Board of Directors

Mr. Daljit Singh

Mr. Daljit Singh has been a pivotal member of the top management team of Fortis Healthcare that conceptualized, formulated and implemented Fortis’ growth strategy to position it as India’s leading Healthcare delivery organization in a short span of almost 13 years. He has over 40 years of rich management experience in the corporate sector.

Mr. Singh is the President, Fortis Healthcare Limited. During his tenure of 12 years with Fortis, he has led the Company’s Projects Function, Strategy and Organizational Development Functions and has held the office of the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Fortis, Mr. Singh was on the Board of Directors of ICI India, a subsidiary of the British Multinational, Imperial Chemicals Industry plc, as the Executive Director in charge of Human Resources, Manufacturing, External Relations and Communications. Amongst key responsibilities held at ICI India, he was the Chief Executive for Pharmaceuticals, Specialties and Catalyst businesses. He was member of the ICI Global Manufacturing Group, SSHE Excellence Group and the Global HR Forum. His key experience and achievements have been in the areas of developing progressive HR strategies and ensuring their implementation, organizational restructuring, building a high performance culture and leading teams to deliver business value. He has successfully planned and executed significant change programs.

Mr. Singh is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the domain of Healthcare Delivery. He has represented Fortis at Industry forums like the CII and FICCI and led several healthcare related committees. He is an active participant on the World Economic Forum platform and is on a number of Steering Boards constituted by the Forum to guide a number of major Global projects: “Scenarios for Sustainable Health Systems”, “The Healthy Living Charter”, and “Health Systems Leapfrogging”. He is also on the Forum’s Advisory Board on “The Economic Burden of Non Communicable Diseases in India”. He has spoken on panels and presented to Indian and International audiences on themes related to Healthcare.

A graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Mr. Singh was a Commonwealth Scholar to the Senior Management Programme at the Manchester Business School. With an outstanding track record in the field of athletics, his current interests include athletics, high altitude trekking, adventure sports, spirituality, music and reading.


Mr. Karthik Rajagopal

Mr. Karthik Rajagopal, Regional Director (South) of Fortis Healthcare Limited (the Holding Company), heads Fortis Hospitals in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Goa and is responsible for Growth, Strategic Alliances, Brand and Marketing in the region.

Mr. Rajagopal is a Management Graduate from Asian Institute of Management, Manila (AIM) and has managerial experience of over 19 years. His core functional strengths include Operations Management, Marketing including Brand Management and integrated Marketing Communications, Patient Engagement and Consultant Relations Management.

In the past Mr. Rajagopal has worked with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and Manipal Healthcare, Bangalore. Prior to Healthcare, Karthik has had rich exposure in Advertising (Lintas) and Media (Times of India).


Mr. Raghunath P.

Mr. Raghunath is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant with more than 17 years’ experience in IT/ITES and Healthcare industries. He has worked with Companies like Scope International and Sify Limited where he has worked in key positions focusing on organization performance and controls. Since October 2012 he has been Financial Controller of Fortis Malar and has been involved in formulation of business strategies.

The Appointment letter of the Whole-time Director – Mr. Raghunath P.

Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy

Dr. Nithya is a Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist having more than 38 years of rich experience as a medical professional. She has worked as Medical Officer at Govt. Hospital, Serambun, West Malaysia and then worked as Director & Obstetrician & Gynecologist at Malar Polyclinic, Chennai. Later, she has promoted Malar Hospitals (now Fortis Malar Hospitals) along with her husband.

Dr. Nithya Ramamurthy specializes in Gynaecology & Obstetrics and also holds the record performing over 10,000 Laproscopic Surgeries. She is also a member of ‘Inner Wheel of India’ and Member of ‘Federation of Obstetrician & Gynaecologists Association’, South India.


Mr. Ramesh Lakshman Adige

Mr. Ramesh Lakshman Adige, a Non-Executive Independent Director, is a B.E. from bits Pilani and has a Post Graduate degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi. He has 40 years of international exposure with proven track record in the areas of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, financial services, marketing, branding, consumer durables, Global Corporate Communications, EHS, Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting, Intellectual Property Policy, Public Affairs, Public Policy & Higher Education. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Syndicate Bank, Premier Limited; Member of the Governing Council of T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal; Co-opted member of Biodiversity Foundation of NCT of Delhi; Member of Expert Committee of National Formulary of India and Chairman of PHD Rural Development Foundation.

The Appointment Letter of Independent Director – Mr. Ramesh Lakshman Adige

Mr. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Mr. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, a Non-Executive, Independent Director, is an MBA from Philadelphia University, USA, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Lakshmi Machine Works Ltd. (LMW), Coimbatore which is one of the three leading Textile Machinery Manufacturers in the world, manufacturing the complete range of textile spinning machinery. He is a Trustee of the Kuppuswamy Naidu Charity Trust for Education and Medical Relief, which runs a multi-speciality 550 bedded hospital and a Higher Secondary School and a feeder school in Coimbatore and an Arts College in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu. He is the Trustee of the Coimbatore Masonic Charity Trust, which runs a Children’s Hospital and a Working Women’s Hostel and is also a Trustee of GKD Charity Trust, which runs a Management Study College (DJ Academy for Managerial Excellence & DJ Academy of Design) and an Industrial Training Institute (GKD Institute for Technological Resources).

The Appointment letter of Non-Executive Independent Director – Mr. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu

Mr. Murari Pejavar

Mr. Murari Pejavar, a Non-Executive, Independent Director, is M.A. (Economics), from Madras University and had passed State Civil Services in 1955 and Indian Administrative Services in 1957 and retired as Secretary to the President of India in August, 1992. He specializes in the areas of General Industrial Administration, formulation of industrial policies, administration of public and co-operative sector industrial undertakings including sick units, health and family planning sector management, energy sector, financial administration and food processing. At present Mr. Murari is Adviser to President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Advisory Board – Great Lakes Institutes of Management (Affiliated to Kellogg School – USA), Advisory Board – Loyola Institute of Business Administration and Member of Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (State Advisory Committee), Chennai Port Trust Advisory Committee and also Former Chairman of Centre State Relations Committee appointed by GOI.

The Appointment Letter of Independent Director – Mr. Murari Pejavar

Mr. Rama Krishna Shetty

Mr. Rama Krishna Shetty, a Non-Executive Independent Director, holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Basaveshwara Engineering College, Bagalkot and has completed an Executive Development program from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai in Production Planning Control and Financial Management. Mr. Shetty has received the National Productivity Award in the year 1992 and was the President of the Indian Hockey Federation and Karnataka State Hockey Association and also the Vice-President of Karnataka Olympic Association. He has more than 31 years of extensive work experience.

The Appointment Letter of Independent Director – Mr. Rama Krishna Shetty

Mr. Lakshman Teckchand Nanwani

Mr. Lakshman Teckchand Nanwani, a Non-Executive Independent Director, has rich experience in travel business and trading/exporting of Granite Blocks. He also shows active interest in the field of sports and owns the official franchisee of a hockey team – “Chennai Cheetahs”.

The Appointment letter of Non-Executive Independent Director – Mr. Lakshman Teckchand Nanwani

Note :

Mr. Sandeep Puri resigned from the Directorship of the Company with effect from November 3, 2014.

Mr. Aditya Vij resigned from the Chairmanship as well as directorship of the Company with effect from December 24, 2014.

Mr. Ashish Bhatia resigned from the Directorship of the Company with effect from December 24, 2014.