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August 12, 2009

Profile of Fortis Healthcare's Shivinder Singh

Business Today has a profile of Shivinder Mohan Singh of Fortis Healthcare
The 33-year-old Managing Director of Fortis Healthcare is targeting a top line of a billion dollars by 2012 by creating a chain of 40 hospitals with 6,000 beds. At the end of last fiscal, Fortis had revenues of Rs 630 crore (roughly $130 million), 28 hospitals and 3,300 beds.

He hopes to get there with an aggressive mix of organic growth, acquisitions and management contracts. Fortis is well-placed financially to pull off this growth gambit. After raising Rs 650 crore with an initial public offering in October 2006, Singh now has a Rs 1,000-crore rights issue on the anvil.

...Singh’s vision is to bring the Mayo Clinic or a John Hopkins experience to India. “For us a Mayo or a Hopkins Clinic stands for scale and super-specialty care,” says Singh, who is building an ambitious 1,000 bed hospital in Gurgaon, which will be India’s largest multi super specialty hospital.

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