined SRL in 2003 and has held many key positions within the organization since then. Dr. Deepa has been instrumental in expanding SRL's laboratory network PAN India. She has supervised projects of setting up of new laboratories, including budget allocation, instruments procurement, resource management etc. She is playing a significant role in supervising the lab operations in all SRL Network labs and Franchise labs across the country. Her major role includes bringing excellence in the lab processes, working towards the achievement of quality standards, setting up new laboratories and liasoning with Franchise owners. Prior to joining SRL she was working with Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research as Consultant and Head of the Lab Medicine Department.
Dr. (Gp Capt) G.S. Sabhikhi, joined the organization as Director Radiodiagnosis and Imaging in October 2009. He has played a pivotal role in the development of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging as a new vertical of SRL from its infancy. Dr. G S Sabhikhi obtained his MBBS from AFMC- Pune University in 1982. He received his MD in Radiology from AFMC- Pune University in 1990 and was awarded the EAC medal for academic excellence. He joined the Armed Forces -Army Medical Corp in 1982 and was a member of the Army Medical Corps for more than 22 years. He has worked in various capacities in the Armed Forces-initially as a medical officer and subsequently as a Radiologist. He has successfully set up new Radiology departments and headed Radiology Departments of large teaching hospitals. During his career spanning over almost 2 decades, he has developed high diagnostic skills and gained invaluable experience in radiology that includes diagnostic conventional imaging, CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Simi Bhatia holds the position of Director - Clinical Reference Laboratory, SRL Mumbai, company's flagship laboratory. She also heads the department of Anatomic pathology and Autoimmunity. She did her MBBS from LTMM College and MD from the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She also holds diploma in clinical research from Catalyst Clinical Services; certificate in hospital administration and management from Symbiosis, Pune and has also done a short course from IIM, Ahmedabad. She is a certified Assessor for NABL and CAP. Dr. Simi has around 24 years of experience. She joined SRL in April, 1997 as Pathologist and and has held key positions since then. She is involved in working towards the operational and technical excellence at Mumbai laboratory and has made major contributions towards the process improvements in the areas of laboratory operations.
Dr. Rajiv Tangri is heading SRL's Clinical Reference Laboratory at Gurgaon under the capacity of Director. He is MBBS and MD (Pathology) from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha. Dr. Rajiv has over 17 years of experience in the field of laboratory medicine. He has played a significant role in streamlining the lab operations at Gurgaon Reference lab. He successfully led the laboratory through various NABL and CAP audits. His area of interest is Anatomic Pathology with special interest in Neuropathology and Oncopathology. He is also an NABL approved technical assessor for Histopathology and Cytopathology. Prior to working with SRL he has worked with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi as Consultant.
Dr. Reema Bahri has been associated with us since 2010. Her core responsibilities include implementation and maintenance of quality standards at all our locations. Dr. Reema Bahri has made significant contributions to the Organization and has played an instrumental role in driving various Quality initiatives, Audits and Projects. She did her MBBS from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana where she was awarded gold medal in Biochemistry. She did her MD in Biochemistry from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana and senior residency from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi with overall experience of over 15 years. She has also done several courses in Quality Management, is an empanelled assessor of NABL and has successfully led the laboratories through various NABL and CAP audits in her career. Her various professional affiliations are member of Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI),Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI), Twins Cities Association of Biochemists of Hyderabad (TAB), Quality Council of India, etc. Prior to joining SRL, she has worked with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and Vimta Lab Sciences, Hyderabad.
- Mr. Rahul ChadhaCEO
- Mr. Himanshu GuptaCFO
- Col S S Grewal (Retd)VP – Sales & Operations
- Mr. Manish SinghNational Purchase Manager
- Mr. Sanjeev AroraGeneral Manager – Human Resource
Mr. Chadha was previously the MD & CEO of SAK Consumer Retail Services Ltd (SAKCRS) which he promoted in 2003 and which was acquired by RWL in Oct’08.
Prior to promoting SAKCRS he was a Senior Manager with the management consulting firm A.T. Kearney and managed a number of engagements in the areas of new business development and organizational improvement.
He is an MBA from the Said Business School, Oxford and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics.
Mr. Gupta has been working with the company for the past 8 years and brings to the organization rich experience of 21 years.
He has over 10 years experience in supply chain management of consumer electronics working as Financial Controller with Thakral Corporation (HK) Ltd. – a multi-national trading company based in Hong Kong.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He completed his graduation in Commerce from Shri. Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.
Prior to joining RWL, Mr. Singh has worked with ICI Limited, Zydus Cadila & Nicholas Piramal India Limited. Has also had a 3- year stint with ICICI as Regional head- New customer’s acquisition.
He is a Bioscience graduate from Delhi University with PG in marketing management from Kurukshetra University.
Col. Grewal retired from the Indian Armed Forces after an illustrious career spreading over 21 Years. As procurement head at Ranbaxy Labs, he has a rich experience in procurement of raw materials for manufacture of APIs. Before moving to RWL, he was associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital in the purchase department. He has been with RWL since the past 3 Years and is currently handling operations (Retail/Warehouse/Logistics/Inventory Management). He holds a Master’s degree in Defense studies & strategic analysis and a diploma in Business Management.
Sanjeev has been associated with RWL since September 2008. He has over 18 years of rich experience in Pharmaceutical and Retail Industry. He was earlier associated with Piramal Healthcare Limited and Unichem Laboratories Limited. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Institute of Productivity and Management Ghaziabad and is a certified Learning and Development Manager from Carlton Advanced Management Institute (CAMI), USA.
A MBA in Marketing With over 10 years of experience in Digital Marketing & Brand communications.
He has a rich experience of working for brands like Samsung Mobiles, Microsoft, Aviva Life Insurance & ICICI bank to name a few during his tenure at leading agencies, Digitas India (a Publicis company) & Wunderman International (a WPP company).
Rovin leads the IT division at RWL. He has rich techno - functional experience in SAP (FI,CO,MM,SD,PP,QM & ABAP). Previously he has worked at JK AgriGenetics Limited and at JK Tyres & Industries Limited . He is a member of CIO Association of India and done his MBA in Computer Science from ICFAI, Hyderabad. Rovin has received from Mr. K.R.Narayanan, former President of India, under BS&G
Leena is an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and qualified intermediate Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
She is a commerce graduate from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi.
She is responsible for corporate secretarial and legal function of RWL Healthworld Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Medsource Healthcare Private Limited from past 3 years.
Himanshu is MBA in finance & Chartered Finance Manager from NIM Maharashtra,
He has rich experience of over 18 years in Finance and Administration field from companies like Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., NCR Corporation Ltd. ZIP Telecom Ltd. Eureka Forbes Ltd. and currently with RWL.
Himanshu is Certified Fire Safety Manager (CFSM) from International Institute of Security and Safety Management.
Deepak has been associated with RWL since April 2010.
He has completed his Bachelor in Arts & Humanities from Kurushetra University. He has over 9 years of experience of managing loss prevention department , he was previously associated with Guardian Life care private limited.
- Mr. Varun SoodCEO
- Mr. Amit GuptaCFO
- Mr. Nitin GoyalHead - Operations
- Dr. Kiran VenugopalHead – Products
- Mr. Srikanta HCHead - Engineering
Nitin brings with him more than 24 years of experience in the IT industry spanning SI sales, IT services, and projects delivery in the Government and Commercial sectors.
His vast experience includes IT outsourcing, Consulting, Project & Program Management, Business Development and Sales Support, Systems Integration and General Management. He has significant experience in SE Asia having spent more than 12 years in the region.
Prior to his joining HealthFore, Nitin spent 11 years with Dell Services (erstwhile Perot Systems) where he headed the Commercial Solutions Group, responsible for delivering a wide range of services across multiple industries in the US, UK and APAC regions. His remit included the sales and delivery of large complex projects across Manufacturing, Government, Telecom, Retail and Legal industries. Prior to this, he was based in Singapore heading the delivery and sales support for the APAC region.
Nitin is an alumnus of Delhi University and Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad. Post his graduation, Nitin started his career with HCL and spent many years with the various group companies like HCL, HCL HP, Far East Computers, and HCL Tech. Nitin has previously worked with Cap Gemini and. led the relationship with a major bank, managing their regional implementations across 13 countries in Asia and transitioning two of the banks IT units into the Cap Gemini service.
As Vice President of Product Engineering, Srikanta manages overall product delivery at HealthFore.
In his 22 plus years of experience in healthcare and engineering domains, Srikanta has been instrumental in leading and orchestrating various organization wide initiatives including formation of offshore development centers, transitions in engineering methodologies and managing technology roadmaps for various enterprise scale products.
Srikanta has worked with multinational companies including Tata Consultancy Services, iSOFT Health Limited, Medicom Solutions and L&T and has gained wide market exposure across regions including Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Varun has nearly two decades of diverse experience and has been associated with the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consulting, telecom and IT industries and has rich experience in general management, strategy development, business transformation, M&A, business integration and technology. He is an industry leader with a keen focus on strategy development and implementation efforts to address critical business transformation needs.
Mishra has over 22 years of experience of Business Management handling leadership positions in BD, Sales, Marketing, Product management, Partners and Alliances, in areas of IT software and hardware products, services and e-learning, across India. At HealthFore, Sudhanshu is responsible for all mHealth initiatives and for Brand/ Marketing. He is also responsible for partnerships/alliances as well as relationships with industry bodies.
Grover has more than 23 years of experience in leading Sales activities, Profit Centre Management, Techno-commercial Sales, Channel Management, Key Account Management and Government/ Corporate Sales in the IT industry. With an excellent understanding and extensive business background in managing sales & operations, he consistently produced business and revenue growth in changing markets with start-up / established companies over this period. At HealthFore, Aditya Grover is responsible for India Sales for all Segments.
Amit is responsible for looking at Company's complete financial health, which includes Fund raising, Accounting, Reporting, Controlling, FP&A, Treasury, Compliance, Taxation, Risk assessment, Mergers and acquisitions and other corporate financial functions. He is a Chartered Accountant and a qualified Information system auditor with more than 10 years of experience in the fields of Finance, Accounts, FP&A, MIS, Controlling, Process Re-engineering, F&A Operations and Internal Control set ups etc.
Jiten is an IT and management professional with over 30 years of industry experience. At HealthFore, he has been able to win several large orders from prestigious clients and develop strong business relationships with several important healthcare providers over the last five years or so.
An academically qualified physician with a master's degree in healthcare management, Dr. Kiran Venugopal is Vice President for product management with over 16 years of experience in building enterprise scale information systems for healthcare organisations. With extensive exposure of healthcare systems across geographies, he has produced HIS and EMR systems for Asia, Middle East and Africa regions.
- Mr. Maninder SinghGroup CEO - Religare Enterprises
- Mr. Anil SaxenaGroup CFO - Religare Enterprises
- Mr. Sunil Kumar GargPresident-Treasury - Religare Enterprises
- Mr. Kavi AroraMD & CEO - Religare Finvest Limited
- Mr. Anuj GulatiMD & CEO - Religare Health Insurance Company Limited
- Mr. Nitin JainMD & CEO - Religare Securities Limited
- Mr. Gautam TrivediCEO - Religare Capital Markets (India)
- Mr. Sutha KandiahCEO - Religare Capital Markets (International)
Mr. Sutha Kandiah is Chief Executive Officer of RCM’s International business. Previously, he was at UBS Investment Bank and was the Co-Head for Equity Capital Markets – Asia, Co-Head for Equity Capital Markets – Japan and Head of Singapore / Malaysia Investment Banking. He has over 18 years of industry experience and has lived and worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
Mr. Nalin Nayyar currently serves as the Group Chief Executive Officer, Religare Enterprises Limited. He has been with the Religare Group for six years. He was, until recently, Group President – Strategic Initiatives at RHC Holdings Private Limited (RHC), a Promoter Group holding company. Within Religare, he has earlier served as the CEO – Religare Global Asset Management, Corporate Advisor to Fortis Healthcare and Head – Investment Banking for Religare Capital Markets Ltd. Prior to joining Religare in 2010, he has handled varied roles in the financial services industry across the U.S., Europe and Asia. He started his career in investment banking in New York with Citigroup, and relocated to London in 1998, he joined Lehman Brothers in 2000 in London and subsequently moved back to India with Lehman in 2006 as part of the team that developed and grew Lehman’s India business. He returned to Citibank in Mumbai in 2008.
Mr. Maninder Singh currently serves as the Chief Business Officer, Religare Enterprises Limited. He holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He has 28 years of experience in the corporate sector. He was associated with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited for 27 years where he rose to become Global Financial Controller. He has handled several critical global roles and assignments and has successfully managed Treasury, Insurance & Risk Management, Business & Trade Finance, Indirect Taxes, Payroll & Trust services, Financial & Management Accounting, Merger & Acquisitions and Investor Relations functions.
He has also served as Director on the Board of various operating subsidiaries / group companies of Ranbaxy.
Mr. Sunil Kumar Garg as the President - Treasury, Religare Enterprises Limited, is responsible for managing the Treasury function at the group level and is also a key member of the group governance framework offering strategic direction to the various underlying portfolio businesses.
He has been with Religare for more than 13 years and has a rich post-qualification experience of more than 23 years in the financial services industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the St. Xavier's College, Kolkata and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
As the Group Chief Executive Officer of Religare Enterprises Limited, Shachindra leads the entire integrated financial services business of the Religare Group. Under his guidance, Religare has transitioned into a performance orientated, bottom line focused organisation and has successfully evolved from an investment phase company to a growth oriented company, capturing growth opportunities on a self-sustaining basis.
As our CFO, he plays a crucial role in supervising the operations of Group Treasury, Finance, Accounts and Risk function for the organisation. He played a key role in the organisation's journey integrating various acquisitions done during the course of its business. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is with Religare since the past 10 years.
Mr. Anil Saxena as the Group Chief Finance Officer, Religare Enterprises Limited, plays a crucial role in supervising the operations of Group Treasury, Finance, Accounts and Risk functions for the organization. He has been with Religare for more than 15 years and has played a key role in the Group's evolution from a mono-line broking business to a diversified financial services platform.
He has over 25 years of post-qualification experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Joining Religare, he has been associated with industry leaders such as Kotak Securities etc. He received a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Delhi. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India.
In his capacity as MD & CEO, Mr. Anuj Gulati was responsible for setting up this business and is consistently working towards making Religare as one the dominant players in the Indian Health Insurance industry. He has been with Religare for more than 6 years now and prior to that was with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, as the Director for Services and Business Development. Previously, he has also been an entrepreneur and started his career as a financial analyst with Procter & Gamble India Ltd.
Mr. Gautam Trivedi has over 20 years of experience in the financial services and capital markets domain. In his current role as the CEO, Religare Capital Markets (India), he oversees institutional equity sales, research and investment banking. Prior to his role at Religare he was associated with Goldman Sachs for more than 7 years. He was MD and Head of Sales in India and a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Sachs India Private Limited. He had also served as Executive Director, Asian Equity Sales in Hong Kong. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was Vice President, Corporate Finance for Reliance Industries in Mumbai. Gautam has also worked with large global financial services organizations such as Merrill Lynch, CLSA and Jardine Fleming.
Mr. Kavi Arora manages the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) focused commercial lending business of our NBFC, Religare Finvest Limted. With a commitment to helping realize the dreams of India's entrepreneurs he spearheads the company's vision of partnering with their clients as they grow to new heights.
With over 20 years of diverse experience in Banking and Financial Services, Kavi has worked with organizations such as ABN AMRO Bank, GE Capital, Citifinancial and 20th Century Finance, prior to joining Religare.
As CEO of a multi-boutique asset manager, Religare Global Asset Management (RGAM), Nalin and his team are responsible for alignment of interest between RGAM and its affiliates for long-term sustainable value creation, ensure that synergies are leveraged across businesses and continue to build the platform both organically and through acquisitions. Nalin has over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
As the MD & CEO of Religare Securities Limited, Mr. Nitin Jain oversees the entire retail Capital Markets and Commodities businesses. He has been associated with the Religare group for more than 11 years. Prior to his current role, he was the President & Chief Operating Officer for Religare Health Insurance responsible for driving sales, distribution, business development and marketing. Previously he also headed Religare’s Personal Financial Services(PFS) and Portfolio Management(PMS) businesses. Before joining Religare, Nitin also worked in the corporate treasury functions of various large organizations both in India and overseas. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of multi-faceted experience.
As MD & CEO, Saurabh oversees all functions including strategy, investments, operations and sales in India and has been instrumental in the successful establishment and growth of the mutual fund business, since its inception in 2008. Under his leadership, the AMC acquired the operations of Lotus Mutual Fund at the peak of the global crisis in November 2008, grew the business manifold, both locally and globally in the 2009-2012 period and subsequently concluded the Joint Venture with Invesco in March 2013.
Sutha Kandiah is Chief Executive Officer of RCM’s International business. Previously, he was at UBS Investment Bank and was the Co-Head for Equity Capital Markets – Asia, Co-Head for Equity Capital Markets – Japan and Head of Singapore / Malaysia Investment Banking. He has over 18 years of industry experience.
- Mr. Ravi MehrotraExecutive Chairman, Executive Director
- Mr. Gurpreet Singh DhillonCEO - Executive Director
- Dr. Virender SobtiCOO - India
- Mr. Pawanpreet SinghCFO - Executive Director
- Ms. Tan Suan HuiHead of Compliance/Investor Relations
- Mr. Naveen BhatiaHead of Accounts and Finance, India
- Mr. Faizal ImtiazHead of Operations/Compliance, India
Mr. Ravi Mehrotra has over 30 years of experience in the Financial services domain both in India and internationally. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Religare Enterprises and Fortis Healthcare. Prior to this, Mr. Mehrotra was associated with PineBridge Investments (erstwhile AIG Investments) where he was the Global Head of Retail & Intermediary Channels. His career span also includes assignments in India as the President of Franklin Templeton Asset Management, Chief Investment Officer of Kothari Pioneer Asset Management, Executive Vice President & Co-founder of Prime Securities and Vice President at Bank of America in their Investment Banking & Treasury Group. Mr. Mehrotra graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor of Commerce. He also received a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute of Jamshedpur in India.
Mr. Gurpreet Singh Dhillon has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of RHTTM since 22 May 2013. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Trustee Manager. Mr. Dhillon oversees all key operations of RHT and is involved in sourcing for investment opportunities for RHT. He also serves as a Director on Fortis Global Healthcare Infrastructure Pte. Ltd. and Religare Healthtrust Services Pte. Ltd., both of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of RHT. Previously, Mr. Dhillon gained his experience in the fields of investments and asset management during his career in Religare Capital Markets Plc, the investment banking arm of Religare Enterprises Limited, where he played key advisory roles in real estate acquisitions across India and the United Kingdom. Mr. Dhillon graduated from the University of Essex with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Mr. Singh has held the position of Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and Executive Director of RHTTM since 1 January 2013. Mr. Singh is experienced in the fields of finance and accounting, particularly in the Indian healthcare industry. Prior to his career in RHTTM, Mr. Singh served as the Corporate Controller of Finance in Fortis Healthcare Limited ("Fortis") and played an influential role during its IPO Offering in 2007, rights issuance in 2009 and issue of convertible bonds in 2010. Previously, he held the position of CFO in Super Religare Laboratories Limited ("SRL") where he established the organisation's accounting system and was actively involved in business development. SRL is currently part of Fortis.
Ms. Tan joined RHTTM in 2011 as the Head of Compliance and Investor Relations and continues to hold the position at present. Ms. Tan commenced her career in 1996 at SGX-ST, where she was with the Issuer Regulation and subsequently, Listing function. During her appointment in SGX, Ms. Tan played an integral role in the launch of the FTSE ST Indices as well as the Global Depository Receipts. Prior to her appointment in RHTTM, Ms. Tan held the position of Vice President in the Listings function in SGX where she would advise potential candidates for listing. During her time with the Issuer Regulation function, she reviewed candidate applications for IPO and oversaw the regulation of listed companies. Ms. Tan has on hand experience with companies in the maritime and offshore sector, extending beyond Singapore, including Southeast Asia, India and Norway. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.
As Chief Operating Officer ("COO") in India, Dr. Sobti oversees the operations of the clinical establishments under RHT's portfolio. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Sobti has taken on various executive management roles and has over 14 years of experience in hospital management. Dr. Sobti previously held the position of Vice President of Operations and Business Strategy at the Metro Group of Hospitals as well as Chief Operating Officer and Medical Superintendent at Paras Hospitals Gurgaon and Paras Spring Meadows Hospital New Delhi. Dr. Sobti was previously based in Mata Chanan Devi Hospital where he developed his expertise in strategic planning, operational management and human resources as the Medical Superintendent. During his career, Dr. Sobti played an integral role in the implementation of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals ("NABH") certification. The NABH accreditation is on par with other world leading accreditations. Dr. Sobti received a Diploma in Hospital Management from The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare. He also holds an MBBS degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Services ("PGIMS") Rothak, Haryana.
Mr. Bhatia, based in India, serves as the Head of Accounts and Finance for RHT's India operations. Mr. Bhatia has over 17 years of experience in the areas of financial planning, US IPO readiness (SEC Listing), ERP implementation, Accounts, Taxation and Audit. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Bhatia was the Finance & Accounts Controller at iYogi Technical Services Private Limited where he played an active role in the preparation for a US IPO (SEC Listing). He was also responsible for the preparation of financial statements and had also established an automated payroll system. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Deputy General Manager for the Finance and Accounts department at IREO Management Private Limited where he was responsible for preparing proposals for bank financing and reports for the Central Bank. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Bhatia held the position of Head of Accounts Department at Chaman Lal Setia Exports Limited. During his appointment, he led the successful implementation of an Inventory Management System as well as developed an accounting and management information system for the organisation. Mr. Bhatia received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Kurukshetra University in 1993. He also holds a Diploma in Information System from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ("ICAI") in 2004, where he has been a member since 1997.
As Head of Operations and Compliance, Mr. Imtiaz oversees operations- and compliance related activities of RHT in India. His main responsibilities include ensuring the smooth running of the operations of the clinical establishments under RHT's portfolio as well as the conformance with local regulatory requirements. Mr. Imtiaz has a wealth of experience in operations, compliance and risk management spanning over 12 years. Prior to joining RHT, he was Assistant Vice President of the Operations and Compliance department at Religare Securities Australia Ptd Limited, where he handled the daily operational functions of his department along with obtaining an ASX membership. Mr. Imtiaz holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management in 2005. He later received a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) Degree from the International Management Institute, Belgium in 2005.
A member of the board and global Chief Executive Officer of Dion, Ralph has an experience of nearly two decades in IT and Securities industries. Prior to the establishment of Dion, Ralph was founder and CEO of Capital Market Solutions where he successfully expanded CMS´s footprint across Asia.
Gopala has more than 15 years of experience in the financial service industry managing the finance & business intelligence function, and holds expertise in the area of financial reporting and analysis, business modelling/projections, driving & monitoring AOPs, budgets, performance, sales behavior and various cost saving/control initiatives.
As the Chief Financial Officer at Dion, Gopala leads financial operations of the company globally and also plays an instrumental role in developing the company strategy.
Michel is Chief Executive Officer of Dion Global Solutions and is responsible for it’s strategic growth globally. He has over 20 years of successful sales, consulting and management experience in the IT and Financial Services Industry. Prior to joining Dion, Michel was the Vice President for the Financial Services Industry at SAP for the Asia Pacific region.
Jaz is a member of the Leadership Team and responsible for Dion’s strategic growth for the Data Intelligence and Risk & Analytics business, globally. He has over 20 years of experience working in financial institutions and the technology sector. His experience brings real insight and practical understanding of financial and trading software from an industry perspective.
Joe has more than 20 years' experience in the technology space with the last 15 specialising in the securities industry. Before joining Dion, Joe worked with Ralph Horne at Capital Market Solutions. He was also a Director at Misys Securities Trading Systems with responsibility for the firm´s operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Ajay has more than 23 years of work experience in the areas of finance, accounting (including IFRS), strategic & business planning, valuation & financial modeling, investor relations & presentation, corporate law, taxation, MIS, project evaluation and planning, P&L responsibility, governance, risk & compliance, audit, and working capital management. Working as a CFO, he managed global funds, while being an integral part of the debt raising and IPO initiatives. He has worked for several start-up businesses where he had the responsibility for managing cash flows, P&L, assets & capital by working closely with all stakeholders.
- Lt. Col (Retd.) Jitender Singh ChandelExecutive Director
- Mr. Mukesh AroraCFO
- Capt R. L. KapurHead Flight Safety and Audit
- Mr. Atiesh MishraV.P-Ops. & Business Development
- Capt Gurloveleen SinghHead - Operations & Training
Atiesh Mishra is presently handling Operations and Business development for Ligare Aviation. He is presently involved with setting up company procedures and policies and developing new business opportunities for charter, mro and training academy.
Prior to this he was working with Taj Air (Tata Group) as Director - Operations. Here, Mr. Mishra was heading aircraft charter business and operations management of company fleet of aircraft. He was involved with expanding the company's business in areas of Charter, MRO and aircraft management. He was also responsible for developing strategies and policies and providing support for development of new business for group companies. Prior to this, Mr. Mishra was General Manager - Flight Operations with Business Jets India Private Limited (BJETS), a business aviation charter service provider. Here, he was responsible for flight operations, dispatch, crew management and aircraft management. Before this, Mr. Mishra was Manager - General Aviation Terminal Mumbai with Universal Weather and Aviation from September 2009 to December 2009. Universal Weather and Aviation is involved in providing flight support, aviation contract fuel, flight planning, ground handling, trip support and FBOs. Previously, he was Manager - Flight Services with Essar Aviation from 2005 to 2007. Prior to this, Mr. Mishra was Manager - Flight Operations with Cambata Aviation from 2000 to 2005. He has 15 years of experience in commercial and business aviation industry involving various roles in Flight Operations, Ground Handling, Flight Safety and aircraft sales.
Capt. Gurloveleen Singh is an Experienced Aviator with 18 years of Civil Aviation Association. He has to his credit an Unblemished, Accident-Free, Safe Flying Record of Jet Airplane Domestic and International Flying Experience under his belt.
Graduated from the Prestigious Northern India Flying Club – ‘NIFC’, he has had the honor of working in the same organization as Flight Instructor. He also served as Flight Instructor of Orient Flight School, Pondicherry before joining Club One Air on their Citation Jet. He has also worked In Indigo Airlines & erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, flying A320 Family aircraft, before joining Ligare Aviation Limited in November 2009.
He holds an Open Rating on his Indian License. He also holds an American FAA Pilots License.
He Heads The Operations and Training Department.
Lt. Col Jintender Singh Chandel (Retd.) was commissioned into the Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army in 1980 and served in staff and field appointments at various levels including as BM of Brigade in active insurgency area of Nagaland and with Special Group (COMMANDO) and commanded the unit during Indian Peace Keeping Force operations in Sri Lanka. He also served as Joint Director Coordination in the Recruiting Directorate, Army Head Quarters and was responsible for coordinating recruitment of officers through SSBs and other ranks by the Recruiting Zones and the Directorate. He took premature retirement in 2001 after serving 21 glorious years with the Indian Army. In 2005, he joined Ranbaxy as General Manager, Administration and Security. This entailed the administration and security of the largest R&D complex among pharmaceutical companies in India and seven manufacturing plants all over the country. He joined Fortis Healthcare Limited in 2009 as a senior member of a core team for setting up a 275 bed Hospital at Kolkata and was in charge of all the regulatory licenses and permissions required for running a Multispecialty Hospital. He currently works with Fortis as Head of Project & Liaison in the Executive Chairman Office. Lt. Col. Chandel is a Commerce Graduate from DAV College, Chandigarh and holds an MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University.
Mukesh Arora is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is a Commerce Graduate from the Hansraj College, University of Delhi.He has over 28 years of experience in the field of Finance and Accounts in Manufacturing as well as in the Service sector with Multi Locations in Functional areas like Financial Planning, Costing, Funds management, Risk management, Taxation including Transfer Pricing, System development, MIS and ERP implementation (both Oracle Financial and SAP). He has previously worked with Fortis Financial Services from 1994-97.
Shri J. N. Saxena is Head of Engineering since Feb-2013. He has more than 40 years of experience and holds licenses of Airbus & Boeing aircrafts. Earlier he was General Manager – Quality with Indian Airlines and was also looking after the functions of Executive Director Engineering. He was instrumental in setting up the Jet Engine overhaul complex in Delhi, a State of the Art setup to overhaul P & W JT8D and IAE V2500 engines. He also looks after the aircrafts maintained under LAEPL.
Capt. R. L. KAPUR with more than 60 years’ experience and 25000 flying hours to his credit on various types of aircraft is the Chief of Flight Safety. In Indian Airlines he has been Instructor/Examiner and during this tenure trained Indian Air Force pilots of the VIP Squadron. He was Manager Flight Safety, Director of Operations and Regional Director. As the Managing Director he was instrumental in planning and starting the Modiluft airline. He was Chief of Flight Safety in Spicejet for nearly 5 years, Director of Safety, GMG Airlines, Dhaka for one and a half years before joining the organization in October, 2012
He holds a BSc Engineering Hons. (Aeronautical) degree from Punjab University and M Sc. Engineering (Gas Turbine Technology) degree from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. Received Aircraft Maintenance Engineers training on Boeing 737, Airbus A 300, Airbus A 320 and Boeing 747 aircraft and on aero engines in Rolls Royce Derby, UK. Attended Airworthiness and Accident Investigation courses with Civil Aviation Authority, UK and Federal Aviation Administration, USA.
Worked in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for 38 years and the last ten years (1993 -2002) as the Director General. During this period simultaneously, worked as Chairman of various panels/committees of International Civil Aviation Organisation, like Technical Commission, Regulations Panel, International Air Safety Conference, Air Navigation Planning and Implementation Group and also as President of 32nd ICAO Assembly Session. As DGCA, laid down the new regulatory system consequent to privatization of air transport industry in India in 1994. Got the highest rating – Category I, for DGCA India following audit by FAA USA. Investigated over 50 aircraft accidents, including the one to Air India B 747 Kanishka aircraft over Atlantic Ocean. Was President of Aeronautical Society of India (1998-99).
Worked as board member of Airports Authority of India, Pawan Hans Limited, Governing Council of India Meteorological Department, Research Council of National Aerospace Laboratory, Aeronautics Research & Development Board and others. Led a number of Indian delegations abroad. Presented a number of papers in international conferences, some of which resulted in new international aviation regulations.
Was awarded NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL PRIZE for outstanding fundamental and applied work in Aeronautical Sciences/Technology for the year 2001.
Post retirement in 2002, worked as leader of ICAO international team to develop civil aviation in Afghanistan. Also worked as Advisor to Air Services Australia and High-Tec Systems USA.
Was Co-Chairman of ASSOCHAM Aviation Committee. Worked as Advisor to L & T to assist in compliance of regulatory requirements and certification of the new airport at Bangalore. Worked as member of a number of government committees.
Working in LAL/LAEPL since 2006. With over 50 years of aviation experience, assisted the company in its growth from a small turboprop aircraft operator to one of the biggest Non-Scheduled Operators in the country, engaged in both domestic and international charter operations.
Planned and executed development of Beas aerodrome from an unlicensed small airfield suitable for day operations of turboprop aircraft to a DGCA licensed aerodrome suitable for all weather night operations by jet aircraft. Also planned and assisted construction of a modern hangar at Beas aerodrome which is approved by DGCA as a major maintenance base.