Pavan Mocherla is the Managing Director of BD where he is closely involved in giving a strategic direction to the organisation’s India and South Asia operations. With more than 29+ years of experience across various industries, he has led several successful assignments in both emerging and developed markets. Prior to BD, he was associated with Whirlpool, Onida and NIIT Ltd.
Having been associated with BD for 17+ years, Pavan has played an instrumental role in furthering the company’s aim of advancing the world of healthTM. In his current role as the Managing Director, he is leading and overseeing initiatives to improve access to technology in the global health space.
With a distinctive ability to handle both big and small teams, Pavan brings people management skills, strategic thinking, analytical ability, learning agility and action orientation to the teams and assignments he manages. Some of his most satisfying successes have been leading teams on accelerated growth trajectories.
Pavan earned his BSc degree at Osmania University and MBA at the Central University, Puducherry.
Meenakshi Nevatia brings over 20 years of healthcare experience. In this role, Meenakshi is responsible for building Stryker’s business strategy and setting up the organization for long-term, sustainable growth in the Indian market. Additionally, one of Meenakshi’s priorities is to build a winning culture and cultivate a strong commitment to Stryker’s mission and values in India. Meenakshi is also responsible for building long-term partnerships with industry bodies and government organizations and driving transparency amongst stakeholders. Meenakshi is on the Board of the Medical Technology Association of India (MTAI); is Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) India Executive Committee; Chair of the Med Tech Committee at AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) and a member of the Governing Council of Nathealth.
Prior to joining Stryker, Meenakshi had a successful 15-year stint with Novartis, where she served in various sales, marketing and business leadership positions across geographies. In her last assignment as the country president and pharma division head for Novartis in Thailand, Meenakshi successfully led strong business performance. Prior to these roles, Meenakshi had a successful track record of serving in various leadership positions in country, region and global at Novartis across Spain, Portugal, UK, Switzerland & Hong Kong.
Meenakshi started her career with McKinsey & Company where she led various projects in the Healthcare Practice (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Health Insurance) across several markets including India, Singapore, U.S. and South Africa.
Meenakshi has a Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A), and Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the Presidency College, Kolkata.
Narendra Varde, Managing Director for Roche Diagnostics India and Neighboring Markets is a competent leader with a diversified and deep knowledge of the healthcare industry.
With a total of 15 years of experience in the IVD, Medical Devices & Pharmaceutical industries, most recently as General Manager and Country Head at Abbott Diagnostics India.
His tenure at Abbott included country leadership in Diagnostics business for India and Nepal. He also held the role of Regional Country Manager for the Abbott Point of Care Diagnostics business in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland between 2017 and 2018, with a strong growth focus.
Narendra brings global acumen, high degree of professionalism, adaptability and a collaborative style. His extensive knowledge and leadership approach builds across 7 countries with exposure to different cultures and working styles.
Narendra earned his degree in Business Administration from HEC, Paris (École des hautes études commerciales de Paris). He is an active spokesperson for a number of industry associations and professional organizations such as FICCI and others. He is also on the governing council of NATHEALTH.
MADAN KISHNAN joined Medtronic in 2011 and is the Vice President and Managing Director of India. Madan has over 20 years of leadership experience in Healthcare, in emerging and developed Healthcare Systems. His experience includes leadership roles in Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, South East Asia and other Asia Pacific countries.
Madan has keen interest and expertise in providing access to healthcare, emerging markets, developing and nurturing high-performing teams and driving innovation.
Madan serves as the Chair for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) India Working Group and is on the board of Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI). He is also a member of the Medical Devices Promotion Council constituted by the Government of India.
Madan earned an M.B.A from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an elected member of MIT Sloan Senate. He has proficiency in Turkish, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi in addition to English and has working knowledge of Korean and Spanish.
Tushar is heading Abbott Vascular as General Manager for India & South Asia since last 10 years. In this role, he establishes and manages key executive relationships with various stakeholders throughout the healthcare industry, with a focus on the application of the full spectrum of the company’s products, programs and services. In his span of 20 years with Abbott, Tushar has been focused on strategic leadership, innovation and sustained market leadership position.
Tushar is a Harvard alumni and brings 25 years of healthcare experience and has worked extensively to drive initiatives for the development of medical device firms in India. He is empanelled with various industry bodies like FICCI, Am Cham, USIBC and CII to name a few.
Vivek Kanade (48) is Managing Director of Siemens Healthcare Private Limited (SHPL) since April 2021.
He has been Executive Director of SHPL since 2016, leading the business for Siemens Healthineers in India including, manufacturing, sales and distribution, strategy for “Zone India”, comprising of neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Before he assumed responsibilities of “Zone India”, he was Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for the Refurbished Business, based out of Forchheim, Germany.
During his association with Siemens for over 27 years, he has held various positions across diverse functions in Sales, Service Management, Regional Management and Modality Management.
He has been leading the team in Zone India towards the common goal of shaping the future of healthcare, so that medicine becomes more precise and affordable, value is at the heart of care delivery, patients are treated as consumers, and healthcare becomes digital.
Ravinder was appointed as the General Manager for Baxter India in January 2016 to manage and drive company’s growth in Indian subcontinent. In addition, he was appointed as the Vice President, Commercial Excellence, APAC in September 2019 to lead critical assignments supporting growth and innovation across key geographies and business units.
With over 25 years of experience across varied industries, Ravinder is a veteran with in-depth knowledge and insights of India’s ever-growing healthcare sector. As a thought-leader in this space, he is on the National Executive Board of the American Chambers of Commerce (AMCHAM), India Advisory Council of the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) and leads the MedTech forum at NATHEALTH.
Ravinder has done his graduation in Life Sciences from Delhi University and holds an MBA degree from Institute of Management Technology.
Ravinder is a passionate diversity and inclusion leader and is keenly involved in Baxter’s humanitarian & CSR initiatives in India in collaboration with many NGO partners.
Outside of work, he enjoys wildlife photography and is passionate about long distance running.
Manoj Madhavan took over as the Managing Director for Boston Scientific, India Hub in July 2019 and leads the Boston Scientific business in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka. He is a member of the Boston Scientific Asia Pacific Regional Leadership Team.
Manoj has over 17 years of experience in leadership roles across sales, marketing and general management and has worked on unique opportunities in both developed and emerging markets on various assignments.
Manoj joined Boston Scientific Global in March 2014 as part of the Global Leadership Development Program. Over the last 6 years, he has worked in various marketing and business leadership roles in the US, Australia & New Zealand & South East Asia. Prior to taking over the business for the India Hub, Manoj was the Country Head for Boston Scientific Philippines and ASEAN Marketing Leader for the Urology & Pelvic Health Business, where he scripted a business turnaround and delivered one of the fastest growth rates in the Asia Pacific region. Under his leadership, BSC Philippines team won the ‘Regional Excellence Award’ in 2018 for delivering outstanding performance across all key commercial metrics.
Prior to Boston Scientific, Manoj had tenured with Johnson & Johnson as the Business Manager for Tier 2/3 Markets in India where amongst other high impact projects, he spearheaded the outsourced sales model for surgical capital equipment in India. Before Johnson & Johnson, Manoj spent few years in Financial Services in India as well.
Manoj has an MBA from INSEAD and MDI, Gurgaon. He is extremely passionate about patient outcomes, market access and has a keen interest in collaborating with governments and public organizations to ensure improved access to healthcare. Manoj is currently leading a high-powered team in BSC India to positively impact patient outcomes in one of the most critical market globally for BSC by making collaboration, innovation and empathy as the foundation stones of business.
Mr. Indranil Mukherjee is the Managing Director of B. Braun Medical (India) Pvt. Ltd., Ahlcon Parenterals (India) Ltd. and Oyster Medisafe Ltd. with effect from 1st September, 2017.
Mr. Mukherjee is a dedicated and accomplished leader with a great depth of sales and marketing and business development experience at the global, regional and local levels for more than two decades in the Healthcare Industry. A major part of this experience is gained with B. Braun from 1997 onwards and he has since managed the company’s Hospital Care, Outpatient Market and Aesculap (Vascular) portfolios.
In recognition of his capabilities, Mr. Mukherjee was transferred to our headquarters in Germany to assume the role of Global Sales Manager in 2010. Upon his return in 2013, he was named the Country Head for Hospital Care and Outpatient Market products; before relocating again in 2015 as Regional Head for Hospital Care division at the Asia Pacific headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. In 2017, he relocated to lead the three group entities in India as Managing
In addition to the above, Mr. Mukherjee is the Chairman of the European Business Group (EBG) Healthcare Sector Committee, a board member at Medical Technology Association of India (MTaI) and is also associated with Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) as an Executive Committee member.
As Managing Director of Terumo India Private Limited since 2019, Shishir holds responsibility for Terumo’s businesses in India for Cardiac & Vascular, and Hospital Products segments.
Shishir has over 20 years of work experience in the medical devices with Johnson & Johnson across different geographies. Shishir was Country Director for Ethicon in Russia and CIS countries and later worked in USA as Senior Director, Global Solutions with the Strategic Customer Group to create a global portfolio of solutions and services across the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices sector.