After announcing the launch of its first office in the United States last month, Bangalore based medical devices company; Forus Health Pvt. Ltd. is building a strong team of high value individuals to lead global operations. The company today, announced the appointment of Mr.Arun Krishnan as the Chief Technology Officer and Mr. Manish Sharma as Vice President-Product Management. Their appointment is integral to the company’s strategic global roadmap and is indicative of its commitment to the cause of eradicating preventable blindness the world over.

The appointment of these high value individuals from globally renowned organizations speaks volumes for the credibility that Forus Health has built as a company. The wide-ranging impact of the technology being built to address a global concern is attractive to seasoned professionals from conglomerates who have taken up the challenge to contribute to a steadily growing emerging business.

With over 20 years of experience in research and product development, Arun Krishnan has worked for global giant, Siemens Healthcare in leadership roles. His impressive portfolio includes running distributed global teams in the development of regulated medical devices. This IIT Madras and Carnegie Mellon Pass out has 39 granted US patents and multiple awards including Siemens Inventor of the Year (2009) and the Data Mining Practice Prize from ACM SIGKDD (2009).

His in-depth industry knowledge, ability to develop an innovation driven culture in teams and passion for digital health, makes Arun a valuable resource whose appointment will further strengthen Forus Health’s technology infrastructure and its effective deployment.

Commenting on his move, Arun Krishnan, CTO, Forus Health said, “Forus Health has a growing suite of world class products and has an excellent reputation in the clinical community around the world. I look forward to continuing to incorporate innovation, quality and workflow excellence into the company’s products and services.”

Manish Sharma has a repository of commercial and technological experience in the healthcare domain working for global brands like Danaher, Medtronic and Larsen & Toubro. Manish has diversified and functional expertise in defining and executing corporate strategy. At Danaher he was instrumental in setting up business for growth, providing support to sales distributors and building the brand along with driving and implementing strategy. Manish holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and an MBA from the prestigious Booth School of Business, Chicago.

Forus Health is operating in an exciting environment where speed, connectivity and high-impact technology are highly relevant trends for the future and Manish Sharma’s addition to the team will help the company in optimizing the next phase of its global expansion.

Talking about his new role, Manish Sharma, VP-Project Management said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of Forus Health, a company which pursues its commercial interests while being committed to the cause of eradicating preventive blindness. With the recent expansion in US, Forus has come a long way, and I hope to contribute to its incredible growth story.”

Speaking on the appointments, K Chandrasekhar, CEO, Forus Health said “Mr. Krishnan and Mr. Sharma’s experience and industry knowledge have already made them key additions to the Forus team. We are delighted to have found professionals whose passion for innovation, drive to excel and ethos, resonate with us as a brand as well.”

Image : Manish Sharma & Arun Krishnan

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