Columbia Asia Hospitals announces appointment of the new CEO and COO

Bangalore: Columbia Asia Hospitals, India, has announced the appointment of Dr. Nandakumar Jairam as their new CEO and Mr. Jasdeep Singh as the new COO. Both Dr. Jairam and Mr. Singh have assumed responsibilities in their new roles from April 2017.

Dr.Jairam has been associated with Columbia Asia Hospitals for more than twelveyears and has served the organization as the Chairman and Group MedicalDirector. 

“Ihave been with Columbia Asia Hospitals since its inception in India. JoiningColumbia Asia helped me realize my dream and ambition to set up high qualityhealth care facilities in India to provide world class health care to ourcitizens and patients from overseas. I am extremely thankful to the Board andpleased to have accepted this role.  With a strong team and my previousexperience, I will strive to take the Group ahead to meet the expectation ofthe shareholders,” said Dr. Jairam. 

Dr.Jairam is also the Chairman of the NABH under the auspices of QCI (QualityCouncil of India), and was Chairman of the health services committee of FICCI.He is the founder member of NATHEALTH and GAPIO as well as the founder trusteefor Terry Fox foundation Bangalore until its existence. He founded Krishnacharitable trust. 

Analumnus of Bangalore Medical College, National College, Basavanagudi and BishopCottons School, Bangalore, India, Dr. Jairam has practiced as a surgeon andheld academic positions including being a Professor of Surgery and HOD at StJohn’s medical college and hospital. He has 40+ years in the profession.  

Thehospital group has also appointed Mr. Jasdeep Singh, as the new COO on board.Mr. Singh comes with 17 years of rich experience in operations & P&Lmanagement and has worked with brands including Fortis Healthcare Ltd. Hejoined Columbia Asia Hospitals, from his position as the CEO at Milann-TheFertility Centre.   

“Iam delighted to be a part of this fantastic organization which enjoys thereputation of being a large (global), ethical and technology driven healthcareprovider. Over the years Columbia Asia has created a warm spot for itself andis regarded for the international quality of clinical and support services itoffers to all its patients. I am sure we will be able to create a strongerpresence in the Indian market in the times to come,” said Mr. Singh.  

Mr.Singh has deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of the healthcare sector andhas served the industry for over 17 years now. Graduating in Hotel Managementfrom the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Mr. Singh pursuedMBA from Ohio Manipal School of Business. This apart, among his otheraccomplishments, he has done a certificate course in Hospital Management fromIIM Ahmedabad and a Hospital Management Program from Singapore ManagementUniversity, Singapore. 

Inthe last 17 years of his professional journey he has worked in large healthcareplayers such as Manipal Hospitals and Fortis Healthcare Ltd. At Fortis, he grewthe ranks by working in different functions as well as in multiple hospitals. Hehas been instrumental in creating process efficiency in hospital operations andled various multi-specialty hospitals including the flagship hospital – FortisMemorial Research Institute at Gurgaon.  

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