A visionary and an able business administrator, Dr. A. Velumani proves amply clearly to industry that, "Focus gives Success". Born to a landless farmer in a small village near Coimbatore, South India, today he owns and operates Thyrocare, an industry leader and a brand worth over Rs. 3000 crores. Began as a mathematician, he acquired his Ph.D in Thyroid Biochemistry from BARC/ Mumbai University. He worked for 14 years in BARC as a Research Scientist and Teacher and then became an administrator in business.
He is also MD of Nueclear Healthcare Limited which is a Radiology vertical. His focus areas are Thyroid Biochemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nuclear Chemistry and Nuclear Medicine.
An infectious motivator, he has succeeded in converting educated as employed, graduates as professionals, individuals as entrepreneurs, vendors as partners, family members as wealth creators and by his unique way, transformed intimidating problems into opportunities.
He is hilarious when it comes to educating and motivating youth in Entrepreneurship.
Dr. R. Deshpande obtained his basic training in medicine and surgery from the Karnataka Medical College Hubli from Dharwad University and Surgical Training from the Country's Premier Cancer Institute- Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai with a rank in Mumbai University for the MS examination.
Thereafter he was trained at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at New York as well as the Royal Marsden Cancer Center in London in danced Cancer Surgery techniques for short durations.
Advanced Training in Singapore He also obtained advanced training in Thoracoscopic Surgery at the Singapore University Hospital. He is the first Onco-Surgeon to start Thoracoscopy on diagnostic and therapeutic basis in the country.
Pioneer for Thoracoscopic surgery in India He has conducted thoracoscopic workshops for training Pulmonologists and Onco-surgeons in Mumbai and Bangalore. He set-up the thoracoscopy surgical program at the Kidwai Institute of Oncology at Bangalore in 1983 and at the Tata Memorial Hospital in 2000.
Pioneer for new techniques in India He has successfully developed the surgeries for upper third esophageal cancers in India- a pioneering technique hitherto un-reported in world literature.
Invited as International Faculty He has been invited as guest speaker, participated in panel discussions, presentations, lectures, symposia in various international Cancer Conferences from 1990 till date.
Invited as National Faculty He has also been invited to deliver lectures, participate in symposia, panel discussions in over a hundred national conferences till date from 1982 onwards. He has been organizing secretary for National Oncologists conference in Bangalore.
Membership of Organizations He is a Life member of various professional organizations including
1. Association of Surgeons of India
2. Indian Society of Oncology- President from 2002-2004
3. Indian Association of Surgical Oncology
5. British Association of Surgical Oncology
6. Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Group
7. Indian Medical Association
He was Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Kidwai Institute of Oncology at Bangalore from 1982 to 1985. He was on the staff of the Tata Memorial Hospital from 1985 to 2002 when he withdrew as the Chief of Thoracic and In 2002, along with the Country's leading names in Oncology, he set up the Asian Institute of Oncology, which functions currently our of the Somaiya Ayurvihar and is the Executive Vice Chairman of the facility.
He is also attached as Honorary Onco-Surgeon at
Jaslok Hospital and Research Center –Mumbai
S.L. Raheja Hospital
Breach Candy Hospital,
He has over 56 publications in National and International peer reviewed journals and is author of chapters of management of Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer in Text Book of Cancer published by National Book Trust in 2002 and on Chapters on Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumors and Chest wall tumors in the forthcoming "Perspectives in Cancer" under publication.
Presently he is the Promoter and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Somaiya Ayurvihar Asian Institute of Oncology, a project conceived by a group of Oncologists who were previously attached to the Tata Memorial Hospital.
Prof. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai is a multi-faceted individual of International repute who has garnered immeasurable prestige and honour for his highly distinguished and meritorious work as India's foremost Paediatrician & Paediatric Nephrologist and an astute Health Administrator. He delivers International Standard World class health care, with uncompramisingcommitment. Today, his practice is a benchmark, enriched by vast & extensive knowledge, infused by enthusiasm, for others to emulate. Being in the forefront of clinical & research practice, his focus is on preventive Medicine. Dr. Sanjeev Bagai is a leading Pediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist, of International repute. He is a skilled Physician, who judiciously combines Medical knowledge, intuition, & judgment to integrate tact, sympathy & understanding in treating children. He exemplifies the highest values of being a caring & compassionate, multi-faceted doctor.
He is the Chairman & Managing Director of Nephron Health Care in Delhi & Vice Chairman, Director & Dean of Dwarka Manipal Hospital.
His prolonged efforts and foresightedness are immensely critical in envisioning and instituting India's first and largest Women's and Children's hospital & Super Speciality 500 bedded Hospital – Medical Research centre, in Delhi. The breakthrough establishment shall significantly enhance the maternal and child health in Northern India. Also there is a huge need-gap in clinical services for the same. This effort will undoubtedly go a long way to give impetus to Medical aid & health education. He is also now creating another 1200 bed super speciality institution, in Saket Delhi. This will undoubtedly be an epitome of world class health care, with cutting edge technology in teaching, clinical, research, training and advanced technologies. This will have India's first integrated assisted living facilities for the elderly, centre for children with physical and mental disabilities, with a medical college. This will make his institutions is the largest healthcare player in Northern India.
He has officially and formally collaborated with the largest Super Speciality University & Women and Child network hospitals & chain of teaching American University, of America – UTMC, Ohio-world leaders in clinical, research, teaching, biotechnology, etc. and Partners with Manipal Hospitals as a global leader in Health & Education. He has also got formal affiliations with University of Pittusburg Medical College (UPMC), USA for patterning in technological advancements. Under one roof the best talent pool is being created. The full project will have – hospitals –Super speciality & dedicated for women and child – 500 beds in both centrestogether. It will have centres for Women-Children, CTVS, Cardiology, Neurology, Neuro surgery, Gastroenterology & organ transplantation, Renal sciences & RTT, general surgery, Orthopaedics & joint replacement, pulmonary & critical care, Internal medicine, paediatrics & all its allied branches, IVF, Obs-Gyn, Plastic surgery, Urology, Endoscopic surgery, Oncology centre, the most advanced Lab & Radiologycentres, Robotic centres, cyber knife, etc. research institute, biotechnology and bio-engineering-nano technology institute, regenerative medicine-stem cell centre, teaching,accommodation, guest house facilities, recreation and sports centre, hub for international medical tourism, genomics and robotic centre, holistic medical centre, centres of excellence in all major clinical departments, tele medicine centre, centre for virtual reality and artificial intelligence, simulation centre, rehabilitation centres etc. These hospitals in Northern India are the first of its proto type, in numerous avenues. The largest dedicated Women's & children's hospital, India's first comprehensive digital smart hospital, would be the highlighting features of these hospitals. This will give more affordable & accessible health care to millions. He realised many years back, that digital technologies will change the face of Indian health care, with varied revolutionary advancements. He has pushed treatment protocols from therapeutic to preventive & personalised genomics. This is a great momentum booster to our Digital India Movement. Applications like RFID , Sensor controlled OTs Mobile apps, tracking, Watson , Robotic advanced surgeries, Remote monitoring, etc will aid all patients with better clinical outcomes at lower rates. These will also open infinite doors for International Medical Tourism , and have attracted patients from every continent to India, including from Congo, Ethiopia, PNG, Fiji, Kenya , Nigeria , Middle East etc. This puts India on prime global health map. Tele medicine & Tele mentoring have linked critical ill cases to his centres to save many lives. It's a virtual hospital created with high end technologies. He believes that knowledge is the strongest global currency and education being the DNA of our progress. The Highlights are- First ever private women and child hospital in North India with a super speciality centre with biotechnology and research centres, education-medicine-technology-research city in India. This hospital will be India's first Green & Smart fully digital hospital, focussing on paper less technology, water & energy conservation & environmentally safe hospital. Through this development of advanced technology he has helped link far away developing countries to gain access to India's finest health care like in Congo, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Ethiopia etc.
His active collaboration with the best international teaching universities of USA & Canada will help materialise the commencement of a revered medical centre of research, education, clinical hospital, teaching etc. He is a visiting Professor to Universities of Ohio in USA & Montreal in Canada where he is invited to lecture, since the greatest global currency is education. He's been a graduate and post graduate of KEM & GS Medical College, having done his MBBS,MD,DCH, DNBE and MNAMS all in paediatrics, from Bombay then had done a Fellowship in Paed. And Paediatric Nephrology at the Prince of Wales Children Hospital and Prince Henry Hospital at Sydney- Australia In addition, he did his early training in the New York University Hospital., USA and completed his Fellowship of the International medical science academy.He has special expertise & fellowship training in Pediatric Nephrology & Kidney Diseases, & was one of the pioneers to establish world class Pediatric Nephrology & Dialysis programmes in New Delhi, in early 1990s. He has done extensive work on Pediatric Hypertension, Glomerular disease and so on. He has a major research data on antenatal diagnosis of fetal renal disorders. He started the CAPD programme in small infants with renal failure. He has a vast experience in teaching & conducting CMEs & Workshops to educate doctors & the general public to prevent long term damage caused by renal diseases in small children.
Born on March 31, 1965, he had a highly meritorious & distinguished career, right from his early school days. Being educated in the best & premium institutions in India & overseas, he inculcated discipline & vision in his personality from early childhood. His schooling was in the renowned Bishop's School (Poona), La Matiniere school (Calcutta), & Cathedral School (Bombay). His dynamic personality, quick wit, academic brilliance, tremendous organizational skills & leadership qualities, made an automatic choice in various pivotal positions. He graduated from St. Xavier's College Bombay, & has been one of their most illustrious alumni. He was honored in 2008 & 2009 for outstanding achievements in the medical field, at the 140th anniversary function of St. Xavier's College.
He's a gold medallist from Bombay University, with distinctions in 7 subjects & also the Bombay University merit scholar and Sir Dorab Tata merit scholar. Being a perpetual student, with an inquisitive & avid mind, he joined medicine at the famous G.S. Medical College & K.E.M Hospital in Bombay on merit for M.B.B.S. Being a topper in Bombay University, he did his Pediatric Post Graduation of M.D. & D.C.H from the largest Pediatric Hospital in India, The Wadia Children's Hospital in Bombay. Thereafter, he completed his D.N.B.E. before proceeding for specialized training in New York University Hospital, & then a merit-fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the renowned Prince of Wales Children's Hospital, Sydney, Australia in 1992. Almost two decades ago, he recognized the fact that Pediatric Sub-specialization would be the need of the hour & was one amongst the first few with such meritorious super specialization in Pediatric Nephrology. He chose to return to India after extensive overseas training to serve his own country.
He is a founder member of the Vandana Bagai Charitable Foundation, through this foundation; he contributes a great deal to the poorer section of the society. He has adopted many poor orphan children for their comprehensive upbringing. He conducts training programmes & lectures to impart knowledge all over India & Overseas. He was one of the pioneers in the formation of the world class Paediatric Nephrology & Dialysis programmes in Delhi; while also being the founder member of the Vandana Bagai Charitable Foundation which altruistically tenders a great deal to the deprived sections of society. He has a great interest in teaching & has taught students in St. Xavier's College (Bombay), New South Wales University (Australia), & many hospitals all over the world. He was on the Executive Boards of Indian Association of Pediatrics from 1996-1998 & Indian Nephrology Society from 2004 – 2006. He lectures extensively in various International & National Conferences to impart knowledge to students. He has to his credit more than 450 major lectures, at various National & International Forums including annualconventions of the Indian Medical Association & Delhi Medical Association. He was awarded the prestigious "Dr. Malik Oration Award of IMA" & the "Dr. Pal Oration Award of IMA". He is at present the Scientific Editor & Chief of Indian Medical Association, contributing to ignite the passion of learning amongst all fields of doctors. He is Editor & Chief of the International Pediatric Nephrology Journal to spread knowledge to the younger generation.
His academic brilliance won him "Distinction awards" in Anatomy, Biochemistry, and a "Gold Medal" in Preventive Medicine in 1984 & 1987. He was awarded the "Best Intern-award" & the "Best All round Student Award" in his college. His all round brilliance won him the prestigious "Bombay University Merit Scholarship" & "The Sir Dorab Tata Merit Scholarship" in 1982. His research interest won him the "Sarla Vaishnav Research Award" in 1998. He was chosen on the "Directory of Asian / American Who's Who" in 1999, & the "International Directory of Distinguished Leadership (USA)" in 1995. He was awarded the prestigious "Award of the Millennium" for year 2000. He is also the recipient of the "Bharat Jyoti Award of Excellence" in 2003, "Vijay Shree Award" in 2006, "Leading Citizen of India Award" in 2004 & "Delhi Association of Doctors – Excellence Award" in 2005. He is the recipient of many other awards including the "Pravasi Ratan Award", "Gold Medal in 2008 from ABI", USA amongst others. He has also been the recipient of the "Fellowship of International Medical Science Academy 2006", & has received the most coveted "Indian Medical Association Oration Awards" in 2007 & 2008. He was also awarded the "Indian Medical Association Exemplary Award" in 2006, "Distinguished Service Award" in 2007, "Life time Achievement Award of Indian Medical Association" in 2008. He was chosen to be amongst the few selected 'Best global talent' of Oxford University & ABI & was also awarded the famous 'Hall of Fame distinction' of ABI in 2009. He was also awarded the coveted "Highest Distinction Award in the field of Medicine" by American Bibliography Institution in 2009.
He has a series of publications in National & International Medical peer reviewed & indexed journals. His sharp & analytical mind has helped numerous research protocols being developed and is on the expert research committees of various such associations. He has to his credit in excess of 75 publications of repute. He has very clearly emerged as an iconic figure in healthcare being revered for his vast expensive knowledge & excellent clinical & teaching skills.
Dr. Sanjeev Bagai's expertise is utilized by many High Commissions & Embassies as a Senior Consultant. He is a member of many associations including International Pediatric Nephrology Association, Indian Medical Association, Delhi Medical Association, Delhi Medical Council, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Delhi Nephrology Society, National Neonatal Academy, NSW Australian Medical Board amongst others.
A born sportsman, he excels in Cricket, Football, and Hockey & Athletics. He was the school & college captain in Cricket & was facilitated for exceptional sporting achievements in his college as the most outstanding Cricketer & Sportsman of the last century. Winner of numerous National Tournaments from 1980-1991, he epitomizes the concept of sports in building a man's characters. Being a good writer, he has contributed to the print & electronic media with more than 7000 articles and press coverages in the last 15 years. He has a natural & special talent of communicating with large audiences, which has helped a global audience to understand disease profiles for preventing illnesses in numerous electronic Television Channels. Dr. Bagai is now at a stage in which he wants to contribute and give back to the society which has supported him all these years. In this regard, he has canalized his energies to establish the first specialty pediatric hospital of its kind in India. His facility which is his dream & passion would provide World class cutting edge infrastructure & technology under one roof to treat sick children. This referral center would serve children with acute & chronic diseases across India & the globe. This World class specialty hospital would bring mortality in pediatric illnesses down markedly. Knowing him I am certain that this endeavor would be a success story in the archives of pediatric medicine. He belongs to rare breed of exceptional & visionary talent. I hope that our country can nurture his visionary thoughts for the greater good for children in India & the World.
Dr. Bagai was appositely conferred with the prestigious "Padma Shree Award" by the Former President of India, Shri A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in 2006 and awarded the valued Dr. B. C. Roy National Award by the Hon. President of India Shrimati Pratibha Patil in 2008.
Dr. Bagai's acclamatory work has uniformly assembled a plethora of appreciation and acknowledgment throughout his illustrious tenure. He has imparted more than 850 major lectures & Oration for students at the Indian Medical Association & Delhi Medical Association Conventions. His extensive lectures are renowned for installing the passion of learning amongst all fields of doctors. Dr. Bagai also evidently exhibits one of the most illustrious alumni as he graduated from the celebrated St. Xavier College, Bombay.
His philanthropic endeavours include the rare surgeries on the famous Con Joint Twins- Sita & Gita, one of only 3 successful near impossible complex surgeries in India & the reconstructive Facial reconstructive surgeries on the Acid attack girl. These path breaking emulate worthy work is deeply connected to his compassion, empathy, benevolence & loyalty to his Medical Profession. He has an unblemished highly decorated career as an epitome to progress, in true service to humanity. He has launched an unprecedented national campaign for Dengue awareness. For him, a patient isn't just a statistical bed number or an organ disease, but a soul reaching out to him, for care, compassion, empathy,which he provides to one and all. Health care is a mission to him, not just a profession.
Recently in 2017, eminent accomplishments include the prestigious " DMA annual oration award " , international health care excellence award and the Medical association health care achievement award.
Norina is a licensed pharmacist and social entrepreneur with sixteen years of experience in diverse
areas of pharmaceutical sector ranging from Government, Retail and Wholesale divisions. She has a structured and pragmatic approach combining strategic planning, customer care, and a passion for enhancing and improving the quality of healthcare of every member of the community. The latter is crystallized in the mission and vision of her pharmacies Noripharm and Noorpharma as 'Votre Santé Notre Priorité (i.e. Your Health & Well Being Our Priority').
Norina has an extensive knowledge in licensing and regulatory compliance, holds a successful track record of building strong relationship with patients / public, various members of health profession, suppliers, pharmaceutical stakeholders and government bodies. As President of Pharmaceutical Association of Mauritius (PAM) in 2014, Norina worked with the Ministry of Health to put forward Pharmacy Council which voted in 2015 and amendments in Pharmacy Act which is in the pipeline to be considered.
She is actively involved in community work to raise consciousness of importance of health of all individuals.
Dr. Leila Soudah is a German Board Certified Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her Doctor of Medicine in Berlin University and completed her Post graduation in Hannover University, Germany.
She has spent 20 years in Germany and 19 years in Dubai and continues to strive for excellence in her field. At present, she is the Medical Director, CEO and founder of Dr. Leila Soudah Clinic since 1998, an ISO 9001:2008 certified clinic with her own operational DAC Accredited ISO 15189:2012 clinical laboratory.
In 2013, Dr. Leila Soudah expanded her medical profession to anti-aging, which deals with functional and regenerative medicine, she prepares a panel of laboratory investigations to detect and determine the risk of having breast cancer, and even the possibility of recurrence, making her a member of American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine then graduated as American Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
In December 2015, she achieved post-graduation as Fellow in Metabolic and Nutrition Medicine in Las Vegas, USA.
Through the years, Dr. Leila Soudah has accomplished and achieved the following:
Moreover, she is featured in various magazine like New You and Woman Health of articles about woman's health issues and wellbeing and having appeared on various television interview across the emirates.
Dr. Leila Soudah is committed to her motivation to have a healthy lifestyle, physically fit toned body and be an inspiration to others.
Professor Adrian Kennedy, Director Arabian Wellness & Lifestyle Management LLC Dubai,UAE, was also the Founder Managing Director, Lifetime Wellness Rx International Limited, India, (an Apollo Hospitals Group Initiative) & also the Founder President of the Health & Wellness Association of India. With an academic background in Business, Law & Health with a Phd from USA, he has over 45 years of working experience in the field of Health & Wellness and lectures world wide on these subjects.
As Director, (Academics), Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation he created Post graduate academic programs in Lifestyle Medicine, Integrated Medicine and Wellness Management and is the Faculty for the Harvard Medical School, USA in these subjects. In addition ,he is a Founder Member of the Institute Of Lifestyle Medicine (Harvard) USA, & Ambassador (India & UAE), for the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation (Geneva).
He holds a Patent and copyright for the Computerized Health Scan for which he received the World Health Award 2005 from the Govt.of Dubai. He has implemented this Lifestyle Assessment Software in several Apollo Hospitals covering over 100,000 clients annually. In 2008, the Health Scan was used to Audit the Health Status of over 500 corporate organizations in India, resulting in the CII Corporate Wellness Awards. Prof.Kennedy is a member of the Jury for these CII Awards.
He has authored the book 'Fitness a Way of Life' published by Mc.Graw Hillin 1985, and has thereafter written an encyclopedia of 8 Books on Lifestyle Medicine. These books are text books for Health & Medical graduates. Several hundred articles written by him have been featured in Newspapers such as The Telegraph, The Times of India, The Economic Times, etc he also writes for various health journals and magazines. He also features in a 6 serial series on Health & Lifestyle Management in National TV, and recently was the expert commentator on NDTV's health series.
In his college years 1965-73, he was the national champion of India in the 100 & 200 meters and was an Asian champion in these events. He is a black belt karate instructor, has climbed in the Himalayas and led the Indian Team that swam the English Channel from England to France in 1986.
Prof. Kennedy has many Awards and Achievements to his Credit including:-
- Top 100 leaders in Health Care (Global Listing) 2017
- Ambassador (UAE & India), European Society of Lifestyle Medicine - 2015
- Corporate Wellness Leader of the Year UAE – (Finalist) - 2014
- Member Tech Committee (Wellness),NABH / FICCI -2009
- Member, CII Jury, Corporate Wellness Awards -2008
- President Health & Wellness Association of India -2007
- Institute of Lifestyle Medicine – Harvard (USA) Director- 2006
- Delegate Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting – Geneva-2007
- Harvard Medical School - USA – Faculty Lifestyle Medicine – 2006.
- Chief Announcer, Afro Asian Games – 2003
- Govt. of Dubai Award for E-Commerce Ideas – October 2000.
- Phd, Certified holistic practitioner, Lasalle University, USA – 1995
- Graduated First Class First from Penn University, USA-1990
- Leader Indian Team - World Body Building Championship, Spain-1987
- Leader Indian Team - England to France swim-1986
- Black Belt Karate Instructor - 1985
- Asian Bronze Medal Winner in Athletics – 1973
- National Champion of India –1972
- Governor of West Bengal Medal Best University Student – 1971
- President of India Gold Medal Best School Student – 1965.
Dr Jenna Burton completed a medical degree from the University of Manchester and has 11 years of healthcare experience. During her medical career, she became passionate about public health and promoting healthcare to the general population. Having worked as a medical doctor, writer and presenter for various hospitals, magazines, websites and television companies within the UK, Australia and the UAE, Dr Jenna is working towards her Health Policy MSc whilst continuing to develop further in to healthcare leadership and consulting.
Within Anglo Arabian healthcare, Dr Jenna manages the Health, Wellness and Occupational Health of large corporate clients, along with designing and leading the first nutrition and eating disorder clinic within Dubai. In parallel, Dr Jenna leads the Doctor experience for a new interactive telehealth application launching in 2017.
Having completed numerous audits and research papers, including 'Emergency Pain Relief in Fractured Neck of Femur Patients' and 'Respiratory Complications in Post Laparotomy Patients' Dr Jenna has been recognised as a competent presenter of scientific research and finds much enjoyment in academic literature and investigation, especially within the field of emotional health and modern day psychology.
Outside of work, Dr Jenna is heavily invested in supporting those with eating disorders and has gone on to produce www.midnightfeast.net. She is active within radio and media to campaign for awareness and re-structure of care. If you would like Dr Jenna to act as an ambassador for your charity or to provide more information on eating disorders contact her via linkedin email messenger.
As an American Board Aesthetic Medical Doctor, Dr Jenna supports the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and continues to keep alive her cosmetic medical practise.
Michael Koss is the CEO of Global Patient Portal, an award winning digital health startup from Australia that is focused on providing innovative solutions which help build technology literacy in health. He is active across various policy areas including health data, informed consent, GST in India and medical device guidelines. Michael has secured collaborations with some of the leading academic institutions and commercial entities in the world to bring best practice to customers in tier 1 and tier 2 cities in India.
He is a sought after speaker in India, Australia and the USA. Michael has been recognised as an emerging leader in the ASEAN region in healthcare by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Australia. He is also the first foreigner to hold a leadership role in NatHealth where he sits on the Medical Device Committee and contributes to the lobbying efforts of the organisation on behalf of the healthcare industry.
Michael is an adviser to several healthcare companies in Israel, Australia, India and the USA where he assists with product strategy and commercialisation.
Gigih is the CoFounder & Executive Director of the Indonesian based medical crowdfunding platform, WeCare.id, that helps fund medical treatment for patients in Indonesia's underserviced communities. In less than 2 years of operations WeCare.id has distributed over USD 250K medical fund for more than 260 patients from 5600+ individual donors involved. With a computer engineering background and passion for building things, Gigih was previously a tech consultant & software engineer and has been helping various clients from government, enterprise and startup developing tech solution.
For his work with WeCare.id and his strong drive to ensure everyone can have access to descent healthcare through the use of technology, Gigih has received numerous recognitions, including the Asia Social Innovation Award, the Bayer Aspirin Social Innovation Award, World Health Summit and has also been named Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders in Social Enterprise by Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.
Mr. Stefano Urbani is a Management Engineer, with MBA in MIP, Politecnico di Milano.
He studied Global Business in Boston College and Business Management in Audencia Business School.
Founder of the Medical Tourism Company "TURISMO MEDICO ITALIA (TMI)".
Founded in the year 2013, TMI is the first-mover Medical Tourism Company in the Italian region, currently working in outbound flow.
During these years, Mr. Stefano Urbani had the opportunity to participate in different medical tourism events and fairs in Europe, Arab Countries, Asia and America, also as Speaker.
Mr. Stefano Urbani strongly believes that the future of the health system will be global and, nowadays, the medical tourism business is closely related with digital media marketing business and each Players has to work about its reputation, process management quality and open-mind approach to be competitive in this sector.
For these reasons, TMI works with 3 integrated line of business: Facilitator, Marketing and tailor-made consultancy. Following this way, TMI is building structural barriers of internal competition and long-term relationship Facilitator/Provider in a Win2Win strategy.
Recently, Mr. Urbani is very much engaged on establishing of the network with Medical Tourism Providers, over the World.
Currently Dr. Jegr Darbandi is working as the managing director of FlyForHealth Company, one of the leading medical tourism companies in the region. He has more than 5 years' experience in medical tourism business. FlyForHealth manages treatment for patients abroad as well as bringing many international doctors to Kurdistan.
Dr. Jegr is also the project manager of the anti-tobacco project which is one of the biggest health awareness project in the country in which only in 2017 this project has assisted 3500+ smokers to quit smoking in documents with follow up care.
Additionally Dr. Darbandi is also the CEO of VANEST dental and medical Ltd bringing the latest dental and medical updates, Education and technology to the region.
As one of the youngest healthcare leader in the region Jegr's aim is to develop the healthcare system in Kurdistan by creating business opportunities with the most well developed destinations. He aims to start and develop new healthcare projects with latest international updates.
The international experience, the academic and educational background makes him aim bigger for a better health sector future in Kurdistan.
Sasa Bozic is an owner of SASA consulting, an entrepreneur, an executive wellbeing coach, motivational speaker on wellness and preventive health, marketing and branding consultant with 22 years of experience in senior marketing positions with special affinity to wellbeing in organizations. Highly experienced in introducing the importance of Employee Wellbeing Programs to executives and engaging employees through holistic measures of preventive health activities. Using latest techniques and technology to provide individual wellbeing coaching sessions as well as preventive health activities among groups. She strongly believes that healthy and happy employees are a safe and reliable path towards successful business.
During the last five years Sasa has been operating in the Middle East and India as a Consultant and an Executive Wellbeing coach. She was organizing employee well-being programs based on western developed models and applied them to local customs' specifics and workplace culture. Through practical workshops, she successfully introduced preventive health measures at the workplace to HR departments in organizations, such as TATA group, Apollo Hospitals, Dusit Hotels, and others. Due to her contribution in the area of raising preventive health awareness in corporations among decision-makers and spreading engagement among employees, she was also invited as a speaker and an award winner to the World Health and Wellness Congress & Awards 2017 and as a speaker to the Ficci Heal Conference 2016.
Since the beginning of 2017 Sasa has been active in the Nutrition industry by helping her client Nektar Natura to promote natural fruit & vegetable juices and educate HoReCa sector on the importance of healthy food and beverages for their guests in more than 16 countries in Europa and Asia.
But those who know Sasa personally, can say one thing with great surety, Sasa's heart and passion lies in empowering the people of India to be more conscious towards preventive health initiatives, in their personal lives as well as in their work environment.
For over 20 years, Sam's passion for wellbeing has led her on a journey through almost every aspect of the spa & wellness industry. A proven manager, therapist, trainer and retailer; she is one of Asia-Pacific's most experienced wellness consultants.
Sam's mission is to "make the world happier and healthier", and she sees the Wellness industry, with its focus on prevention, as the ideal vehicle. Combining 9 years' experience in Advertising with a host of qualifications in spa and holistic therapies, Sam specialises in creating and implementing uniquely positioned business concepts, including standalone wellness centres, health resorts, and entire wellness communities.
Sam runs international courses in spa business, is a published author, educator and activist. Twice awarded for her leadership in the spa industry, Sam has started several national spa associations, and is currently President of IHWA, whose mission is to empower the Wellness industry to promote global health and happiness. Most recently, Sam has started a blog on 'successful aging', aiming to help people of all ages to truly flourish.
Cheurombo Pswarayi is the Founder and Managing Director of MedTours Africa. She possesses excellent communication and leadership qualities which are transferred to her employees to guarantee organizational success. MedTours Africa is a medical tourism facilitating company which envisions healthcare access for all and was founded in March 2015. MedTours Africa was born from Ms Pswarayi's personal experience when her aunt passed away because their family was unfamiliar with the route to take for her to receive medical treatment from a hospital abroad. Ms Pswarayi's sorrow and pain led her to want to minimise the burden of different people who encounter the same challenge by providing healthcare solutions. After conducting her research into the medical tourism industry, Ms Pswarayi established partners globally.
She partnered with JCI accredited international hospitals in India, United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Egypt among other countries. Ms Pswarayi believes in providing the best for her clientele and does a hospital quality check before the patient and patient companion travel for treatment. She visits possible destination hospitals to assess the hospital facilities prior concluding the partnership with the hospital. Patients are not sent to hospitals that the Operations team have not surveyed. Ms Pswarayi also owns CJV Medical Supplies which is a medical equipment supplier and Paper Stocks a company which supplies sanitary papers.
Ms Cheurombo Pswarayi is an award winning and goal driven entrepreneur who has attended various medical industry conferences to stay updated with the industry trends. She was awarded the Megafest Business Award in the top 20 most outstanding women in business Winner for Entrepreneurial Excellence, the African Women Award Winner for the Most Dynamic Startup, the Corporate Live Wire award for the Best Medical Tourism company and the Women in Enterprise Conference and Awards Winner in the Services Category.
Ms Cheurombo Pswarayi holds an Executive Diploma in General Management from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. She has a Diploma in Aircraft Engineering from Air Zimbabwe Technical Training Institute. Ms Pswarayi has great plans for the company's future and intends to make MedTours Africa one of the top medical tourism facilitators regionally.
Her love for nature, sight seeing and adventure makes her an individual who enjoys travelling. She also loves reading, her current read is Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins.
After her graduation with M.B., B.S in 2011 from University of Medicine in Yangon,she founded Youth Doctors healthcare group which is non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Yangon. She organized group of young doctors and medical students for medication, health education and volunteering in remote areas, disaster areas and weekly charity clinics. In 2011, she got a title prize of Miss SMART from UNFPA and Myanmar Medical Association which is a recognition prize for an outstanding youth for the year. While working as a clinical doctor in a private clinic, she cooperated with other national and international NGOs and participated in their social responsibility activities as a main medical supporter. Her organization has got recommendations and appreciation letters from Samsung, LG and Good Neighbors International as active, youth organization.In 2016, she had joined Medical Leadership, communication and advocacy Training in Mayo Clinic, Florida, USA as a Myanmar Representative doctor.
In 2017, she became Myanmar Delegate to join Australian Asean Emerging Leaders 2017 program in Melbourne and Sydney. She is also a freelance trainer for community health workers from other organizations.She is one of the Myanmar Youth Delegates for ASEAN Youth Forum and last November,2017 and attended AYF 2017 in Manila, the Philippines. Currently, she is running her healthcare organization to transform into a social enterprise while working as a project administrator for an Australian based international NGO.She is also planning to start a clinical research study on her patients coming to weekly charity clinic for further development of an organization. In addition to volunteering, she loves to play piano during her free times. She is also a silver medalist of National Piano Competition 2004, Myanmar.
Professor Lakshman Dissanayake entered the University of Colombo in June 1973 as an undergraduate and there onward, and continued to remain in the university by joining the university as an academic after obtaining First Class Honours for the first degree. Thereafter, he received his postgraduate qualifications: PG Diploma from the University of Colombo; Master of Arts from the Vrije Universitiet Brussels, Belgium and PhD from the University of Adelaide Australia. Presently Professor Dissanayake functions as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo as well as Senior Professor in the Department of Demography. During his tenure in the University of Colombo, he also held various positions such as Rector of Sri Palee Campus, Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Acting Vice Chancellor on various occasions. Professor Lakshman Dissanayake founded the Colombo University Community Centre (CUCEC) which is a first multidisciplinary centre in the whole university system devoted to community extension related work. He also functioned as its founding Director.
Professor Dissanayake also have been honoured by various esteemed positions and awards both nationally and internationally by recognizing his contribution to the field of demography. Following are only a few that are selected from a vast number of academic distinctions. He received 'Excellence in Research' award (University of Colombo) and 'Excellence in Research: Highest Grant Recipient' award (Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors in Sri Lanka. He was invited by the SAARC Secretariat as an Independent Expert (from a team of three experts) to prepare the SAARC Regional Poverty Profile 2009-10. Professor Dissanayake also functions as the Lead Consultant for the preparation of Population Situation Analysis of Sri Lanka for the United Nations Population Fund.
He has been honoured by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of the Australian Government by inviting him to serve on a six-member panel on 'Irregular Migration Research International Reference Panel' as well as the Member of the Research Advisory Group of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of the Australian Government. Recently, he was invited to be a Member of the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate of the International Organization of Migration, Geneva, Switzerland by recognizing my contribution to the field of International Migration. In November 2017, Professor Dissanayake was also honored by the Yunnan University of China conferring an Honorary Professorship. His expertise includes regional demography, regional development planning, health demography and post-disaster reconstruction. I have published books, book chapters and numerous research articles in local and internationally reputed journals.
B.A. Social Work (Hons.), Masters in Mental Health, Dip. In Marriage Guidance & Counselling,
Forensic Assessment of child victims of abuse, doctoral thesis on young sex offenders.
Shaheda has worked in the field for 25 years.
Testimonial of Clinical Director of The Teddy Bear Clinic (TTBC):
Shaheda Omar has been with The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children for 16 years. During this time she has developed the professional standard of services offered by the clinic. She is well known and respected in the field of child abuse. She is often asked for by name to assist in challenging and controversial cases. Her knowledge and skill is of enormous value to TTBC.
Shaheda has driven the Diversion Programme for young sex offenders since its inception and continues to take the programme from strength to strength. She completed her PHD and graduated in June 2011. Her work in this level of study adds to the literature and greater understanding of child abuse in South Africa, and the Diversion programme in particular. We now have one of the most progressive Diversion programmes in the continent. Shaheda is also the author of a Diversion Handbook, 'Children who sexually abuse other children'.
As the clinical director of TTBC, Shaheda sits on the executive committee and is party to the strategic direction of the clinic. She is a leader that is respected throughout the organisation and in the field of abuse reactive children, both in the government and NGO sector.
As a person, Shaheda is a dedicated and a committed employee who always goes beyond the call of duty. For example, she will assist parents and victims on an emergency basis to schools in crisis at all hours. She is an excellent therapist and forensic investigator. Shaheda is open, honest and rises to every challenge placed before TTBC. Her insight into the psyche of child abuse is phenomenal, and she strives to share this knowledge and develop the staff at TTBC.
Shaheda has presented at numerous conferences (national and international) such as SASPCAN, SAALED, IATSO, SAYSTOP, SVRI, IMA (medical convention), ACOPAB (psychiatry conference), SAPSAC, Child Trauma Conference, Centre for applied Psychology and many others. She has also been appointed to sit on the SAPSAC committee, Shukumisa Campaign (working group for sexual offences legislation) and on the Accreditation committee for diversion.
Workshop Presentations and Training
Shaheda has also presented workshops on child abuse and young sex offenders (children who sexually abuse other children). She has trained a multi disciplinary of Medical, Psychological staff, facilitators and lay counsellors in the deep rural areas of Thohoyandou, Bushbuckridge, Mafikeng and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. Training has extended to Windhoek in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Shaheda has provided training in the field of child abuse to the different sectors such as: medical (G-EMP medical students, doctors); community paediatric registrars; family medicine and MSc Students (nurses, psychologists); educators; welfare students (social work students from UJ and UNISA, social workers, probation officers); NGO's; CBO's; and NPO (prosecutors and magistrates). Further training has also been provided to volunteers and lay counsellors in areas such as Katlehong, Diepsloot, Thembisa, Ennerdale, Eldorado Park, Soweto, and in the Vaal Triangle.
Shaheda has been invited on numerous television panels and other shows concerning child abuse issues. She has appeared on Carte Blanche, 3rd Degree, 3 Talk and other SABC 2 and 3 shows. She is often consulted by the media for her expertise and opinions on various matters pertaining to abuse.
Shaheda has appeared as an expert witness on an ongoing basis and has also sat in court with magistrates as an assessor, assisting and guiding magistrates in their understanding of the cases presented on child abuse. Furthermore, she has appeared in both regional and the high court and is often consulted for challenging and controversial cases for law enforcement agencies. She has worked on many high profiles cases such as the Swan Nursery School versus Raymond Godfrey case and she also worked with the Jules High School and children from the German School who were allegedly abused.
Over and above her work in the field of child abuse, she is also committed to serving the needs of the community through her contributions towards other organisations. She serves on various boards, some of which are: Nkosi's Haven; Muslim AIDS Programme; Arepp Theatre For Life; Johannesburg Institute For Social Services and so forth. She has also volunteered her counselling services to the Parktown convent the AIDS clinic in Hillbrow and numerous other faith-based organizations. Her skills are also used in the formation of counselling training manuals to Islamic organizations, and Shaheda also renders her services as a volunteer consultant.
Joy Chakraborty is currently holding the position of Chief Operating Officer after holding the position of Senior Director - Operations of P.D.Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre. He joined as Deputy Director - Administration in Hinduja Hospital in March, 2007. Subsequently he has served as Director – Administration. He is overall responsible for operations and implementation of business strategies of the hospital. He works very closely in the quality improvement processes and projects for the hospital. He also manages logistics and marketing function of the hospital. He is passionate in nurturing new ideas and thoughts for experiments in the process of healthcare delivery. His current responsibility is to ensure optimal level capacity utilization of hospital resources. He is also keen in developing knowledge management in healthcare along with creating trained human resource pool for the sector especially for the segment of allied health professionals.
Prior to joining Hinduja Hospital he has had 9 years of experience in working for Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC), Chennai associated with Sri Ramachandra Medical College (Deemed University).
Before starting his career, he completed his Post Graduation in Healthcare Management and subsequently P G diploma in Marketing & Sales Management after obtaining basic degree in Human Physiology from Kolkata University. Subsequently he has attended advanced management program in Finance (Finance for Business Leaders) from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has undergone advanced Executive Education from Harvard Business School in Managing Healthcare Delivery.
Joy is currently, Chairman- Healthcare Initiatives of CII (Western Region), Member of National Healthcare Committee of CII; Secretary of Association of Healthcare Providers of India (Maharashtra & Goa); Member of Advisory Board of Healthcare Programs (IIM-Calcutta); Member of Industry Academia Board (XLRI – Jamshedpur). He is also a Member of the Accreditation Committee of NABH and Health Sector Skill Council (HSSC); Advisory Board Member – National Educational Policy, Medical Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Additionally he is a member of prestigious bodies like American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Academy of Hospital Administrators. He has been invited in the board of studies and many other positions in various academic institutions across the country. He has also worked very closely with Harvard Medical International for the improvement of healthcare outcome. Joy has been awarded Rashtriya Sanman Award by National Education & Human Resource Development Organization.
Joy has travelled Europe, Africa and South East Asian and Middle East countries as a member of the delegation team of government and nongovernmental organization for the promotion of exporting healthcare. He has been invited as speaker in different conferences and seminars in prestigious institutions.
Dr. Pawan Saharan, with a vision to provide Health for all globally, Invented World's 1st solution to H1N1, HIV and host of other problems via Broad Spectrum Antiviral and New Generation Immuno-modulator - RECEPTOL®:
Recipe for all that was recently launched at the International and Domestic Airports in Mumbai, India on August 25th 2009.
Prestigious Who's Who American Historical Society (Boston) nominated Dr. Saharan as a World Leader in healthcare industry responsible for changing the destiny of nations & human race via the creative contribution in the healthcare sector via Receptol that builds body's own immune system naturally, providing hope to most disenchanted terminally ill patients globally.
Dr. Saharan has global experience in running healthcare industry, including the Pharmaceuticals MNCs and hospitals at the top management level in USA & India
Dr. Saharan created the first truly Nano-Bio-IT Helix via inventing Radha 108 Nano-Peptides for AIDS therapy : RECEPTOL® along with reusable micro-chip diagnostics for AIDS, Cancer, TB and other infections, costing a fraction of current tests creating a paradigm shift in healthcare & bringing smile on Billion Faces who could not afford modern treatment.
Late Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, nominated Dr. Saharan for India's new drug discovery with a funding of Rs 120MM (US$ 3MM), by department of science & technology, Govt. of India.
Dr. Saharan has a Ph.D. Major in Medicine & topped First Rate University - JNU in India while pursuing Master in Life Sciences and has several International Publications / Presentations including in Top Scientific Journal_ Nature. Dr. Saharan has organized several global conferences and lead the Global Impact of Nano-biotechnology in Healthcare.
Canadian and UK Govt. invited Dr. Saharan as the state guest in recognition for his contribution to healthcare and technological alliances between North America and India via Canada India Business Council that has generated Billions of dollars of business. UK Prime Minister invited Dr. Saharan in March, 2011 as a key note speaker at the UK India Business Council for the key note address on affordable health care.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington DC nominated Dr. Saharan for the best US Graduate Student Scientist Award.
Dr George Noel Fernandes comes with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has worked in various markets across the globe including Japan, France, UK, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa, UAE and USA. He has worked in various capacities such as Medical Director, Vice President and COO with variety of organizations such as tertiary care hospitals (C K Birla Hospitals- Kolkotta, Apollo Hospitals- Chennai, Saudi German Hospitals- Dubai,), multinational corporations (Emirate Airlines), Insurance and medical assistance companies (International SOS, Europ Assistance) to deliver best available healthcare practices with keen focus on clinical excellence and quality and patient care and satisfaction. He has also worked as a corporate medical director for various multinational companies in USA. He has worked in various disaster areas across the globe and has performed more than 250 medical evacuations. As a passionate physician, he has demonstrated success leading diverse organizations and inspiring teams to achieve dramatic change. His mantra is to bring about the "WOW" effect in a patient's journey and deliver clinical excellence through team work, dedication, new inovations and experience. He is currently working as the Medical Director for Continental Hospitals, Parkway Pantai Ltd.
Dr Mickey Mehta is a Global leading holistic health guru and Corporate life coach to billionaires, top Bollywood super stars, top supermodels (Miss World and Miss Universe), top politicians and members of the Maharashtra Police. He has a double
honorary doctorate in holistic health and life sciences from International Medicina Alternativa, and has been a pioneer in promoting holistic health in India through radio and TV shows too. Mickey was invited to talk at Harvard University at the
Inspire series in February 2017 and at IIT Mumbai in 2015. He has held holistic health workshops in Oman, Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, Dubai, Turkey and Sri Lanka. Dr Mickey Mehta is also a leading social media influencer in the health and wellness
He has interwoven Zen, Tao, Tantra, Ved, Greek and many more philosophies to develop holistic health systems to self-heal, transform and transcend. His healing focuses on mingling with our five elements and skillfully balancing them. Throughout his 35-year-long career, he has striven to promote a disease-free world through his wellness commandants.
22 + Years of successful experience in Pharma & Medical device industry. Providing Strategic, Financial & Operational excellence in corporate governess. An expert in launching new Companies & Products in INDIA & SOUTH ASIA countries with the spirit of entrepreneurship & Innovation.
Single handedly set-up & established HOYA Medical operation network in India & South Asian countries . Successfully introduced & established the New concept: "Preloaded Disposable IOL" in Indian & South Asian countries . Preloaded Disposable IOls offer unparallel ease to surgeons & safety to patients.
Proven track record of increasing revenue & profitability through innovative ideas. Holding P&L responsibility since 2006. Always leading the team by an example for peak performance in competitive & challenging situations. Close interaction & working along with regional & global team members.
HOYA India is committed to bring newer technology to the Indian market as well as , is committed to closely working with eye surgeons across the country to restore sight & help cataract patients to celebrate life visually.
Mukesh holds a postgraduate diploma in business Management from SP college of communication & Management (Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi )& Bachelor of Science from Ranchi University.Currently Pursuing Leadership & Strategic Management course from Jack Welch Management Institute ,USA.
Rohit M A is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Cloudnine Group of Hospitals - India's leading chain of maternity, women and child care service hospitals. Rohit has played a crucial role in the establishment and growth of the company and expanded operations from a single hospital in South Bangalore to other locations in Bangalore and now a multicity-chain across Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Navi Mumbai, Chandigarh, Delhi with more than 18 units and in the pursuit to setup 10 more units in the coming years.
As Managing Director, Rohit currently oversees and is actively involved in several core areas of Cloudnine including strategy, digital revolution, public relations, employee engagement and with critical focus on expansion of presence and development of new business models for the company. He has also led and managed the entire gambit of professionalizing the company and attracting top talents who form the core team of Cloudnine and also been responsible for leading the entire journey and stake holder management of private equity investors and has attracted investments of over 100 million dollars through marquee investors, in the likes of Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and TrueNorth(previously IVFA) having invested in to the company
Background & Experience
Coming from a very enterprising family based in Bangalore that nurtured entrepreneurship, Rohit, at the young age of 18, ventured into merchandizing for high-end consumer electronics. This was long before the advent of e-commerce and he ran it successfully for about 3 years. During this time he also graduated as a Gold Medalist in Engineering, specializing in Computer Science and went on to work for tech conglomerates such as Intel and SAP, where he pursued the opportunity to travel across the country and learn the nuances of managing operations of large business houses.
Following that, Rohit invested in and co-owned a popular watering hole in Bangalore called Purple Haze, which till date is a very popular hangout in the city. At Purple Haze, Rohit improved overall business metrics, operations, introduced technology for systems improvement and went on to help setup three more Purple Haze outlets, further enriching the brand in Bangalore.
Rohit has graduated from IIMB specializing in Entrepreneurship and with over 18 years of entrepreneurial experience, he also cofounded "Capier Investments" to invest in young startups across various sectors and thus far invested in over 7 startups and with the purpose of enabling more of them in the future. He is also a Certified Corporate Director as conferred by Institute of Directors (IOD), India
Awards & Accolades
Rohit has been awarded and commended with many accolades and also brought in several national and international recognition and laurels to the company through the various achievements and helped catapult brand Cloudnine. Amongst many such accolades, he was conferred with "Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year 2016" through Entrepreneur India Network, featured as Icons of New India on CNBC TV18, one of the Hottest Young Entrepreneur in India, 2016 through Business World Magazine, listed amongst the top 100 customer service professionals through PaulWriter Cx100.
Rohit has also been one of the select few private healthcare service providers to be part of the Young Entrepreneurs Team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Champions of Change" Initiative and has there on become a part of the healthcare panel for the government and contributes on policy management initiatives. Rohit has previously served as a member of the healthcare panel of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for the state chapter of Karnataka.
With more than a decade of multifaceted entrepreneurial experience, Harsha Vardhan is mentor, orator, leader, investor, transformer and game changer with immense
capability of strategy and market establishment in healthcare. He is a global entrepreneur and holds board position and is ad visor on board of leading companies. He is
Founder and Managing Director of very Successful ventures including MedAchievers- (a well-known and celebrated healthcare ecosystem, knowledge creation, global
tech transfer and recognition platform that hosts and partners most prominent leaders of healthcare for knowledge sharing & business exchange), Genome Analyst (a
platform that hosts best experts in the field of genomics and genetics), RedCliffe LifeSciences (A London based company with high end investment in Life Sciences space
and working towards establishment of innovative technology in diagnostics), H R Biocare (the lab that processes large number of caner testing on molecular platform in
He is a qualified Biotechnologist and post graduate in Bioinformatics and has established model for world class molecular labs and facilities since 2007 and his team conducted millions of test using most advanced molecular & genomic technology. He has created a research base for product development supported by experts from University of Pittsburgh, UC San Diego Health and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. He is recipient of multiple awards for his contribution as entrepreneur in health sector. He is the first awardee of "Good Karma award for health" by speaking tree (a times of India initiative) for his invaluable contribution in innovation led healthcare.
He is also working to establish $100mn healthcare fund to support startup ecosystem. He has invested in more than 20 ventures and partners leading companies from USA, UK, Australia, Israel, Singapore and Finland. He has been active in global healthcare service selection, policy and placement. Some of his many achievements are official partnership with NACO (Government of India) for prevention of HIV in patients as well as doctors, Indian Medical Association (connecting more than 300,000 doctors), Government of Estonia (for development of better healthcare tools), Government of United Kingdom (National Health Services) for implementation of innovative health-tech solutions specially in the field of IT enabled health, Genomics and neo tools in India. Mr. Vardhan is committed to create a better opportunity ecosystem to establish neo-initiative in Indian healthcare space.
Ms. Shammi Gupta, a Lifelong Yoga Practitioner, Yoga Mentor, Counselor & Life Coach, Healer, Yoga Therapist and Naturopath is the founder - director of Shammi's Yogalaya and Shammi's Yogalaya Foundation. She works passionately on the theme, 'Healing with Alignment' with a believe that 'Imbalance' is the source of all the miseries in life.
Following her passion, she has presented scholarly papers at various seminars including 'World Yoga Seminar', 'Yoga World Health' & 'International Conference on Public Health' on the topics relating to 'Life Style Asymmetry as the key source of psycho somatic problems today.' She continues to spread the multidimensional aspect of Yoga and Natural Living in all the arenas of society and has worked with L&T Nirali Hospital, Rotary Powai, Vasantha Memorial Trust – Cancer Awareness, Buniyaad -English Medium Nurseries for underprivileged, Bipolar Disorder Group etc . As a community outreach program, she has been conducting and organizing Powai Yoga Fest, Mumbai Yoga Fest, Suryathon etc. which have been extremely successful and attended by more than 800 people.
She is a professional blogger and her articles on yoga can be seen on different social medias, newspapers and magazines. As a pioneer of an open group creating awareness under the theme, 'Discover Yoga Discover Yourself,' she has more than 13000 followers, getting benefitted by ancient practices of Yoga. She has also been felicitated with "Woman Healthcare Personality of the Year award,' "Woman Achiever Award" and "Super Achievers award." She designs and delivers 200 hours Teacher's Training Certification and 'Train the Trainers' in different Institutes. Her signature program, 'Sculpted You' is one of her proactive Health Management Capsule.
With an M.A. in Yoga Shastra, Diploma in Yoga, Advance Diploma in Yoga, 200 hours Yoga Alliance Teachers Training Certification, American College of Sports Medicine Certification, Myofascial Tissue Therapy & Cupping Therapy Certification, MBA in Finance & MBA in HR from the University of Akron, USA, Shammi has worked extensively with patients suffering from medical ailments, athletes in injury prevention specially runner groups in Mumbai & Goa, Corporates in lifestyle management, Dancers on muscular balance, Students, Celebrities, Industrialists, Bollywood stars, Social Activists etc. and has been instrumental in bringing positive and rewarding changes in their lives. Shammi Gupta strives to bring therapeutic bliss, a disease -free and a sampoorn life in all her practitioners by mentoring them into the journey of natural living through Yoga & Naturopathy.
MunmunGaneriwal, Founder at 'Yuktahaar' is a Nutritionist & Fitness Consultant.India's only professional to have acquired both a Master's Degree in Nutrition Science andInternational Certification of Health Fitness Instructor by ACSM, Munmun has also beenstudying and practicing Iyengar Yoga.
Over the last 15 years, shehas worked with a diverse set of clients from all walks of life, of all age groups, varying fitness levels and varying medical histories and it constitutes of business leaders, actors and celebrities, sports icons, professionals, students and homemakers across the globe. She helps her clients achieve sustainable weight loss and fitness by using a combination of her unparalleled scientific knowledge in Sports Science, Exercise and Nutrition and the age old wisdom of eating rightin a balance. This enables her to better cater to the needs of new urban Indians keeping in mind their modern lifestyle.
Munmun Ganeriwalis a frequent contributor of diet and fitness tips and articles to leading newspapers, magazines and websites, both in India and abroad.A reputed nutrition and fitness consultant, her expert advice on a range of topics related to healthy living is much sought-after. As the Founder of Yuktahaar, a holistic lifestyle transformation consulting company, she also shares valuable insights from her entrepreneurial journey. A few of the publications that has covered her inputs/ articles are Economic Times, Indian Express, Vogue, Business Standard, Times of India, Mumbai Mirror, Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Mid-day.
Munmun's connect with the audience and her ability to challenge common beliefs relating to food & fitness with scientific facts has made her one of the most sought after speakers inher field. From hour-long talks to full day sessions, she has conducted workshops and/or lead panel discussions for leadingcorporate firms, NGOs, educational institutes, sports teams, clubs, reputed gyms and media houses like Economic Times & Navbharat Times.
Divej Wadhwa is the founder of OrangeHealthDigital, a new media marketing firm that specializes in taking healthcare brands online. With clients across the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, wellness, multi-specialty clinic, hospital verticals his firm's key strength includes creating go-to-market plans, patient acquisition strategies and lead nurturing funnels using an integrative digital strategy.
A former investment banker and venture capital professional, Divej started out with his entrepreneurial journey after having carefully analyzed the healthcare opportunity through the numerous deals he evaluated in the Healthcare space. In his early years itself, he identified communication to be one of the most glaring pain points for most healthcare players - and more so digitally. Most healthcare players realize digital as a key opportunity but have no idea how to tap into it. His content platform TheHealthOrange, proved to be the perfect sandbox for this hypothesis - within a year of inception, the platform quickly grew to become one of India's most loved content websites clocking over a million visits monthly even today.
With these learnings, he founded OrangeHealthDigital, that is helping healthcare brands establish a digital footprint, not only as a channel for establishing presence, but also as a strong channel for revenue generation. With a holistic approach to musth-channel marketing, Divej and his team operates as an extension of the brand's marketing team - working closely on building sustainable digital marketing strategies across search, social, etc. and optimising the patient's journey across multiple digital touchpoints.
Dr. Krishna was born near Sringeri in the state of Karnataka, the oldest centre of Vedic learning (Rig Veda) established by Shankaracharya twelve centuries ago.
He did his medical degree from Mysore University in 1972 and his post graduate training in the UK and Canada as a Pediatric Anesthesiologist and practiced in the USA for over two and a half decades.
His passion for Ayurveda/Yoga and understanding of its profound philosophy of healing powers were inspired by his spiritual Master Sri Ranga during his early tender teen years. He founded the Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre over fifteen years ago with a vision to bring Ayurveda/Yoga to the forefront of the modern medicine. He along with other experts, pioneered a Therapist's training program and developed new design concepts for AYURVEDA Centres. The Centre quickly gained international repute for its quality of treatments.
A visionary of integrative healthcare, he has been a regular speaker in various national and international seminars and conferences. He was a speaker in the first World Medical Tourism Congress in San Francisco. He has travelled extensively in many countries and is well informed about the changing faces of medicine in the global scenario. He received WASME (World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises) award in the year 2001 at Antalya, Turkey.
Dr Krishna has authored a bestselling book on Vaastu, (Indian Vedic art of structures, design and placement) "Vaastu Work Book".
At the Centre in Mysore he teaches on various subjects related to Health and Wellness. His favorite topics are Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis (NadiVijnyan), Vaastu and Vedic concept of healing which brings students from various parts of the world.
Dr Krishna is considered as a foremost expert in the Industry and several articles have been published on him in various journals and newspapers. More significant among them are the prestigious journal "Spa Mantra and South China Post.