A graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Abor with a concentration in Finance and Accounting she worked with Ernst & Young in England for 7 years and qualified as a chartered accountant during the course of her training there. Post that she came back to Dubai to work with DM Healthcare, as Finance Director for Medcare for a year. After, a year she was posted to look after corporate strategies and affairs for the group. This mainly involved building underlying corporate functions which can be building blocks between and across the various verticals of Aster DM Healthcare. This includes areas such as training and development, appraisals, new business opportunities such as MVT, setting up a central purchasing committee and other corporate initiatives. More recently, she has stepped into a more global role overlooking the Gulf operations of Aster Hospitals and Clinics.
Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and also has an Executive Management degree from IIM, Bangalore. Prior to joining Aster DM Healthcare, Karthik was the Regional Director – Southern India at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. Karthik was also responsible for Le Femme (Women & Children) vertical and Hospitals in Mauritius at Fortis Healthcare and also served on the Board of Lanka Hospitals Corporation. He brings in about 2 decades of experience in serving organizations in India largely in the healthcare industry. Karthik’s experience spans across operations management, marketing including brand management and integrated marketing communications, strategic alliances & growth management, patient engagement and Clinician relations management.
Dr Sameer Moopan
Dr.Sameer Moopan, a medical graduate from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India started his career with Calicut Medical College. With in a short span of his medical career, he identified his talent in medical administration and joined Aster MIMS as the project coordinator to set up one of biggest tertiary care hospital in North Kerala. He was involved in the whole project from Foundation stone laying to the commissioning of the 550 bedded multi speciality hospital in 2000.
Later in 2002 he moved to the middle east to explore the possibilities of expanding the operations of Aster DM Healthcare. He had done a detailed healthcare market research in the middle east where the company was already operating in UAE. Further to the research analysis, the company entrusted him to initiate the projects in Qatar.
With the vision of Aster DM Healthcare in mind, Dr. Sameer spearheaded the team of directors who supported the operations and started the first Indian polyclinic in Qatar in the year 2003. Al Rafa polyclinic, the flagship clinic of Aster DM Healthcare, started with 4 doctors. A diagnostic centre and Pharmacy was attached to this facility. The success of this polyclinic was extra ordinary as this clinic was a people’s choice in a very short span of 7 months. From 4 doctors, the centre grew exponentially with more departments, doctors, specialities and facilities.
After establishing the first polyclinic, the aim and focus were to serve the community by operating neighbourhood clinics. With that mission, Aster DM Healthcare, spearheded by Dr.Sameer opened another 6 polyclinics across various parts of Qatar. Now, Aster operates 7 Medical centres, 7 Pharmacies. One stand-alone diagnostic centre and a 50 bedded general speciality hospital is all set for its operations by Mid May 2017.
Currently, under the leadership of Dr.Sameer Moopan CEO of Aster DM Healthcare, employs 576 employees which include 82 doctors, 260 Nurses, 234 paramedical and support staff. Dr. Sameer also assumes the role of Acting Medical director on behalf of Dr. Nazar Moopan ( Medical Director) who is busy with his clinical practice.