Co-founder and CEO of Svast Inc. Kunnummal Biju (Biju) is an experienced entrepreneur growing global startups with demonstrated history of leadership in the cross-border trade, software, healthcare and legal industries. Using vision, strategy and team building, Biju has grown the companies from start up to multi-million-dollar revenue. At a venture-based company, Biju has worked from the early stages till maturity, where they took the offline business of individual healthcare insurance online. This entity eventually was sold in a billion plus deal. Biju has also worked at leading global companies heading the software development at multiple levels, including chief architect. In the process honing skills in strategy, team leadership, entrepreneurship, business development, and organizational culture. Biju holds an MBA from Anderson School at UCLA and B.E. from Bangalore University. Loves to watch good movies. Is passionate about food, gardening and doing good for the world.
Our mission is to bring affordable, personalized healthcare to everyone–globally. We are driven to navigate broken healthcare systems by working to bring the free market to healthcare around the world.
Svast was created with the idea of addressing the growing number of needs of medical tourists around the world. We understand that medical travel can be overwhelming, and strive to make the entire process as easy and comfortable as possible.
Svast assists you in obtaining visas and insurance, booking travel, accomodations, and transportation, all the while preparing you for treatment abroad. We ensure you receive the highest level and quality of care at the most affordable cost to you, the patient.
Lata and Kunnummal have both seen the complexities that their near and dear faced while undergoing complex healthcare treatments in various countries. We experienced some of the pain in navigating a broken healthcare system which seems to be universal in every country. Healthcare is hampered by rules, regulations and gatekeepers such that it has become very local, disjointed and crippled by the inability to work in a free market. We are driven by the idea of bringing free market to healthcare. That was the genesis of Svast. Our mission is to bring personalized healthcare to everyone globally – At the price, wait time and level of service that satisfies their individual needs.
Co-founder and President of Svast Inc., leads its global marketing strategy and spearheads alliances with sovereign governments and major corporations. She was the founder and CEO of Resource Leaders, a market intelligence firm which created over 400 business and technology white papers and research reports for her global clients. Her work has been featured in fDi, the investor magazine of Financial Times, Global University Venturing, etc. Her experience in the Healthcare industry includes consulting services to Los Angeles’s leading orthopedic surgical center, leading new product development in the health education software sector and providing strategy for automated Utilization Review in the California Workers Compensation industry. Lata was the technology leader for the second largest telco, MCI (now Verizon), including leading the BT/MCI merger and MCI/Stentor alliances where she was involved with building the largest Fraud detection system in telecommunications space using artificial intelligence, statistical and advanced mathematical models. She is on the board of multiple non-profit women focused institutions including SAHARA, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. She received her MBA from Anderson School at UCLA and B.E. from the University of Kerala in India.
As our Head of Operations he comes with a varied experience of over 12 years and specialized in Operations Management profile from diversified sectors. Khalil was the Airport Duty Manager for International and Domestic Airport Operations for Kingfisher Airlines at Chennai where he worked for 6 years . He was also Head of Department – Customer Relationship for Mercedes-Benz in Chennai. Over the last few years, he was COO of Healing Lives Solutions Pvt. Ltd. where he was involved in managing the patient experience. He is passionate about building business models and studying the various company’s operations.
Abdur Raheem VP, India Sales
Nisar Basha is a Healthcare and various multi industry experienced professional over 17 years. His mission has been building strategic partnerships on cloud health platforms beyond borders and keenly working on developing the healthcare business with the latest IOT Robotic and AI enablement for various health care services. Nisars extensive learnings in market penetration, strategy building, business development, product marketing and need base customer acquisition has been a versatile tool for creating business spots in various countries. The blend of scientific research, Marketing and Sales in various domains gives him an exposure of being more detailed to learn and simplify business implementation in cloud clinics, hospitals & ICUs.
Nitin Mohandas is a Business Development professional with over 20 years of multi industry experience. His experience is spread across managing products & services, working in local & global markets, for startups & Fortune 500 brands. Nitin has been focusing on building Technology & Healthcare ecosystems over the past 10 years, and has achieved some satisfying accomplishments; such as leading Samsung Mobile to #1 in the Gulf, rolling out Mastercard Global Travel Visa Assistance Platform & getting the largest Healthcare Provider in the Middle East to choose a startup to build their healthcare technology backbone. He is passionate about the power of networks, leveraging global &; cross-industry synergies and how changing the status quo can be leveraged for a Win-Win. Nitin achieves balance through Sci-Fi movies, where technology IMPOSSIBLE today, could be POSSIBLE tomorrow!
As the Svast Head of marketing Rock brings 20 years of offline, digital, and media marketing experience. Rock is the former CEO of Onvi meida, VP at RAPP and has run multiple digital ad agencies throughout his career. Rock brings fortune 500 marketing experience mixed with a tech background that keeps him at the forefront of the marketing spectrum. Rock also currently serves as an Advisor for multiple companies. Rock attended Loyola Marymount and opened his first digital agency at 23 (1999.) Rockford just finished co-writing his first tv show and is a co-founder of a save the world nonprofit, thelab.earth.