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Medikabazaar makes four new appointments

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The company has appointed one Vice President and three business heads across different verticals

Medikabazaar has appointed four new members to strengthen its leadership team across the country, the company said in a statement.

It notified that R K Narayanan has joined as the Vice President-Business Partner for its  Value Purchase Organization (VPO) business. He brings with him 30 years of experience in expanding the business, and has previously worked with Boston Scientific handling upstream marketing and CTO programmes. He has also been associated with companies like Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare and Indchem Electronics. At Medikabazaar, he will be responsible for supporting the creation of product segments in equipment and devices and expand customer offerings across the VPO business.

Another addition in the VPO business is Manu Dixit, who has joined the company as the business head for the south and west regions. With a strong track record of leading the growth of companies like Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline and Zydus, he will be responsible for OEM tie-ups and will address the procurement needs of all medium and small-sized hospitals across the region, added the statement.

It also mentioned that the other two business heads who have joined the company are Rakesh Gurkha and Chaitanya Sapkal. Gurkha, who has joined the dental vertical, comes with over 22 years of experience in sales, and has been associated with companies like Cortex Dental Implant Industries, Acteon, Danaher and the Kavo Group. He will be leading the business along with the current dental sales team across regions.

Sapkal will be responsible for spearheading and expanding the diagnostic business across India. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in handling sales in the west and south regions, and has worked with brands like Abbott Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Roche Diagnostics and Trivitron Diagnostics, said the statement.

Welcoming the new leadership team, Vivek Tiwari, CEO and founder, Medikabazaar, said, “We are thrilled to have this team join us at such an important juncture in Medikabazaar’s growth journey. The new leadership team holds a strong professional track record and cultural connect with the local markets, which, I am confident, will further help us move strongly towards achieving our mission of ensuring that people have access to innovative and quality health treatment.”

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