Chandra Sekhar has an extensive work experience of over 24 years and has played a significant role in the Health Care and Health Insurance Industry in India for over 15 years. He currently holds the position of President - Corporate and International of the Apollo Hospitals Group and is responsible for spearheading the Group’s new business initiatives, new and international markets and provide strategic support to the various businesses of the Group. Besides, he also holds the position of Executive Director and a member of the board of HealthNet Global, the technology initiative incubated for Telehealth and Remote monitoring Devices by the group and its promoters.
For 5 years, before his current position with the Apollo Hospitals Group, he held the positions of Executive Director-Marketing & Strategy of the Global Hospitals Group and Consultant- Healthcare Investments with ICICI Venture.
Prior to this, in his first stint, he had a successful tenure of nearly 10 years with the Apollo Hospitals Group. He last held the position of the Group President-Marketing with the group. During that period of nearly 10 years with the group he led the formation and business launch of a Standalone Health Insurance company in JV with the Munich Re group, besides heading the business development, marketing and brand portfolios for the hospital division, playing a key role in the growth and development of a Third Party Administration (TPA) Company. He has a deep understanding of various other spaces in healthcare such as hospital projects, Primary care Clinics, Pharmacy chain, Wellness, Disease Management, health care information technology and the healthcare BPO space. He is also the Founding Member of the CII Working Group on Health Insurance.
He has travelled widely for business development, JV projects and strategic partnerships across India, SAARC, Far East, MEA, Europe and USA.
He also has a strong academic background with an MBA from Hyderabad, India and Advanced Management Programs from the Indian School of Business and the Kellogg’s School of Management, Chicago, USA.