Rajen Padukone is the MD & CEO of Manipal Health Enterprises (Manipal Hospitals), the corporate healthcare and hospitals entity of the Manipal Education & Medical Group. Manipal Hospitals’ healthcare network comprises of primary, secondary and tertiary facilities. It has 16 hospitals covering 5,000 beds in India and overseas.
Mr. Padukone’s varied experience of over 33 years, covers the healthcare, education, banking and financialservices and manufacturing sectors. His healthcare experience includes establishing start-ups, bringing about a turnaround in operations and building & linking healthcare networks, from primary to tertiary care.
He joined Manipal Group in 1998 and over the past 16 years has worked in both their health and education verticals. His experience in the area of education includes managing various initiatives covering the entire spectrum of university education - from campus based education to distance and distributed learning and corporate & continuing education.
Mr. Padukone is the Vice President of the Healthcare Federation of India (NATHEALTH). He is also the Co-Chair in FICCI’s Health Services National Committee, a member of the CII National Committee on Healthcare and also a member of the Governing Council of the Healthcare Sector Skills Council.
Prior to joining the Manipal Group, he worked for 13 years with ANZ Grindlays Bank, in the areas of investment banking, international finance and retail financial services. He has also worked with IL & FS Ltd, Crompton Greaves Ltd and Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
He is a Post Graduate with a Masters in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and a Masters in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.