Chairman, Ambuja Neotia
Harshavardhan Neotia hails from a distinguished family that migrated from Rajasthan to Kolkata more than 100 years ago. He is an Entrepreneur, and presently Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group. The Group operates across four business verticals: Real Estate - covering the entire gamut of housing, retail and commercial spaces, Hospitality - including hotels, resorts, clubs and restaurants, Healthcare with multispecialty hospitals & Education. Headquartered in Kolkata, the group’s projects are mostly located in Eastern India.
He did his schooling from La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata. He graduated with a B. Com (Hons.) degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and went on to complete the Owner President Management Programme (OPM) from Harvard Business School, USA.
His work in social housing earned Harsh Neotia the honour of being conferred with Padma Shri from the Hon'ble President of India in 1999. He is also a recipient of the YPO Legacy of Honour Award. He was recently conferred the D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) by the Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, and ‘Honorary Life Fellowship’ by AIMA (All India Management Association).
He is an active Member and Past President of FICCI and also Past President of AIMA. He is presently member India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) Trust, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), and Chairman of National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research (NITTTR).
He has also formerly been on the board of IIM Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, and a member of The Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
He heads Jnana Pravaha, a Centre for Cultural Studies and Research in Varanasi, as its chairman and is one of the trustees of Shree Somnath Trust that manages and maintains the Somnath Temple in Gujarat. He also serves as the Honorary Consul of Israel in West Bengal.
Managing Director, Neotia Healthcare
Having more than 26 years of rich professional experience across diverse portfolios like academics, manufacturing, healthcare & hospitality industries Mr. Pradeep Lal Mehta is presently the Managing Director of the healthcare vertical.
He is the Past President of Association of Hospitals of Eastern India (AHEI) and a member of the Health care Sub Committee of CII Eastern Region. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also of Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Mr. Mehta holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University, USA.
He was involved with his family business until 1994 after which he got associated with the Ambuja Neotia Group with his first assignment as the head of Corporate Affairs & Finance in Ambuja Cements where he earned his reputation & goodwill for hard work, dedication & deliverance on positive commitments.
Subsequently from the year 2002 he started leading the Group’s Healthcare Initiatives with greater goal and vision to explore diversified business opportunities in the field of healthcare. Under his leadership the healthcare vertical of Ambuja Neotia Group strongly established the most sought after mother and child super-specialty destination in Eastern India “Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre” at Kolkata. He simultaneously succeeded in amplifying the group’s bouquet of healthcare services from super specialty to the superlative multispecialty hospital in Siliguri “Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre”, the chain of Infertility Treatment Centers “Genome The Fertility Centre”, the Nursing institute par excellence “Neotia Academy of Nursing”, the Diagnostics and specialty clinic “Neotia Mediplus”, the second Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care hospital at New Town, Rajarhat along with upcoming many new initiatives on the anvil.
He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Neotia Hospitality Division and at leadership role at many other verticals of the Ambuja Neotia Group.
Senior Vice President, Neotia Healthcare
Ms. Ruma Banerjee is presently the Senior Vice-President of the healthcare vertical.
She is a post-graduate in Hospital management from Calcutta University (IISWBM) with 20+ years of experience. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law & Ethics (National Law School of India University, Bangalore).
She started as an administrator at the flagship hospital of the group Bhagirathi Neotia Woman & Child Care Centre. Over the span of 20 yrs she was instrumental in setting up the diverse healthcare expansion starting with Genome The Fertility Centre in the year 2006, Neotia Mediplus in the year 2010, Neotia Academy of Nursing in the year 2011, Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre (NGHC) in Siliguri – a 250 bed multi super speciality hospital in the year 2012 and the second Bhagirathi Neotia Woman and Child Care Centre hospital in the year 2018.
Ms. Ruma Banerjee has also been instrumental in successful commissioning of the units ensuring efficient healthcare delivery systems keeping an eye on the cost parameter, programming and planning of hospitals as well as successful customization and implementation of healthcare support systems.
She holds a NATHEALTH - Healthcare Federation of India membership & is the state secretary of AHPI - Association of Healthcare Providers (India). She is also a member of Healthcare Subcommittee of FICCI, ICC & CII Eastern Region.
Director, Neotia Healthcare
Mr. Vikash Jaju is presently been entrusted to look into the Healthcare units of Ambuja Neotia as the Director of the overall healthcare vertical. He is a chartered accountant with more than 16 years of experience with a diverse portfolio in Real Estate, Hospitality & Healthcare businesses and also in NBFC's sector. He has a Commerce degree in honours from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Jaju had joined Ambuja Neotia Group in the year 2004 as a Finance Executive. Over the past decade Mr. Jaju is involved in Finance, Treasury, MIS, Budgeting, Planning & Strategy, Corporate Structuring, Tax planning, Secretarial Compliances, etc.
He has been instrumental in monitoring the internal fund movement, allocating capital between various asset classes with an objective of managing the risk and maximising return, in financial structuring of the Companies including merger/demerger, tax planning etc.
Currently, he is designated as the Chief Executive & Finance Controller of Family Office of the Promoters of Ambuja Neotia Group and is part of Senior Management.
In addition to this,. Mr. Jaju also holds Director position in various companies of different sectors such as Real Estate, Hospitality, Healthcare etc.