Our Team


Dr. Shyama Nagarajan


Dr. Shyama is a Medical Graduate with a Masters in Hospital Administration from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and a Masters in public health from the National Board. She over 25 years of multifaceted experience in senior leadership role in both public & private sector, including multi-laterals; such as ICRA (a leading credit rating agency in the country), World Bank, Fortis Group of Hospitals as Chief of Quality for the group, Ernst & Young as India Health Practice Lead.
As practice lead in various organizations, she has not only established businesses but also made them sustainable ventures. Her core areas of expertise are Public Policy Reforms, Public-Private Partnerships, Operations and Management of Hospitals, Managing large scale government programs, and Formative Research around public health and nutrition. She has the credit of pioneering the Grading of healthcare services in India, which is a healthcare risk assessment tool to offer price versus value analysis and has audited over 2000 hospitals across the country.
She has over 65 national & international publications in peer-reviewed journals, and external faculty to various hospital and health management schools, such as Dept. of hospital administration AIIMS; IIM—Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore; IIHMR, Dwarka; and Academy of Hospital Administration.


Dr. Amitabh Dutta, MD


Dr. Amitabh Dutta is a medical graduate with an MD (Anesthesiology & Intensive Care) from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER-Chandigarh). He has 25-yr of experience as an active Clinical Anesthesiologist and Intensivist & has served various tertiary-care Government & Private Institutions. To further his lateral interests into Clinical Research & Ethics, he underwent dedicated training in Human Rights (PGDHR- IIHR, New Delhi) & Bioethics (Long-term Trainee, of ICMR-NIH Bioethics [Fogarty Medical Center, Bethedsa, USA]). He has over 80 International high-impact publications in Anesthesiology (citations-445; Research Gate Score-33.69). His work was nominated for Mark. S. Ehrenreich Award of Gould School of Law, South Carolina, USA during World Congress of Bioethics (Singapore 2010). He has contributed several chapters on Anesthesia/Medical Ethics.
His keen inclination towards innovation in Healthcare, especially pertaining to the delivery of public & outcome metrics at tertiary-care level, has since motivated him to extend his knowledge of the practice of Medicine in the overall healthcare realm to contribute to the larger cause. He underwent post-MD teachers’ training in PGI-Chandigarh (1999-2002) & Apollo Hospitals (New Delhi, 2002). Currently, he is Senior Consultant & Professor (Anesthesiology); & Member Secretary, Ethics Committee; in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi (2002-continuing).
As Director-O3 (Outcome Overview, Oversight) of SahaManthran, he looks forward to facilitating healthcare in the areas of Outcome Research Analysis; Scientific Evidence distillation-validation-translation for Healthcare benefits on the ground; aligning difficult/conflicted stakeholders’ interest to carve out a workable middle path for effective & efficient closure of stuck issues/projects in healthcare; Bioethical interventions to attune healthcare policy, administration, & execution roadblocks; functionality of essential end-point public healthcare delivery; & development of integrative healthcare from a Modern Medicine outlook in initiating & cohering various systems of Medicine in order to deliver pluri-frontal healthcare.


Prof. (Dr.) R. Chandrashekhar

Chief Infrastructure Advisor

Prof. (Dr.) R. Chandrashekhar is a health care professional, architect and teacher rolled into one.

Ex-Chief Architect of Central Design Bureau, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. He is Consultant to World Bank, Advisor HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd (A GOI Enterprise), and Chairman, IGBC Green Healthcare Rating.

He is the 1st PhD Holder in Medical Architecture in the country, dedicated himself to the health and safety of people through providing great design. He initiated to promote the GRIHA rating in the country to certify public health facilities. 

His long career in leadership roles in the domain of Healthcare Infrastructure Planning & Design, has been instrumental in bringing on technical and policy level reforms in hospital, medical colleges design

He is a graduate of Sir JJ College of Architecture and holds a Ph.D. from B.I.T.S Pilani. Dr Chandrashekhar is an active advocate of relentless learning via teaching as well as continuous upskilling. He participated in a course on “Building Design & Engineering Approach to Airborne Infection Control” at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. He has been a WHO Fellow at the Medical Architecture Research Unit (MARU) at South Bank University, London, UK. He also holds several faculty positions at prestigious institutions in India and overseas.

His repertoire as teacher has travelled far and wide as Visiting Professor South Bank university London, UK; Guest Faculty, Masters in Hospital Admin Programme of AIIMS & IIHMR.

Dr Chandrashekhar is a well-travelled and culturally sensitive person with diverse interests ranging from spirituality to politics to health and well-being. He likes to spend his free time with his family and reading about the latest in technology and design.

With over 35 years of experience, he pursued his passion of inspiring young healthcare professionals to continuously think and re-think existing models of health science and hospital design.


Maj Gen (Dr) Daljeet Pathania, VSM (Retd)

MBBS, MHA (AIIMS), MSc (Defence Studies) Madras University

MPhil (International Relation & Strategic Studies) Madras University


Advisor – Sustainable Development

Served in the Army Medical Corps for 37 years, in various capacities, primarily in the fields of Hospital and Healthcare Management/Administration, was CEO of a 150 bedded, 250 bedded and lastly 650 bedded super specialty hospital (as a Major General). He has also served thrice in the top training institute of Army Medical Corps Viz Officers Training College Lucknow, retired from there as a Major General. The institute imparts training in hospital administration, material and financial management, General Management, HR, Organizational Behaviour, Leadership skills up to the rank of Brigadiers in AMC. He worked in the HR deptt of Directorate General Medical Services (Army) at Army HQs, dealing with HR Management of 4000 doctors of Indian Army. He has vast experience of Supply Chain Management while commanding Armed Forces Medical Stores Depot at Mumbai as a Brigadier catering for entire Southern India.

He also has experience in Planning of new heath care facilities, NABH accreditation, Quality issues in health care, equipment profiling among others. His experience in Skill development in healthcare sector includes programmes of Ministry of Rural Development, GOI for Para medical staff, under aegis of DDU-GKY. The General officer has attended the prestigious National Defence College Course at NDC New Delhi on subjects of National Strategies & International Relations.

He has been awarded, Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India.



Madhusudan Padhi

Chief Financial Advisor

A strategic planner with cross functional experience in Project finance, financial evaluation, fundraising, financial closure, budgeting, fund management, costing, Mergers, demerger, amalgamation and acquisitions, finalization of accounts, taxation, auditing, inventory control and MIS development. Excellent analytical, relationship management and communication skills with proven ability in liaising with banks, financial institutions and regulatory authorities.

A financial specialist and corporate strategist, having more than 32 years of working experience in many reputed private sectors- manufacturing & service sectors- in the diversified functional areas and enriched with a wide range of experience.

Worked as CFO &VP(Commercial ) in SevenHills Hospital –Mumbai & Vizag- 1850 bedded hospital for 12 years and having fairly good knowledge of hospital management, strategies and operation.


Dr. Nandini K. Kumar, MBBS, DCP, MHSc

Research & Development Advisor

Nandini Kumar graduated and Post-graduated in Clinical Pathology from Trivandrum Medical College, and as Fogarty Fellow did Masters in Bioethics from the University of Toronto, Canada. As a researcher she was involved worked in the Gastroenterology Department, Trivandrum Medical College and Institute of Medicine, Madras Medical College. Later as Program Officer in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) her major work involved Traditional Medicine Research and bioethics besides pharmacology and summer studentships earlier. She was closely involved with the Government’s Golden Triangle Partnership Scheme related to drug development in traditional systems of medicine. She was and is closely involved in the formulation of the national ethical guidelines on bioethics and other related areas. She was an international member of President Obama’s Commission for the Study of ethical issues and is the member of several other national and international committees. She retired from ICMR as Deputy Director General Senior Grade and is presently Dr. TMA Pai Endowment Chair for bioethics in Manipal University and adjunct Professor in PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and Clinical Development Services Agency of DBT institute, THISTI. She is also involved with ethics committees in various capacities. She has papers mainly in bioethics and traditional medicine and is the reviewer for journals publishing in these areas.


 Dr. Arumugam Murukiah Pillai

Information Technology Advisor

Arumugam is the founder of Broadline Technologies LTD, a premier player in IT services that employs more than 300 professionals working from USA, Middle East and Africa and specializes in Governance, Logistics & Supply Chain, Health, Power, Defense and Education.

With over twenty-five years of experience in information technology, both as a professor and technology entrepreneur. He was a recipient of the prestigious Indian Prime Minister’s E-Governance Award for successful innovation in the year 2000. 

He has done Masters in Technology and Management, PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Toronto University, and a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Madras University, India.  In 1985, he commenced his career with L&T Limited, which was India’s largest infrastructure company.  He later moved to Digital Equipment Corporation Inc. at Boston, USA till 1989 and joined the World Bank as a procurement specialist.

He has been an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Zaragoza Logistics Center, Zaragoza, Spain till 2012anda Visiting Professor of Technology at the Centre for Robotics and Neural Science (CRNS) Plymouth University, United Kingdom since 2012.

Arumugam lives with his wife and son in Chennai, India. He has been passionate about environment and a keen advocate on work-life balance in modern business culture. He enjoys golf and travel with his family.  He has been the commodore of the Tamil Nadu Sailing Association, IIT Alumni Association and Madras Cricket Club.  As a board member of the Harvard Tamil chair, he has been actively involved in the creation of Tamilchair in Harvard.

Arumugam has been a Secretary of trust that manages two schools and a post-graduate research college in Chennai, India established in 1945 and remains closely involved in the development of poor and under-privileged students, offering them education and financial support.

He has held positions like member of Academic council and Syndicate of Anna, Bharathiarto name a few in India Membership

  • Hindustan Chamber of Commerce
  • American Chamber of Commerce


Dr. Sundararajan Srinivasa Gopalan

Public Health Advisor

A public health physician with 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Gopalan comes from India and has lived in 11 countries (India, Nigeria, USA, Denmark, UK, the Maldives, Trinidad & Tobago, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar), and worked on many more.  After his medical degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (1976), he did his post-graduate education in Community Medicine from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India (1980); and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA (1984).  His international work experience includes management assignments (principal of a school of health technology in Nigeria and Associate Director of Public Health in the London Borough of Ealing), technical assignments with the World Health Organization (both in its European Regional Office, Copenhagen and in its Country Office in the Maldives), operational and team-leadership with the World Bank in several countries of South Asia and Africa Regions and a senior advisory role as the Health Sector Reform Advisor to the Minister of Health in Trinidad and Tobago. 

After retiring from the World Bank Group in 2013, Dr Gopalan has been undertaking short-term consultancy assignments, including as Operations Advisor to the World Bank Group’s Health Team in Myanmar, Health Policy Advisor (Universal Health Coverage) with World Health Organization in Myanmar, Lead Consultant for the preparation of a GAVI-HSS proposal for Bangladesh and Lead Consultant for a World Bank study on Incentives for Nutrition Outcomes.

His areas of professional interest include: Universal Health Coverage, Health Sector Reform, Health Policy and Management, Nutrition, Public-Private Partnerships, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Health Information Systems, HIV/AIDS, donor coordination and partnerships.  He has led a major analytical work on Bangladesh Private Health Sector Assessment.  He has worked both on sector-wide approaches and cross-sectorally on HIV/AIDS, nutrition, early childhood development, and community-driven development.  He has a special interest in knowledge management, training and mentoring.




  Vinod Kumar Pandey

    Advisor-Hospital Operations

A Veteran & professional with a demonstrated record of exceeding profitability goals, turn around underperforming units and driving increased revenues and market share with 38 years of experience in administration, HR/Operations and 17 years of experience in hospital administration, Excel in brand positioning, revenue growth financial management and driving operational excellence Champion, a strong focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty. Core competencies are in Multi-Unit P&L Analysis/ Expense Control, Expansion/ New Market Development, Recruiting/ Hiring/ Training/ Retention, Concept Branding/ Marketing, Global Purchasing/ Contract Negotiations & Site Selection/Real estate. With his guile & expertise Driven Prakash Netra Kendra , lucknow , EYE Q SPECIALITY hospitals , Sitapur Hospital & Chandan Superspeciality Hospital towards growth by Inducing corporate business verticals and mapped exponential growth.



Taruna Sharma

Director, Programme Management

Over 21 years of progressive work experience, of which, 17 years have been in programme management in the UK’s Department for International Development, DFID. Taruna is a proficient Programme Manager and has led delivery of complex, multi-sectoral, high value, evidence-based reform programmes, such as Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) in Bihar, Odisha Health Sector and Nutrition Support programme, and Water and Sanitation programmes in Bihar, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
She has worked across various sectors and in different states. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, managing relations with ministers, senior government officials, development partners, civil society and private sector and has been instrumental in developing collaborative partnerships with stakeholders. She was accredited to the Programme Management Cadre of DFID.



  Sanjib Sahu


Career spans more than 20 years across functions - strategy and new business start-up, public private partnerships, bid management, project and corporate finance, and across sectors - Healthcare, Infrastructure, Energy, Banking & Financial Services. Has worked across range of clients from development and corporate sectors like GoI,WB, ADB, Grove, Cargill, Novozymes,amongst others and worked in L&T, IMaCS, GE, Philips.



N Sailesh Athreyaa

Director Operations

With Postgraduate Diploma in International Business and Masters in Computer Application, Sailesh has led varied assignments successfully with an analytical and strategic bent of mind, strong organization and leadership skills, and excellent knowledge of business functions in his professional career of more than 18 years. 
His management skills coupled with technical skills have established him as a leader in operations and delivery management, who understands technology in a larger perspective and applies it as a business enabler and a catalyst in implementing path-breaking ideas. 
He has delivered diverse roadmaps and solutions across the Middle East, North America, Europe, and India in an era that saw the rise of IT head in a CxO role. He has been associated with leading industry service providers with a focus on 360-degree customer view that has lead to innovative solutions for business needs.

Rajeev Saxena

Expert - Chartered Accountant and Cost and Management Accountant
Rajeev is Chartered Accountant and Cost & Management Accountant by profession. Rajeev’s overall career spans more than 18 years of experience in ‘Governance Risk Control & Reforms Consulting and Auditing’ in both public and private sector. Rajeev has worked on many PFM (public financial management) engagements during his career. Rajeev also has experience in internal financial control assessments. Rajeev has executed & led multiple engagements in emerging and fragile economies of India, Nepal, Bangladesh and UAE.
Rajeev has extensive experience in engagements with multilateral and bilateral like The World Bank Group, ADB DFID, USAID, UNDP, SDC, JICA and Governments [international, national, federal and local self-governance]. Rajeev has experience in multiple sectors including Government, Power, Manufacturing, Local bodies, Infrastructure, Transportation (including rail), Retail, state-owned entities, Hospitality, autonomous bodies etcetera. Rajeev has supported multiple national and sub-national agencies in improving their financial management function and capacity building.
Rajeev has experience in practice of governance and reforms, financial management, governance, accounting reforms and compliance framework. Before starting his own consultancy, Rajeev was working at senior executive management level with the Government & Public Sector Advisory practice in a Big4 firm, India where he closely worked with the Regional IPSAS Contact in South Asia and Global PFM Director of the firm in advocacy & building the practice in financial management, governance, accounting reforms and compliance. He continues the advocacy and practice in the similar domain in his present practice.



  Abhishek Srivastava

     Accounts Manager

Mr. Abhishek Srivastava is Post Graduate in Commerce and Business Administration from Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra. He is a Financial/Management  Accounting, Taxation expert. He had previously worked as Claim Co-ordinator in Becton Dickinson India Private Limited.




 Ms. Geetika Sharma

    Company Secretary

Ms. Geetika Sharma is a Company Secretary and a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). She is a Bachelor of Commerce from Punjab University and was a management trainee at Steel Authority of India previously. Geetika, supports organizations including start-ups to manage contracts, maintain statutory registers, ensure legal compliances with company law, and make necessary filings with the Registrar of Companies such as annual returns and financial statements.