Vikram Thaploo, India

CEO, TeleHealth, Apollo Hospitals Group

Vikram Thaploo, CEO, Apollo Remote Healthcare (Apollo Hospital Group, India), has about two decades of industry experience. Currently, he is leading three companies under the Remote Healthcare umbrella - Apollo Tele Health Services (Healthcare delivery and TeleClinics company), HealthNet Global Limited (Healthcare Technology company) and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (a not-for-profit organization of the Apollo Hospitals Group). He also heads the government business initiative for Apollo Hospitals Group. He is aiming at making healthcare affordable and accessible using the convergence of Technology, Telecom, and Medtech ecosystem, thus, delivering Continuum of Care for the patients. He made his mark in creating sustainable business model and delivering quality healthcare to patients in all slabs of the pyramid, using Telemedicine as its base. 

It was his persistence and vision of providing healthcare services to rural and remote locations across India, which led him to initiate Apollo's 'Rural Connect' Program, providing primary and specialty services to reach remote parts of India. He and his team conceptualized and executed a first of its kind, Tele-Emergency innovation in India on a PPP mode in the state of Himachal Pradesh, which is now implemented in many other formats. Under his leadership Apollo has partnered with the Government of Andhra Pradesh advancing innovative PPP model of managing & operating 164 eUPHC's (Electronic Urban Primary Healthcare Centres). Recently Apollo has acquired another project of Tele-Ophthalmology which entails running of 115 vision centers across the state of Andhra Pradesh. Today, Apollo Tele Health is connected to 300 Million Indian population remotely.

Having been in a position responsible for P&L for more than 9 years, he has strategized and implemented several innovative projects. His result oriented, enthusiastic and yet logical approach to challenges has helped him perform effectively even in highly competitive work environments. Previously, he headed a retail startup 'Steeplejack' as a Director & CEO. He also worked as Vice President at 'Big Apple Supermarkets' part of Future Group and has been a founding member for starting Barista Coffee in India. He was leading the marketing, projects along with core retail teams. Additionally, he has been part of start-up teams at Patissier's Retail and Jaypee Hotels-Agra. Mr. Thaploo has a superior track record in conceptualization of ideas and implementing those ideas for successful business expansion.

He is an Advanced Healthcare Management Professional from Indian School of Business with a Post-graduation in Marketing and a graduation in Management. He lives in City of Hyderabad in India with his two kids, wife and parents.

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