AyurVAID Team


Rajiv Vasudevan, MD and CEO


Rajiv_CEORajiv, an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC) and a B.Tech(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC), has served as Country Head, Motorola PSG, India & SAARC; CEO-Technopark; CEO-NEST Technologies, and Regional Manager, Godrej & Boyce EBE.

Rajiv served on the Kerala LHO Board of Directors of State Bank of India (India’s biggest bank) for 3 years from 2003-2005, and on the Board of Governors of his alma mater NITC for 8 years from 2003-2010.

Rajiv is a Founding-Charter Member of TiE-Kerala; Member of the 1st Technical Committee set up by the Government of India for formulation of NABH Standards for Ayurveda Hospitals; and Chairman of the 1st Core Group on Ayurveda set up at a national level by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the apex industry body, in 2016. Rajiv is responsible for providing overall organisational leadership and to align team efforts with AyurVAID's strategic vision.


Sajan Ganapathy, COO


Mr. Sajan_Ganapathy_COOSajan is responsible for ensuring smooth and effective operations across the centers such that quality medical care is delivered to patients leading to highest level of medical outcomes and customer satisfaction. Prior to AyurVAID, which he joined in 2008, Sajan has more than ten years consulting and implementation experience, mainly in Agribusiness and SME sectors.

He also has significant experience of working in ‘start-up’ firms. He worked as a Consultant for Technoserve, as Chief Executive Officer of Just Change India Producer Company and as Programme Officer at ActionAid India. Sajan holds an MBA from the prestigious Institute of Rural Management, Anand, India.


Gopi Nambiar, CHRO


Gopi Nambiar, CHROA management graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur in Human Resources, and with 37 years experience at senior levels in HR in global organisations, Gopi has worked with Indian and Multinational organizations including Eicher India, PepsiCo and Bacardi prior to joining Pernod Ricard Group (earlier Seagram) in 1999, as Director on the board. With over 10,000 employees spread across 30 manufacturing units and 17 sales offices across the country, Gopi was responsible for HR & Administration and had Corporate HR, Plant HR, and Administration reporting to him.

Gopi is responsible at AyurVAID for the strategically crucial 'people' function covering all aspects of organisation development and human resource managment.


Rajesh Shah, CIO


Mr. Rajesh Shah_CIO As Global Delivery Head for Siebel CRM at Hewlett Packard (HP) India, Rajesh successfully managed global delivery, transition & transformation and service management engagements; led delivery excellence and presales pursuits. Rajesh has over 25 years of application delivery experience in CRM, ERP and Customer loyalty across North America, Europe and Asia.

He has successfully led and managed several application development and management initiatives for marquee customers across Hi-tech, Manufacturing, Automotive, CPG, Transportation, Healthcare & Hospitality domains. He has led presale pursuits for CRM & large application outsourcing initiatives.

Rajesh brings deep experience in global delivery, client engagement, program & project management, vendor management and people management to AyurVAID. An Engineer and MBA with project management certifications from PMI (PMP and Agile-ACP), Rajesh leads development of AyurVAID’s futuristic digital platform based on the world class NetSuite solution that encompasses integrated CRM, ERP and eCommerce capabilities on a unified database, on the cloud.


Vijayakumar A, Head-Finance & Administration


Mr. Vijayakumar_finance_n_administrationVijay is a Chartered Accountant with over 22 years experience in the Accounting and Finance Domain. He has worked both in domestic and international environments, holding key positions in senior management handling diverse functions encompassing Strategic Planning, Budgetary control, Taxation, Risk Management and Corporate Governance. During his tenure he has garnered deep industry skills across diverse areas in both Manufacturing and Service sectors. Earlier CFO at Dhatri Ayurveda, a leading Ayurveda FMCG company, where he was responsible for overall accounts & finance function.


Kamal Gopinath, Head-Corp. Communications


Harpinder GillA senior journalist, with a total of about 28 years experience, Kamal in recent years has transtioned into corporate communications and advertising, and is responsible for Corporate Communications & Media Relations. In addition, he supports the BD team with marcom support, and the IT team with content generation for the AyurVAID website and other social media platforms. A high initiative person, Kamal is an able organiser of special events that AyurVAID organises from time to time for patients/doctors/general public.


Unnikrishnan P, Sr Manager-Continuous Quality Improvement


unnikrishnan_SMA Masters in Hospital Administration, Unni has worked earlier with leading quaternary care, multispecialty hospitals such as Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Cochin and Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore. He is responsible for ensuring adherence to NABH standards at all our centres; planning for accreditation audits from time to time; complilation of key performance indicators, and information systems management. Unni has participated in a total of 12 NABH audits across our 2 Bangalore hospitals, over the last 6 years and is now chartered with obtaining NABH accreditation for our 2 hospitals at Cochin and 1 at Almora by June 2017. Unni has a total of about 10 years experience of which 8 years has been with AyurVAID.


Dr Namita Bhardwaj, Sr. Manager-Medical Insurance & Wellness


unnikrishnan_SMAn Ayurveda doctor with a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration, she has worked earlier with UTIITSL and Vipul Medcorp- both leading health insurance adminstrators. With a total of 8 years experience, Namita is responsible for relationship management and business promotion through insurance industry stakeholders- private sector, public sector, and CGHS. https://in.linkedin.com/in/dr-namita-bhardwaj-3abbb814