Meet the people who are backbone and the pillar of support for everything we do at Antara.
VAIBHAV V. PODDAR
CEO – Antara Assisted Care Services
Vaibhav is a contemporary business leader with competencies in setting-up businesses, strategy, innovation and people management.
At Antara, he leads Antara Assisted Care Services, our new line of businesses – Antara Care Homes, Antara Care at Home and Antara MedCare products.
He has been with the Max Group for over eight years across various roles. Prior to joining Antara he was an Executive Vice President with Max Healthcare Ltd. Prior to Max Group, Vaibhav had spent five years with McKinsey & Company Vaibhav has completed his masters from JBIMS in Mumbai, where he was the founder and chair of the Entrepreneurship Cell. He graduated from Mumbai University as an Engineer. Personally he enjoys adventure, including car rallying, running, cooking and coaching – he is a visiting faculty at a leading B-school in India. He is married to Nidhi, who is a chartered accountant with a Big 4.
Head – Operations
Ishan brings his expertise in Operations with over 16 years of experience in Business Operations, Customer Service Operations Team Management, Technology Enhancements, and IT Platform Implementations.
Ishan is a graduate in Business Administration from AIMT, Delhi. In his last assignment, he was working with Max@home (A division of Max Healthcare) as Head of Operations. Prior to this, he was associated with AXA Business Services, Max Bupa Health Insurance, Jindals Intellicom and Intouch Solutions. An effective people manager with great ability to motivate people, problem solve and help teams to achieve performance goals.
Director – Special Initiatives & Human Capital
Ambica steers the Human Capital and Special Initiatives function at Antara. She also plays a strategic role in maintaining and strengthening the Antara
values and culture.
Ambica has done her Senior Executive Management from Indian School of Business and is a graduate in Commerce with a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration from ITM, Mumbai. She has previously worked for Kalpataru Constructions, Mercer Consulting and Essar group. Ambica is an approachable person who gives a fair hearing to everyone and makes sure to never let her point of view go unheard.
Head – Finance
Ojasvi spearheads the Finance function for Antara Assisted Care Services. Ojasvi is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA with Finance majors. He has a dynamic understanding in setting up finance processes, Commercial control, Finance Strategy, Fund management, P&L management, Financial Risk control, Financial modelling, Planning & Budgeting, Technology implementation and Integration.
In his last assignment, Ojasvi was associated with Max Healthcare as Finance Head – New Businesses. Prior to that he has worked with Wipro Ltd. and Kotak Mahindra Bank and holds a rich 10+ years of industry experience spanning across all areas of Finance domain.
Head – Strategy & Growth Alliance
Leading the Strategy and Growth Alliances function at Antara, Vaibhav plays an active role in driving the overall business strategy, forging new growth alliances, strengthening governance and creating a strong capabilityon BPMA (Business Performance Management and Analytics). In addition, he also anchors key strategic initiatives, new business evaluation and governance activities of various operating companies at the Max Group level. In his professional career spanning over 16 years, he has successfully led teams in the areas of corporate & business strategy, board governance, change management, sales management and growth initiatives in the past.
Having completed his MBA program from ISB, Hyderabad with a Dean’s list honour, Vaibhav has received multiple accolades for his work at Max, including the prestigious Max Group Chairman’s Award in 2015 and Porter Prize for Excellence in Governance and Corporate Integration in 2014. Vaibhav is a keen learner and strives to achieve excellence in whatever he does!
Head – Sales
Abhishek is a progressive leader, who heads Business at Antara Assisted Care Services. With experience of over a decade in the Healthcare and Hospitality industry, he brings to Antara an invaluable expertise in administration, operational excellence, financemanagement, process development, patienceservice excellence and people management.
Prior to joining Antara, Abhishek was the Regional Head North and East for HealthCare atHOME, India — and has also fulfilled prominent roles at Hyatt Regency, Westin Hotels & Resorts, and IHHR Hospitality. He is a graduate from IHM Jodhpur, and is a certified assessor with ISQua — a not for profit community, dedicated to promoting quality improvement in health. In his free time, Abhishek enjoys travelling or reading. He is married to Priyanka, who heads sales at JW Marriot, and together — they parent their lovable son, Arjun.
Lead – Marketing
Neha is a communications and marketing specialist, with experience in building brands, developing strategy and executing marketing tactics. She leads Communications and Marketing for Antara Assisted Care Services and Antara Senior Living. Over almost 2 decades, Neha has worked across B2B & B2C sectors like Healthcare, Senior Living, Media, Real Estate, Lifestyle, Features and Consulting. Her comprehensive understanding of marketing tools adds unparalleled value to her role at Antara.
Prior to Antara, she covered a wide spectrum of PR and marketing activities for Fever 104 FM, HT Media Ltd., People Interactive, Tecnova India Pvt. Ltd and Positive Communications.
Lead – Legal & Secretarial
Vivek is a legal expert with a decade of experience working as in-house counsel for varied businesses. He is General Manager (Legal Services) at Antara, handling contract management, legal advice, compliance and due diligence.
Vivek has worked with reputed companies such as Vishal Mega Mart Private Limited, V. D’Costa & Company, Law Offices and CPA Global. His excellent negotiation and litigation skills make him an asset at every organisation that he has worked with.
Vivek completed his bachelors from Ramjas College (University of Delhi) and LLB degree from Faculty of Law (University of Delhi). He is a proud awardee of the ‘CEO Award’ at Antara in 2019 — a testament to his values of integrity and fairness.