Dr. Harish Pillai

CEO, Aster India, Aster DM Healthcare

A doctor with exceptional leadership skills, Dr. Harish Pillai joined the Aster DM Healthcare Group as the CEO of Aster Medcity, Kochi in the year 2013. His ability to strategize and manage large-scale healthcare organisations helped Aster Medcity consolidate its place among the top hospitals in the country in a span of just one year.

Subsequently, Dr. Harish Pillai was promoted as the Cluster Head of Aster DM Healthcare in Kerala and Hyderabad that included 5 hospitals. He was also responsible for commissioning the upcoming green-field projects of the group. In April 2018, Dr. Harish Pillai was promoted as the CEO of Aster India that is currently spread across 5 states and has 13 hospitals with around over 3,600 beds and 9 clinics. Aster India also includes Aster Labs and Aster Homecare services.

An expert in hospital administration, quality, brand management, business strategy, product launches and joint ventures, Dr. Harish Pillai has played a significant role in the development of the healthcare industry in India and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) by setting new benchmarks in quality and patient care.

Prior to joining Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Harish Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest private tertiary care hospital - As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for over 7 years. He has also been instrumental in implementing several high-value healthcare initiatives in Cairo.

One of the most influential leaders in the Indian healthcare industry, Dr. Harish Pillai is a Member of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel; Member of Governance Council of Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI); National Chair for Medical Value Travel Committee in Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai and Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Hyderabad

Dr. Harish Pillai has featured in the April 2018 Cover Story of Healthcare Radius Magazine and was conferred with a Special Jury Award for CEO of The Year at the 1st BW Healthcare Hospital Summit & Awards in May 2019.