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Role Players 2021

Saji Mathew

Chief Operating Officer
Baby Memorial Hospital

Passionate about people, technology and operations, Saji is responsible for the entire gamut of Healthcare operations, Talent and IT initiatives at Baby Memorial Hospital. Saji plays a major role in determining the organisation's operations, human resources and IT strategies and is actively involved in the day to day activities of the organisation. Saji has taken up the role of an agent of transformation to support the organisation building, optimise value across overall organisational processes and sustained business growth. No matter how busy, he ensures that he finds time to personally mentor staff and help them hone their skills.

Saji has around 28 years of consulting and management experience and has worked with leading global IT and healthcare organisations. Prior to joining Baby Memorial Hospital, Saji worked with UST Global, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Cap Gemini and Tata Consultancy Services in India, Singapore, Australia, Europe and North America.

He holds Master's degree in Software Engineering from National University of Singapore and Digital Electronics from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He bagged the first rank in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of Kerala) in 1991.

Saji was awarded Healthcare honours for digital innovation at CIO Crown summit in August 2019 and 2020. Saji was awarded "Most Influential HR Leaders in India" title by World HRD Congress in 2017 for his novel initiatives and commitment towards people development. He is also recognised as one among 50 South India's most talented HR leaders by the Asia Pacific HRD congress in Sept 2017. Under his leadership the organisation bagged the AHPI "Best Hospital to Work for" award in 2019, "Kaizen Implementation" award from Quality Council of India in 2018 and 2019, Express Healthcare Excellence award in Best IT enabled process in June 2019 and Digital Adoption Platform award from "Walkme" in July 2019.

Saji is a founder of a HealthTech start-up MMF Software solutions and had incubated 3 other start-up firms in the past. He is a guide to IIMK and NITC students in their academic projects and was a visiting faculty to NIT Calicut school of management studies. He is also a speaker in Health technology forums and judge to health technology competitions.