Tirupathi Karthik has been the Chief Executive Officer of Napier Healthcare Solutions Pte Ltd since November 2012. A leader in the Healthcare IT space, Karthik has extensive business leadership experience across Asia, the Middle East and USA, particularly in the enterprise software space. He is a passionate advocate for the innovative use of technology that turns IT investments into competitive differentiators for their stakeholders rather than using IT as a pure cost containment initiative.
In various hospital implementations, he has been championing the use of Mobility as a pervasive information delivery channel. His vision led to the use of the mFirst approach with the infusion of HTML5 and Apple’s mobility products across the Napier platform. Napier’s leadership in the global marketplace continues to gather momentum on the back of one of the most modern implementation of such a technology stack.
As an Eldercare thought leader, he has been driving productivity agendas for aged care models globally and seen to the expansion of Napier’s product vision to include elderly care services delivery. Applying technology-enabled solutions for senior care providers offering nursing home, home care and activity-centre services, Napier today enables productivity and improved quality of care.
Before joining Napier, he served with MphasiS, an HP company as Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific & Japan including India. His other successful stints include regional leadership roles with companies such as SAP and Covisint (GM, Ford & DCX joint venture). As an entrepreneur, he was the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Nihongo Bashi, an investee company of Economic Development Board, Singapore. Karthik is a winner of the 2007 ‘Spirit of Enterprise Award’, given to honour self-reliant entrepreneurs, starting and operating small and medium-sized businesses in Singapore.
Saurabh, who has been leading business operations for 18 years in his career so far, leads the drive by Napierites in India toward the adoption of world class standards, and as they continually strive to maintain Napier Healthcare Solutions’ status as a quality software organization that runs on global processes and yields consistent quality outcomes.
Roger has devoted his more than two decades long career to helping many organizations across the Asia Pacific achieve operational excellence by leveraging IT solutions. Before joining Napier Healthcare Solutions, he had been based in China from where he served not just Chinese customers, but also multinational clients in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, South East Asia and Australia. Key appointments he assumed during his 12 years in China include: Managing Director running the regional and global HR Shared Services, Outsourcing and SaaS solutions businesses for CDP Group; Vice President and General Manager of HP China (leading the Applications and Outsourcing businesses), for which he doubled business volume while managing a portfolio in excess of US$200 million with a team of 120 Sales, Pre-Sales, Sales Operations and Marketing professionals; and, Managing Director at Bearingpoint Management Consulting in Greater China, where he helped generate sales momentum for the Life Sciences and several other industry verticals. Also, Roger was one of the earliest members of the leadership team at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in Greater China as its Practice Leader for Technology Services, responsible for developing and building up its consulting practice. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems with Merit from the National University of Singapore.
Sahel heads Consulting and Services, as well as the Global Support unit at Napier Healthcare. He sees customers through every stage (before, during and after implementation) of their projects, ensuring their systems meet requirements and deliver value from day one and continue to do so with continual enhancements. With more than 20 years of Asia Pacific experience in the Information Technology Industry, Sahel has held leadership roles in Operations, Consulting, Business Development, Sales Management and Services Delivery with globally recognized technology companies, including SAP Asia, Cap Gemini, Ariba, Sun Microsystems, Misys and HCL AXON.
Sahel has a wealth of implementation experience, particularly in SAP Industry Solution for Health (SAP IS-H), having implemented Healthcare Information Technology solutions across Singapore’s public and private hospitals. He holds a Master of Science in Business Systems Analysis and Design from The City University in United Kingdom.
Anil is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur, having led product companies from startup phase to growth and acquisitions. As Founder & CEO of SmartRx until it was acquired recently, he saw to the crafting of innovative award-winning care management products that enabled hospitals and health insurance companies to better help their patients and clients manage their health conditions. Prior to that, Anil was Vice President of US operations of Realcom Inc, a Japan based public company focused on knowledge and content management. He had also previously co-founded leading enterprise content management solutions company, AskMe Corp in Seattle, WA, which later merged with Realcom Inc. At AskMe Corp, he led the enterprise software product from idea to building the product and selling it to Fortune 500 companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Boeing, Intel, Novartis, CCH and others. Anil started his career at Siemens and Microsoft, where he worked on the development of the Windows 2000 family of products as senior engineer. Anil holds a BSc in Computer Science & Engineering from Mysore University, and Master’s degree in Management from Yale University.
Mahendra leads all human resource management, strategic human capital development and employee communication efforts at Napier Healthcare. He is a highly accomplished HR professional with more than 18 years in the business of acquiring, nurturing and retaining talent with leading companies in industries as varied and demanding as public utilities, media, telecommunications, software development, IT services and healthcare, and brings his wealth of experience and strong management knowledge to bear on his mission to cultivate a new generation of healthcare IT professionals that embody the Napier work ethic and spirit of innovation.
As a true leader, Mahendra has always practised the three Rs of leadership–Respect of self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all actions–throughout his career. Just prior to his appointment at Napier Healthcare, he served as the VP of Human Resources for one of India’s top hospital groups, Max Healthcare, where he saw through the implementation of corporate-wide initiatives that delivered substantial returns to the organisation, key HR process improvements to its network of 14 hospitals, benefits to its more than 11,000 members of staff, and ultimately better coordinated care for its patients receiving treatment across major specialties. Before that, he had already spearheaded successful change management, statutory compliance and HR automation efforts, among others, at Initto Technologies, HCL Comnet, Bharti Airtel, Infosys Technologies, Zee Telefilms and BSES.
Mahendra holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Barkatullah University (Bhopal) and a Master’s in Personnel Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Studies (Pune). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analysis & Skill Execution from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Studies.
Umashankar has served in multiple leadership roles for over 20 years with extensive knowledge of International business finance. In his previous role, he headed APJ consulting & services finance operations. He contributed to an acquisition and formation of a joint venture with a 50% stake in the business. He has wealth of experience in the healthcare sector and brings the financial rigour and discipline needed during the explosive growth phase of Napier’s business.
Umashankar is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary.
Rami (Mohammed Rawhi) Zayed Jaber leads the expansion of Napier Healthcare’s business in the Middle East & Africa, and aside from driving business development efforts, is in charge of sales of large, complex technology solution and service offerings to hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare service providers across the region.
Rami is a healthcare executive with a strong 15-year professional track record in setting up and running successful healthcare IT operations in the Middle East. Among his achievements are the creation of the AlFaisaliah Healthcare IT Business Unit, the formation of Refada Medical Tourism (a patient services company catering to medical tourists), and the establishment of management consulting firm Efada Information Technology Consulting (Jeddah).
Rami has a Master’s Degree of Science in Clinical Biochemistry from Griffith University, Australia, and a Bachelor Degree of Medical Technology from the Applied Science University, Jordan.
Leading Napier Healthcare Solutions’ marketing initiatives, Fang Yih is responsible for brand management, corporate communications, marketing program management, digital marketing and field marketing. He has 20 years of communications work in media and public relations, particularly covering the information and communication industry, during which time he headed a number of media properties, such as CIO Asia, MIS Asia, Computerworld Singapore and Computerworld Malaysia. His previous organizations include global media and events group IDG, and regional publishers Fairfax Business Media and Executive Networks Media. Fang Yih holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University.