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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is at the heart of governance of Artemis Hospital.

Mr. Onkar S. Kanwar
Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Onkar S Kanwar is the Chairman of Apollo Tyres Ltd., India's largest automotive tyre manufacturing company. As a visionary entrepreneur, he plays a pivotal role in the company's operations and the articulation of its business philosophy.

Innovation, quality and exclusivity are his guiding principles, which have steered Apollo Tyres to become a leader in the Indian market by implementing a number of pioneering initiatives in the spheres of product, marketing, R&D and manufacturing. Registered in 1976, Apollo Tyres under his leadership transformed itself from an Indian tyre manufacturer of commercial vehicles to a global entity with a full-fledged product portfolio, spanning over 3 continents.

Onkar Kanwar also has astute business acumen and interests in healthcare services. The first state-of-the-art, super specialty hospital, Artemis Hospitals, has been established in Gurgaon, India. Artemis Hospitals is looking to redefine customer care and facilitation by using the latest technology, under some of the best doctors, to enable faster disease identification and cure.

As a business leader, Onkar Kanwar has been closely associated with leading national and international industry organisations. He is a past President of FICCI & ICC India, a former Director with the India's ECGC and KSIC, and former Chairman of ATMA.

An initiative which is close to his heart is Apollo Tyres' HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention programme for the trucking community, implemented through Health centres located in large trans-shipment hubs across India. A science and administration graduate from the University of California, Onkar Kanwar lives in New Delhi. He has two sons and a daughter. An extensively travelled individual, with an ear for Indian and Western classical music, he is also a keen student of modern management practices and their successful application in businesses.

Ms. Shalini Kanwar Chand
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Shalini Kanwar Chand is experienced in working in the hospital & healthcare industry. Proficient in Negotiation, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning Business Development and Team Building.

Mr. Neeraj Kanwar
Non-Executive Director

Mr Neeraj Kanwar is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Apollo Tyres. He began his career with Apollo Tyres as Manager, Product & Strategic Planning, where he played a crucial role in creating a bridge between the two key functions of manufacturing and marketing. In 1998, he joined the Board of Directors and was promoted to Chief, Manufacturing and Strategic Planning. His people management skills helped him bring about overarching changes in industrial relations, upgradation of technology and benchmarking on product and efficiency parameters.

As a business leader, Neeraj Kanwar is associated with leading industry associations and was recently the Chairman of the Automotive Tyre Manufacturer’s Association, India. Neeraj Kanwar is a people-centric leader and believes in empowering employees to enable them to undertake effective and efficient decisions at all times. He is known for his affable management style, and combine work with liberal doses of fun.

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Nirmal Kumar Ganguly is a distinguished biotechnology research professor at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi. He is also the President of Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry. He is the former Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research. His major research areas include Tropical Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Diarrheal Diseases. His area of expertise is Infectious Diseases. His interests encompass the disciplines of Immunology, Biotechnology and Public Health. He is  fellow at the All Indian National Science Academics. He is also fellow at several international organizations, including Royal College of Pathologists (London), the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine (London), the Third World Academy of Sciences (Italy), and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (Canada).

Dr. Ganguly has won numerous national and international awards and received the prestigious Padma Bhushan Award in Medicine.

Dr. S Narayan
Independent Director

Dr. Narayan, IAS (Retd.) served the Government of India as Finance & Economic affairs Secretary. Dr. Narayan was also secretary in the Department of Revenue, Petroleum and Industrial Development. He has experience of 40 years in implementation of economic policies and monitoring of the special economic agenda of the cabinet on behalf of the Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Sanjaya Baru
Independent Director

Dr. Sanjay Baru is one of India’s most respected and influential commentators on political and economic issues. After serving as a consulting senior fellow at the IISS from September 2008, he became the first director of Geo-economics and Strategy at the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS), London and is a honorary Senior Fellow and member of Governing Board, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. In the past, Dr. Baru was the official spokesman and media advisor of the Prime minister of India and has also served as the Editor of  Business Standard, Chief Editor of the Financial Express and as the Associate Editor of the Economic Times and The Times of India.

Mr. Akshay Kumar Chudasama
Independent Director

Mr. Akshay Kumar Chudasama is the partner of a leading legal firm, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas. He has been practicing Law since 1994 and specializes in Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Cross Border Investments, Private Equity, Real Estate, Hospitality, Franchising and Media & Entertainment Law.

Dr. Devlina Chakravarty
Executive Director

Dr. Devlina Chakravarty started her career in 1993 as a Radiologist trained from Mumbai University. She did her fellowships/ perceptorship programmes from University of Berlin (Germany), UCLA (Los Angeles) and Brigham & Women (Boston) in Head and Neck & Body Imaging. She worked as senior faculty and Programme Director in Radiology in different reputed hospitals in Delhi before joining Artemis Medicare Services Limited (AMSL). She strongly believes in ethical practices in healthcare and quality of service. She is a process and system driven person and believes strongly in “quality” and “efficiency” in healthcare. Good medical outcomes, patient safety, infection control are things that are very close to her heart.