Medikabazaar, India’s leading B2B online aggregator for medical supplies recently announced the appointment of Dr Akash Rajpal as Executive Vice-President, Marketing and Product Management. With more than 20 years of rich experience in public & private healthcare sectors, Dr Akash with a forte in healthcare operations & IT has executed various PPP, EHealth, Accreditation & operationally challenging initiatives.
An alumnus of Singularity University NASA AMES, Dr Rajpal, a qualified medical graduate also holds post-graduate credentials in administration, public health & finance. His achievements include receiving 1st NABH accreditation in the Western region of India, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award & Asia Pacific Quality Award.
Speaking about the new journey, Dr. Rajpal, said, “MedikaBazaar is an exciting opportunity where I’m fortunate to use my experience in technology, operations and clinical exposure to understand the supply chain & product need-gaps in the healthcare industry and help leverage my work experience to address them and be part of the company’s exponential growth.”
Welcoming Dr Rajpal, Mr Vivek Tiwari, CEO, Medikabazaar, said, “Dr Akash has been appointed as Executive Vice President Marketing & Product Management. Dr Akash has provided many valuable insights which have benefitted the organisation. I’m confident that Dr Akash’s rich diverse set of experience in IT, healthcare operations and business acumen as an entrepreneur himself, will help take the organization to greater heights”
Prior to this, his entrepreneurial initiative on innovative healthcare financing has got a case study published in Harvard Business Review and he has various papers on healthcare PPP to his credit. Besides, his past stints include working as COO at Jaslok Hospital & Research centre, Head HOSMAC Private LTD, & in various positions at Hiranandani hospital Powai & Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
Medikabazaar also recently appointed Mr Sanjeet Singh as EVP Operations & Revenue. Sanjeet comes with a rich experience of supply chain operations from telecom & healthcare industries, and prior to joining MedikaBazaar was heading central supply chain management & procurement at Fortis Healthcare.
Earlier in October this year, Medikabazaar raised $5 million in Series A round of funding led by HealthQuad, a leading healthcare venture capital fund. Other investors in that round include Elan Corporation, Sasaki Foods, CBCCo. Ltd, Kois Invest, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital and existing investors Sunil Kalra, Arun Venkatachalam & Rebright Partners II Investment Partnership.