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Our CEO - Dr. Harish Pillai

Dr. Harish Pillai

Dr. Harish Pillai

CEO - Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India

A healthcare professional with exceptional leadership skills, Dr. Harish Pillai appointed as CEO of Aster Medcity in 2013.

Before joining Aster DM Healthcare, he was appointed as CEO of Egypt’s biggest private tertiary care hospital - As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for over 7 years. The Hospital won the JCI accreditation and charted a growth turnover from 16.65 million USD in 2006 to 43.7 million USD in 2012 with an EBITDA of 18%.

He completed his MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, started his career in with Apollo Hospital group. After completion of his Masters in Hospital Administration from the Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad. He won many awards for Overall Excellence ‘Dr Prathap C Reddy Award for Overall Excellence.’

Later, he completed his Masters in Business Administration - International Hospital and Healthcare Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany. He won an award as ‘the Best Student for his distinguished academic record.’ He joined Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai, UAE, as General Manager - Operations, and promoted as the Hospital Director.

He is considered as one of the most influential leaders in the Indian healthcare industry. Dr. Harish Pillai has been nominated to the board of Members of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards International Advisory Panel.

Currently, he is conveners of various Healthcare Panel of Confederation of Indian Industries - CII Kerala State Council; the past Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Cairo British International School, Egypt and the past President of the Indian Community Association of Egypt.

Dr. Harish Pillai, was featured among the top 25 healthcare influencers in India by the Healthcare Executive Magazine (January 2015 edition), won the Best CEO of the Year Award (2015) at the CMO National Awards for Healthcare Excellence.