Fortis Healthcare Limited (Fortis) announced the appointment of Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi as its new Chief Executive Officer effective March 18, 2019. The Fortis board approved the appointment on Thrusday. Dr Raghuvanshi is a seasoned healthcare professional with an illustrious career spanning over 26 years. He is a successful and well-recognised paediatric cardiac surgeon and an able administrator. In the past, he was associated with the Bombay Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Vijaya Heart foundation and Manipal Heart Foundation. He is an acknowledged business leader and is known for his strong record of building and leading great teams whilst delivering exceptional results.
Dr Tan See Leng, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHH Healthcare and Board Member, Fortis shared, “We are happy to welcome Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi as the newly appointed CEO of Fortis healthcare. With the healthcare industry in India witnessing a strategic paradigm shift in current times, Dr. Raghuvanshi’s experience would be greatly valued in providing strategic direction and vision to the company and will ensure that our focus on clinical excellence, outcomes, patient centricity and business results remains paramount.”
At Fortis, Dr Ashutosh will be responsible for the day-to-day management decisions of the Company and for implementing the Company’s long and short term plans. He will be playing a pivotal role in providing necessary leadership and strategic direction to the management team in achieving the Company’s short-term profitability and long-term growth objectives, aligned to the vision, mission and core values of the Fortis Group.
Speaking on the appointment, Ravi Rajagopal, Chairman, Fortis, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, as our new CEO. With a proven track record as a successful clinician and an able administrator, Dr Raghuvanshi has developed a deep understanding of the business, patient care and healthcare sector. His leadership at Fortis will be critical as the Company continues to pursue its vision to create a world class, integrated, healthcare delivery system.”
Prior to joining Fortis, Dr Raghuvanshi was associated with the Narayana Hrudayalaya group for over 18 years. He was the Group Chief Executive Officer since November 19, 2010, Managing Director since November 3, 2011 and also served as its Executive Vice Chairman. He was responsible for creating structures and processes to build a successful healthcare organization.
Dr Raghuvanshi is MCh in Cardio Thoracic Surgery from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, MS (General Surgery) and MBBS from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Nagpur University.