Dr. Ferzaan Engineer is Co-founder and Chairman of Cytecare Hospitals. He is also the Co-founder and Joint Chairman of Medwell Ventures, which offers home healthcare services under the Nightingales brand. Ferzaan serves on the Board of Directors of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd (SPARC) and Cytespace Research Pvt Ltd. He is an Observer on the Board of AUM Biosciences, Singapore. He is a mentor at Escape Velocity Accelerator (EVA) in Bangalore. Ferzaan helped launch the international CRO industry in India and served as Chairman and CEO of Quintiles India from 1997 to 2010. He was also a member of the Quintiles Asia-Pacific Management Board. He has also served on the Board of Cenduit LLC and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of Cellworks, USA and Image Core Lab, India. A graduate of the LM College of Pharmacy in Ahmedabad, Ferzaan completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of South Carolina, USA. He attended executive management programs at INSEAD (France), IIMA (India) and the Kenan-Flagler Business School (USA).
Ferzaan has previously worked as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the United States, followed by an industry position as Vice President of Research for Core Healthcare. He has been a member of professional bodies such as AAPS and AACP. He received the AACP New Investigator’s Award in 1990 and received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. He has published papers in leading international journals and lectured at several conferences and at management schools such as IIMA and the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) and has been a member of the CII National Committee on Drugs and Pharmaceuticals and the FICCI Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology Committee.
Ferzaan lives in Bangalore with his two children, Anaya (17) and Varun (23). He enjoys travel, jazz and art.
Board Member. Director, Cytespace Research Pvt. Ltd. Over 17 years of work experience. Lead, Quintiles India’s Clinical Development. Asia-Pac Head of Global Data Management. Head of Operations for the Cardiac Safety business. Stint as Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and part of telemedicine start-up. Engineering degree from IIT Madras and MBA from IIM Calcutta. Member of various professional bodies and speaker in international fora.
Board Member. Co-founder & CFO, Cytespace Research Pvt. Ltd. Co-founder & CFO, Medwell Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and research industry. Board Member, Quintiles India. Strong experience in finance and governance functions. Alumnus of Kellogg School of Management, USA; IIM Ahmedabad and ISB, India.
With over 28 years of experience in surgical oncology, Dr. Anthony Pais is among the few breast surgeons who is also specialized in breast radiology, reading of mammograms and early diagnosis of breast cancer. Dr. Pais has gone through special training in Breast Ultrasound and Interpreting Mammograms in Japan and the USA., and has also received training under the world renowned breast radiologist and surgeon, Prof. Lazlo Tabar from the US. He has trained and practiced extensively in surgical oncology across several reputed Institutes including Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Multispecialty hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and KIDWAI Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. An active member of numerous national and international organization including the Breast Surgery International, Switzerland, the American Society of Breast diseases and International Society of Surgeons, he is a recipient of Dr. Sathyanarayana Setty Memorial Gold Medal for his work in breast cancer, and the prestigious Dr. Mahadevan’s Award by the Association of Surgeons of India. An eminent academician, he has published various papers, and is credited with several presentations.
Physician Manager and empanelled NABH assessor. Over 25 years of clinical and management experience in various healthcare systems. Experience with hospital chains including Apollo, Fortis, BGS Global Hospitals, Manipal Hospital and Narayana Health. MBBS; MHA from Administrative Staff College of India (a programme in association with Johns Hopkins University).
Over 22 years of experience in Business, Telecom Operations and Healthcare Management & Transformation consulting. Pioneered the concept of ‘CIO as a Shared Service’. Healthcare and Pharma Icon for the Business and Technology category in the 2016 edition of the CIO Power List. ‘CIO of the Year’ for the Healthcare-Pharma - Life Sciences vertical for 2015 by BSE. Alumnus of Mysore University and certification from ISB.
Over 22 years of work experience in managing diverse portfolios across different aspects of HR like Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Performance Management, Leadership Development, Compensation Design, HR Operations, Change Management, Process Mapping & Alignment. Hands on experience in instituting change-management practices including organisational restructuring initiatives, process harmonisation and setting up the HR processes and practices in Hospitals. More than a decade in Healthcare Industry, Group Head HR for Gleneagles Global (Parkway Pantai)Hospitals, long innings with Wockhardt and Fortis Hospitals. Had a good stint with Telecom Industry, worked for Tata Communications and Airtel. Masters in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Utkal University, 1994 Batch.
Board Member. Advisor, Milann, Ecron Acunova & Quark Pharmaceuticals. COO, Clinigene Intl. Ltd. Consultant Physician at West Wales General Hospital, UK. Medical Director of Mallya Hospital, Bangalore. Assistant Professor in Gastroenterology at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. Research Fellow & Hon. Senior Registrar at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital & St. Mark’s Hospital, London. Registrar at Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, UK. Alumnus of St. John’s Bangalore. MD, Bangalore Medical College. FRCP, London and Glasgow, UK. MBA, University of Birmingham, UK.
Board Member. CEO at HealthCrest AG, Switzerland. Over 30 years of experience in pharma, healthcare and research businesses. Was CEO, Schering, New Zealand and South Africa. Founder of Pharmaplan Pty. Ltd. that got acquired by Litha Healthcare Group. Board Member at the CBMG (China Bio Med Group listed on Nasdaq OTC), and Allcare AG (a Zurich-based primary care group practice). Graduated as a Doctor from the Amsterdam University. Studied law at the Erasmus University, Holland. MBA from INSEAD, France.
Board Member. Chairperson, Triclinium Clinical Development Pty Ltd. Board Member, Cytespace Research Pvt Ltd. Board Member, Medwell Ventures Pvt Ltd. Built successful healthcare ventures in developing markets. Co-founder, Clindepharm International Pty. Ltd., which was acquired by the US-based Quintiles Transnational Inc. Senior positions at Quintiles in the US and Brazil. Board member across Asia, Africa and Europe. Member of the International Community for Accordia, and natural therapy companies, Phytotherapy Pty. Ltd. and Phytoderm cc. Co-owns and operates a senior living enterprise and an IT solutions company.
Board Member. Senior executive roles at Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. and its predecessor companies, from 1998 to 2015. Vice President and Head, European Legal Aairs. Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management and Quality Assurance. Executive Vice President and Senior Deputy General Counsel. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Worked as a lawyer and partner in various law firms in London. Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales. MA in law from Cambridge University, UK.
Board Member. Board Member, Triclinium Clinical Development Pty Ltd. Board Member, Cytespace Research Pvt Ltd. Board Member, Medwell Ventures Pvt Ltd. Professor of Pharmacology, University of Pretoria. Ex-President & CEO of Africa, Asia and Australia (AAA) Quintiles Transnational. Ex-Vice Chairman of Quintiles Transnational. Chairman of Cenduit, LLC. Director of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. Co-founded PharmaNet Inc., a retail pharmacy franchise. M.D. In Psychiatry from the University of Natal. MpharmMed and MBChB, University of Pretoria. Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, the Royal Colleges of Physicians, UK. Co-owns and operates a senior living enterprise and related publishing business.
CEO, Arnold A Semler Inc (AAS). Co-Founder & Managing Director, Semler Research Center (SRC). Ex Board Member, Innopharma. Board Member, Ocugen. Advisory Member, TesoRx, Genzum Life Sciences, Generico, and Nova Therapeutics. Over 30 years in Operations, Business Development, Management, Strategic Alliances, Finance and International Business. Global entrepreneur worked in over 60 countries, establishing business for AAS, in Europe, Asia, South America, Middle East and Africa. Bachelors of Mechanical and Electronics Engineering, RV College, Bangalore. MBA, Pace University, New York.
Board Member. Sixth generation family business member. BBA, Babson College, USA. MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Overall management of Bipin Dharamsey LLC, business development and investments. Primarily foodstuff, real estate, constructions, trading in luxury items with interests in financial services & brokerage, hotels, shopping malls, shipping, telecommunications, medical research and hospitals. Board member, Al Omaniya Financial Services, SAOG, Samatel Telecommunications, SAOC, Al Maha Financial Services LLC.
Board Member. Co-founder & Chairman, Medwell Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Asia Head- Healthcare, TPG Growth. Over 24 years of experience building global healthcare delivery organisations in developed and developing countries through organic and M&A driven growth initiatives. Managed an integrated healthcare delivery system comprising hospitals, diagnostics, primary care and daycare speciality. Invited member of the Strategic Initiatives Group of Joint Commission International, US, and a past member of the Global Agenda Healthcare Council of the World Economic Forum.
Advisor. Co-founder and CEO, HealthAge Ventures. Chairperson, Social Venture Partners, Bangalore. Advisor, Medwell Ventures. Was President & Country Head, SunGard India. Over 30 years of leading businesses ranging from 15mn-500mn USD. Chairperson for the American Chamber of Commerce in India and NASSCOM Regional Council. Speaker at International Conferences. Recipient of several awards, including ‘Top 5 women leaders in the Indian technology industry’, and ‘50 Most Powerful Business Women in India’. Alumnus of BITS, Pilani.
Advisor. Director of Proton therapy, Neurologic and Paediatric Radiation Oncology, & Co- Director of the Brain and Spine Tumour Programme at the University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health. Director, Proton Therapy, UF Health Cancer Center. Instructor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School. Former Chief, Central Nervous System Radiation Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Professor, Radiation Oncology, University Of Central Florida College of Medicine. Diplomate, United States Medical licensing examination and the American Board of Radiology. Member of ASCO, ASTRO, and AACR.