Aster DM Healthcare appoints India CEO

Aster DM Healthcare appoints India CEO

  • A seasoned healthcare management professional, Dr. Nitish Shetty comes with close to two decades of leadership experience across various hospital chains 
  • Farhan Yasin, Regional Director – Kerala & Tamil Nadu has been promoted to the role of Vice President for Kerala & Tamil Nadu and Aster Retail business in India

Dubai, 17th March 2023 – Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the GCC and India, has announced the appointment of Dr. Nitish Shetty as Chief Executive Officer of its India business. In this capacity, Dr. Shetty will oversee the company’s overall India operations and lead the growth of Aster DM Healthcare in India. 

Dr. Nitish Shetty joined Aster DM Healthcare in 2014, taking charge as the CEO of Aster CMI Hospital in Bengaluru and then rose to become the Regional Director of Aster Hospitals in Karnataka and Maharashtra, alongside assuming responsibility as a Director for Aster Labs. His promotion to the role of CEO of Aster DM Healthcare India is in alignment with the Group’s strategy to further strengthen Aster DM Healthcare’s presence in the country. Before joining Aster, Dr. Shetty worked for some of the reputed healthcare companies in India including BGS Global and Narayana Hrudayalaya.

Commenting on the new appointment, Dr. Azad Moopen,FounderChairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcaresaid, “We are excited to welcome Dr. Nitish Shetty to the position of CEO for the India operations of Aster DM healthcare. Dr. Nitish has a proven track record of success and has been instrumental in growing our Karnataka operations to become a leading provider in the state.  We are confident that in his new role, Dr. Nitish will take Aster to newer heights.

I am also happy to announce the promotion of Farhan Yasin to the role of Vice President – Kerala and Tamil Nadu who will also manage Aster’s Retail business in India which consists of pharmacies, labs, clinics and homecare.”

For more than 23 years, Dr. Nitish Shetty has specialized in strategic planning and management. Over last 8 years he has played a significant part in the commissioning and establishment of numerous projects including Aster CMI Hospital, Aster RV Hospital, Aster Whitefield Hospital and Aster clinics at Bangalore. He has also taken charge of Aster Labs recently. 

Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Nitish Shetty stated, “Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Azad Moopen, Aster DM Healthcare has emerged as one of the fastest growing healthcare brands in India. With a presence across 5 States, it has emerged as one of the major integrated healthcare players in the region providing primary to quaternary care services with a strong presence across hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, homecare and digital health. Our quest to make the finest of clinical excellence services delivered by India’s leading medical experts, easily accessible to people, has resulted in the integration of technology and digital enabled solutions into the core of our operations. I am delighted to take on this new responsibility and work alongside our teams of committed healthcare professionals to continue shaping Aster India’s growth story.”


About Aster DM Healthcare

Aster DM Healthcare Limited is one of the largest private healthcare service providers operating in GCC and in India. With an inherent emphasis on clinical excellence, we are one of the few entities in the world with a strong presence across primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary healthcare through our 30 hospitals, 125 clinics, 496* pharmacies, 20 labs and 157 patient experience centers in seven countries, including India. We have over 29,108 plus dedicated staff including 3,820 doctors and 8,299 nurses across the geographies that we are present in, delivering a simple yet strong promise to our different stakeholders: “We’ll treat you well.” We reach out to all economic segments in the GCC states through our differentiated healthcare services across the “Aster”, “Medcare” and “Access” brands.

* Including 239 Pharmacies in India operated by Alfaone Retail Pharmacies Private Limited under brand license from Aster. 

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