Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is at the heart of governance of Artemis Hospital.
Mr. Onkar Kanwar
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Onkar 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
Mrs Shalini Kanwar Chand is the executive director of CIAEL Singapore, a subsidiary of CATL India. CIAEL is part of the USD 2.8 billion Apollo Tyres Group which is engaged in the supply of tubes, bladders and equipment for the tyre industry in India and overseas.
In addition, Mrs. Chand is adept and experienced in working in the hospital & healthcare industry. She is proficient and vastly accomplished in multifarious functions of running a business-Negotiation, Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning Business Development and Team Building.
Mrs Shalini Kanwar Chand was involved in refining and upgrading the Raunak Public School and the Apollo International School in Gurgaon, India.
She is the Founder and Chairperson of Pristine International Holdings Pte Ltd. Pristine International Holdings Pte Ltd is a SME investment company. The company minutely looks into the business opportunities with a holistic view to widen the entrepreneurial base. This is done by providing start up and business expansion capital for setting up futuristic conscious businesses. The firm also makes investments in global real estate.
Mrs Shalini Kanwar Chand graduated from the University of Delhi and pursued her Master’s Degree specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She propelled forward in her educational journey with several courses from the Academy of Human Development Singapore in association with Edith Cohen and is consummate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Apart from CBT she is well versed with a range of therapies like solution focus therapy, suicide assessment and intervention, emotional focus therapy, understanding and supporting students with learning difficulties and dealing with grief and losses. This made her delve further into counselling from 2008-2010 in Singapore namely at the National Kidney Foundation Children’s Kidney Centre, National University Children’s Medical Institute, the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Foundation, Nightingale Nursing Homes, Henderson Home for the Aged and various community centres in Singapore.
Mrs Shalini Kanwar Chand attended the Harvard Business School where she completed a course designed especially for female professionals. A New Path: Setting New Professional Directions. The program was designed to assist women at various levels in their careers in diverse industries as well as to assess and reshape their goals, both personal and professional, by examining their interests, skills, talents and motivations.
Mrs Shalini Kanwar Chand also completed a London Business School Spouse/Partners Leaders as Entrepreneurs' Programme course which offered her to tap into and strengthen her own inherent entrepreneurial instincts and leadership qualities. This helped hone her inherent talent to lead all the different kinds of organizations that she is deeply involved in.
Mr. Neeraj Kanwar
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
Kumar Ganguly obtained his MBBS from the University of Calcutta, received his
MD from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research,
Chandigarh, and obtained honorary D.Sc. from several Indian Universities.
Dr. Ganguly is
a Distinguished Biotechnology Research Professor at the National Institute of
Immunology, New Delhi. He is also President of the Jawaharlal Institute of Post
Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry. Alongwith, He is former
Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research. He is Fellow of all
the Indian National Science Academies and also Fellow of several international
organizations, including the 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. He had published over
750 original research papers and mentored over 100 Ph.D theses.
Dr. S Narayan
Dr. S Narayan,
IAS (Retd.) has to his credit nearly four decades (1965 to 2004) of public
service in the State and Central Governments, in Development Administration.
Lastly (2003-04), he was Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister and was
responsible for implementation of economic policies of several Ministries.
Prior to this assignment, he was in Government of India as Finance and Economic
Affairs Secretary, Secretary in the Departments of Revenue, Petroleum,
Industrial Development and Coal, since 1997.
and 2003, he was in the Ministry of Finance with responsibilities for
formulation of macro-economic policy for the Government, tariff and taxation
policies, as well as initiatives for modernising the capital markets. He was
one of the key players in formulating the National Budget between 2000 and
He is a
visiting faculty at several academic institutions, including the National
University at Singapore and the LSE. He contributes articles regularly to
newspapers, including Financial Express, Business Times (Singapore), Economic
Times, etc., on issues relating to economic reforms, public policy, governance,
public finance, trade and energy. He travels widely and lectures at several international
Dr. Sanjaya Baru
Baru is a Ph.D and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru
University, New Delhi. Dr. Baru is Distinguished Fellow, United Service
Institution of India and also named as Distinguished Fellow of the Institute
for Defence Studies and Analysis,New Delhi.
Baru, is a well-known and widely respected former Indian journalist, author,
policy analyst and political commentator. In the past, Dr. Sanjaya Baru was the
official spokesman and media advisor to the Prime Minister of India and has
also served as Secretary-General of FICCI, Director of Geo-economics and
Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies situated in
London, Editor of the Business Standard, Chief Editor of the Financial Express,
and as Associate Editor of the Economic Times and The Times of India.
Ms. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa
Ms. Deepa Gopalan
Wadhwa has been a distinguished career diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign
Service (IFS) in 1979 and retired in December 2015. A graduate from Madras
University, she has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a post graduate
degree in English Literature.
She has served as Ambassador of India
to Japan (2012-2015), Qatar (2009-2012) and Sweden (2005-2009). She was
concurrently accredited as Ambassador to Latvia (from Stockholm), and Republic
of the Marshall Islands (from Tokyo). During her career, she has also held
other significant assignments in Geneva, Hong Kong, China, The Netherlands, the
International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of External Affairs.
In the course of her career spanning
over 36 years, she has handled a wide swathe of issues and subjects related to
India’s relations with key countries such as Pakistan, China, and Japan; participated
in international conferences and negotiations related to climate change,
sustainable development, disarmament and human rights and was instrumental in
the active promotion of India’s economic interests in areas of trade,
technology, investments and energy security during postings in Europe, the GCC
is Chairperson of the India-Japan Partnership Forum located in FICCI, member of
Governing Council of the Institute of China Studies and serves as Independent
Director on the Boards of a few companies.
Mr. Sanjib Sen
Mr. Sanjib Sen
is a designated Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India and has expertise in Constitutional
Law, Corporate and taxation laws, Criminal and Civil laws.
He has taken
part in a wide range of arbitrations as Co-Arbitrator and Counsel. He has been
Arbitrator in several high profile and top notch legal matters. He has
represented top commercial entities in India in various litigation matter.
Presently he is the member of panel of Arbitrators of Indian Council of
Arbitration at FICCI.
Mr. Sen has hundreds of reported judgements in
all leading law journals and actively participates in different forum and
platform to express his view on ongoing legal matter.
Mr. Sunil Tandon
Mr. Sunil Tandon is a Mechanical
Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering (1975 batch) and an MBA with top
honours and a gold medal from FMS (1977 batch), University of Delhi. He started
his career with Engineers India Ltd. a premier Engineering design consultancy,
where he had the opportunity of working with International Engineering design
companies like Toyo, Snam Progetti etc.
Thereafter, Mr. Sunil Tandon had
changed over to commercial aspects of business, including Purchase &
Project exports at Ballarpur Industries Ltd, followed by a stint as Executive
Asstt. to Vice Chairman at Modi Alkalies & Chemicals with exposure to
Mr. Sunil Tandon worked at Apollo
Tyres, heading the Purchase & Export functions. This was followed by a migration
to Apollo International, a part of Apollo Tyres group, formed to diversify
across businesses & geographies.
Later, he started an entrepreneurial venture,
engaged in export of Industrial & Agri tyres.
Dr. Devlina Chakravarty
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.