Management Team

Ms. Ameera Shah- Managing Director and CEO

Ms. Ameera Shah is the Managing Director and CEO of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., a highly respected and multinational chain of diagnostic centers.

Ms. Shah has evolved Metropolis from its single pathology laboratory status to a fully integrated multinational chain of 105 diagnostic centers and 700 collection centers across the globe. Metropolis delivers over 15 million tests a year, catering to more than 10,000 Laboratories, Hospitals, Nursing homes and 2,00,000 Consultants. With 33 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being India's leading and only multinational chain of diagnostic centres with presence in UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.

She has revolutionized the pathology industry from being a doctor led practice to a professional corporate group in an extremely unregulated, competitive and fragmented market. Under her leadership, Metropolis has been the first to create a sustainable business model for pathology, the first to traverse in to emerging markets & the first to implement global standards of quality in all its processes & systems.

Ms. Shah received a degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and has also completed the prestigious Owner-President Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Ms. Shah is an eminent industry spokesperson and has been featured as a speaker in various National and International forums, industry events and conclaves. She has been elected the Secretary of the IAPL (Indian Association of Pathology Laboratories) and is the Chairperson of the ‘FICCI Health services Western Subgroup’ that drives policy decisions at the Center. Ms. Shah is an independent director on the board of several reputed companies and she is also an advisor to many educational institutions.

An International & National award winner, She was conferred with ‘The Young entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by GE in 2006 and ‘The Young Achiever of the Year Award’ at the CMO Asia Awards in 2011. She was also the recipient of the prestigious ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2011 organized by Entrepreneur India and Bloomberg. She has been honored with ‘Exemplary Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014. Recently she has been chosen as one of the most respected leaders under 40 years by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart (2014).

Mr. Mangesh Kulkarni, Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Mangesh.Kulkarni is the Chief Finance Officer of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd a multinational chain of diagnostic centers, since 2007.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds a Law degree. He had obtained all India ranks in both the CA exams. Before joining Metropolis Healthcare he has worked in senior positions in well-known companies like Shaw Wallace, Bombay Dyeing, Sterlite Industries and Godfrey Philips.

In his career spanning 32 years he has extensive experience in all the aspects of Accounts & Finance and has handled Fund raising & Banking, Group Accounts, Secretarial functions, Law, Taxation, Internal Audit, Costing & Information Technology.

In his current assignment he has been a member of the team which has helped in laying a strong Financial foundation for the Group and also in ensuring that it grows aggressively.

Mr. Ravindra Desai, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr Ravindra Desai is the Chief Marketing Officer of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. Mr Desai comes across with rich experience of 34 years in sales marketing function of Pharmaceuticals, Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Research.

Mr Desai started his career in the pharma industry spanning companies like Boots, Ranbaxy, Concept Pharma, Camlin and climbed the ladder through being NSM, GM, SBU Head etc. Mr Desai has been instrumental in pioneering the strategic marketing initiatives in the diagnostic industry and served in various positions like Director Sales Marketing ,International Business in various organizations. He has been responsible for carving out various strategic initiatives like creation of strong sales force, development.

of logistic network, market segmentation for specialized tests, strategic growth plans, training etc to name a few.He also comes with extensive experience in the clinical research domain and has worked with renowned Indian and International CROs.

Strong communication skills,strategic thinking, indepth product knowledge and sharp analytical skills form the core expertise of Mr Desai, which hence make him a name to reckon with in the healthcare industry.

Mr. Anand K, Senior Vice President Business Development & Green Field Projects

Dr. Nilesh Shah, COO & Head of Scientific Services

Dr. Nilesh Shah looks after operations across the group. He has set up several laboratories across the globe and standardized its processes. He is a microbiology graduate and Ph.D having 22 years of experience in various branches of clinical laboratory, instrumentations, techniques, clinical trial laboratory services and several non-technical segments like IT, Logistics, Materials Management, Customer Service, HR, Sales, business development etc. He has played key role in bringing several new tests and techniques to Metropolis for the past 20+ years.

Dr. Ajit Golwilkar, Managing Director - Golwilkar Metropolis Health Services Pvt. Ltd.

He is the Chairman and the Managing Director of Dr.Golwilkar Laboratories Ltd. After completing post graduation from Pune & Mumbai Dr.Golwilkar had set out with the commitment to provide complete pathology testing facilities under one roof and thus founded Dr.Golwilkar Laboratories Pvt. Ltd., Pune. His in-depth knowledge of the subject & all round expertise has ensured the technical validity of the reports. Along with this, his dignified presence has ensured a high morale amongst staff & patients alike

Dr. Anuradha Murthy, M.D - Honorary Consultant

Histopathologist at hospitals in and around Mumbai for over 25 years, Dr. Anuradha Murthy helped develop & establish Histopathology division at Metropolis. A winner of Shri H.Y Salaskar award, Dr.Murthy’s special interest lies in Pediatric Pathology, Renal Pathology , Immuno Histochemistry and bone marrow biopsy.

Dr. Awanti Golwilkar – Mehendale, M.D- Director (Golwilkar Metropolis)

An MD in Pathology from Pune University, Dr.Awanti Golwilkar – Mehendale has also been University topper in M.D and University ranker in all years of M.B.B.S. with special interest in Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry, Dr.Awanti has been associated with Golwilkar Metropolis, Pune for over a year now as Director & Chief Of Laboratory. She has been actively involved in implementing and maintaining quality control measures in Histopathology dept of Golwilkar Metropolis as per NABL – ISO 15189:2007 requirements.

Dr. Ravikumar.H.N

Dr.Ravikumar.H.N is an alumnus of Gulbarga University, Bellary, where he completed his MBBS. He also holds a Diploma in Clinical Pathology and Doctorate of Medicine in Pathology from Bangalore University.

He has 20 years of Laboratory experience in Diagnostic Services including Histopathology, Cytology, Hematology and Clinical Pathology

His Teaching Experience includes 17 years at the Under Graduate and Past Graduate level. He retired voluntarily as Associate professor. He was also previously an undergraduate examiner for RGUHS University.

He has held the posts of Associate Professor of Pathology at BRAMC, Bangalore and Managing Director and Senior Consultant Pathologist - RV Diagnostic Laboratory, Bangalore (NABL Accredited Lab).

He was also the empanelled Technical Assessor for Histopathology, Cytology Clinical pathology and Haematology, NABL, New Delhi. Having assessed about 20 labs all over India, he has conducted many slide seminars at National levels. He is also a founder member of ILQA (Inter Laboratory Quality Assurance), Bangalore.

His Dissertation is titled "Ultrasound and CT Guided FNAC of Thoracic and Abdominal Masses" for which the study was carried out at Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology.

Dr. Pranav Desai- (MD Path DCP Path)

Dr.Pranav Desai passed his MBBS, MD and DCP in Pathology from the Government Medical College Surat. He passed his MD in the year 1997. After completing his MD he got a chance to learn the intricacies of Histopathology and Immunohistochemistry as he was trained under Dr.A R Chitale in Bombay Hospital till January 1999. His stints at the hospital lead him to assist Dr.Chitale on a Brain Tumour project.

After the rigorous training, he initially ventured into joining Desai Clinical Laboratory in 1999 as a consultant Pathologist. He was instrumental in starting the Immunohistochemistry in the lab. Desai later went on to win accolades for being the first private lab in Gujarat to start a technique which is very useful in Oncopathology.

Dr.Pranav Desai is currently the Managing Director and full time Histopathologist in Desai Metropolis Health Services Private limited, Surat.

Dr. Ramesh Kumar- (PhD Medical Biochemistry)

Dr. Ramesh Kumar had his Ph D in Medical Biochemistry from Calicut University. He has presented and published many papers related to Biochemistry and Laboratory Approaches. His career started with Medical trust Hospital, Ernakulam and he has also worked for Government Medical College, Thrissur. With his 27 years experience as Biochemist and Lab in Charge at different hospitals and Labs he started Endocrinology and Immunology Lab (EI Lab) in 1994 to conduct special investigations in Immunology, Hormones, drug assays, infectious diseases,etc...In the year 2006, E I lab joined with Metropolis. He is also the Assessor for NABL.