A little background on me: I’ve worked in healthcare for 25 years, most recently with insurer Aetna International, part of the US-based CVS Health company, where I held a senior leadership role with responsibility for giving people access to primary healthcare through digital technology across the world. This included starting a series of successful businesses in India, UAE, Korea, China and Qatar. These businesses, under the banner of Population Health, provide digital and virtual health services to millions of people.
I originally trained and practised as a general and ophthalmic surgeon before deciding to establish my own business. I subsequently sold the business and joined Bupa in 2006, where I held several senior roles until 2013 when I joined Advanced Oncotherapy, a spin-out from CERN (The European Organisation for Nuclear Research), as Chief Operating Officer, with a mission to improve cancer treatment.
I am a non-executive director of the UK laboratory and diagnostics service provider Viapath, advisor to a range of healthtech companies, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council for the Future of Healthcare. I was also the resident doctor for LBC 97.3FM Radio for eight years taking live calls every Tuesday.
I hope that my mix of clinical and business background will help me to lead Simplyhealth into its natural future, but more importantly look after you, our customers, better than ever before.