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Leadership

Founders
  • Dr. Kishore Kumar
    heart shape - ManagementKishore Kumar,

    Chairman

  • Rohit
    heart shape - ManagementRohit M. A.,

    Managing Director

  • M. Ramachandra
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    Director

  • Vidya Kumar
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    Director

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Kishore Kumar,

Chairman

Dr. R. Kishore Kumar founded Cloudnine in 2007 to realize his vision of high quality healthcare in India,
on par with international standards. He saw a lot of deaths during his training in India, but hardly
saw any deaths during his 16 year tenure in the developed world. There also saw what the “intact” survival
of a premature baby means to the parents. Hence he had this dream of providing similar care in India,
and is committed to his passion for scaling new heights in neonatology. He pioneered this concept of
maternal healthcare in India with Cloudnine – a facility dedicated to providing exclusive and comprehensive
services in maternal and child care. As the Founding Chairman, Managing Director and senior neonatologist,
he has been instrumental in securing the pinnacle attained by Cloudnine today. Dr. Kishore is an internationally
acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career – covering North
America, UK, Asia and 12 years in Australia. He completed his MBBS from Gulbarga University and his DCH
from Mysore University and London. He also has an MD with a gold medal from Mysore University, MRCP (Paed)
& FRCPCH from UK as well as MRCPI (Paed) and FRCPI from Ireland. He has also completed his Fellowship
in Neonatal ICU with an FRACP from Melbourne, Australia. At the time of his qualification, he was amongst
one of the youngest and highest qualified neonatologists in the world. To his credit, he has worked only
in teaching hospitals around the world. Among his many awards and accreditations is the honour of being
felicitated by former US President Bill Clinton for his exceptional achievements in the field of neonatology.

  • Dr. Kishore Kumar,

    Chairman

  • Rohit M. A,

    Managing Director

  • M. Ramachandra,

    Director

  • Vidya Kumar,

    Director

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Rohit M. A.,

Managing Director, Cloudnine

Rohit is the Cofounder and Managing Director of Cloudnine Hospitals- India’s leading maternity, women
and child care service hospitals, a role he recently took over after being Executive Director for 9 years.
As part of the founding team of Cloudnine, Rohit has played a crucial role in the establishment and growth
of the company. He oversees and is actively involved in several core areas of Cloudnine including strategy,
digital revolution, public relations, employee engagement and with critical focus on expansion of presence
and development of new biz models for the company. Rohit is a certified corporate director by the Institute
of Directors and has previously served on the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Panel of Healthcare
for Karnataka. Currently, he is a member of Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce. He graduated
through the MPEFB program from IIM Bengaluru in 2010, specializing in Entrepreneurship and has over 15
years of entrepreneurial management experience. Rohit comes from a very enterprising family based in
Bangalore that nurtured entrepreneurship, thinking out-of-the-box, striving for excellence and perseverance.
At the young age of 18, Rohit ventured into merchandizing for high-end consumer electronics. This was
long before the advent of e-commerce and he ran it successfully for about 3 years. During this time he
also did his engineering in Computer Science and went on to work for tech conglomerates such as Intel
and SAP. There he got the opportunity to travel across the country and learn the nuances of managing
operations of large businesses. Following that Rohit invested in and co-owned a popular watering hole
in Bangalore called Purple Haze, which till date is a very popular hangout in the city. At Purple Haze,
Rohit improved operations, introduced technology for systems improvement and went on to help setup three
more Purple Haze outlets in Bangalore. Rohit cofounded Cloudnine in 2006 and expanded operations from
a single hospital in South Bangalore to other locations in Bangalore and now a multicity-chain in Chennai,
Gurgaon, Mumbai and Pune with more than 12 units and with the ambition to setup 10 more of the mother
and child units in the coming years. This was possible through his business acumen, passion and commitment
to the disruptive business model. He has led and managed the entire gambit of professionalizing the company
and attracting top talents who form the core team of Cloudnine and also been responsible for leading
the entire journey with private equity investors with the likes of Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital and
India Value fund having invested in to the company.

  • Dr. Kishore Kumar,

    Chairman

  • Rohit M. A,

    Managing Director

  • M. Ramachandra,

    Director

  • Vidya Kumar,

    Director



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M. Ramachandra,

Director

M. Ramachandra is an entrepreneur, involved in property development for nearly thirty years. He has developed
a number of residential properties in Bengaluru, and is involved in the recent construction of the 1.5
ml sq. ft. IT park at Electronic City, Bengaluru. He is equally passionate about healthcare, and his
passion to bring a world class healthcare center to India led him to co-found Cloudnine. Bringing his
vast experience to the Board, M. Ramachandra guides the company on issues related to property development,
realty evaluation, new locations and expansion strategy, amongst others.

  • Dr. Kishore Kumar,

    Chairman

  • Rohit M. A,

    Managing Director

  • M. Ramachandra,

    Director

  • Vidya Kumar,

    Director


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Vidya Kumar,

Director

Mrs. Vidya Kumar has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru and is also
trained as a Medical Practice Manager in the UK. Vidya has spent nearly two decades abroad, having worked
in the UK and in Australia managing medical practices, and is a mother of two children born abroad. She
was instrumental in setting up Cloudnine, and her focus is to provide the best and most professional
customer care in the facility. She takes utmost care in choosing beautiful interiors for Cloudnine to
create a celebratory mood for new mothers and she is also responsible for developing scientific parent
education programs, which have revolutionized the parental experience in Cloudnine. She constantly strives
to ensure that the experience for mothers in Cloudnine is better than that provided anywhere in the world.
She received Dr B.C. Roy’s award in 2013 for innovative methods of providing antenatal education for
parents in Cloudnine.

  • Dr. Kishore Kumar,

    Chairman

  • Rohit M. A,

    Managing Director

  • M. Ramachandra,

    Director

  • Vidya Kumar,

    Director

Management
  • Akash Malik
    heart shape - ManagementAkash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal
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    CFO

  • Nitin Nag
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    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang
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    Regional Director- West

  • Ranganath
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    Director of Medical Services

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Akash Malik,

CEO

Akash is the Chief Executive Officer at Cloudnine, where he is leading the organization’s growth into
a national chain. Earlier, Akash was the Business Head for Vision Care at Bausch & Lomb, the market
leader in contact lenses and lens care products in India. Before Bausch & Lomb, Akash held various
senior positions in the beverages business of Pepsico India, ICI Paints and Godrej GE Appliances. In
his different roles, Akash has spearheaded several innovative initiatives to drive business growth and
exceed targets. Akash did his post graduation from IIM Calcutta and has a B.Tech. from ITBHU.

  • Akash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal,

    CFO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services



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Sumit Agarwal,

CFO

  • 14+ years of experience in the business management across IT/BPO and Healthcare Industries
  • Expertise in the areas of Business Planning, Acquisitions & Strategy, Fund Raising and Treasury & Risk Management
  • Previously was the Finance Controller APAC region at Xchanging, – IT/BPO company specializing in Financial Services, Insurance Services, Technology and Procurement
  • Education: Chartered Accountant, MBA (Fin), IFRS certified, B.Com (Hons)
  • Akash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal,

    CFO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services



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Nitin Nag,

Regional Director South

Mr. Nitin Nag is the Regional Director of South Zone at Cloudnine. As Regional Head, he leads the chain
of hospitals spread across South Zone spear heading their growth and making Cloudnine the preferred birthing
place. Nitin Nag has over eighteen years of experience in business management across Healthcare &
IT industries. He has worked extensively in Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Planning &
Business operations across US, UK & India and managed cross-functional teams across geographies.
In his previous experience, He has led ManipalAnkur, a chain of fertility focused hospitals and has been
responsible for growing the company organically and inorganically in India and in chosen international
markets. During his tenure in IT, he has worked with prestigious organizations like Tech Mahindra &
Mphasis working closely on the strategic initiatives. He has led Mergers & Acquisitions and expanded
the footprint of the organization into other countries in Asia and Eastern Europe.

  • Akash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal,

    CFO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services




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Surinder Dang,

Regional Director- West

Surinder is the Regional Director for West at Cloudnine, where he is leading the organisation growth
in the western part of India. Previously he worked as Group Head, Business Development at Wockhardt Hospitals.
Prior to that, he was handling senior positions in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Fortis.
He is a honorary faculty at Wellingkars Institute of Management, Mumbai and is a regular speaker in elite
forums like Masicon, IMA on healthcare business development.

  • Akash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal,

    CFO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services



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Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

Director of Medical Services

Dr. Arvind Kasaragod is a pediatric Critical Care Specialist who has spent most of his life in Chennai
and the United States. He studied and trained in some of the best educational Institutions like Bain’s
school, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School and Madras Medical College in Chennai. He then
went to the UK and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Pediatric section there. He furthered
his training in the USA by doing his Residency in Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school
and his fellowship in Pediatric critical care at the Denver Children’s hospital. He was part of the faculty
at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center after his fellowship. He started contributing to medical
literature by publishing original articles and book chapters since then. In early 2000 became the Associate
Director of Pediatric Critical Care department in Avera Mckennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota,
USA. He worked there for 8 years and at that time was also the Chairman for their Medical education department.
He was also part of the Medical Executive Committee and various other committees. This laid the foundation
for his career in Medical administration.He completed his MBA in health care services to help him in
his administrative role. He moved back to India in 2008 after 16 years abroad and was given that opportunity
at Columbia Asia’s flagship hospital at Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore. He also is very interested in the
use of technology in medicine and mentors many health care entrepreneurs. He is involved in various health
care startups. He is part of a forum called the House of Genius which helps startups show case their
ventures and gives them unbiased feedback. He is an avid cricketer, an opening batsman and wicket keeper
and has captained his school and college teams.

  • Akash Malik,

    CEO

  • Sumit Agarwal,

    CFO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services



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Anja Stodtmeister,

Director of Nursing

Anja was born in Germany, where she spent her early childhood, before her family moved to South Africa.
She graduated Cum Laude as a Registered Nurse (General, Psychiatry and Community) and Midwife from Sharley
Cribb Nursing College in 1988, in conjunction with the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Having
completed a Graduate Diploma in Management and Post Graduate Diploma of Business through the University
of Southern Queensland, Australia; she also attended the Nursing Leadership Academy at Johns Hopkins
Academy in Baltimore, USA.As an experienced Nursing Administrator in a multi-cultural environment, with
a Neonatal Intensive Care Level IV and Midwifery background, she has previously worked in several private
healthcare facilities in the United Arab Emirates. Skilled in the commissioning of new facilities; assisting
healthcare facility in achieving Health Authority licensing; achieving Joint Commission International
Accreditation and WHO Baby Friendly status. Anja is focused on promoting superior Quality Healthcare
through Continuous Quality Improvement programs and evidence-based practices. Her goal is to ensure that
the patient environment and nursing practices meet international standards. Fostering a positive and
supportive family experience through family-centered care, ensuring the promotion of patient’s rights,
effective communication and ongoing patient/family education – while simultaneously balancing financial
sustainability. Passionate about supporting professional growth and development within a learning culture,
Anja nurtures her team towards nursing excellence and thrives to inspire each member to reach their full
professional potential – to develop into innovative, self-motivated practitioners at the leading edge
of service delivery, taking pride in making a positive contribution at Cloudnine.

    • Akash Malik,

      CEO

  • Nitin Nag,

    Regional Director South

  • Surinder Dang,

    Regional Director- West

    • Dr. Arvind Kasaragod,

      Director of Medical Services






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