Management Team

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.

Anant Kittur
Director of Projects

Anant Kittur is the director of projects in HCG. He is responsible for overseeing and initiating new projects of HCG and managing all business development initiatives.

Previously, he was the director (Imaging) of Wipro GE Healthcare for South Asia and has held several leadership positions at GE Healthcare from 2000 to 2015. He also worked at the Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited from 1998 to 2000.

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

Dr. Kamini Rao
Medical Director of Milann

Dr. Kamini Rao is the medical director of Milann since its inception. Across her distinguished clinical and research career in reproductive medicine spanning three decades, Dr. Kamini Rao specialized in reproductive endocrinology, ovarian physiology and assisted reproductive technology. Among her early contributions to the field are the establishment of South India‘s first Semen Bank, India’s First SIFT Baby and South India’s first babies born through ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) as well as through Laser Assisted Hatching.

She is a practicing consultant in gynaecology and obstetrics and a specialist in fertility medicine, and a past president of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Societies of India. Dr. Kamini Rao was awarded the Padma Shri Award by the President of India in 2014. Other recognitions of her contributions in the field of medicine include the Karnataka State Award (Rajyotsava Award); the Vidya Ratan Award; Lifetime Achievement Honours Tribute Award from the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Hyderabad and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India.

She has been admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the National Academy of Medical Sciences and the Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has completed her post graduate diploma in medical law and ethics from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, a diploma in obstetrics from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, a diploma in child health from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She holds a master’s degree in obstetrics and gynaecology from the University of Liverpool and an MBBS from Bangalore University.

Dinesh Madhavan
Director of Healthcare Services

Dinesh Madhavan is the director of healthcare services of HCG. He is responsible for the corporate function of brand management of HCG, as well as international business of HCG, including HCG’s Africa projects. In addition, he is also responsible for managing the operations of certain cancer centres in the HCG network. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development and general management of healthcare services.

Prior to joining HCG, he worked as head of marketing for Wockhardt Hospitals Group and as the vice president of marketing at Hosmat Hospitals. He has also previously worked at Breach Candy Hospital and Apollo Hospitals.

He holds a postgraduate diploma in business administration from St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru. He is a B.Com and LL.B from Bangalore University.

Pathmanaban S B
Regional Director

Pathmanaban S B has over 27 years of experience in pharma, diagnostics and healthcare industries.

He is the head of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Region for HCG centers. Apart from this, he also heads the supply chain for the organisation which includes pharma and consumables.

He was the Chief Marketing Officer for SIMS Hospital based in Chennai prior joining to HCG.

Pathmanaban holds a master’s degree in Applied Psychology.

Dr. Naveen Nagar
Vice President of Medical Services

Dr. Naveen Nagar is the vice president, medical services of HCG. He has been with HCG since 2006. He received his MBBS from Bangalore University, his post graduate medical diploma in oto-rhino-laryngology from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education and his master’s degree in health administration from the University of New South Wales.

He is experienced in the field of establishment and management of hospitals. Prior to joining HCG, he worked as a resident at Nepean Hospital, Sydney, Australia from 2005 to 2006, as a surgical registrar, Head of Medical Services at Bangalore Institute of Oncology from 2003 to 2005 and as senior resident ENT at Manipal Hospital from 1999 to 2002.

Dr. Bharat Gadhavi
Chief Operating Officer, Gujarat

Dr. Bharat Gadhavi is the COO, Gujarat of HCG. He has over 13 years of experience in the field of hospital management and administration.

Previously, he was the medical director at Sterling Addlife India Private Limited from 2001 to 2007.

He holds a Master’s degree in surgery from Maharaja Sagajirao University of Baroda and has done his MBBS from Maharaja Sagajirao University of Baroda.

Sunu Manuel
Company Secretary

Sunu Manuel is the company secretary and compliance officer of HCG. She has been with HCG since 2006.

She is a member of the Institute of the Company Secretaries of India and holds a B. Com from Calicut University.

Arun Goyal
President of Triesta and Chief Information Officer

Arun Goyal is the president of Triesta and the chief information officer of HCG.

He was previously the head of Paras Hospital in Patna. Prior to that, he was a senior director at Quest Diagnostics. He also worked at the Central Bureau of Investigations as CISO till 2007.

He is an engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani and a management graduate from IIM Calcutta.


Yogesh Patel
Chief Financial Officer

Yogesh Patel is a finance professional with over two decades of experience spanning across various sub functions of finance and has additionally handled responsibility of procurement function as well. He has significant experience in guiding financial performance and operating efficiencies in varied environments and specializes in areas such planning & analysis, deal structuring and pricing, capacity expansion, risk management & controls and strategy execution.

Amongst many roles through his career, Yogesh has played key role to co-steer the business in terms of faster growth and better profitability jointly with the business head’s. He also has successfully led multiple large value multi-year IT outsourcing deals from pricing, commercial structuring and contracting perspective. Yogesh has acquired rich professional experience working with organisations like EY, Wipro Limited, IBM India and Astra Zeneca.

Yogesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta.