Bhubaneswar : Chairman of the group, Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil has made an announcement on behalf of the board about the appointment of Shivdutt Das as the MD and CEO for their healthcare business. His tenure will start from 1st June 2021. He shall be spearheading the special purpose vehicle Zodiac Healotronics Pvt Ltd created for the acquisition of Grand Port hospital, Mumbai and its further expansion into medical college and other ancillary healthcare services.

The group intends to make this one of the flagship projects and build this as a centre of excellence with a one thousand bed super speciality hospital, medical college, other para medical and nursing education and associated plans of other business lines in the space of healthcare. Located at the heart of Mumbai in Wadala, this set up has an ambition to become a landmark institution for Mumbai.

Shivdutt in his professional career of last 22 years has been in leadership roles with marquee
organisations like United Spirits, ICICI Prudential, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, TATA AIA Life Insurance, Reliance Life Insurance and done advisory services with many other companies of high repute in last 5 years. He had been associated with the group for last few months as an independent consultant and we are happy to make this relationship stronger with this decision.
Dr Patil said “We are sure with a proven track record of success, understanding of large-scale
projects and commitment to build a robust business, the group will benefit from his addition in the leadership team. This is a good beginning towards adding fresh talent into the organisation”.

The D Y Patil Group is one of the largest educational groups in the country. Padmashree Dr D Y Patil founded it in the year 1983. It has over 200 Institutes of learning along with its six universities‚ based out of Navi Mumbai‚ Pune and Kolhapur. The group runs three hospitals and provides affordable healthcare and medical attention to scores of needy people. The D Y Patil International Cricket Stadium at Mumbai is rated‚ as one of the 6 best stadiums in the world and amongst the best sporting facility in India.