Board of Directors

Dr. BS Ajai Kumar
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. BS Ajai Kumar is the chairman and CEO of HCG. Dr. Ajai Kumar founded HCG to realize his vision of making advanced cancer care accessible to all. He has been the driving force behind HCG’s growth since inception. He has served as the CEO since 2005.

Dr. Ajai Kumar’s contribution to the field of cancer care in India as well as his successes as a first generation physician entrepreneur has been widely recognized. He has been awarded the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the CII Regional Emerging Entrepreneurs Award, and the BC Roy Award by the Indian Science Monitor. He is also a recipient of the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.

Dr. Ajai Kumar has been a practicing oncologist in the US and India for over three decades. He completed his residency training in Radiotherapy from the MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute of the University of Texas, and his residency training in Oncology from the University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville. He received his MBBS from the St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore.

Gangadhara Ganapati
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ganapati is a non-executive director of HCG. He has been a director since 2005.

Mr. Ganapati has over 25 years of business leadership experience. He has served as the managing director of Adamas India Pharmaceuticals and as vice president of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2007 until 2012. He founded Triesta Sciences, Inc. and served as its chief executive officer from 2002 until 2006. From 1996 to 2002, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions department of Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation. He started his career with the Tata Administrative Services and worked at Tata Industries Limited from 1990 to 1994.

He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and his B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Dr. Sampath Ramesh
Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Sampath Thattai Ramesh is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. He has been a director since May 2015.

He is a retired civil servant who served in the Karnataka Police Department and the Government of India. He was the former Director General and Inspector General of Police, Karnataka. He has also been the chairman of the National Road Safety Committee on Enforcement. He has received the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1995 and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2007.

He has been awarded Ph.D in management from the University of Tumkur.

Suresh Chandra Senapaty
Non-Executive Independent Director

Suresh Chandra Senapaty is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. He has been a director since May 2015.

He has held several positions at Wipro Limited including that of CFO. He has also been a director of Wipro Corporation, Wipro GE Healthcare and Wipro Enterprises Limited.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a B.Com from Utkal University.

Shanker Annaswamy
Non-Executive Independent Director

Shanker Annaswamy is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. He has been a director since February 2015.

In the past he has been the managing director of IBM India Private Limited, and the regional general manager of IBM in South Asia. He has also been the president and CEO of GE Medical Systems, South Asia, and the managing director of Wipro-GE Medical Systems. He was an elected member of NASSCOM’s executive council in the past and co-chaired the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Innovation Mission in 2007. In 2011, Mr. Annaswamy received a leadership award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards. In 2009, Business Week magazine listed him as one of India’s 50 most powerful people.

He holds a diploma in Business Management Education from the All India Management Association, New Delhi and a B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madras University.

Sudhakar Rao
Non-Executive Independent Director

Sudhakar Rao is a non-executive, independent director of HCG.

He is a retired Indian Administrative Service Officer and has held several posts in the government including the post of the chief secretary to the government of Karnataka. He has previously been a director on the boards of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Binani Industries Limited. He has been awarded the Kannada Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka.

He is an M.A from Delhi University and has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Bhushani Kumar
Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. Amit Varma
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Ramesh B S
Non-Executive Director

Bhushani Kumar
Non-Executive Independent Director

Bhushani Kumar is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. She has been a director since May 2015.

She is presently the Secretary, Women’s Peace League, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru.

She holds an LL.M and an LL.B from Bangalore University, and a B.Sc from the University of Mysore.

Dr. Amit Varma
Non-Executive Director

Shanker Annaswamy is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. He has been a director since February 2015.

In the past he has been the managing director of IBM India Private Limited, and the regional general manager of IBM in South Asia. He has also been the president and CEO of GE Medical Systems, South Asia, and the managing director of Wipro-GE Medical Systems. He was an elected member of NASSCOM’s executive council in the past and co-chaired the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Innovation Mission in 2007. In 2011, Mr. Annaswamy received a leadership award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards. In 2009, Business Week magazine listed him as one of India’s 50 most powerful people.

He holds a diploma in Business Management Education from the All India Management Association, New Delhi and a B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madras University.

Dr. Ramesh B S
Non-Executive Director

Shanker Annaswamy is a non-executive, independent director of HCG. He has been a director since February 2015.

In the past he has been the managing director of IBM India Private Limited, and the regional general manager of IBM in South Asia. He has also been the president and CEO of GE Medical Systems, South Asia, and the managing director of Wipro-GE Medical Systems. He was an elected member of NASSCOM’s executive council in the past and co-chaired the Confederation of Indian Industry’s National Innovation Mission in 2007. In 2011, Mr. Annaswamy received a leadership award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards. In 2009, Business Week magazine listed him as one of India’s 50 most powerful people.

He holds a diploma in Business Management Education from the All India Management Association, New Delhi and a B.E in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madras University.