BAPIO appoints Dr Shankar Sikri as its first Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sikri has over 25 years experience in the healthcare and finance sectors. He qualified as a medical doctor from Imperial College London in 2004 and was subsequently elected as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2008. After working in the NHS for 4 years, he spent over a decade as a healthcare investment banker in London, most recently as a Managing Director with Evercore. He moved back to India in 2019 working as Head of Corporate Development at MedGenome and Operating Partner for Emerge Life Sciences.

Since 2021, Dr. Sikri has been working as an independent consultant based out of New Delhi, advising healthcare companies, governmental organisations and private individuals on strategic and financial matters. Amongst other assignments, he helped organise and was the master of ceremonies at the 4 th India-UK Healthcare Conference in May 2022.

Speaking about his role as Chief Operating Officer of BAPIO, Dr. Sikri said: “I am very excited to have the honour of being the first COO in BAPIO’s history. Having had first-hand experience of working in the NHS as a foreign doctor, I am aware of many of the issues faced by overseas healthcare professionals who come to the UK and the positive impact BAPIO has had on their careers. BAPIO’s achievements since its inception in 1996 are hugely commendable and I am looking forward to working with Dr. Mehta and the entire BAPIO team to take the organisation’s reach and impact to greater heights.”

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