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 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
Dr. Akshay Batra, a leading homeopathy expert and Managing Director of Dr. Batras’ Positive Health Clinic Pvt. Ltd. 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 of Trichology.
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.
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's career spans over 21 years, during which he has worked with some exceptionally famous companies and brands in India. He has a rich and diversified work experience in marketing and building of consumer health brands, FMCG, nutraceuticals and healthcare.
He has worked with organizations, such as Britannia, Ranbaxy and Colgate India where he managed various sales and strategic marketing programs. At Maxx Mobile, as COO he lead the entire 500 crore business with innovative pricing and promotional strategies. At Advance Handhelds Group, he was CEO of Advance, which is the National Business Partner for Lenovo Smart phones, in India.
Mr. Sandeep led the Super Specialties SBU (Marketing & Sales), which dealt with Anti- AIDS, Oncology and Nephrology therapies. In Elder Pharma, he led the marketing and sales of brands, such as Shelcal, Uriage and Alonurish (Skin care brands) where he managed a field force of 750 marketing and sales personnel.
An MBA from IMT, he has also completed his executive MBA from IIM Calcutta. He has been a visiting Faculty at Academy of Pharmaceutical Management, Bombay College of Pharmacy. He was invited by IIM Trichy as a Panel Member for selection of candidates and by NMIMS – Institute of Management Studies for selection of its faculty members. Mr. Sandeep has always held medicine and healthcare very close to his heart as his father was an eminent doctor.
Aaras Vasa, Chief Operating Officer – Dr Batra’s Clinics
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 Head.
Dr Santosh Bagwe, Head - HR, Group Companies and COO Aesthetic Solutions
An MBA – HR with a rich experience of 20 years in organizational development, strategic and business HR, leadership development, Talent acquisition, Performance management and industrial relation. Dr Santosh joined Dr Batra’s in 2009 as Head – HR. With zeal to excel in his work, he streamlined all the HR functions at Dr Batra’s. Considering his rich experience and enthusiasm, he was also given an added responsibility to look into several other functions and departments including Operations, Call Centre and Projects. After successfully handling all these profiles, in 2012, he has been appointed as a COO for Dr Batra’s Aesthetic Solutions.
He is also a visiting faculty at SNDT Women’s University, Padmashree D Y Patil Institute of Management and Research and Vasantdada Patil Institute of Management Studies. Dr Santosh has a Doctorate in Business Administration in HR and Kautilya’s Arthashastra from Corllins University, USA, and also holds an MS degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Institute of Psychotherapy and Management Science, Mumbai. Before joining Dr Batra’s, Dr Santosh, has worked with Eureka Forbes Ltd, Mott MacDonald Consultants (I) Pvt. Ltd and Flat products Equipments (I) Ltd, among others.
Vivek Batra, Chief Digital Officer – Dr. Batra's Group of Companies
Vivek is a Management and Internet Business Strategist with over 16 years of rich and diversified experience involving Strategic Planning and Execution, Managing P&L, Digital/ Online Marketing, Product Management, Online Sales & Monetisation, Search Marketing (SEO/SEM), Sales & Business Development, Social Media Marketing, ATL/ BTL Marketing, Online PR & Branding, Content Planning, and Partnerships & Alliances.
Vivek has a vast experience in successfully building, promoting and monetising Web Portals across multiple domains that include B2B, B2C, E-commerce, Retail, Classified, Local Search, Financial and Social Media platforms. He has handled multiple senior management roles with major Indian and Global Internet & Consumer brands such as Sulekha.com as Director and Business Head, EC21.com as Global Head-International Business & Online Marketing (based in Seoul, South Korea), First Advantage as Director & Business Head for VerifyDirect International, and eMudhra Consumer Services as President-Retail Sales & Marketing. He has helped them in restructuring and establishing strong online business models with great success.
Vivek completed an Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics, and a MBA in International Business. He is passionate about building next level internet products and brands and using innovative online marketing and technology ideas to grow businesses.
Vivek joined Dr. Batra's as Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for overall Digital Marketing, Portal Management, ORM, Social Media Marketing, and Sales & Lead Generation for all the Dr. Batra's group companies in India and globally.
Sumeet Ambegaokar - Head Marketing
Sumeet is a mechanical engineer with an MBA in Marketing from SIBM, Pune. Sumeet is a thorough marketing professional with over 17 years of rich and varied work experience across FMCG/ telecom and retail sectors. Building brands, innovative marketing campaigns, sales and business development are his key specialisations. He has previously been associated with FMCG major ITC Ltd, leading telecom brands Airtel and Tata Tele followed by a successful association as Head Marketing with The MobileStore, India's largest telecom retail chain.
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.
Kiran Joshi, Head - Franchise
Kiran has over 16 years of rich and diversified experience in leading successful retail operations, store roll out, franchise development and business management. His experience cuts across different industry verticals, such as retail, wellness and telecom. He has worked with leading Indian and Multi-National Organizations, such as Archies, Gold’s Gym, Future Group and Uninor, naming a few. In his last assignment at Chalhoub Group as a Head, sales & operations – Pan India, he was managing portfolio of International luxury brands, such as Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Christian Dior and many more. Kiran has in-depth knowledge about franchising and has spear headed expansion for various concepts at pan-India level, through the franchise route.
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.
Rajgopal Nidamboor, Head - Content
Rajgopal Nidamboor, a writer-editor-critic-columnist-author-publisher, is a College Graduate in Homeopathic Medicine, Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians of India, Member of the Centre of Applied Medicine, with a conferred doctorate in philosophical literature. His areas of interest include natural health/wellness, alternative/mind-body/integrative medicine, aside from homeopathic and nutritional medicine. In a career spanning three decades, Nidamboor has published 100s of newspaper, magazine, and Web articles, columns, essays, meditations, and critiques, on a host of subjects, and also worked as editor with IBD, Jasubhai Media, Murray Books, Australia, and Goldshield Group, UK, among others. His published works include two coffee table books, four natural health books, a handful of E-books, a primer on medical therapeutics and an encyclopaedic treatise on Indian philosophy.
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.
Adi Murthy, Head - Information Technology.
Mr. Adi is an experienced IT professional with 18 years in depth experience in large ERP Applications and managing IT infrastructure. He holds Master's in Systems, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, ITIL and Lead Software Quality Auditor.
He has rich experience of executing and consulting projects both for Indian and overseas clients across industries in Retail Banking, NBFC, Government, Discrete Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Service Industry, Project Management and HRMS. His earlier assignments were in KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd. & 3i Infotech Ltd.
Mr. Adi joined Dr.Batra's in June 2012 and presently serving the role of Head - Information Technology for IT & ITES services in Technology Infrastructure, Applications and Connectivity domain.
Aishwarya Sundeep, Head – Sales
Aishwarya Sundeep comes with a rich and diversified experience of more than 10 years in Marketing, sales, business development, brand positioning, branding imaging, Customer service and day to day operations. Her experience traverses different sectors such as finance, telecom, healthcare and retail. She has a vast experience in planning and executing many successful BTL and Direct Marketing activities –Pan-India and abroad. She has also 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. As a trainer she has trained employees of many corporate including DELL, ACCENTURE, INFOSYS, MAHINDRA across India. Few of her past associations also include GE (General Electric) and Marico.
Joined as Senior manager – south india for marketing and business development at Dr Batra's in 2009. Grew from there to take over East and south Zone, soon to take over Pan India all marketing activities and internal sales. Grew to DGM marketing and sales- Group companies and promoted to Head- sales – Group companies.
She has been associated with Dr Batra's for over 4 years.
Nishant Mishra, Head – Business Development
Nishant has over 13 years of in the field of Off line & On line Marketing. He has worked for various sectors like Publication, FMCG, Telecom Retail, Apparels & Health care. He has handled major tasks in his earlier assignments such as establishing the import business, setting up digital marketing network, store launches, channel promotions & innovative marketing etc.
He has joined Dr Batra’s in October 2012 as Head – Business Development. His major role involves getting more and new business for the Company. He is responsible for lead flow and acquisitions. He also handles internet marketing other than vendor management, publisher and source addition etc.
Dr Tushar Mittal, Head - Quality
Dr Tushar Mittal graduated with BHMS from prestigious 'National Institute of Homeopathy' (Under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India) and later completed his Diploma in population studies and Health Management. He gained vast clinical experience in homeopathy and related departments in various organizations. He has been associated with Dr Batra's for 9 years and has also been in-charge of our Muscat clinic for more than 3 years. Currently, he holds the position of Head - Quality and is actively responsible for services provided to the patients, quality standardization, assurance and accreditations in our organization.