These crucial additions come at a time when most start-ups are optimizing workforce to save cost.
Orange Health, a leading health-tech start-up building India’s fastest diagnostic lab service, today announced that the company has strengthened its leadership team with the joining of five key executives as it prepares for the next phase of growth. With the onboarding of these five experienced executives, the leadership heft of Orange Health got further widened and is a vindication of Orange Health’s growth story. These crucial additions come at a time when many start-ups are shying away from adding headcount and undertaking cost optimization measures by rightsizing employee pyramid.
Commenting on strengthening the leadership bench, Dhruv Gupta and Tarun Bhambra, Co-Founders, of Orange Health, said, “As founders of Orange Health, we believe that a team is only as strong as its members. Having strong & experienced leaders enable us to build a stronger, more scalable and more enduring business. All these leaders bring strong expertise in their functions and domain, so they can help us excel across all aspects of business building.”
“As we expand our footprint and business, we will continue to look for high-quality talent across our leadership and management roles,” they added. One of the recent additions to Orange Health’s team is Bhargav who has been appointed as Head of Marketing. An IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, Bhargav has served e-commerce giant, Flipkart and global confectionery brand, Cadbury across sales, branding, & marketing domains before joining Orange Health. With Rao coming on board, Orange Health’s initiatives to emerge as a consumer brand get a further fillip. An alumnus of VIT, Vellore & NMIMS, Mumbai; Anmol Bajaj joined the Orange Health leadership team as Head, of Partnerships & Corporates. With over 15 years of experience driving sales, partnerships, and digital commerce in marquee firms including Wipro, Niva Bupa, and Pristyn Care; Bajaj’s deep experience & sales acumen is set to drive business growth at Orange Health.
Ajay Rajendran is another welcome addition to the health tech startup’s senior talent base as Head of, Product. Ajay, a seasoned product leader, has been an early product team member & leader at some of the marquee consumer product brands in the Indian startup ecosystem like Byju, PhonePe & Freecharge. His insights and expertise will enrich Orange Health in building world-class products and customer experience.
Rajendra Talekar has been appointed as Head of Engineering. A problem solver at heart, a health-tech enthusiast, and an engineering leader with experience in building teams from the ground up and scaling products from early MVP to running at the scale of millions of users, Talekar joins Orange Health after a successful stint in Practo for over a decade.
Johan D'souza heads the Finance team, after leading in several senior roles at Unacademy, Eruditus, and Zopper among others. An experienced MBA, CFA, and ACCA with over 16 years of experience, D'souza’s financial acumen is set to strengthen Orange Health’s balance sheet.
Quotes from the new leadership team:
Bhargav, Head - Marketing: “In the healthcare industry especially Diagnostics, ensuring accurate results with speed and transparency is the key to building a strong consumer brand. I am delighted to join Orange Health which prides itself on these core values and strives to push boundaries on making consumer’s diagnostic experience hassle-free”.
Anmol Bajaj, Head - Partnerships & Corporates: “I am excited about Orange Health's purpose of delivering high-quality, reliable "on-demand" diagnostics services coupled with great customer experience right at one's doorstep. Being at Orange Health gives me an opportunity to work with incredibly talented people to make affordable, quality diagnostics services accessible to everyone, ultimately leading to better health outcomes”.
Ajay Rajendran, Head - Product: “I am excited to join Orange health as they transform diagnostics for the new age consumer. With accomplished founders and a passionate team, Orange Health is on an exciting journey toward fulfilling the vision of making healthcare seamless for consumers
Rajendra Talekar, Head - Of engineering: “I am elated to join Orange Health, a brand that is at an inflection point in its growth journey. As the prime disruptor in the diagnostic space, Orange Health provides me with a great opportunity to grow and innovate. I am excited to join this journey of building India’s fastest diagnostic lab service”
Johan D'souza, Head - Finance: “At Orange Health, I get an opportunity to help build one of its kind “on-demand” new age diagnostic company. Apart from building a sustainable business it is an opportunity to work with accomplished founders who have deep experience in healthcare”.
Orange Health has so far provided diagnostic testing services to over 1 million customers across Bengaluru, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida and Hyderabad and is among the highest-rated diagnostic labs in the country. Backed by marquee investors including Accel, Y Combinator, Bertelsmann India Investments, and General Catalyst among others, the company is fast expanding its footprints across India to garner a major share in the $10 billion diagnostics sector.