Professor Mahipal. S. Sachdev, Chairman, Medical Director of Centre for Sight & President Elect of All India Ophthalmological Society was honored with Padmashri 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 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 post graduate level at All India Institute of Medical Sciences.. He later joined AIIMS as a Faculty Member. In the year 1989, he took up a Fellowship at 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. Centre for Sight (CFS) offers state of the art medical facilities to the citizens of India at a fraction of the cost elsewhere in the world, affording its patients “Safety”, “Expertise” and “Technology”. It is today known as one of the leading Eye Centres in the country. It is truly a testimony to Prof. Sachdev’s spirit of enterprise and vision. Centre for Sight has been recently awarded as “The Best Single Specialty Hospital- Ophthalmology” from Times Health care Achievers..
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 blade less surgery for cataract and Lasik. Prof. Mahipal was among the first to introduce Lasik and Phakic IOLs & Femtosecond laser technology for Lasik. Prof. Mahipal also has pioneered blade free Femto cataract technology in India.
Prof. Mahipal Sachdev 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 suture less 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. Prof. Mahipal is an active contributor of articles on eye health in mass media for the benefit of the general public also.
Prof. Mahipal S. Sachdev has received numerous awards and distinctions in India and abroad for his contribution to Ophthalmology. Prof. Mahipal has also received “Life Time Achievement Award- Ophthalmology” at Times Health care Achievers program held in Delhi.
Prof. Mahipal S. Sachdev 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”.
Mr. Avnish Bajaj, is the Nominee Director of Matrix Partners India Investments LLC and Matrix Partners India Investments Holdings LLC on our Board. . He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, Harvard University, USA. He has over nine years of experience in the private equity and financial services industry in India. He is one of the co-founders of Matrix Partners India Investments LLC and also the founder of the website bazee.com, which was later acquired by ebay.com.
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.
Mr. Samir Shah, is a whole time Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in technology in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a master’s degree in science in organizational psychology and theory from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. He has previously been associated with Samir Surgitech Private Limited as its director. He has 19 years of experience in the areas of marketing and technical support activities.
(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 been associated with Matrix Partners India Investments Holdings LLC which is one of the renowned Investment firm. He is recently entered into entrepreneurship and now holding Directorship in OFB Tech Private Limited.
Mr. Vinay Mangla, Independent Director, holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi and is also a qualified Chartered Accountant. He is currently working as Head of India Tax at Google India Private Limited. He has previously been associated with Ernst & Young and S.R. Batliboi & Company LLP as a Senior manager. He has over 12 years of experience in the areas of corporate/ international tax and regulatory matters.