Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, India’s leading chain of maternity, childcare and fertility care group of hospitals headquartered in Bengaluru, has announced the appointment of Raviganesh Venkataraman as its Chief Executive Officer. He joined the company on April 17, 2019. Akash Malik, outgoing CEO had served with the Cloudnine group of hospitals for six years and expressed his ambition to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities beyond healthcare.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Raviganesh will be responsible for driving and overseeing the development and execution of Cloudnine’s corporate strategy, business developments, M & A, systems and policies across the company in doctor and customer relationship management, delivery excellence, quality, building top talent and leadership development.
As a seasoned professional with over 25 years of working experience across verticals, Raviganesh has been a part of several industries and geographies in India and Asia with specialities in strategy, project planning and execution, supply chain management, sales and distribution and organisation development. Raviganesh was until recently a director on the board of Metro Cash & Carry India and has held leadership roles in the past with Bharti Airtel, Subhiksha Retail, Coca Cola India, Titan Industries and Godrej Boyce.
Raviganesh holds a Masters in Management studies – operations from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and a B.E in Production engineering from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering.
Speaking on his appointment, says Dr Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, “We are very pleased to have Raviganesh as the Chief Executive officer at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals. He is an exceptional leader with an impressive track record in a variety of key functions. We are confident that his leadership, collective knowledge, expertise and experience will be extremely beneficial for us to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead in the space of maternal and child healthcare. We look forward to leveraging his expertise in steering the group forward.”
Speaking on behalf of the board says Rohit MA, Co-founder and Managing Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, “After a thorough and thoughtful nation-wide ranging selection process, on behalf of the board I am delighted to introduce Raviganesh as the new CEO. We are confident that his deep industry experience across verticals and the ability to have led large teams across the country will help us drive our continuous evolution as the trusted, innovative partner that our customers rely upon in the maternal and child healthcare space. Today’s fluid, dynamic employment market career paths are no longer linear and appointment of one of our senior most leadership team member have remained true to bringing in the best performers from non-healthcare industry across managerial positions to help push the possibilities within healthcare. I look forward to working with my Raviganesh across markets to tackle many more exciting opportunities and challenges being presented in the healthcare sector, in doing so, continue our tradition of exceeding the expectations of our customers, partners and shareholders.”
Says Praneet Singh, Partner, True North, “We are very excited to have Raviganesh come onboard. Cloudnine has already established itself as the most trusted and innovative partner across birthing and fertility. Raviganesh’s rich and extensive experience in retail and consumer services will help Cloudnine further fortify its leadership in providing best-in-class consumer experience across our service offerings.”
On being appointed Raviganesh Venkataraman, new incoming CEO, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals stated, “I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to serve one of the leading maternity and childcare group of hospitals in India. Cloudnine Group has a great organisational culture and an amazing market capability. I look forward to building on this success whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best of services to our customers. I am committed to ensuring that we not only stay at the forefront in this space but we continue to innovate and lead the market as we have always done.”