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.
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.
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.
Vidya has spent nearly 2 decades abroad having worked in the UK and Australia managing medical practices, utilising her training as a Medical Practice Manager. She is the mother of 2 children, both born abroad-one in the UK and the second one in Australia. She was instrumental in setting up the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals and her focus is to provide the best customer care and experience to anyone who walks into a Cloudnine facility. Her eye for design means that she takes the utmost care in choosing beautiful interiors to create a celebratory mood for new mothers-to-be. Vidya is the head of Learning & Development which is responsible for creating scientific parent education programmes such as the Management of Baby Affairs (MBA) programme, which have revolutionised the parental experience at Cloudnine. For her innovation in this field she received the Dr B.C. Roy Award in 2013. She is constantly striving to ensure the experiences for mothers at Cloudnine is the best in the world.
Raviganesh Venkataraman is currently the Chief Executive officer at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals and based in Bengaluru. As the Chief Executive Officer, Ravi is responsible for the development and execution of Cloudnine’s business strategy, across all functions and business verticals with specific focus on customer experience, clinical quality, operational excellence, doctor relations, talent and leadership development.
As a seasoned professional with over 25 years of working experience across verticals, Ravi has been a part of several industries and geographies in India and Asia with proven skills in business strategy, project planning and execution, supply chain management, sales and distribution and organisation development. Ravi was until recently a director on the board of Metro Cash & Carry India and has held leadership roles in the past with Bharti Airtel, Subhiksha Retail, Coca Cola India, Titan Industries and Godrej & Boyce.
Ravi holds a Masters in Management studies from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research and a B.E in Production engineering from KJ Somaiya College of Engineering. An avid reader and a perpetual learner, Ravi is fond of literature and a loves classical music.
Sandeep Bardia is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Bengaluru. As the CFO, he is responsible for financial planning procurement, corporate/insurance relationships, system controls & governance.
With more than 20 years of experience across industries, Sandeep, has wide experience in Corporate Finance, Accounts, Planning, Strategy, Commercial and Business Development and has partnered with businesses in driving performance management in challenging and complex business environments requiring re-designing business models & structure. He have worked across industries and global MNCs like Novartis, HDFC Life Insurance, Walt Disney, Asian Paints and Bharat Petroleum. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Sandeep was associated with JSW Group as CFO of JSW Paints, wherein he had successfully set up the entire finance & commercial function and was instrumental in fund raising for their new project.
Sandeep is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary.
Dr.Arvind Kasaragod is currently the Director – Medical services at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals based in Bengaluru. At Cloudnine, Dr.Arvind is responsible for ensuring quality control and improvement of medical services at all levels including for doctors and patients, accreditation and membership in various professional bodies and organizations, doctor and nurse recruitment and training, medicolegal issues, review and resolution and digitization of medical services and documentation.As a pediatric critical care specialist,
Dr.Arvind has been 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 did his residency in Pediatrics at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school followed by a fellowship in Pediatric critical care at the Denver Children’s hospital. He also holds a pediatric critical care fellowship from the US and an MBA in health services. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Dr.Arvind was associated with Columbia Asia’s flagship hospital at Yeshwanthpur in Bangalore. At present, Dr.Arvind is also the Mentor for the life sciences and innovation forum of NASSCOM. He has played an instrumental role as an advisor and team member to several health care start-ups in India and abroad.
Dr. Annu Kaushik is currently the Director – Nursing at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals. At Cloudnine, Dr. Annu is responsible for managing patient care nursing services across the continuum of critical care, supervising and reviewing nursing staff and bestowed with ultimate responsibility in developing, implementing, and enforcing effective protocols for preventing medical errors and mentoring of patient care managers in leadership skills. Her overall efforts are directed to establishing a best practice organizational culture for her nursing staff. She also works collaboratively with the Nursing department, enhancing and refining nursing documentation to emulate best practices approach, streamlining the working standards operating system for enhanced operational effectiveness. With more than 22 years of rich experience in strategic planning, operations, training and team management, Dr.Annu has also been a technical advisor on many prestigious universities, journals and training institutions. In the past she has designed, developed and customised several training programmes/curriculums for trainees identifying training needs across levels through mapping of skills required for different roles and analysis of existing level of competencies.
Dr.Annu began her career in Nursing with a B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing from Ahilya Bai College of Nursing, Delhi University followed by a Master’s degree course from Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, Delhi University. With a passion for continuing her education, she also pursed a diploma in quality management and hospital accreditation from Academy of Hospital Administration along with a Ph.D. Nursing in 2016 from Maharishi Markandeshwar University. She is also the recipient of NABH Nursing Excellence Certification and along with a certificate in Nursing and Nutrition from John Hopkins.
On the professional front, Dr.Annu has been the National External Assessor for National Quality Assurance Standards (NQAS) and NABH Nursing Excellence Certification. She has also been the research board member for Teerthankar Mahaveer University and presented many papers on occupational safety for nurses. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Dr .Annu was associated with Columbia Asia Hospitals, India as General Manager- Nursing Quality and Training. She also previously served as Head of Education Programmes and Ethics Counsellor at Fortis Healthcare. She has also worked with Holy Family Hospital as Staff nurse in LDR & Postnatal Wards, Max Healthcare as Nurse Educator, Maulana Azad Medical College as a Public Health Nurse.
Chaitanya is the CMO & CDO at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Bengaluru and specializes in creating and implementing the organization’s overall digital strategy. With more than a decade of experience, Chaitnya works closely with the digital marketing teams at Cloudnine for enhancing better customer experience through mobile interfaces thereby driving the brand recall and customer acquisition digitally. He also manages the customer support team/ call centre to drive all query resolution for customers. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Chaitanya was associated with a healthtech start-up which was focused on continuity of care for chronic ailments. He has also worked with InMobi, leading mobile marketing and advertising platform where he played a critical role in various initiatives, including the launch of the much publicised Miip platform. In the past he also worked with Premium Strategy Consulting firm, Booz & Company, whereby he was responsible strategic counsel to various Fortune 500 companies in India, Europe and South East Asia. As an alum of IIM Ahmedabad (2009-11), Chaitanya also holds an Electronics engineer degree from Pune University.
Mr. Nitin Nag is currently the Regional Director (South) at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Bengaluru. With close to two decades of experience in business management across Healthcare & IT industries, Nitin has worked extensively in corporate strategy, corporate development, mergers & acquisitions, expanding footprint into new geographies (Sri Lanka, Eastern Europe, Philippines), planning & business operations across major IT and Healthcare conglomerates in the US, UK & India. Prior to joining Cloudnine, he was Chief Operating Officer of Manipal Ankur, a chain of fertility hospitals responsible for its expansions in India and international markets. During his tenure in IT, he has worked with organizations like Tech Mahindra & Mphasis. As an Engineer from RV College of Engineering, Nitin also holds a PGDBA in Marketing & Advanced Management Program from IIM-Bangalore.
Dr. Pawan Kumar is currently the Regional Director (North) at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Gurgaon. As an anaesthesiologist from PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr.Kumar, transited to the corporate realm after pursuing his MBA in Finance from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He started corporate career with Max Healthcare. With significant experience and expertise in the healthcare sector, Dr. Kumar’s expertise lies in building high-performance teams, improving clinical care, promoting innovation, enhancing business profitability, manoeuvring operational effectiveness and boosting employee morale.
Mr. Suresh Pandiyan is currently the Vice President – Fertility at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals based in Bengaluru. Prior to joining Cloudnine, Suresh headed the fleet business for Ola, South Zone. He was part of the core team which started the Ola fleet business in 2015 and later built the business from scratch and scaled it up all across markets. With more than a decade of experience, he has also worked with several retail brands like Adidas Group, Microsoft and Nokia in various capacities in sales & marketing functions. He started his career as a Design Engineer with Engineers India Ltd working on some of the largest refinery projects in India.
As a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, Suresh is also an Instrumentation Engineer from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai.
Namita Narula is the General Manager – Corporate Communications at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals currently based in Gurgaon. She manages Internal & External Communications portfolio for all the 15 units of the group. A seasoned healthcare communications professional with 14 years of experience in the arena of public relations. With the exposure of having worked in diverse domains of the healthcare industry, at Cloudnine, Namita, collaborates with the management teams to develop and implement communications strategy for the group. Her cores areas of expertise includes strategic counsel, media outreach, social and behavior change communications, content strategy, content creation, influencer outreach, project management and advocacy. She also oversees, reputation & crisis management, along with policy formulation; research & analysis, communication audit reports.
Namita joined Cloudnine Group of Hospitals after being employed last with Edelman India, where her profile included creating and managing large and small-scale advocacy and strategic behavior change communication campaigns and projects in public private partnership for health & education sectors. She has worked with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India alongside several hospitals, multinational pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare clients. Her work experience also includes developing mass media campaigns on national public health issues with Nestle Nutrition Institute. She also undertaken communications planning and implementation for development sector organizations such as WHO, PMNCH, UNICEF, Tata Trusts, IPE Global, The Union, Ashoka University and World Vision India.
She has achieved her Graduation in Political Science from Delhi University and Masters Mass Communication with specilisation in Corporate Communication from IP University, New Delhi. She holds a dual degree in MBA in International Business & Marketing. An avid reader and social media freak, she is passionate about writing poetry and adventure. Namita is also the recipient of the prestigious award as the “Emerging leader in Corporate Communicationfrom the exchange4media group as part of their PR and Corp Comm Women Achievers Summit and Awards 2020. She also hold Reputation Today’s 40 under 40 class of 2019 and PR Moment’s 30 under 30 class of 2016 industry recognition for communication consultants who have made a mark in communications industry early on.
Ms. Sofia Joseph currently heads the Human Resources vertical at Cloud nine Group of Hospitals HQ in Bangalore. With over 17 years of experience in varied industries such as Software, Retail and Healthcare, her expertise spans across various specialties of Human Resource Management such as Employee Relations, OD, Talent Management, and HR Strategic Business Partnering.
An innovative, tenacious & result oriented HR professional with a sense of responsibility, contribution and communication skills, she has the ability to work simultaneously at both strategic and operational levels. She also seamlessly collaborates with key stakeholders in designing and deployment of talent strategies that support leaders in effectively achieving increased performance. Of her wide experience spectrum, she has, for over a decade worked with some of the biggest and most professionally managed Healthcare Organizations in India and currently handles a team of 27 for a workforce of over 4000+ professionals.
A passionate people leader committed to forward thinking, she believes in a strong value system and hence strives towards achieving enhanced culture index, workflow optimization, driving efficiencies and aligning people strategies with corporate goals. She has unflinching focus and commitment towards ideating and executing diversity & inclusion strategies that unleash employee potential towards achieving empowerment in a nuanced fashion.
Sofia holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Mount Carmel Institute of Management & an Advanced Management Program from IIM- Bangalore. Prior to joining Cloudnine, she was associated with Fortis Hospitals heading Human Resources for multiple units across the city. Additionally, she has done her certification program on Competency Design and Mapping from TVRLS - Ahmedabad which has successfully helped her in designing Competency Frameworks & Directories, and mapping roles with role-holders so as to cater to the specific needs of both the employee and the organization.
Chitra Puranik Kuve is the General Manager –Training at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals and currently based in Bengaluru. She heads the Training and Development initiatives for all the 15 Hospitals of Cloudnine. She and her team works closely and in collaboration with various department heads and employees in developing unique and effective training and development solutions specific to the different departments. She leads initiatives that develop abilities in the employees to be effective for the current and changing organisational needs. Her key areas of specialisation include organisation development and change management with a systems approach, behavioral training design and delivery, group and organisational dynamics and leadership development. With nearly 15 years of working experience across diverse fields like manufacturing, IT, Government, NGOs and academic industries, Chitra holds a strong background of entrepreneurship in the field of training and development. She holds diverse experience on developing and implementing training modules based on Indian Mythology & belief systems which can be adapted to different markets and are useful in effectiveness of growth in people across industries.
Chitra holds an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with specialisation in Instrumentation Technology from Visveswariah Technological University. She is also a member of Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS). In the past she has presented papers in conferences and done innovative and original work leveraging native Indian thinking for effective development programs.
This gift deserves to be nurtured and cared for, not just at birth, but for the entire duration of your pregnancy. Which is why, to ensure a healthy and happy pregnancy, Cloudnine provides you with world-class medical expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, a space filled with love and laughter and staff dedicated to the holistic well-being of you and your baby.
Having celebrated over 1 Lac births across regions, with a 3000+ strong team, Cloudnine has expanded its reach to multiple facilities across India while continuing to maintain and excel international standards of care and is still going strong with plans to reach every woman and child in India.
Our medical expertise and comprehensive care extends well past maternity services. They include:
To be the kind of leader in the space of women and health that India has not witnessed yet, by providing premier quality healthcare to women and children.
Our aim is the pursuit of excellence in providing the best maternal and neonatal care by setting higher standards for ourselves and striving constantly to achieve them.
Achieve clinical excellence by inculcating a culture of continuous quality improvement across all domains with the center of focus being patient safety.
The leaders of the pack are our pride. Their accomplishments talk for themselves
Our management team comprises of hardworking individuals who have earned the respect of peers and patients alike.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Medical Services
Director of Nursing Services
Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Digital Officer
Regional Director South & West
Regional Director North
Vice President, Fertility
General Manager – Corporate Communications
General Manager – Human Resources
General Manager – Training
Our management team comprises of hardworking individuals who have earned the respect of peers and patients alike.
Over the years, Cloudnine has been working hard to fill the need for exceptional maternity care across India. Over the course of time, we have been able to establish different branches across the country, enabling people of different walks of life to have access to state-of-the-art healthcare. We have delivered over 1 Lac healthy new-borns to the hands of their delighted parents. The numerous Awards and Accolades to our name is proof of the exceptional service we offer. In line with that, Cloudnine is dedicated to creating a magical experience for you as you get ready to meet your bundle of joy for the very first time.
As your health care partner, Cloudnine takes pride standing by your side, every step of the way as you start your journey into parenthood. Our specialist departments are headed by the best doctors in the country, giving you and your little one a fitting opportunity from day 1. We take our position as the No.1 Maternity Hospital in India very seriously. Cloudnine is geared to face any challenging or high-risk pregnancy. With top-notch facilities and experienced doctors, you are assured of receiving the best maternity care. To ensure the same, we have a stringent sanitization policy in place to ensure that everything is sanitized periodically.
We at Cloudnine understand that the journey to parenthood can be an emotional one as well. Hence our doctors are geared to offer you support at every step of the way. Our Infertility department has had huge success in helping several couples achieve their dreams of becoming parents. The Gynaecology Care Services offered by Cloudnine will make sure that you are well-taken care of during your gestation period.
The NewBorn Intensive Care Unit has time and again helped newborns get used to the sudden transitions from the womb into the real world. With round the clock care by well qualified and experienced staff, your baby is in safe hands. Once you have become a parent, the Paediatric Care Unit is here to offer the support and care you require to make sure that your cuddle-bundle grows up healthy and strong. With Cloudnine by your side, you can keep your worries aside and embrace parenthood with confidence.