Dr. Mukesh Batra, Founder and Chairman
One of the most renowned homeopaths in India, he founded Dr Batra's® Positive Health
Clinic as a patient-driven institution in Mumbai in 1982. He has been practicing
homeopathy since 1974 and has played a pioneering role in the development of homeopathy
in India. Dr Batra's® has not only set up a corporate empire but also extended the
medical benefits of this safe and sure system throughout the country through path-breaking
commercial as well as charitable initiatives.
Amongst his numerous achievements, he has recently been awarded the Padma Shri for
Medicine, 2012. This 4th highest civilian award by the Government of India was conferred
upon him by the President of India, Smt Pratibha Patil.
Dr. Akshay Batra, Managing Director and Vice Chairman
Dr. Akshay Batra, a leading homeopathy expert and Managing Director of Dr Batra's®
is India's first Trichologist from The Trichological Society of London. He is also
the youngest and first ever non-UK based Trichologist to receive the prestigious
‘Robert Olding Award’ for outstanding achievement and personal endeavor in the field
An ardent enthusiast with a great zeal to deliver the best in Homeopathy and Trichology,
Dr. Akshay Batra is the first ever Asian Trichologist to get the honor of being
the President of The Trichological Society of London. Furthermore, he is amongst
India's first hair specialists to be part of the European Hair Research Society
(EHRS), the world's leading society for hair research. He is also associated with
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) health and wellness,
Dr. Akshay Batra's list of achievements does not end here — he has been conferred
with awards for Youth Excellence in Homeopathy from 'International Business Council'
and 'International Institute of Education and Management'. He has also enjoyed the
privilege of addressing an eminent audience at the House of Commons to commemorate
the 10th year of The Trichological Society, London.
Dr. Bindu Sharma, Director - Medical Services
Dr. Bindu Sharma is a gold medal recipient in homeopathy from Hahnemann College,
UK. She graduated in BHMS and later completed her PG Hom from UK. Dr Sharma brings
with her a rich experience of 19 years of medical practice and she has been a core
member of the management team at Dr. Batra's for more than 16 years now. She has
also worked with Dr Batra's® Clinic, London for 2 years. As the Director of Medical
Services at Dr Batra's®, she is actively involved in monitoring quality patient care
across all the clinics and regular training of all the doctors at Dr Batra's® Being
an integral part of the Medical Ethics Committee at Dr Batra's® , she ensures that
patients receive nothing short of the best services at Dr Batra's® Her medical expertise
is of immense use in the treatment of difficult cases as well as those not responding
well to medication.
Sandeep Saxena, Chief Executive Officer – Dr Batra's® Group of Companies
Mr. Sandeep Saxena is an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and done his executive MBA from IIM Calcutta.
Sandeep’s career spans over 20 years, during which he has worked with some leading companies and brands in Consumer Health, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals and Telecom Space.
Starting his career with Britannia for 4 years, Sandeep moved to work with Ranbaxy for 7+ years in Sales & Marketing assignments, his last assignment being the Business Head for Super Specialty Division – consisting of HIV, Oncology and Nephrology portfolios.
Sandeep moved to Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd. as VP Marketing, launched 3 New Business Division in Skin Care, Lifestyle & Pediatric segments and led the company to double its business in 4years.
Post Ranbaxy and Elder stint, and being in Pharmaceuticals for 10+ years, Sandeep moved to FMCG Domain with Colgate-Palmolive as Business Head for their Professional Product’s division.
Before joining Dr Batra's® Healthcare Group as the CEO, Sandeep has led the Telecom Business of Maxx Mobile as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
At Dr Batra's® Healthcare, Sandeep is leading the transformation of Dr Batra's® Homeopathy Clinics led business to Dr Batra's® Healthcare, building and expanding the Aesthetic Services & Consumer Product business.
Sandeep finds time to pursue his academic interest, he has been the Visiting Faculty at Academy of Pharmaceutical Management. He is on the panel of NMIMS for selection of Faculty Members and has been invited by IIM, Trichy for conducting interviews for selection of MBA candidates.
Aaras Vasa, Chief Strategy Officer – Dr Batra's® Group of Companies
An engineer by qualification, Aaras holds a post-graduate degree in strategy and
leadership from ISB, Hyderabad. He also holds a Master's in Computer Science from
the University of California, San Diego, US.
Aaras brings in a wealth of experience and knowledge in strategy, market entry,
technology and communication. He has served for over 11 years with top-class organisations
and worked internationally with Nokia and Motorola, besides being a management consultant
with Accenture in the communication, media and technology domain.
He has joined as COO at Dr Batra’s recently i.e. April 2013. He is responsible for
clinic business operations.
R. Soundararajan - Chief Information Officer
Mr. Soundararajan is an experienced IT professional with over 30 years of in-depth
experience with entrepreneurial background and proven expertise in strategic business
consulting, and providing total IT solution and support.
He provided total support for implementation of IT projects – right from conceptualization
of the application areas to implementation in the manufacturing and trading sector
till 2000. He has headed major IT consultancy assignments abroad during 1996 to
2000; conceptualized business / technical solutions of IT projects across industries
on the domestic / overseas front in leading IT consultancy firms including setting
up a full fledged IT and ITES solution provider firm and functioning as a Business
Rajiv R Saxena, Chief People’s Officer
Mr Rajiv R Saxena is an experienced and innovative senior HR Professional with over 15 years experience at Strategic HR & Organizational Development Initiatives across Retail, Manufacturing, Telecom, Media, Financial Services & ITES industry verticals. He is an alumnus of one of the Premier HR Business Schools in India, i.e. the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune (Batch of 1999). He graduated in BSc (Statistics) from the Mumbai University.
Rajiv has extensive experience in the areas of Strategic HR & Organizational Development, Performance & Talent Management, Establishing Coaching / Mentoring and Reward systems, Employee Engagement, Compensation & Benefits and Building robust HR systems / process that deliver employee delight, with specific emphasis on aligning HR to short and long-term business needs.
He comes with Management Consulting experience and has been into senior corporate leadership roles across reputed organizations, such as Airtel, ICICI Securities, Reuters and many more. He has handled large HR teams of over 50 members for large organizations with over 5000 employees. Across his various assignments, he has been recognised as 'Top Talent' and much-admired for creating and implementing insightful HR strategies and solutions that led to efficient workplace engagement, strong employer branding which enabled the business to be more efficient and productive on a sustainable basis.
Sanjeev Dhiman, Chief Marketing Officer
Mr Sanjeev Dhiman brings more than 20 years of business management, marketing and consulting experience to Dr Batra’s®. In this role, Sanjeev leads fundamental marketing and business programs for the group companies. A native of Delhi NCR, Mr Dhiman has pursued an Advanced Strategic Management from IIM Calcutta.
An early adopter of new economy and associated with digital media & e-commerce since 2000, Sanjeev brings rich and diversified experience in the areas of strategic planning, international business, marketing, branding—accredited with successful development and launch of multiple products and services in a global markets.
Sanjeev has successfully sailed through the shift in media mix and has helped companies adapt to changing times. Some of the fundamental projects handled by him include: Lateral & Geographical expansion of International Retail Voice - Tata Communications, A founding member of various Digital and E-Commerce Businesses, such as 1st Home Shopping channel in India-HomeShop18, Times Group - Indiatimes, Times Internet Ltd. - Indiatimes Shopping and Radio in India with Times FM/ Radio Mirchi - Times of India Group.
Rakesh Gandhi, Financial Controller - Dr Batra's® Group of Companies
Rakesh, a Chartered Accountant by qualification has a rich and diversified work
experience of more than 18 years in financial planning, funds management, budgeting,
audits, portfolio management for key promoters and group of companies. He started
his carrier with Midpoint Software & Electro Systems Ltd. He also worked as Head
- Finance Accounts and Compliance with Tower Capital & Securities Pvt. Ltd. (An
Institutional Broking House) for more than 5 years where he was responsible for
arranging funds for Institutional Trades, dealing with NSE, BSE and SEBI — apart
from handling Compliance related operations. He also worked with Astute Consulting
& Business Services Pvt. Ltd. as General Manager, handling BPO operations of the
company and also dealt with various US based clients.
Adding another feather on his cap, Rakesh has an in-depth knowledge of launching
2 IPOs under his skilled supervision. He has also been a part of Dalal & Shah (now
merged with PWC) as Audit Manager for 5 years.
Dr Tejal Ajmera Patel, National Head - Clinics
Dr. Tejal, MD (Hom.) joined Dr Batra's® in 1997 as a homeopathic consultant and was
personally trained by Dr Mukesh Batra. She honed her skills further with a personalised
training from a dermatologist and diabetologist. Dr Tejal has taken charge of numerous
clinics ever since, treating patients across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, New Delhi-NCR,
Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Nagpur and Chandigarh. She has a vast experience
of treating more than one lakh cases. Earlier, she has been in charge of providing
training to all doctors at Dr Batra's® and was also actively involved in medical
communication and PR. Currently, she is the National Head – Business at Dr Batra's®
Suresh Nadar, Head - Information Technology
Suresh Nadar is a BE in computers and MBA in systems.
He also holds various certifications in ITIL, PMP, PgMP, OCP and Sun Solaris.
He has served for 18 years in the field of IT and has worked with leading companies,
such as Alok Industries Ltd., Jet Airways (I) Ltd.
The last organization he served before joining Dr Batra's® group of companies is IBM as Head – System Server Operations.
While working in Alok Industries he played a major role in IT automation of
the textile plant.
In Jet airways he was instrumental in developing IT roadmap,
IT policy and IT security. In IBM he was responsible for infrastructure management
and Software implementation. He also undertook projects like DC consolidation, virtualization, Platform migration,
ERP implementation, Website revamp and many more.
He has been awarded some of the prestigious awards, such as ‘IBM (ITD PIN)’, ‘Jet Airways Bravery Award’, ‘ Best of Jet’ for excellence in technical and management skills. As an important component of his knowledge sharing mission—he also delivers lectures in some of the renowned management institutions and colleges, such as KC Institute of Management Studies and Guru Nanak College.
Rashmi Prabhakar, Head – Public Relations
Rashmi Prabhakar, a Graduate in Commerce, has over 13 years of professional experience
in Corporate Communications & Public Relations. She also holds a Post-Graduate Degree
in Public Relations & Mass Communications, aside from a Post-Graduate Diploma in
Business Administration, with specialisation in Marketing. She has worked with leading
Indian and Multi-National Organizations such as Essel Group, All Cargo, Mafatlal
and Brinks Arya. To add to her rich experience, she is also a guest lecturer in
some esteemed institutions such as SNDT - Mumbai, ISB&M - Pune, among others. She
feels that fulfilling her career goals and the company's vision, is just as important
as contributing her bit to the community, through social work.
Aishwarya Sundeep, Head - Sales and Operations
With more than 13 years of experience across industries, Aishwarya manages overall in clinic Sales, Patient Experience, Functional Management and Leadership of Sales & Operations initiatives for Dr Batras®. With a strong background in consumer healthcare, she has proven success in the development and execution of Sales Strategies, Product & Market Development, Branding, ATL & BTL Marketing, Customer Service, Training and Day-to-day Operations. Prior to immersing herself in the healthcare industry with Dr Batras® & the Marico Group, she held progressive roles in the Consumer Finance, Telecom, Event Management and Service Industries with organizations, such as GE Money.
Few of the other areas of expertise Aishwarya owns is Training and Strategy in BTL activities. She has been a part of ideation and execution of more than 300 events, across the globe. She also has a vast experience in organizing and conducting corporate workshops and as a trainer, she has trained employees of many corporate organizations — including Dell, Accenture, Infosys and Mahindra, across Pan India.
Bina Ashar – Business Head - Aesthetic Studios & Academy
Bina Ashar, a Post-Graduate in Sports Science & Nutrition, has over 20 years of professional experience in Operations, Sales, Customer Service & Experience, Training & Education besides being focused as a nutritionist. She started her career with ‘Pidilite’ and then moved on to ‘VLCC – Slimming Beauty Fitness’ wherein she worked in India and also set up operations in UAE.
Her experience in various businesses of Education, Projects & Developments and well as Franchise has added to her professional personality. She has headed businesses of ‘Richfeel Trichology Centre’ & ‘Richfeel Spa’. She has also been a consultant to ‘Iosis’, ‘Insta Sculpt’ and various other medical practitioners. While working with ‘Talwalkar’s - Better Value Fitness’, she has led strategy and innovations and been the core team member of ‘Transform’ right from its inception. She has been their official spokesperson in broadcast media. Her thirst for knowledge continued which got her to add another feather in the cap – MBA in Marketing. Stepping into Dr Batra’s® Healthcare, she started with heading Sales, Operations & BTL Marketing nationally and is now heading businesses of Aesthetic Solutions & Academy.
Dr Samir Chaukkar – Dean, Dr Batra's® Academy
Dr Samir Chaukkar has a vast academic and practical experience with various colleges
and universities in India and abroad. He has conducted numerous seminars on homeopathy
in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Malaysia, Belgium, London,
Turkey and other countries.
He graduated in 1992 from Smt. C.M.P. Homeopathic Medical College under the aegis of
Mumbai University and completed his post-graduation in 2005. He has completed Post-Graduation
Diploma in Addiction Treatment from Canada. In addition he has successfully completed HMD and PG (Hom) from London and fellowship from MUHS.
He has been teaching and practicing homeopathy in India and has been associated with Dr Batra's® for the past 10 years.
He has also handled posts of Head – Training and served as Chief Homeopathic Consultant with Dr Batra's® Homeopathy.