AyurVAID Team

Rajiv Vasudevan, Founder and CEO

Rajiv_CEORajiv Vasudevan, founder of AyurVAID, is responsible for providing leadership and operational excellence to all aspects of the business.

Rajiv has worked in a diverse set of leadership roles in the private and government sectors including operations as well as profit center management roles at Godrej and Motorola (Country Head, PSG, India & SAARC). He also served the Government of Kerala as CEO-Technopark, Director-Kerala State IT Mission, and later as Special Officer – Biotechnology.

Rajiv holds a B.Tech (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from NIT-Calicut and a MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He qualified as an ‘assessor’ of the National Board for Accreditation for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), Quality Council of India in 2007, making him the first person from the Ayurveda sector to receive this accreditation. Further, Rajiv was a member of the first technical committee constituted by the Government of India for formulation of NABH accreditation standards for Ayurveda hospitals.

He has served on the Board of Directors of State Bank of India, Kerala LHO, and has been a member of the Board of Governors of his alma mater, NIT-Calicut, from 2003-2010.

Sajan Ganapathy, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sajan_Ganapathy_COO Sajan Ganapathy is a core member of the leadership team of the company and oversees operations of all AyurVAID hospitals/centers. He 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, 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.

Rajesh Shah, CIO

Mr. Rajesh Shah_CIO Rajesh is responsible to drive strategically critical IT & digital roadmap to enable AyurVAID Hospitals to substantially scale up while providing consistent quality healthcare with superior customer experience, and operational excellence across integrated CRM, hospital management, and supply chain functions. Additionally, he is responsible to drive digital enablement and eCommerce initiatives based on current and emerging technologies and implement information systems architecture that enables evidence building for Ayurveda.

He is a senior IT professional with 24 years of experience in delivering CRM, Loyalty and ERP solutions across various industries. He has played different leadership roles and led several initiatives for marquee customers in India and abroad. He brings to AyurVAID a leadership perspective of end-to-end large scale systems implementation, deep experience in global delivery, client engagement, program and project management.

As Delivery Head for CRM at HP, he managed global delivery and led delivery excellence and pre-sales pursuits.

He holds a BE in Electronics, an MBA in e-business, and project management certifications from PMI (PMP and Agile-ACP).

A.Vijay Kumar , Head - Finance & Administration

Mr. Vijayakumar_finance_n_administrationA.Vijayakumar is a Chartered Accountant with over 22 years of 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.

Unnikrishnan P, Sr. Manager- Quality Improvement

unnikrishnan_SM Unnikrishnan, or fondly ‘Unni’, has been with AyurVAID Hospitals since November 2008. He is responsible for Quality Assurance at the corporate and branch level and adapts best practice sharing to continuously improve quality systems. One of his primary functions has been to oversee for AyurVAID’s flagship hospital at Domlur key alignments necessary to achieve thereafter to ensure continued compliance with the requirements of the NABH standard. He ensures best in class medical records management across the organisation and oversight of key performance indicators.

Prior to Joining AyurVAID, he trained at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi & Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.

Unni holds a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration from Amrita Vishwa Vidhyapeetham and a Bachelor of Commerce with concentration in Computer Applications from Bharathiar University.

He enjoys playing chess, reading books, and listening to music.