Dr. R. Kishore Kumar founded Cloudnine in 2007 to realize his vision of high quality healthcare in India, on par with international standards. He saw a lot of deaths during his training in India, but hardly saw any deaths during his 16 year tenure in the developed world. There also saw what the “intact” survival of a premature baby means to the parents. Hence he had this dream of providing similar care in India, and is committed to his passion for scaling new heights in neonatology. He pioneered this concept of maternal healthcare in India with Cloudnine – a facility dedicated to providing exclusive and comprehensive services in maternal and child care. As the Founding Chairman, Managing Director and senior neonatologist, he has been instrumental in securing the pinnacle attained by Cloudnine today. Dr. Kishore is an internationally acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career – covering North America, UK, Asia and 12 years in Australia. He completed his MBBS from Gulbarga University and his DCH from Mysore University and London. He also has an MD with a gold medal from Mysore University, MRCP (Paed) & FRCPCH from UK as well as MRCPI (Paed) and FRCPI from Ireland. He has also completed his Fellowship in Neonatal ICU with an FRACP from Melbourne, Australia. At the time of his qualification, he was amongst one of the youngest and highest qualified neonatologists in the world. To his credit, he has worked only in teaching hospitals around the world. Among his many awards and accreditations is the honour of being felicitated by former US President Bill Clinton for his exceptional achievements in the field of neonatology.
Rohit is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Cloudnine Hospitals- India’s leading maternity, women and child care service hospitals, a role he recently took over after being Executive Director for 9 years. As part of the founding team of Cloudnine, Rohit has played a crucial role in the establishment and growth of the company. He 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 biz models for the company. Rohit is a certified corporate director by the Institute of Directors and has previously served on the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Panel of Healthcare for Karnataka. Currently, he is a member of Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce. He graduated through the MPEFB program from IIM Bengaluru in 2010, specializing in Entrepreneurship and has over 15 years of entrepreneurial management experience. Rohit comes from a very enterprising family based in Bangalore that nurtured entrepreneurship, thinking out-of-the-box, striving for excellence and perseverance. At the young age of 18, Rohit 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 did his engineering in Computer Science and went on to work for tech conglomerates such as Intel and SAP. There he got the opportunity to travel across the country and learn the nuances of managing operations of large businesses. 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 operations, introduced technology for systems improvement and went on to help setup three more Purple Haze outlets in Bangalore. Rohit cofounded Cloudnine in 2006 and expanded operations from a single hospital in South Bangalore to other locations in Bangalore and now a multicity-chain in Chennai, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune with more than 12 units and with the ambition to setup 10 more of the mother and child units in the coming years. This was possible through his business acumen, passion and commitment to the disruptive business model. He has 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 with private equity investors with the likes of Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and India Value fund having invested in to the company.
M. Ramachandra is an entrepreneur, involved in property development for nearly thirty years. He has developed a number of residential properties in Bengaluru, and is involved in the recent construction of the 1.5 ml sq. ft. IT park at Electronic City, Bengaluru. He is equally passionate about healthcare, and his passion to bring a world class healthcare center to India led him to co-found Cloudnine. Bringing his vast experience to the Board, M. Ramachandra guides the company on issues related to property development, realty evaluation, new locations and expansion strategy, amongst others.
Vidya has spent nearly 2 decades abroad having worked in the UK and Australia managing medical practices, utilising her training as a Medical Practice Manager. She is the mother of 2 children, both born abroad-one in the UK and the second one in Australia. She was instrumental in setting up the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals and her focus is to provide the best customer care and experience to anyone who walks into a Cloudnine facility. Her eye for design means that she takes the utmost care in choosing beautiful interiors to create a celebratory mood for new mothers-to-be. Vidya is the head of Learning & Development which is responsible for creating scientific parent education programmes such as the Management of Baby Affairs (MBA) programme, which have revolutionised the parental experience at Cloudnine. For her innovation in this field she received the Dr B.C. Roy Award in 2013. She is constantly striving to ensure the experiences for mothers at Cloudnine is the best in the world.
Raviganesh Venkataraman is currently the Chief Executive officer at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals and based in Bengaluru. As the Chief Executive Officer, Ravi is responsible for the development and execution of Cloudnine’s business strategy, across all functions and business verticals with specific focus on customer experience, clinical quality, operational excellence, doctor relations, talent and leadership development.
As a seasoned professional with over 25 years of working experience across verticals, Ravi has been a part of several industries and geographies in India and Asia with proven skills in business strategy, project planning and execution, supply chain management, sales and distribution and organisation development. Ravi was until recently a director on the board of Metro Cash & Carry India and has held leadership roles in the past with Bharti Airtel, Subhiksha Retail, Coca Cola India, Titan Industries and Godrej & Boyce.
Ravi holds a Masters in Management studies from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and a B.E in Production engineering from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering. An avid reader and a perpetual learner, Ravi is fond of literature and a loves classical music.
Dr.Arvind Kasaragod is currently the Director – Medical services at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals based in Bengaluru. At Cloudnine, Dr.Arvind is responsible for ensuring quality control and improvement of medical services at all levels including for doctors and patients, accreditation and membership in various professional bodies and organizations, doctor and nurse recruitment and training, medicolegal issues, review and resolution and digitization of medical services and documentation.As a pediatric critical care specialist,
Dr.Arvind has been trained in some of the best educational institutions like Bain’s school, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School and Madras Medical College in Chennai. He did his residency in Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school followed by a fellowship in Pediatric critical care at the Denver Children’s hospital. He also holds a pediatric critical care fellowship from the US and an MBA in health services. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Dr.Arvind was associated with Columbia Asia’s flagship hospital at Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore. At present, Dr.Arvind is also the Mentor for the life sciences and innovation forum of NASSCOM. He has played an instrumental role as an advisor and team member to several health care start-ups in India and abroad.
Dr. Annu Kaushik is currently the Director – Nursing at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals. At Cloudnine, Dr. Annu is responsible for managing patient care nursing services across the continuum of critical care, supervising and reviewing nursing staff and bestowed with ultimate responsibility in developing, implementing, and enforcing effective protocols for preventing medical errors and mentoring of patient care managers in leadership skills. Her overall efforts are directed to establishing a best practice organizational culture for her nursing staff. She also works collaboratively with the Nursing department, enhancing and refining nursing documentation to emulate best practices approach, streamlining the working standards operating system for enhanced operational effectiveness. With more than 22 years of rich experience in strategic planning, operations, training and team management, Dr.Annu has also been a technical advisor on many prestigious universities, journals and training institutions. In the past she has designed, developed and customised several training programmes/curriculums for trainees identifying training needs across levels through mapping of skills required for different roles and analysis of existing level of competencies.
Dr.Annu began her career in Nursing with a B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing from Ahilya Bai College of Nursing, Delhi University followed by a Master’s degree course from Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, Delhi University. With a passion for continuing her education, she also pursed a diploma in quality management and hospital accreditation from Academy of Hospital Administration along with a Ph.D. Nursing in 2016 from Maharishi Markandeshwar University. She is also the recipient of NABH Nursing Excellence Certification and along with a certificate in Nursing and Nutrition from John Hopkins.
On the professional front, Dr.Annu has been the National External Assessor for National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) and NABH Nursing Excellence Certification. She has also been the research board member for Teerthankar Mahaveer University and presented many papers on occupational safety for nurses. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Dr .Annu was associated with Columbia Asia Hospitals, India as General Manager- Nursing Quality and Training. She also previously served as Head of Education Programmes and Ethics Counsellor at Fortis Healthcare. She has also worked with Holy Family Hospital as Staff nurse in LDR & Postnatal Wards, Max Healthcare as Nurse Educator, Maulana Azad Medical College as a Public Health Nurse.
Chaitanya is the CMO & CDO at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Bengaluru and specializes in creating and implementing the organization’s overall digital strategy. With more than a decade of experience, Chaitnya works closely with the digital marketing teams at Cloudnine for enhancing better customer experience through mobile interfaces thereby driving the brand recall and customer acquisition digitally. He also manages the customer support team/ call centre to drive all query resolution for customers. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Chaitanya was associated with a healthtech start-up which was focused on continuity of care for chronic ailments. He has also worked with InMobi, leading mobile marketing and advertising platform where he played a critical role in various initiatives, including the launch of the much publicised Miip platform. In the past he also worked with Premium Strategy Consulting firm, Booz & Company, whereby he was responsible strategic counsel to various Fortune 500 companies in India, Europe and South East Asia. As an alum of IIM Ahmedabad (2009-11), Chaitanya also holds an Electronics engineer degree from Pune University.
Mr. Nitin Nag is currently the Regional Director (South) at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Bengaluru. With close to two decades of experience in business management across Healthcare & IT industries, Nitin has worked extensively in corporate strategy, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, expanding footprint into new geographies (Sri Lanka, Eastern Europe, Philippines), planning & business operations across major IT and Healthcare conglomerates in the US, UK & India. Prior to joining Cloudnine, he was Chief Operating Officer of Manipal Ankur, a chain of fertility hospitals responsible for its expansions in India and international markets. During his tenure in IT, he has worked with organizations like Tech Mahindra & Mphasis. As an Engineer from RV College of Engineering, Nitin also holds a PGDBA in Marketing & Advanced Management Program from IIM-Bangalore.
Dr. Pawan Kumar is currently the Regional Director (North) at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Gurgaon. As an anaesthesiologist from PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr.Kumar, transited to the corporate realm after pursuing his MBA in Finance from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He started corporate career with Max Healthcare. With significant experience and expertise in the healthcare sector, Dr. Kumar’s expertise lies in building high-performance teams, improving clinical care, promoting innovation, enhancing business profitability, manoeuvring operational effectiveness and boosting employee morale.
Mr. Suresh Pandiyan is currently the Vice President – Fertility at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals based in Bengaluru. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Suresh headed the fleet business for Ola, South Zone. He was part of the core team which started the Ola fleet business in 2015 and later built the business from scratch and scaled it up all across markets. With more than a decade of experience, he has also worked with several retail brands like Adidas Group, Microsoft and Nokia in various capacities in sales & marketing functions. He started his career as a Design Engineer with Engineers India Ltd working on some of the largest refinery projects in India.
As a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, Suresh is also an Instrumentation Engineer from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Cloudnine is led by a Core Leadership Team and a Management Team. Both the teams comprise of distinguished individuals, at the top of their respective fields. Together, we are dedicated to ensuring Cloudnine offers comprehensive care & top-notch medical expertise.