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Amitabh Jaipuria joins Ziqitza Healthcare as MD & CEO

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Jaipuria’s previous experience of over 30 years includes Reliance Jio, Monsanto, PepsiCo, GE, Quess, First Meridian and VIP Industries, amongst others

Amitabh Jaipuria takes over as the new MD & CEO of Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL), an integrated emergency medical service provider in India.

Jaipuria’s previous experience of over 30 years includes Reliance Jio, Monsanto, PepsiCo, GE, Quess, First Meridian and VIP Industries, amongst others. His significant past roles include MD at Monsanto; President – Mobility at Reliance Jio; President – Staffing at First Meridian; President and CEO – Global Business Services at Quess and Executive Director at Pepsico.

Jaipuria’s experience thus spans different economic and business sectors including Consumer Products, Commercial Products, FMCG, Allied Banking Services, Telecom Services, Staffing, Security, Facilities Management as well as Agricultural Inputs and Services. He did his Post Graduation in Business Management from XLRI post BSc in Physics from Mumbai University. Physics. He is involved with social sector initiatives and is a partner with Social Venture Partners (SVP). He is also a visiting faculty member at the SJM School of Management at IIT Mumbai.

Jaipuria joins ZHL at an unprecedented time when the entire healthcare sector has come into sharp focus due to COVID-19. The sector in India has been growing at a rapid pace and is now set to attract massive new investments and will see accelerated growth and innovation. He looks forward to leveraging his vast and wide-ranging experience to drive the growth of the emergency healthcare sector in the country and to take ZHL to new heights.

“Ziqitza Healthcare is a pioneer in the Emergency Healthcare space in the country and I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Ziqitza family and to help bring quality Emergency Medical Services to an ever-increasing number of our countrymen. The COVID pandemic has brought this sector into sharp focus and over the past few months Ziqitza’s 10,000 strong workforce has rendered selfless service to all in need and has helped save many lives. Now as we look to the future, Ziqitza will continue to play an important role in shaping the Emergency Healthcare space in the country. Ziqitza founders have laid a strong foundation and we will create an industry-leading healthcare company whose purpose will be “Saving Lives, Enhancing Lives”. I am looking forward to this new journey,” said Japuria.

Naresh Jain, former MD and CEO has stepped down from his executive responsibilities and will continue as a Member of the Board. Jain said, “I am confident that Amitabh is the right leader to take Ziqitza forward into its next phase. In his 30 years of experience across industries, he has handled large and complex roles and driven growth and profitability at multiple organisations. I am excited to welcome Amitabh to the Ziqitza family and along with the rest of our senior leadership team, look forward to ensuring a seamless transition and to Ziqitza’s next phase of growth and development.”

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