Prof. Dr. Ashok Thiakarajan
Chief Operating Officer and Head - HCG Hospital, Chennai
He graduated in science, pursued Labour Law and MBA from Madras University. He went on to get awarded with M.Phil and PhD in management with Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.He has over three decades of professional experience in various Healthcare organizations at different roles viz., Sales Manager, Branding head, General Manager, Vice President and Senior Vice President. Served in some of the leading organizations like Cipla, Beiersdorf AG Germany, Johnson & Johnson at USA and assisted over thousands of surgical procedures across the Globe. He went on to lead the Bio-ceramic surgical devices division with Murugappa group and a part of the Multi-center clinical research team of MS Ramaiah hospital in South Africa, Philippines and India. Went on to become the Hospital Administrator with MS Ramaiah, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospitals Billroth Hospitals, Fortis Malar Hospital at Chennai, the first Institute to complete over 195 successful Heart and Lung Transplants in Asia. A Certified professional for IPR & Royalty, JV and merger, US FDA protocols in Medical Device Manufacturing and ISO 13485, NABH AND JCI accreditation protocols, AORN (Australia)Infection Prevention protocols, Published and presented scientific papers in various International conferences and at Moscow, Malaysia, South Africa, India and a visiting faculty with IIM, IIT, Manipal Global Academy and KLU. Had the international hands on managerial experience in all the six continents over a period of three decades. Presently working as Chief Operating Officer for Kerala Institute of Medical sciences (KIMS) at Kochi and Perinthalmanna.