Chairman, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
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.
Kishore KumarChairman, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Rohit M. A.
Managing Director, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
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 Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru 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 Bengaluru .
Rohit cofounded Cloudnine in 2006 and expanded operations from a single hospital in South Bengaluru to other locations in Bengaluru 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.
Rohit M. A.Managing Director, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Director, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
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.
M. RamachandraDirector, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Director, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
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.
Vidya KumarDirector, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
CEO, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Akash is the Chief Executive Officer at Cloudnine, where he is leading the organization’s growth into a national chain. Earlier, Akash was the Business Head for Vision Care at Bausch & Lomb, the market leader in contact lenses and lens care products in India. Before Bausch & Lomb, Akash held various senior positions in the beverages business of Pepsico India, ICI Paints and Godrej GE Appliances. In his different roles, Akash has spearheaded several innovative initiatives to drive business growth and exceed targets. Akash did his post graduation from IIM Calcutta and has a B.Tech. from ITBHU.
Akash MalikCEO, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
VP Finance, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
14+ years of experience in the business management across IT/BPO and Healthcare Industries Expertise in the areas of Business Planning, Acquisitions & Strategy, Fund Raising and Treasury & Risk Management Previously was the Finance Controller APAC region at Xchanging, – IT/BPO company specializing in Financial Services, Insurance Services, Technology and Procurement Education: Chartered Accountant, MBA (Fin), IFRS certified, B.Com (Hons)
Sumit AgarwalVP Finance, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Chief Digital Officer, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Chaitanya is the Chief Digital Officer at Cloudnine, where he heads all things related to technology. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Chaitanya was working on his health tech startup that focused on continuity of care for chronic ailments. Before starting up, Chaitanya led Marketing at InMobi, where he played a critical role in various initiatives, including the launch of the much publicised Miip platform. In his earlier life, Chaitanya worked with Premium Strategy Consulting firm, Booz & Company, providing strategic advice to various Fortune 500 companies in India, Europe and South East Asia. Chaitanya is an alum of IIM Ahmedabad (2009-11) and an Electronics engineer from Pune University
Chaitanya ShravanthChief Digital Officer, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Dr. Arvind Kasaragod
Director of Medical Services, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Dr. Arvind Kasaragod is a pediatric Critical Care Specialist who has spent most of his life in Chennai and the United States. He studied and 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 then went to the UK and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Pediatric section there. He furthered his training in the USA by doing his Residency in Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school and his fellowship in Pediatric critical care at the Denver Children’s hospital. He was part of the faculty at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center after his fellowship. He started contributing to medical literature by publishing original articles and book chapters since then. In early 2000 became the Associate Director of Pediatric Critical Care department in Avera Mckennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. He worked there for 8 years and at that time was also the Chairman for their Medical education department. He was also part of the Medical Executive Committee and various other committees. This laid the foundation for his career in Medical administration.He completed his MBA in health care services to help him in his administrative role. He moved back to India in 2008 after 16 years abroad and was given that opportunity at Columbia Asia’s flagship hospital at Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore. He also is very interested in the use of technology in medicine and mentors many healthcare entrepreneurs. He is involved in various health care startups. He is part of a forum called the House of Genius which helps startups showcase their ventures and gives them unbiased feedback. He is an avid cricketer, an opening batsman and wicket keeper and has captained his school and college teams.
Dr. Arvind KasaragodDirector of Medical Services, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Director of Nursing Services, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Usha Prabhakar is the Director of Nursing Services on Cloudnine. Having worked in various capacities in the nursing arena, Usha’s career has included roles as a nursing superintendent, critical care nurse, tutor, strategist and health care facilitator. Usha’s work has been spread across public and private organisations in India and the UK and her experience in nursing pedagogy and administration spans over 22 years. She is a member of FICCI - Nursing Task force and has previously worked with esteemed organisations like AIIMS - Delhi, King George Hospital - Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust - London, Rockland Hospital - Delhi, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre - Delhi and ABCON Nursing College - Delhi University. Usha has helped catalyse the concept of home health care services in India, an initiative that has swept across the country and revolutionised at-home medical care. On Cloudnine, Usha has consistently focused on improving the quality of nursing care and has been instrumental in launching a nursing business model and a digital nursing roster. Having played a critical role in nursing management and strategy planning, Usha has developed various policies and procedures for nursing services on Cloudnine and is passionate about nursing empowerment, nursing career path development, clinical quality, audits and customer delight.
Usha PrabhakarDirector of Nursing Services, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Regional Director South, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Mr. Nitin Nag is the Regional Director of South Zone at Cloudnine. As Regional Head, he leads the chain of hospitals spread across South Zone spear heading their growth and making Cloudnine the preferred birthing place. Nitin Nag has over eighteen years of experience in business management across Healthcare & IT industries. He has worked extensively in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Planning & Business operations across US, UK & India and managed cross-functional teams across geographies. In his previous experience, He has led ManipalAnkur, a chain of fertility focused hospitals and has been responsible for growing the company organically and inorganically in India and in chosen international markets. During his tenure in IT, he has worked with prestigious organizations like Tech Mahindra & Mphasis working closely on the strategic initiatives. He has led Mergers & Acquisitions and expanded the footprint of the organization into other countries in Asia and Eastern Europe.
Nitin NagRegional Director South, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Regional Director West, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Surinder is the Regional Director for West at Cloudnine, where he is leading the organisation growth in the western part of India. Previously he worked as Group Head, Business Development at Wockhardt Hospitals. Prior to that, he was handling senior positions in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Fortis. He is a honorary faculty at Wellingkars Institute of Management, Mumbai and is a regular speaker in elite forums like Masicon, IMA on healthcare business development.
Surinder DangRegional Director West, Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Dr. Pawan Kumar
Regional Director, North
Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals
Dr. Pawan Kumar serves as the Regional Director, North for Cloudnine Group of Hospitals. Dr. Kumar has a remarkably diverse portfolio, having seen healthcare from both the medical and business standpoints through his career. An anaesthesiologist from PGIMER, Chandigarh, he decided to transition to the corporate realm after pursuing his MBA in Finance from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Dr. Kumar began his corporate career at Max Healthcare, as part of its leadership programme. Over the next five years, he worked in various roles across the organisation, going on to lead two hospitals within the chain and then joining its senior leadership team. With significant experience in managing healthcare businesses, Dr. Kumar’s expertise lies in building high-performance teams, augmenting guest delight, improving clinical leadership, promoting innovation, enhancing business profitability, manoeuvring operational effectiveness and boosting employee morale. He is known for being passionate about making healthcare delivery innovative and accessible.
Dr. Pawan KumarRegional Director, North
Cloudnine Group Of Hospitals