Aster DM Healthcare appoints Dr Nitish Shetty as India CEO

Farhan Yasin, Regional Director – Kerala & Tamil Nadu has been promoted to the role of Vice President for Kerala and Tamil Nadu and Aster Retail business in India

Aster DM Healthcare has announced the appointment of Dr Nitish Shetty as Chief Executive Officer of its India business. In this capacity, Dr Shetty will oversee the company’s overall India operations and lead the growth of Aster DM Healthcare in India.

Dr Shetty joined Aster DM Healthcare in 2014, taking charge as the CEO of Aster CMI Hospital in Bengaluru and then rose to become the Regional Director of Aster Hospitals in Karnataka and Maharashtra, alongside assuming responsibility as a Director for Aster Labs. His promotion to the role of CEO of Aster DM Healthcare India is in alignment with the Group’s strategy to further strengthen Aster DM Healthcare’s presence in the country. Before joining Aster, Dr Shetty worked for some of the reputed healthcare companies in India including BGS Global and Narayana Hrudayalaya.

Dr Azad Moopen, Founder CMD, Aster DM Healthcare said, “We are excited to welcome Dr Shetty to the position of CEO for the India operations of Aster DM healthcare. Dr Shetty has a proven track record of success and has been instrumental in growing our Karnataka operations to become a leading provider in the state. We are confident that in his new role, Dr Shetty will take Aster to newer heights. I am also happy to announce the promotion of Farhan Yasin to the role of Vice President – Kerala and Tamil Nadu who will also manage Aster’s Retail business in India which consists of pharmacies, labs, clinics and homecare.”

For more than 23 years, Dr Shetty has specialised in strategic planning and management. Over the last eight years, he has played a significant part in the commissioning and establishment of numerous projects including Aster CMI Hospital, Aster RV Hospital, Aster Whitefield Hospital and Aster clinics in Bengaluru. He has also taken charge of Aster Labs recently.

Dr Shetty stated, “Under the visionary leadership of Dr Azad Moopen, Aster DM Healthcare has emerged as one of the fastest-growing healthcare brands in India. With a presence across five states, it has emerged as one of the major integrated healthcare players in the region providing primary to quaternary care services with a strong presence across hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, homecare and digital health. Our quest to make the finest of clinical excellence services delivered by India’s leading medical experts, easily accessible to people, has resulted in the integration of technology and digital enabled solutions into the core of our operations. I am delighted to take on this new responsibility and work alongside our teams of committed healthcare professionals to continue shaping Aster India’s growth story.”

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