Raghava Rao

CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Raghava Rao has been an healthcare industry leader for over 20 years and has held senior management / Board positions with Indian and multinational healthcare companies. His skill set is a strong combination of project ideation, technology and operational excellence.

Raghava Rao is acknowledged for his thought leadership and commitment to fulfilling complex, global mandates for clients across the entire healthcare eco system ranging from hospitals, home health, medical technology, digital health and operational excellence. 

Given his deep understanding of the nuances of the rapidly changing healthcare sector and its challenges, he is also sought as a trusted advisor on Board Advisory and what’s next in the world of healthcare.

His prior engagements include,

  1. CEO for India Sub Continent for McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 6 company with and the world’s largest cancer care provider
  2. Director– India Sub continent at Covidien (now Medtronics, A US$35 Bn Company)
  3. Vice President of Corporate Planning and Growth Initiatives at Apollo Hospitals Group.

As the CEO of India sub-continent of McKesson, he was responsible for strategizing and implementing a nationwide presence of cancer centers. 

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.

Raghava Rao is passionate about teaching and travelling and keeps a strong connect with the industry. Raghava Rao has done his MBA in Marketing and Finance and is an alumni of IIM Calcutta.