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HCG announces joining of Raj Gore as CEO to strengthen leadership team and drive consolidation strategy and growth in oncology

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HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited (HCG), a leading specialty healthcare services provider in India focused on oncology, fertility, and precision diagnostics, has announced the joining of Raj Gore as CEO from February 01, 2021. HCG is one of the largest oncology-focused private hospital groups in India with a significant network of oncology centers located across leading cities and treating over 70,000 ‘new cancer patients’ every year.

Raj Gore has a 17-year track record in healthcare business management spanning North America, Asia, and Africa. He has led business transformation and financial turnaround mandates, including post-acquisition integration for acquired healthcare companies in India, Mauritius, and Vietnam. Raj has built high-performance teams and successfully implemented organization-wide transformation initiatives that have improved employee engagement and patient satisfaction in cross-cultural environments.

Raj joins HCG from Apollo Hospitals, where he was CEO for the Southern Region, responsible for Apollo’s largest region with 15 facilities across Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Prior to Apollo Hospitals, Raj was Chief Growth Officer (India) & Chief Operating Officer – NCR at Fortis Healthcare.

Raj holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Maharashtra, Master of Science in Information Technology, and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Denver, USA. He has also completed Hospital Management Programs from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Dr. BS Ajaikumar (‘Dr. Ajai’), former Chairman and CEO of HCG and newly appointed as Executive Chairman, said, “I am delighted to welcome Raj as CEO of HCG. His excellent track record in healthcare and, in particular, his strategic and operational expertise make him the ideal choice to lead our dedicated team and specialized business. HCG is at an inflexion point with the strong turnaround we are seeing across our new centers, and Raj’s experience can really help us to strengthen our dominant position in oncology and drive stakeholder value-creation.”

“Dr. Ajai is a visionary leader, and HCG has always been a pioneer in oncology in India, bringing hope and positively impacting the lives of thousands of cancer patients each year,” said Raj Gore on taking charge as CEO, adding, “With oncology cases continuing to rise, a comprehensive and focused approach is key to delivering high quality of care and superior outcomes. I look forward to building on HCG’s legacy as the most trusted brand in oncology, sustained by a relentless focus on patient outcomes and research-driven treatment and care.”

Amit Soni, Managing Director of CVC and Board member of HCG, added, “We are excited about Raj joining as CEO. HCG has created a differentiated model to provide access to high-quality oncology care across the country, at scale, demonstrating great resilience during COVID. Now with the completion of our capex cycle, a strong balance sheet, and with a seasoned professional such as Raj on board, we look forward to an exciting phase of clinical, operational and financial efficiencies across the organization, working to deliver HCG’s vision of excellence in oncology.”

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