We have an open, merit-based atmosphere at all levels of the organization,
rewarding people for performance.
Professor Mahipal S Sachdev, Chairman and Medical Director, Centre for Sight and President-Elect, All India Ophthalmological Society was honoured with Padma Shri award on January 26, 2007. In the year 2017, he attained professorship in ophthalmology.
He is a renowned ophthalmic surgeon who is recognized for his expertise in the area of corneal, refractive & cataract surgery, both nationally and internationally. He is widely credited to be a pioneer in India in propagating the technique of phacoemulsification for cataract surgery and LASIK laser for removal of glasses. Professor Sachdev pursued his medical education at the graduate and postgraduate level from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He later joined AIIMS as a faculty member. In the year 1989, he took up a fellowship at the Georgetown University, Washington DC to master the latest in ophthalmology.
In 1996, Professor Mahipal Sachdev stepped out of AIIMS with a dream of creating a world-class eye hospital. “Centre for Sight” is an outcome of that. CFS offers state-of-the-art medical facilities to the citizens of India at a fraction of the cost elsewhere in the world, ensuring “patients safety”, “expertise”, and “technology”.
Professor Mahipal is a visionary and leader. He has always been the torchbearer in the field of eye care pioneering several procedures including laser-assisted bladeless
surgery for cataract and LASIK. Prof. Mahipal was among the first to introduce LASIK and phakic IOLs & Femtosecond laser technology for LASIK. Professor Mahipal also has pioneered blade-free femto cataract technology in India. He has been active in imparting surgical training to the larger ophthalmic community. He has conducted several live surgery demonstrations in the remotest locations of India to teach and popularize the technique of sutureless cataract surgery. In the year 1999, he was inducted to the Summit Autonomous Society USA, which recognizes leading refractive surgeons globally.
He is the Indian representative at the Asia Refractive Council and has been active in various international symposia and conferences, where he has conducted courses and presented over 150 papers. He has authored over 5 books on cataract & refractive surgery, today referred to by every budding ophthalmologist. Professor Mahipal is an active contributor of articles on eye health in mass media for the benefit of the general public also.
Professor Mahipal S. Sachdev has received numerous awards and distinctions in India and abroad for his contribution to ophthalmology. Prof. Mahipal has also received the “Lifetime achievement award- ophthalmology” at Times Healthcare Achievers program held in Delhi. He is a rare combination of a brilliant surgeon, an entrepreneur, and above all, a compassionate human being. He has ensured that the Indian flag remains flying high in the domain of eye care and that the patients in India have access to the best and the latest when it comes to treating their eyes in line with his own mission statement “every eye deserves the best”.
Dr. Alka Sachdev, is an Executive Director and a Promoter of our Company.
She currently holds the designation of Chief Executive Officer. She received her bachelor’s degree
in medicine and surgery from the University of Delhi. She has previously been associated with the
Department of Health, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India as chief medical officer.
She has over 30 years of experience in medicine.
Mr. Shimant Bhushan Chadha, is an Executive Director and the Chief
Financial Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Osmania University,
Hyderabad. He is a certified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has previously
been associated with GE Capital Services, India as the head of commercial ending – mid size, with
ABN AMRO Bank as the head of healthcare finance and Citi Financial Consumer Finance India Limited as
territory manager. He has over 19 years of experience in the areas of banking and finance.
Dr. Roop did his graduation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi and post-graduation from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. A
leading cataract surgeon of West Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Roop was one of the first surgeons to adapt
Femtosecond Laser technology for cataract in the country. Recognized for his innovative techniques in the
ophthalmic fraternity, Dr. Roop has been awarded runners’ up award for video on cataract surgery
technique of circumferential chopping at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2008. He has
presented several films depicting newer techniques of cataract and glaucoma surgery in international
forum. Winner of special Gold Medal awarded by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India
Dr. Ritika has completed her MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College and MS
in surgery from Maulana Azad Medical College and Senior Residency from R P Centre, AIIMS, Delhi. She is
presently working as Additional Director Medical Services at Centre for Sight. She has been awarded the
Dr. Krishna Sohan Trophy 2013, Intra Ocular and Refractive Society India Gold Medal 2013.
(Hony.) Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal, Independent Director, has been conferred an
Honorary Brigadier’s rank in the Armed Forces Medical Services by the President of India and is
recipient of the Padma Shri award. He holds a bachelor’s degree in medicine and a bachelor’s
degree in surgery from the University of Poona and a diploma in clinical pathology from the Armed Forces
Medical College, Pune. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of pathology and acts as the
Chairman and Managing Director of Dr. Lal Pathlabs Limited.
Mr Asish Mohapatra, Independent Director, holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has previously been associated with ITC Limited and McKinsey & Co. He was also associated with Matrix Partners India Investments Holdings LLC which is one of the renowned investment firms. He has recently entered into entrepreneurship and is now holding a Directorship in OFB Tech Private Limited.
Mr. Parag is the Managing Partner of Mahindra Partners. With a career span
of 20 years, has held various positions within the Mahindra Group. Parag comes with an extensive
background and 20 years of experience in building new businesses, start-ups, JVs, merger and acquisition.
He is a Director on several Mahindra Group & Portfolio companies including Centre for Sight. Along
with the Mahindra Group and companies, Parag also is an Executive Committee member of various councils of
Mahindra Learning University. He is the Group lead for business representation in Israel. He is also an
Independent Director on the board of HDFC AMC Ltd. Parag is one of the chief Architects of Mahindra
Partners adapting innovation, creativity and new ventures for the Group. Prior to the current roles and
responsibilities, Parag was the Managing Director of Systems Marketing India Pvt. Ltd, a Private business
with interests in Manufacturing, Investment Banking and Trading.
A well-recognized speaker at prestigious forums Globally, Parag has been an Executive Committee Member to
CII, FICCI and American Alumni Association. He is also part of CII National Healthcare Council. Parag has
also been recognized by Economics Times and Spencer Stuart as India’s Top leaders in 40 under 40
programme and was featured in Anniversary Issue of “India Today” as well. Parag has been
associated with NGOs and is founder of “Executive Without Borders’ an NGO based in USA.
Head - Investments, Mahindra Partners at Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
Lead investments at Mahindra Partners, private equity arm of Mahindra Group
Board member at Centre for Sight, Lords Freight, and Transtech Solutions
Board observer at Mahindra Logistics, Mahindra Susten, and Firstcry
Led the investment in Centre for Sight
Successfully completed IPO of Mahindra Logistics (MLL), helped create ~40x value for Mahindra Group over 9
years, managed entire project from conceptualization to listing & played an active role in all key
Led merger of Mahindra Retail with Firstcry to create largest omni channel player in kids and mother
category, one of the complex M&A transaction negotiated directly