Anil is a doctor with 30 years of healthcare and business management experience spanning a career as a medical officer and surgeon in the British Army and NHS. He graduated from medical school in 1989 winning five undergraduate prizes. He then served with the Royal Army Medical Corps in the rank of Captain on operational tours in the Gulf War, Cyprus, Kenya and Nepal, before returning to the UK to work at the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital in London and the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot. He subsequently joined a surgical training rotation in Oxford and London and was awarded a surgical research scholarship from Yale University – he has published research papers in the areas of oncology and surgery. He left medicine to join the healthcare investment banking arm of Credit Suisse First Boston, before serving as Chief Executive of the European joint venture arm of MedCath Corporation – a multi-billion dollar cardiac services company with 11 specialist heart hospitals and 32 cardiology centres across the US.
Anil holds an MBA from London Business School (LBS) and founded Regent’s Park Healthcare in December 2002. He has developed a broad range of expertise that enables him to bridge the complex communities of finance and healthcare. He is particularly expert in the areas of strategic planning and disruptive innovation. He is regularly invited to lecture at international meetings and advises a number of charity and industry organisations. He is a mentor on the highly successful LBS Entrepreneurship Summer School and recently mentored the winning entrepreneurial team at the 2018 LBS Healthtech Challenge – a business ideas competition helping young people to turn their health tech ideas into reality. He is the recipient of a number of business awards including the inaugural 2010 Accomplished Entrepreneur Award from LBS. The 2011 Award for Entrepreneurial Achievement from his peer group, the Independent Healthcare Association. He is the 2018 winner of Director of the Year Award by the Institute of Directors, London & South Region, for Innovation. He also won the 2018 Director of the Year Award by the Institute of Directors for the South West Region. On 14th September 2018 he won the 18th annual Asian Achievers Awards in the ‘Professional of the Year’ category – the UK’s leading gala event celebrating success amongst the Asian diaspora. Anil has recently been awarded the Freedom of the City of London and was invested as a Freeman in the Guild of Entrepreneurs in 2018.