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Dr Batra’s™ Group of Companies Strengthens Leadership Team; Aligns Organization for Future Growth

·         Sandeep Saxena promoted as Managing Director of Dr Batra's® Products
·         Aaras Vasa promoted as Executive Director of Dr Batra's™ Clinics

Bangalore September 19, 2017: Dr Batra’s™ Group of Companies, India’s leading homeopathic healthcare corporate, has announced the restructuring of its company boards by inducting two of its senior leadership - Sandeep Saxena and Aaras Vasa - into the Products and Clinics company Boards respectively. In addition, Sandeep Saxena has been promoted as the Managing Director of Dr Batra's® Products while he continues in his role as Group CEO and Aaras Vasa has been promoted as the Executive Director of Dr Batra's™ Clinics as he continues in his role as the Chief Strategy Officer for the Group.

Dr Batra’s™ Group of Companies Strengthens Leadership Team; Aligns Organization for Future Growth

“Both Sandeep and Aaras have been with us for four years and above all else, have a very strong value system and immense passion for the brand which were very important criteria in their selection to the respective company Boards. The induction of professionals like them to our Company Boards is a step in the right direction towards creating a professionally managed company and ensuring good corporate governance. With a proven track record for successfully leading large scale initiatives and driving innovation and excellence, we are particularly excited to be offering these progressive internal opportunities for our people as we evolve and grow. I look forward to continuing to work closely with them in their new roles,” said Dr. Akshay Batra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Batra's™ Healthcare.

Sandeep Saxena’s career spans over 24 years, during which he has worked with some leading companies in Consumer Healthcare, FMCG and Pharmaceutical sectors like Ranbaxy, Elder and Colgate-Palmolive India. Sandeep Saxena has played a crucial role in leading Dr Batra’s™ transformation from core Homeopathy Business to building the Consumer Healthcare and FMCG Business. During his tenure, the Product business has seen a big surge in the Modern Trade presence which now spans 5000 stores. Going forward the plan is to scale up this presence to 50,000 stores by 2020.

Aaras Vasa holds 15 years of experience and knowledge in strategy, market entry, technology and communication. He has worked internationally with Nokia and Motorola and in his last stint with Accenture he was an integral part of the communication, media and technology domain. Having joined Dr Batra's™ as COO in 2013, he was promoted to the role of a Chief Strategy Officer. Aaras has been responsible for directing and implementing new business lines and driving strategy and growth for the clinic vertical in India and internationally.

About Dr Batra’s™ Group of Companies:
Dr Batra’s™ Group of Companies was founded by Dr. Mukesh Batra in 1982 in Mumbai. The Group today is the leading Homoeopathic healthcare corporate, with over 225 clinics across 130 cities with presence in UK, UAE, Bangladesh and India. With over 350 fulltime doctors, of which 40 are MDs, Dr Batra’s has offered individualized treatment and care to over a million patients across the globe with Positive Treatment Outcome of 91% [as audited by the US-based agency American Quality Assessors (AQA)].  The brand has also made significant progress and development in personal and healthcare products under its well established division Dr Batra’s Products with 60 SKUs and presence in 5000 outlets. Dr Batra’s is the world’s first homoeopathic healthcare corporate to receive the much-coveted ISO 9001-2008 Certification. In addition to the awards bagged in India, the company has been conferred with accolades in Belgium, Germany, UK, UAE etc, for World’s Greatest Brand, Best Practices in Healthcare by European Society for Quality Research, Best Healthcare Clinic in Europe by Europe Business Assembly, Best Healthcare Brand at The Economic Times Healthcare Summit amongst others. Dr Batra’s™ Positive Health Foundation, a CSR arm of Dr Batra’s Group of Companies, has been making a profound difference to the lives of many orphans, handicapped children and the elderly. The Foundation currently runs over 168 Free Clinics across the country and additionally provides free treatment to partner NGO’s. Apart from healthcare, the Foundation also extends its support in the areas of nutrition and education. In the past year, the Foundation has reached out to over a lakh children through Annamrita’s mid-day meal programme under the initiative ‘Feed a Child’. Through the ‘Dr. Mukesh Batra Homeopathy Scholarship’ the idea is to inspire Gen-next, set higher quality of standards for medical excellence and provide support to the underprivileged