Board Of Directors

Powering excellence at healthcare touchpoints.

R Jayachandran


AS Thyagarajan

Vice Chairman

Sridhar Krishnan

Non-Executive Director

Mark Haynes Daniell


Lau Ping Sum, Pearce


Tirupathi Karthik


R Srinivasan


R Jayachandran


R Jayachandran (Jaya) has had a span of more than three decades of building up companies successfully, some of which are now well recognised listed entities. His contribution to the growth and financial success of these market-leading companies have been significant. He played a key role in Olam International Ltd’s phenomenal growth from ‘being a one product one country’ company in 1989 to the multibillion-dollar global agricultural commodities giant it is today, with presence in over 60 countries. Until recently, he was the Non-Executive Chairman of Olam. Jaya served as Singapore’s (Non-resident) High Commissioner to Mauritius for 13 years, and stepped down end September 2021.

Jaya is a founding shareholder and director of the investment management firm Aquarius Group, as well as one of the founding shareholders of Redington India Ltd, the global supply chain solutions provider. His contribution to the growth of Redington has been significant. He is now the Non-Executive Director and Strategy Advisor to the Kewalram Chanrai Group of companies, having been its Executive Director for more than 30 years.

He is currently serving as Chairman of the Hindu Endowments Board, a statutory board in Singapore.

Jaya’s vast experience in building businesses comes in handy for Napier Healthcare’s growth globally.

AS Thyagarajan

Vice Chairman

AS Thyagarajan is the CEO and Managing Director of Aquarius Investment Advisors Pte Ltd. A seasoned career banker with over 3 decades of experience in fund management and investment banking in India and globally, he was previously the country head of Corporate, Investment Banking and Treasury functions of Citibank and later Vice President in their New York Headquarters. He has a Masters degree in Science and is a Harvard Business School Alumnus.

Sridhar Krishnan

Non-Executive Director

Sridhar Krishnan is a management professional who has spent the last 4 decades of his career in leading businesses in the Textile and Agri-commodity sectors. He started his career in India working for two of the leading textile manufacturing companies and then in 1991 joined an agribusiness start-up Olam in London, before moving to Singapore in 1996. Sridhar, was a part of the initial founding team in Olam and in the last 25 years has played leading roles across Businesses, Geographies and Functions, growing the company from a start up to the successful multinational that it is today. He served as an Executive Director on the Board of Olam for 15 years and was also on the Board of the Singapore Commodity Exchange (SICOM), a subsidiary of the Singapore Stock Exchange. He retired from Olam in April 2016 as the Senior Managing Director & CEO for Australia, Asia and Americas. Sridhar is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Management Development Institute of Singapore [MDIS]

Mark Haynes Daniell


Mark Haynes Daniell is currently the Chairman of the Raffles Family Wealth Trust and The Cuscaden Group. He has also served as Non Executive and Independent Director of Olam International. Before that, he was the Managing Director of Bain & Company (Asia), Director—London and Paris at Wasserstein Parella, and President of K1 Ventures, Singapore.

Mark has experience in investment banking, strategy, mergers and acquisitions and corporate transformation. His career with Bain & Company spanned over 20 years.

Mark’s first book, “World of Risk: Next Generation Strategy for a Volatile Era”, published by John Wiley and Sons, was selected as a Sunday Times (London) Business Book of the Week and is available in multiple foreign language editions. His second book, “Strategy: A Step-by-Step Approach to the Development and Presentation of World Class Business Strategy” was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2004.

Mark holds a Diploma from The Philips Exeter Academy in 1973, a Diploma in French Studies from Universite de Paris IV (Sorbonne) in 1976, a Certificate in Political Studies from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France in 1976, a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College, USA (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum laude) in 1977, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oxford in 1979, a Juris Doctorate from the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA in 1981.

Lau Ping Sum, Pearce


Lau Ping Sum, Pearce, served as a Director of Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital from 1993 to 1999 and Chairman of the Medifund Committee of the hospital from 2001 to 2005. He was the Head of Computer Services in a statutory board and two local banks in Singapore from 1973 to 1996. He held the position of the Political Secretary to the Minister of Health between 1981 and 1985. He was a Member of Parliament from 1980 to 1996.

Mr. Lau served as General Manager of NTUC Link Pte Ltd., from 1997 to 2000 and is an Independent Director of Cortina Holdings Limited, Sunpower Group Ltd. and Huan Hsin Holdings Ltd. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr. Lau holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the Australian National University and a Diploma in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore.

Tirupathi Karthik


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.

Sahel Mattar

Vice President - Strategic Initiatives and Customer Care

Sahel Mattar heads Strategic Initiatives and Customer Care initiatives at Napier. In this role he focuses on making Napier’s services offerings more competitive whilst transforming our capabilities to be delivered by partners. Sahel will continue to lead the customer support organization as it pursues significant Jeeva upgrade revenues. 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.

Bernard Ong

Senior General Manager
Consulting & Services Organisation

As the CSO leader, Bernard leads and drives projects, and the delivery of consulting and implementation services globally for Napier. He has led numerous successful projects throughout his career for major clients of global technology companies such as HP, Oracle, NCR and Avaya. These customers were from the wide range of industries and sectors, including financial services, telecommunications and retail. In the last 26 years, Bernard has racked up an impressive tally of successful projects and built up strong services businesses. He now brings his senior management expertise, business savvy and wealth of systems integration experience to bear on Napier’s efforts to deliver patient-centric solutions to the world’s healthcare providers.

Bernard has a Masters degree in Computer Studies (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Essex, UK, and a Diploma in Programming and Systems Analysis from the Japan-Singapore Institute of Software Technology. He is also the author of ‘How to Rescue Failing Software Projects: Practical Proven Methods That Work’, a resource book providing approaches and action plans for saving software projects headed toward almost certain death.

Umashankar Jayakumar

Vice-President, Finance

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.

Reena Emmanuel

Heads Human Resources, Hyderabad

Reena Emmanuel heads Human Resources including Recruitment, Talent Management, employee Engagement, Compensation and Benefits and Employee relations for Napier, India. She specializes in competency development, career frameworks, Organizational development and Leadership development.

Reena comes with over 18 years of experience in Human Resources with a proven track record of driving HR initiatives that improve processes, performance and employee engagement.

Prior to Joining Napier, Reena has worked with MedGenome, AstraZeneca, Novozymes, Wipro, Sapient and GE.

Devi Jayaraman

Head of Operations, Hyderabad

Devi is responsible for improving the operational efficiency of the organization across its various functions through process improvements, automation and innovation with product stability, security and client satisfaction being the key areas of focus.

She brings a wealth of experience having worked with Virtusa, Cognizant, EDS and TCS in many frontline delivery as well as operational roles.

Devi holds a Master of Business Administration from Anna University, Chennai and a Bachelor of Engineering from Government College of Engineering. Coimbatore.

Anil Kumar

Vice President, Product Management

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 B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from Mysore University, and Master’s degree in Management from Yale University.

Rami Jaber

Regional Sales Director
Middle East & Africa

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.

Anthony Tian

Vice President of Sales & Field Marketing

As an enterprise sales leader in the IT software industry, Anthony has been helping CxOs across the Asia Pacific region drive their operations and business growth through the strategic deployment of IT for more than 20 years. In that time, he has routinely sold high-value yielding ERP, IoT, Mobility, Mobile Device Management and other complex solutions by companies such as Microsoft, Network Associates, Citrix Systems and Sage to some of the most successful user organisations across varying industries. Now at specialised healthcare IT solutions vendor Napier Healthcare, Anthony continues to pursue his single most important passion—helping organisations derive top dollar ROI from their investments in technology. He is currently working with the region’s healthcare providers and specialists on how best they can bring about their digital transformation toward an ideal model of Connected Healthcare provision. One that ensures consistently better care delivery, higher operating efficiencies and healthier profit margins for healthcare providers.

Enrico Lim

Regional Alliance Director

Enrico establishes and nurtures successful and profitable relationships with Napier’s global and strategic sales and implementation partners. He has more than 18 years of experience in regional and global channels and sales management, particularly in the healthcare space. He will be leveraging his specialised knowledge in acute and long-term care solutions to seek out, connect with and strike up working relationships with partners that will work with Napier to give healthcare providers exactly what they need to deliver the best possible healthcare achievable and do so profitably.

Enrico has a Bachelor of Science, Physics & Microelectronics from Campbell University, North Carolina, USA.

Eric Wong

Regional Product Marketing Director

Eric leads product marketing at Napier Healthcare. He is a highly accomplished marketer with over 25 years of marketing experience covering product marketing, marketing management, branding, channel management, channel marketing, growth strategy, customer engagement and customer experience. At Napier, he will be leveraging his vast marketing experience to create clear market positioning and value proposition for Napier’s award winning healthcare solutions. He will ensure Napier’s product-market fit, engage customers on product feedback and requirements, create go-to-market plan and deploy marketing programs to enhance customer engagement and customer experience. Championing the customers’ voice within Napier and positioning Napier as the preferred healthcare solutions provider will be his top focus.

Eric has a Bachelor of Mass Communications degree from University Science of Malaysia. He is regular public speaker in marketing conferences and was an industry advisor to University Science of Malaysia, Taylors’ University and UPSI. Prior to joining Napier, he was an award winning marketer at IBM covering Asia Pacific, Asean and country roles.

Vimala Ayanarappan

Legal Head

Vimala’ s professional experience spans over a decade as an Advocate & Solicitor, duly admitted to the High Court of Malaya, with specialisation in high growth sectors such as the information technology (IT), Information technology enabled services (ITES) especially on tele communication, cyber security and law, e-commerce, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. Vimala is also experienced on advising corporate and business clients on cross-border and domestic legal transactions, complex joint ventures, strategic tie-ups, foreign inward and outbound investment.

Vimala holds a LLB (Hons) and MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Vimala is fueled by her passion for understanding the nuances of corporate cultures and strategizes to achieve a healthy balance between legal risks and business efficiency.

Mahendra Pratap Singh

Head of Human Resources

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.

Michael Dal Maso

Regional Product Manager

Michael is responsible for field product management for Australia and New Zealand with a focus on developing Napier’s product capabilities to support the growing ANZ Care and Health markets. He is passionate about developing products that address client's needs and solve their challenges.

Michael is consummate product management, capability development professional with over 20 years of experience. His expertise spans Legal, Government and Health markets developing products encompassing technologies like SaaS, IaaS, Collaboration and Middleware. He previously worked for Fuji Xerox Australia, as Head of Product Management, CTO at Access Digital a lean SaaS startup and Practice Manager for SingTel Optus Business developing disruptive innovative products and services.

Michael studied Computer Science and Marketing at University of Technology, Sydney and is currently undertaking an MBA.

Paul Drinkwater

Sales Director

As an enterprise sales leader in the IT software industry, Paul has been helping CEO’s in the Australian and New Zealand region drive their operations and business growth through the strategic deployment of IT solutions for more than 30 years. In that time, he has successfully started and exited several start-up businesses, as well as working as a sales leader for large international companies solving problems with Business Process and Workflow, Enterprise Content Management and Cyber Security technologies.

Paul now heads up a growing team of experienced healthcare based professionals within the ANZ Region providing business outcomes for the highly regulated Hospital and Aged Care market, ensuring his clients a high return on investment for their technology acquisitions while driving business efficiencies and stronger bottom line returns for his clients.

R. Srinivasan


An eminent figure in the technology business, R. Srinivasan is the Founder and Managing Director of Redington (India) Ltd, a listed company with a turnover of over US$4.5 billion in the supply chain solutions business of digital device products and software, and significant presence in the emerging markets of S. Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. He is also the Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies Limited India – a listed company that sees revenues totaling about US$6 billion from its global IT services business, particularly in N. America, continental Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia and the Chairman of its wholly owned subsidiary, HCL Singapore Pte Ltd, which directly addresses the markets of Asia Pacific and Australia.

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