Key Management Personnel
Dr. Sanjeev K. Chaudhry holds a master's degree in economics from Punjab University and a Ph.D in business administration from Columbia University, United States of America and holds a university record for masters in economics at Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has varied business experience of over 33 years in various leadership roles. Prior to joining SRL, he was the South Asia Head at Du Pont Solae until 2006, a position he held for 11 years. He is also the chairman of CSC Nutrigenomics Pvt. Ltd, Singapore and is also on the board of several companies in India and abroad. Dr. Chaudhry has lived and worked in India, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and USA. The plan for privatization of India's first state owned enterprise was presented the Planning Commission of India by Dr Chaudhry. From 1985 to 1988, Dr Chaudhry was the head of corporate planning at RJR Nabisco / Britannia and following that President and CEO (1990-95) of NatOleo (a Johor Corp company). NatOleo was set up as a green field project by Dr. Chaudhry. He is a visiting faculty to various management institutes and universities around the world. He writes guest columns for magazines and has authored three books on value education and management.
Mr. Sanjeev Vashishta Chief Executive Officer Sanjeev Vashishta is the Chief Executive Officer of SRL Limited, the largest Diagnostics Company in India having over 275 Labs and 6300 Collection Points. He has about 25 years of rich management experience across multiple functions including Finance, Legal, Regulatory, Commercial, Secretarial and Administration.
Sanjeev is responsible for achieving the long, mid and short term objectives of the Company in line with the vision of the Organisation. He leads the strategic and organisational development objectives and is responsible for business-lines identification / development and geographical expansion of the business.
Prior to SRL, he was associated with Fortis Healthcare Limited, wherein he last held the position of Zonal Director, Rajasthan and was responsible for managing Hospitals and the Heart Care / satellite centers in the state of Rajasthan.
Mr. Sanjeev is holding various positions including Invitee Member of the Rajasthan State Council of the CII for the year 2011-12. He is also the Convener of the Panel on Services (Healthcare, Telecom, Banking & Retail) of the CII, Rajasthan. He has also been nominated as the Member of the State Council of FICCI. He has been associated with the National HRD Network also and presently he is the Vice President of the National HRD Network, Jaipur Chapter.
Prior to joining SRL, Sanjeev worked in Fortis for over 6 years where he successfully ran Hospitals and also spearheaded the Mergers & Acquisition function for the organization. While leading M&A function in Fortis, he successfully expanded Fortis presence to all parts of India and also led International acquisitions. In his professional career spanning about 25 years, Sanjeev got the opportunity to work in 'Old Economy' Companies including Textiles, Chemicals and also 'New Economy' sectors - IT, Telecom, Healthcare in senior positions.
Sanjeev's rounded experience and astute commercial understanding has always helped him in taking businesses to the next level. He has to his credit the coveted attribute to turn around businesses and is acknowledged for his 'relationship' quality. Sanjeev has been associated with various business / professional bodies like FICCI, CII, NHRD network etc. A graduate from Delhi University, Sanjeev is a qualified 'Company Secretary' and also done Masters in 'Business Administration'. He has attended short term programme in IIM, Ahmedabad, India, Singapore Management University, Singapore and GE Leadership Programme in Crotonville, NY, USA
Mr.K.Srivatsan working as President - Commercial is responsible for overall functioning Finance , Corporate Goverence and Supply Chain of SRL Limited.
Mr. K. Srivatsan graduated in Commerce with professional qualifications in Finance from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and Legal from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. His overall experience of over 20 years spans pharmaceuticals, healthcare and shipping. Srivatsan has been with Fortis Healthcare since 2011. Prior to joining Fortis Healthcare, he has been with Cipla Limited, Sanofi Aventis Limited, Panacea Biotec Limited, Wockhardt Hospitals Limited and Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited.
Mr. Srivatsan's dynamic professional career reflects pioneering experience & year-on-year success in achieving business growth objectives. He has cross functional exposure to Finance & Accounting, Technical, Commercial and Medico-Marketing operations. He is a sound business thinker who focuses on operations and pays attention to details while retaining the ability to look at the big picture: business beyond numbers. Srivatsan is a team player and has the ability to multi task and generate ideas and solutions.
Dr. Amar Dasgupta, M.D., Ph.D., Fellow U.I.C.C., Fellow ISHTM
Dr. Amar Dasgupta, the President-International Operations, SRL Limited and he mentors Hematology within the SRL network of laboratories.
He did his MD from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India and obtained his PhD from Mumbai University. He did his post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Genetics, Hematology and bone marrow transplantation at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Dr. Dasgupta is a reputed Hematologist with a wide spectrum of academic and professional honors, medals, merit scholarships, fellowships and awards including the prestigious John Fogarty Fellowship (National Institutes of Health, USA) and Yamagiwa-Yoshida Fellowship (UICC, Geneva). He was a recipient of University Merit Scholarship at the MBBS level, Talent Search Scheme Fellowship of the Indian Council of Medical Research during MD studies and institute's silver medal for merit of first order at the MD examination.
Dr. Dasgupta is a Fellow of the International Union against Cancer and of the Indian Society of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine. He has served as a Consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Hematology and bone marrow transplantation. He was the Hon. President of the Cytometry Society (India) till 2011. His areas of interest are Hemoglobinopathies, Anemia of Chronic Disorders, Bleeding Disorders and Thrombophilia, Clinical Flow Cytometry and Hematologic Malignancies.
Dr. Dasgupta has also been a teacher and research guide for MSc and Ph.D. students at the University of Mumbai and guided several students in successful completion of research work. He has more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
Currently Dr. B.R. Das is working as the President-Research & Innovation at SRL Limited, Mumbai. He has been associated with us since February 10, 2001. Apart from R&D, he also acts as the Mentor of the Molecular Diagnostics and the Clinical Research Services in our Company. He has varied business experience of over 32 years. He has worked as a Professor in Medical Biotechnology for nearly 25 years and has published more than 90 research papers in peer reviewed International Journals. Several Ph.D. and post-doctoral Scientists have completed their clinical research work under his guidance. His research work has been highly acclaimed in India and abroad for which he has been honored with several prestigious awards such as the Best Young Scientist Award given by Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award, MP Young Scientist Award, KI Memorial Award for promotion of Medicine Research in Japan, Samanta Chandrasekar Award from Orissa Bigyan Academy. He has also worked as a visiting scientist in Case Western Reserve University Hospital, Cleveland, USA, and Kyoto Medical School, Kyoto, Japan. Recently, he has been nominated as the International Working Group representative of Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP), USA. He has also been invited by the Association of Indian Pathologist of North America (AIPNA) to work as an Expert member in the Molecular Path Committee. He acts as Scientific Advisory Committee Member and Visiting Professors at several reputed Institutes of India. Besides, he is an Editorial Board Member of World Journal of Experimental Medicine. He is also the current President of the Molecular Pathologists Association of India (MPAI).
Dr. Avinash Phadke, is responsible for overall functioning of pathology services of the Company including standalone laboratories, reference laboratories as well as hospital based laboratories. He holds a bachelor's degree in medicine (pathology) from Tata Memorial Hospital. He topped the batch and was awarded the certificate of special merit from Mumbai University. He also marked first the D.P.B. examination & was awarded the Dr. Salaskar gold medal for the same. Dr. Phadke regularly addresses & sits on panel lectures in national & international conferences. He has also published articles in pathology journals. Prior to this, Dr. Phadke was the director and chief of pathology services at Piramal Diagnostics. He is also on the board of Price Ali Khan Hospital and is an independent director on Talwalkar Better Value Fitness Ltd. He has won awards from medical bodies like Indian Medical Association and Times of India / Express Group publications. He has been working as a pathologist for more than 30 years.
Mr. Ravi Aggarwal is the Director Sales & Marketing since January 10, 2013 and he is responsible for all strategic decisions pertaining to Sales & Marketing function including Trade Sales, Franchisee Development, Branding & Marketing, Channel Sales & Logistics.
Mr. Aggarwal holds a Bachelors degree in Pharmacy and has also done MBA in Sales & Marketing from University of Delhi. He brings on board over 22 years of rich experience in various leadership / front line roles in the Sales and Marketing function. He joins us from MSD Consumer Care, where he held the position of Business Unit Director / Consultant where he was mainly responsible for developing the complete strategy for the Company's expansion. He has also worked with various prestigious companies viz. Boots India, Seagull Labs Ltd, Modi Mundi Ltd, Ozone Ayurvedics, Ranbaxy Global Consumer Care Limited and Elder Consumer Products in various capacities.
Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai is the Chief Information Officer of our Company and working with us since January 19, 1998. He is responsible for all strategic decisions pertaining to IT & CCG interventions aimed at process improvements at our Company. Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai has acquired over 25 years of technical and managerial experience solving business problems with information system technology solutions by process improvements and innovations. Mr. Pillai has been recognized and felicitated in various national and international forums for IT professionals. A key thought leader in the CIO fraternity for enterprise technology and also key member in the governing body of CIO KLUB, India. He was also recognized in CIO powerlist by 'CIO Decision' in the year 2008. Mr. Radhakrishna Pillai is a Graduate in Statistics from Kerala University with Diploma in computer science, diploma in marketing management from Institute of Management & Personal Studies, Mumbai.
Mr. Varun Mehta, Director - Human Resources heads the human resources functions of SRL Limited. He has been associated with SRL since October 2011. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from University of Kurukshetra.
Mr. Varun Mehta has over 17 years of rich experience in diverse industries ranging from Hospitality, ITES and financial services. Prior to joining SRL, he was associated with Religare Enterprises Limited as Senior Vice President - HR. Prior to that he worked with Taj Group of Hotels and Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd. He brings expertise in the areas of Human Resources planning and development, Compensation Management, Performance Management and Career planning.
Mr Ravi Batra, Chief Risk Officer & Company Secretary , before Joining SRL, he was Sr. Vice President (Corporate Affairs) & Company Secretary of Religare Enterprises Limited listed at National and Stock Exchanges. He was responsible for Compliances related to Reserve Bank of India, Foreign Exchange Management, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Stock Options, ROC, Secretarial ,Merger / Amalgamations and various capital raising processes like Pre-IPO Placement, Initial Public offer(IPO), Rights Issue, Global Depository Receipts and various compliances related to conducting Board Meetings and Annual general Meetings and compliances of companies incorporated in Mauritius, UK and Australia. He joined Religare in January 2007 and considering the expansion plans of SRL he moved to SRL to take care of Corporate Goveranance which includes Compliance ,Legal, Secretarial and Internal Audit function
Before joining Religare, he was head Legal, Compliance and Secretarial of Jaipuria Group diversified into PEPSI,PIZZA HUT, COSTA COFFEE,STEM CELL and having operations into Mauritius, Sri Lanka and Uganda. He is having total 15 years experience.
He received bachelor's degree in commerce from Punjab University, Chandigarh and Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Chartered Secretaries of UK.
He is member of Corporate Law; Foreign Trade & Trade Facilitation and Healthcare committees constituted by FICCI and have been awarded as most valuable member by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Mr. Saurabh Chadha, is the Chief Financial Officer since August 7, 2006. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience in finance, accounts, budgeting, MIS, working capital management, internal controls, financial planning, portfolio management, compliances and providing leadership to a team of professionals in finance. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has cleared Level - I of CFA examination from the CFA Institute, USA and also holds a National Stock Exchange Certifications for expertise in the financial markets. He has done B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry from Delhi University. Mr. Chadha is a key top management functionary who has participated and advised our Company in all strategic initiatives of expansion, growth, funding and financial management. He also has exposure in joint ventures, merger and acquisitions and other financial arrangements. Prior to joining our Company, he was Director - Finance and Investments of Ebrahim Abdul Aal Group of Companies W.L.L. for a period of 12 years. Prior to that he was working with Modi Ollivetti Limited (1991 to 1993) and PriceWaterhouse (1990-1991). During his career, he has been involved in controlling the operations of retail, contracting, service and investment industries as well as analyzing financial statements, market trends and economic scenario.
Dr. Leena Chatterjee, holds the position of Director - Fortis Labs & Strategic Initiatives for our company..
She holds the dual responsibility of a Lab Director ensuring technical and operational excellence in the several Fortis SRL Labs across India as well as that of working closely with the CEO and SRLs senior management in SRL's strategic initiatives . A graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, she did her post graduation in pathology from R&R Hospital, Delhi. She joined SRL in July 2001, and has held key positions within the organization since then. She has contributions towards operational excellence at SRL by being intimately involved with the setting up and successful running of several labs and Wellness Centers across the country. She is also involved in maintaining quality standards and technical excellence and has ensured continued laboratory accreditations for labs under her purview. The Fortis SRL role requires her to work closely with the managements of both Fortis and SRL
Dr Leena has envisioned and defined shape for the company's Wellness unit which works in the space of Prevention and good health for Corporate and Occupational health sector. She has spearheaded several large projects and initiatives in this segment and also works currently in several Startegic Initiatives for SRL.
Dr. Leena has served the Indian army in the Army Medical Corps in her initial years of service as a short term commission officer and has a rich experience of 30 years, 5 of which are in Clinical medicine followed by experience in Diagnostics and wellness.
Dr. (Gp Capt) G.S. Sabhikhi, joined the organization as Director Radiodiagnosis and Imaging in October 2009. He has played a pivotal role in the development of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging as a new vertical of SRL from its infancy.
Dr. G S Sabhikhi obtained his MBBS from AFMC- Pune University in 1982. He received his MD in Radiology from AFMC- Pune University in 1990 and was awarded the EAC medal for academic excellence.
He joined the Armed Forces -Army Medical Corp in 1982 and was a member of the Army Medical Corps for more than 22 years. He has worked in various capacities in the Armed Forces-initially as a medical officer and subsequently as a Radiologist. He has successfully set up new Radiology departments and headed Radiology Departments of large teaching hospitals. During his career spanning over almost 2 decades, he has developed high diagnostic skills and gained invaluable experience in radiology that includes diagnostic conventional imaging, CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology.
He also has more than 20 years of teaching experience-including undergraduate and post graduate teaching. He has been a faculty member at AFMC Pune, Air Force Hospital Bangalore and at Army Hospital Research and Referral New Delhi. He has been Professor of Radiology and has guided post graduate students in their thesis. He has numerous publications in National and International Journals.
He has been a National Squash player and also a paratrooper during his career in the Armed Forces.
Dr Simi Bhatia holds the position of Director - Clinical Reference Laboratory, SRL Mumbai, company's flagship laboratory. She also heads the department of Anatomic pathology and Autoimmunity.
She did her MBBS from LTMM College and MD from the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. She also holds diploma in clinical research from Catalyst Clinical Services; certificate in hospital administration and management from Symbiosis, Pune and has also done a short course from IIM, Ahmedabad. She is a certified Assessor for NABL and CAP.
Dr. Simi has around 24 years of experience. She joined SRL in April, 1997 as Pathologist and and has held key positions since then. She is involved in working towards the operational and technical excellence at Mumbai laboratory and has made major contributions towards the process improvements in the areas of laboratory operations.
Prior to joining SRL, she was at K.E.M. Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital and L.T.M.G Hospital. She has gained experience in histopathology from Hartford university in USA; Saint John's hospital ,UK; Padova university , Italy and Germany. She is a member of Indian Association of Pathologists & Microbiologists, Indian society of Nephrologists, Urologic society of India, Indian Academy of Pathology, Molecular Pathology Association of India and has been a member of NABL accreditation committee. To her credit are almost 100 presentations and publications, both at national and international level.
Dr. Rajiv Tangri is heading SRL's Clinical Reference Laboratory at Gurgaon under the capacity of Director. He is MBBS and MD (Pathology) from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha.
Dr. Rajiv has over 17 years of experience in the field of laboratory medicine. He has played a significant role in streamlining the lab operations at Gurgaon Reference lab. He successfully led the laboratory through various NABL and CAP audits. His area of interest is Anatomic Pathology with special interest in Neuropathology and Oncopathology. He is also an NABL approved technical assessor for Histopathology and Cytopathology.
Prior to working with SRL he has worked with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Max Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi as Consultant.
Dr Reema Bahri has been associated with us since 2010. Her core responsibilities include implementation and
maintenance of quality standards at all our locations. Dr Reema Bahri has made significant contributions to the
Organization and has played an instrumental role in driving various Quality initiatives, Audits and Projects.
She did her MBBS from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana where she was awarded gold medal in Biochemistry. She did her MD in Biochemistry from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana and senior residency from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi with overall experience of over 15 years. She has also done several courses in Quality Management, is an empanelled assessor of NABL and has successfully led the laboratories through various NABL and CAP audits in her career. Her various professional affiliations are member of Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI),Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI), Twins Cities Association of Biochemists of Hyderabad (TAB), Quality Council of India, etc.
Prior to joining SRL, she has worked with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana and Vimta Lab Sciences, Hyderabad.