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Raghava Rao

Raghava Rao

Raghava Rao is an accomplished healthcare professional and has held senior management / Board positions with Indian and Multinational healthcare companies. He is widely travelled and has worked on multiple projects and initiatives in the Indian and the international healthcare sector. His skill set is a strong combination of project conceptualization and operationalization, business development and commercial & financial functions. He is the co-founder at Camomile Healthcare Ventures.

Prior positions held include,

1. Head / Principle for India Sub Continent for McKesson Corporation, A Fortune 14 Company and the world’s largest cancer care provider

2. Director / Head of Projects – India Sub continent at Covidien (now Medtronics, A US$35 Bn Company)

3. Vice President of Corporate Planning and Growth Initiatives at Apollo Hospitals.

Raghava Rao held the position of Head the India Business of McKesson, a Fortune 14 company and the world’s largest healthcare company with revenues of US$123 BN. His was responsible for strategizing and implementing a nationwide presence of Cancer centers. He was responsible to the President of McKesson Specialty Health.

During his ~10 year tenure at Apollo Hospitals Group, he has been actively involved with Apollo’s growth from a 3000 bed organization to over 8500 beds and achieve a dominant position in many clinical disciplines and geographies. The market capitalization of the company during this period has grown 30 times from ~400 crores to over 12,000 crores.

Prior to joining Apollo, Raghava Rao worked with Feedback Ventures Limited, for a period of over 3 years. His work at Feedback included advising some of the leading healthcare organizations on market entry strategy and business planning. By education, Raghava Rao has done his MBA in Marketing and Finance and is an alumni of IIM Calcutta.

Key Skills and Expertise include the following,

Raghava Rao is an active speaker and participant at leading academic institutions and industry conferences in India and abroad. Recent participation include the following,

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