Parkway Pantai appoints Dr Ajay Bakshi as CEO of India operations
New Delhi: Parkway Pantai, one of Asia’s largest private healthcare service providers, has appointed Dr Ajay Bakshi as the Chief Executive Officer – Designate for its India Operations Division.
There will be a transition period over the month of April for current Chief Executive Officer Mr Ramesh Krishnan to hand over to Dr Ajay Bakshi. Dr Ajay Bakshi will take on the full responsibilities and designation of Chief Executive effective from 1 May 2018 when Mr Ramesh Krishnan steps down.
Dr Ajay Bakshi, a trained neurosurgeon from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, comes with rich experience in the healthcare sector. A former consultant with McKinsey, he has advised large US healthcare and pharmaceutical corporations on their strategy and operations as well as addressed the effectiveness of healthcare systems in the Middle East and African countries.
From 2011 to 2014, Dr Ajay Bakshi was with Max Healthcare as their Managing Director & CEO where he led a successful launch of four new hospitals as well as a comprehensive turn-around of the whole hospital network. As the Managing Director & CEO of Manipal Hospitals from 2014 to 2017, he oversaw 16 hospitals covering 7,000 beds in India and Malaysia.
Mr Ramesh Krishnan, current Chief Executive Officer, India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai says, “Personally it has been a very fulfilling five years for me at Parkway Pantai in building the franchise across India. Today, India is one of our home markets, alongside Malaysia and Singapore. I am proud to hand over the baton to a highly qualified and passionate professional of Ajay’s calibre. He can steer the India operations through its next phase of growth and consolidation, and continue leading an excellent team which I have had the good fortune to put together. ”
Dr Ajay Bakshi, Chief Executive Officer-Designate, India Operations Division, Parkway Pantai, says, “I am privileged to be invited to lead Parkway Pantai’s India Operations. I thank Ramesh for laying the groundwork so that I have a good foundation to build on our future developments in India. It’s an exciting journey ahead because of the tremendous growth potential for healthcare in India. We hope to serve and delight more patients through innovation for best clinical outcomes as well as safety, service and quality excellence.”