Meet our team

NephroPlus was started by a team of people passionate about changing the way dialysis was done in India.

Vikram Vuppala, Founder & CEO

Vikram is a seasoned healthcare strategy consultant with over 12 years of global healthcare industry experience. His passion to redefine healthcare delivery in India prompted him to found NephroPlus, a chain of premium dialysis centers.

He has helped hospitals, dialysis centers, pharmacy benefit managers, healthcare distributors, consumer health, and pharmaceutical clients on various strategic issues such as business development, growth strategy, operational improvement, portfolio rationalization, redefining customer strategies, clinical trial strategy and M&A.

Prior to founding NephroPlus, Vikram was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company in their New Jersey office. He also founded an internal management consulting group at Abbott Laboratories helping key management on various strategic and sales force management issues. Prior to that Vikram worked for two years as a business analyst at ZS Associates, a worldwide leader in sales force management consulting.

Vikram did his Bachelors in Chemical engineering from IIT-Kharagpur, Masters in Computer Science from University of Illinois, and a full time MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth school of business. He is based out of Hyderabad, India and enjoys international travel, bollywood movies, roller blading, and sky diving.

Email: vikram@nephroplus.com

Kamal D Shah, Co-Founder & Director of Patient Services

Kamal has been on dialysis from July 1997. Diagnosed with atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in July 1997, he was on hemodialysis for a year and a half before undergoing an unsuccessful renal transplant. His mother had donated her kidney.

Kamal was then on Peritoneal Dialysis for six years. He was caught in the Tsunami of December 2004 while holidaying in Mahabalipuram with some friends. A series of exit site, tunnel and peritoneal cavity infections later, he had to give up PD.

Kamal then switched to daily nocturnal home hemodialysis. He is currently on this modality.

Kamal did his Chemical Engineering from Osmania University. He developed software for Apple products for about 10 years before co-founding NephroPlus.

Kamal strongly believes that being diagnosed with kidney disease is not the end of life. Rather, it is the beginning of a new life – albeit a slightly different life. Yes, you do have to compromise on some aspects. However, it does not have to prevent you from living the life you want to live. Kamal swims every day, works full time and travels regularly. Kamal has a widely read blog about his journey with kidney disease: www.kamaldshah.com

Email: kamal@nephroplus.com

Sohil Bhagat, VP, Strategy

Sohil is a young and motivated professional who is committed to contributing to the society through scalable and sustainable initiatives. His passion to work in early-stage companies and help them grow led to him joining NephroPlus in June 2013. He currently manages the Strategy, MIS and Human Resources functions at NephroPlus.

Prior to joining NephroPlus, Sohil spent three years at A.T. Kearney advising large organizations across India, South-East Asia, Africa and Australia on important strategic and operational initiatives. While he had no prior healthcare experience, the exposure to strategic planning and implementation that Sohil gained through his A.T. Kearney stint has proved immensely helpful in the growth stage of NephroPlus.

Sohil is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is an avid reader, an (often over-)indulgent foodie and a self-confessed connoisseur of folk rock. He also spends a lot of time doing cryptic crosswords and solving Rubik’s cubes.

Email: sohil@nephroplus.com

Vaibhav Joshi, Finance Controller

Vaibhav is a seasoned Finance Professional having experience in various industries like IT, Telecom, Retail & Healthcare. His passion to work in early stage companies prompted him to join NephroPlus. Vaibhav heads Finance, Supply Chain and the Vigilance function and has been associated with NephroPlus from March 2013 onwards.

Prior to joining NephroPlus, Vaibhav was heading the Finance function in Maxrange Retail Private Limited. He also worked in Aircel Ltd as Management Accountant for a period of 2.5 years. Prior to that, he was employed as Lead Analyst with Satyam Computers Services Limited. His solid background in Finance holds him in good stead for managing Finances at NephroPlus.

Vaibhav is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) from Information Systems Audit and Control Association( ISACA), US.

Email: vaibhav@nephroplus.com

Ravi Dikshit, VP, Operations

Ravi has more than 10 years of experience across various industries and roles. By working in business categories like Consumer Products, Retail Operations, Health & Wellness Operations and Franchising in both established companies and start-ups, he has built up a strong strategic perspective with an entrepreneurial instinct.

Prior to joining NephroPlus, he has worked with companies like Dell, Estee Lauder Group of Companies, Naturals and AHLL leading diverse teams to achieve business goals. A Delhi University pass out, he went on to do his MBA in Sales & Marketing from Symbiosis University. Ravi was named one of top 100 Indian retail professionals by Asia Retail Congress for the year 2015.

Ravi is an avid foodie and loves to do triathlons, both seemingly contradictory but he manages somehow to balance them!

Email: ravi@nephroplus.com

Rohit Singh, VP, Business Development

Rohit is a thorough service industry professional with an expertise in P&L management and network expansion which he has successfully demonstrated in his previous assignments with Apollo Hospitals, DLF and ITC Hotels Ltd. Presently he heads Business Development at NephroPlus.

Rohit believes that healthcare delivery in India is going through a transformation where quality, affordability and reach will be the most important pillars of growth and hence, is excited to be part of it.

He graduated from the prestigious Welcomlegionnaire Programme (leadership programme of ITC Hotels) and then after working for several years moved on to complete his full-time MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Apart from his love for travelling, Rohit actively takes out time from his schedule for a game of squash and is an aspiring golfer as well – he hopes to hit a birdie soon!

Email: rohit@nephroplus.com