Executive vice chairman, Mr Shivinder M Singh, will assume additional responsibility for the Company's operations in the interim while the search for a new CEO is on
With its major international divestments successfully completed, Fortis Healthcare has now firmly strengthened its strategic focus on India. Mr Aditya Vij, the CEO since mid-2011, will be transitioning from Fortis by the end of the year, to pursue his family business and investments, as he sets a future professional agenda for himself, aspects he has been desirous of concentrating on for some time now.
Outgoing chief executive officer, Mr Aditya Vij said, "The company is on a strong footing. With Fortis' eminent doctors and key executives in focal positions of responsibility I feel confident that the company's future is in good hands. My personal commitments at this juncture require me to concentrate on my family business and investments, as I set a future professional agenda. I will be relinquishing my role with a sense of accomplishment and wish the entire Fortis Team, all success."
Acknowledging and taking on record Mr Aditya Vij's contribution to the company,
Mr Malvinder M Singh, executive chairman and Mr Shivinder Singh, executive vice chairman, said, "In his tenure during the last three years, Aditya has led the team with maturity whilst driving the company's performance agenda, putting it into its next phase of growth. He facilitated the smooth integration of the acquired Wockhardt hospitals and heightened the sensitivity of the operations team towards patient centric care and medical excellence. We wish Aditya the very best for the future."
Post international divestments, Fortis is also realigning its talent to further consolidate and grow its business. In recent months, it has structured the company to meet the country's emergent challenges whilst improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness. The company has used a judicious mix of in house succession and the selective external infusion of experienced professionals to add to its delivery capability.