VISIONARY TEAM
Conexus unites knowledge, experience and vision of experts who have made difference to lives of many individuals.
Prof. Dr. Sudhir Dagaonkar
Dr. Sudhir Dagaonkar has three decades of experience in Clinical Pharmacology, clinical researcher and medical educationist. He is an Eminent Medical Expert-Director at Lilavati Hospital. He has also been...
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Dr. Mukesh Hariawala
Dr. Mukesh Hariawala has over three decades of experience of being a Cardiac Surgeon, Research Scientist & Healthcare Economist. His expertise in the field of cardio-vascular surgery involves open heart and...
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Mr. Sudhir Jalan
Mr. Sudhir Jalan has over four decades of experience in spearheading diversified units as part of the senior management and as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has been the Chairman of Meenakshi Tea Company...
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Dr. Bindukumar Kansupada
Dr. Bindukumar Kansupada has over three decades of experience in Healthcare Finance and Cardiology. He pioneered the establishment of one of the first nationally certified Nuclear and Echocardiography facility at...
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Mr. Roger C.B. Pereira
Mr. Roger Pereira has over 25 years of experience in advertising and strategic brand communications. He is currently the Director at Turning Point Brand Consulting, Managing Director at Roger Pereira Communications...
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Mr. Sanjay Sachdev
Mr. Sanjay Sachdev has a strong financial services background with over 25 years enriched experience. He is currently the Chairman of Blufin, a financial services data analytics and asset management company...
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Dr. Shailja Shukla
Dr. Shailja Shukla has over three decades of experience in the medical field with focus on family planning, emergency procedures, health check-ups and administrative procedures. She has been involved as a...
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Dr. Manoj G. Patel
Dr. Manoj Patel is a Consulting Physician and Cardiologist with a domain expertise of over three decades in the field of Medicine. He is currently associated with Nanavati Hospital, Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital, Hinduja...
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Mr. Kketan Shah
Mr. Kketan Shah has over three decades of experience in the field of event management and academics related networking. Currently, he is the Director at the International Institute of Events Management....
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Dr. Bindukumar Kansupada

Dr. Bindu Kansupada has over three decades of experience in Healthcare Finance and Cardiology. He pioneered the establishment of one of the first nationally certified Nuclear and Echocardiography facility at Pennsylvania, USA. He is an American board certified Cardiologist with over two decades of clinical experience with demonstrable positive outcomes. As an independent consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, he has played a long standing role as a featured Cardiology speaker for Merck, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Marion Lab in support of their Physician education & CME programs. In 2011, he was appointed on the Pennsylvania Advisory Council to Governor Corbett and State Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.

In his quest for voluntary Indian community service, he has maintained Patron membership with the influential AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin). Since 2012, he also sits as a Board Trustee on the Pennsylvania Medical Society, safeguarding the interests of his constituent physicians. In recognition for outstanding professional and humanitarian service, Dr Kansupada is recipient of the prestigious “Guardian Angel Award “conferred by Saint Mary Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA.

He completed his medical education from TN Medical College, Mumbai and completed extensive Cardiology training from Drexel University, USA. Dr Kansupada also graduated in MBA which helped him in areas such as healthcare management, insurance reimbursement coding and public private partnership models. He has been an Adviser to the insurance companies like IBS, Keystone Mercy and Oak tree.

Dr. Mukesh Hariawala

Dr. Mukesh Hariawala has over three decades of experience of being a Cardiac Surgeon, Research Scientist & Healthcare Economist. His expertise in the field of cardio-vascular surgery involves open heart and transplantation surgeries. He was on the surgical team that performed the first bypass surgery on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in 1990 and many such known people. He was bestowed with the prestigious ‘India's Most Admired Surgeon, 2012’ award by Shri. K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Maharashtra.

He is a Director on the Board of LoudCloud Systems in Dallas, USA and A3 Remote Monitoring Technologies Mumbai, India. Dr. Hariawala is a Surgeon Consultant & Advisor to Thoratec Corporation, San Francisco, USA and also a Principal Clinical Trial Investigator - Asia Pacific for Blue Fiber Medical, Dusseldorf, Germany. He is the Global Brand Ambassador for the Shockwave System by Storz Medical, Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Hariawala is Adjunct Professor of Management Studies at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA and has also been Instructor of Surgery at the illustrious Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

He is an active member in the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons and International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation.

He completed his graduation in medicine from TN Medical College & Nair Hospital in Mumbai. Dr. Hariawala gained experience in cardiac surgery at Nanavati and Breach Candy Hospital. He eventually got invited to the US and was made an American citizen for scientific excellence. He also became a Triple Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, American College of Surgeons and International College of Surgeons.

Dr. Shailja Shukla

Dr. Shailja Shukla has over three decades of experience in the medical field with focus on family planning, emergency procedures, health check-ups and administrative procedures. She has been involved as a Medical Officer In-charge of the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) clinic in Mumbai. It required her to be involved in patients care, emergency services, administration, management of pharmacy and coordination with empanelled hospitals and pathology laboratories.

Dr. Shukla earned her MBBS degree from University of Indore and holds a Diploma is Hospital Administration. She has worked with several organizations across the country including Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) and Family Welfare centers in Kochi and Vishakhapatnam.

Dr. Shukla was a delegate at the Reproductive Health Services conference in Dhaka in 2003 and has attended various national conferences and workshops related to family planning, infertility and health care including biomedical waste management and HIV/AIDS. She is also affiliated to the General Practitioners’ Association (GPA) in India.

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Dagaonkar

Dr. Sudhir Dagaonkar has three decades of experience in Clinical Pharmacology, clinical researcher and medical educationist. He is an Eminent Medical Expert-Director at Lilavati Hospital. He has also been a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at K.J. Somaiya Medical College and Hospital. Owing to his expertise, Dr. Dagaonkar is a sort after expert in Regulatory Affairs & Clinical Trials. He has been Former Vice President of Maharashtra Medical Council. He has been actively associated with Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council and a member of National Assessment and Accreditation Council, an organization that assesses and accredits institutions of higher education in India. He was nominated to the Senate of Mumbai University and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences by “His Excellency” The Governor of Maharashtra. He has been Member of the Standing Committee of PGI Chandigarh as Government of India nominee. He has authored chapter on Autonomic Nervous System in the text book of Pharmacology by Prof. Dr. Seth. He is also a Pharmacology subject expert at ICMR.

Dr. Dagaonkar completed his Doctor of Medicine with specialization in Pharmacology. He has rich experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a full-time Medical Director and as consultant since 1984. He has traveled globally for professional projects of regulatory, clinical trials and international business.

Mr. Roger C.B. Pereira

Mr. Roger Pereira has over 25 years of experience in advertising and strategic brand communications. He is currently the Director at Turning Point Brand Consulting, Managing Director at Roger Pereira Communications and India Partner of Chartwell Partners, U.K.

He worked with a plethora of brands from 3i, Apple, Amul, AstraZeneca, BP, BANKAM, Bank of Baroda, Barclays, Blackberry, Cadbury, Castrol, Colgate, Citibank, Energee, GE, JP Morgan, Pfizer to Shell, StanChart, SBI, Squibb, Tata, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata Sons, TCS, Unilever, Unisys, VISA, Volkswagen, Wal-Mart, Wrigley, Wyeth, and Xerox. He also worked on several assignments with Government of India, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab, Sri Lanka and the U. S. A.

Owing to his immense domain knowledge and experience in the media sector he founded the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) and the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA). During the span of his career he received many awards like the Max Lewis Trophy, UN Award and Banff Television Award, Hollywood Academy of Arts & Sciences among many others.

Mr. Pereira is a visiting faculty at IIM, Ahmedabad, Bajaj, MDI, Gurgaon, University of Chicago, North-western, Chapel Hill (North Carolina), Johns Hopkins and also East-West Center (Hawaii). Presently, he is also the Convenor of Collaborating Chambers of Commerce, Vice-Chair at Bombay First. He has been Co-Chair at The British Business Group (BBG).

He studied Law and Political Science from Mumbai University and then from University of Chicago.

Mr. Sanjay Sachdev

Mr. Sanjay Sachdev has a strong financial services background with over 25 years enriched experience. He is currently the Chairman of Blufin, a financial services data analytics and asset management company. He was previously associated with Tata Asset Management Limited, Shinsei Bank Group, Principal Financial Group in the US and Principal-Punjab National Bank (PNB).

Mr. Sachdev has been a strong and vocal advocate for the cause of pension reform in India, working closely with senior government representatives since 1997. He has been a member of the Working Group on Pension Reform established by IRDA in 2000 as well as a member of the Pension Working Group at AMFI in 2002.

Mr. Sachdev was the founding Chairman of United Way of Mumbai (established jointly with support from United Way International and the US Embassy in India). He is the founding Chairman of the US –India Investors Forum. He has also served in various responsible positions on regulatory and professional boards of FICCI, SEBI & IMC.

He was the founding Chairman of the Financial Planning Standards Board in India.He is also a Global Board member of the Financial Planning Standards Board based out of Denver, USA. He was also ranked by The Week Magazine as one of the 50 most emerging leaders in India in 2004.

An LLIF (Fellow of the LIMRA Leadership Program) and a Certified Financial Planner, (CFP) he also co-founded the CFP Program in India. He holds a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Wharton School, a Master’s Degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), Phoenix, AZ., USA, Degree in Law from the Government Law College, University of Bombay, India and a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay.

Mr. Sudhir Jalan

Mr. Sudhir Jalan has over four decades of experience in spearheading diversified units as part of the senior management and as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He has been the Chairman of Meenakshi Tea Company Ltd., Rice Lake Weighing Systems India Ltd., Neo Foods Pvt. Ltd., Bells Softech Ltd. And Sublime Agro Limited.

Mr. Jalan was President of All India Management Association (AIMA) and has been an active member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He was also the President of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC India).

Mr. Jalan is the Hon. Consul General of Greece in Kolkata. He has served on the Board of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata. He also sits on the Board of several other companies of repute.

He brings with him years of knowledge and strategic planning crucial to run an successful enterprise.

Mr. Jalan is a Commerce Graduate with an MBA from Kolkata. Currently he is the Co-Chairman of Rieter India Private Limited.

Dr. Manoj G. Patel

Dr. Manoj Patel is a Consulting Physician and Cardiologist with a domain expertise of over three decades in the field of Medicine. He is currently associated with Nanavati Hospital, Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital, Hinduja Health Care besides managing his own clinic located in Mumbai.

In the past he has been associated with KEM Hospital and Seth G S Medical College in Mumbai. He has also been a Physician at Kasturbha Hospital. He taught medicine for 3 years and has exposure to fields like Neurology, Haematology, Cardiology and Gastroenterology as well.

He is actively involved as office bearers of many bodies such as Indian Medical Association – Mumbai West Branch (Vice President), Association of Medical Consultants of Bombay (Hon. Treasurer), Consultant Association of Nanavati Hospital (Hon. Treasurer), Association of Physician of India, Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal, Andheri Medical Association, Santacruz Medical Association (Trustee), Bandra Medical Association, Sports Medicine Association and Ashwini Foundation. He is the Chairman and Trustee of the Medical Club of Vile Parle, Treasurer at Homeopathic Education Society, Hon, Treasurer at Juhu Jagruti and Medical Chairman of Rotary Club of Bombay West.

He has been a Consulting Physician Cardiologist since 1980. He is on the panel of doctors of Life Insurance Corporation of India. He acquired his MBBS & MD degree from G.S. Medical College, University of Bombay. He has also published several papers in various medical journals.

Mr. Kketan Shah, Advisor at Conexus Social Responsibility Services

Mr. Kketan Shah has over three decades of experience in the field of event management and academics related networking. Currently, he is the Director at the International Institute of Events Management. He is also a Partner at the International Event Management and is actively involved in conducting Management Training Programmes and undertaking Management Consultancy Projects. In the past he has been an Advisor & Consultant Multi-Flex Lami- Print Ltd. and a Director at Jay Kay Dee Industries Ltd.

Recently he has been appointed by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI as an advisory board member on CSR. He is currently the Committee Member at Juhu Jagruti, a Socio Cultural registered Public Charitable Trust existing for last 35 years which donates for various educational, medical and social Projects. He is also actively associated with Alumni Associations of Mithibai College, Narsee Monjee College, NMIMS and Shree Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya.

In the past he has been associated with various Government, public and private bodies on their advisory panels in different capacities such as Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Telephone Advisory Committee of MTNL in Mumbai; Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee, Shri Vile Parle Kelvani Mandal; University Board of Students Welfare, SNDT Women’s University (Vice Chancellors Nominee). He has also been associated with National and International Professional bodies like Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD), Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), and Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). He has been on the Advisory Committee of STACA Centre for Advertising and Communication Management (Standing Committee on Advertising).

He has received recognition at various platforms like Special Award by Shri Mukesh Ambani – Chairman, Reliance Industries Ltd., Rotary International Foundation Educational Award, Excellence Award & Achiever’s Award for outstanding achievement and noteworthy excellence from NMIMS University for his contribution in the field of Education and Public Activities.

Mr. Shah has participated in various international delegations like Rotary International District 3140 to visit Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Russia, Harvard National Model United Nations, World Model United Nation’s Conference in Athens, Greece, “Association of Indian Community” in Bahrain to set up Educational Institutes along with the Pro VC of University of Mumbai & Scottish Enterprise Foundation, University of Stirling, UK. He was also the Co-ordinator for Women’s Enterprise Training Programme of NMIMS in association with Scottish Enterprise Foundation, University of Stirling, UK.

He organised international events with European Economic Community (EEC) on the concept of “Business Centres (BIC)” and other relevance of India and also “Common Wealth of Innovation for SMES’’ in Mumbai. He has a Masters Degree in Management Studies with specialisation in Marketing & Personnel from NMIMS and also a Masters of Commerce from University of Mumbai.

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