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Meet the people who are backbone and the pillar of support for everything we do at Antara.

Tara Singh Vachani

Vice Chairman – Max India

As Executive Chairman of Antara Senior Living, Tara’s aim is to give a new dimension to senior living in India. She is also the Non – Executive Director on the Board of Max India Ltd. and oversees future business initiatives at Max Group.
Tara is also Chairperson of Max Learning Ventures and sits on the boards of Vana Estates Ltd. and the Leeu Collection. As a Managing Trustee of Max India Foundation, she oversees Max Group’s social responsibility efforts. Tara is a 2020 member of ‘Young Global Leaders’, a part of the reputed World Economic Forum. Tara takes personal and collective responsibility for a sustainable future. Through the guiding principles of Authenticity, Generosity, Impact and Respect, she helps role model a way for many others to follow. With an extensive education and experience across the world, and as a keen learner throughout her journey at Max Group, Tara has imbibed the values of Sevabhav, Excellence and Credibility. A natural leader, she represents the dynamic new cadre of young women entrepreneurs in India. A globetrotter, she’s deeply rooted in India by her love for family and country. A super-organized, detail-oriented perfectionist, nothing misses her eye. Tara loves travelling, reading, theatre and is always looking for new experiences.

RAJIT MEHTA

MD & CEO

As the MD & CEO Rajit spearheads the operations & future growth strategy for Antara Senior Living. Additionally, given his diverse professional experience he has been appointed as the Managing Director of Max India and provides oversight/advisory for the HR function across the Max Group.
Rajit is also a Non-Executive Director at Max Life Insurance and Max SkillFirst. Till recently, Rajit was the MD & CEO of Max Healthcare. During his 5 years’ stint, the company doubled its revenue and earnings (EBITDA). Earlier, Rajit was a founder member of Max Life Insurance where he played an instrumental role in the company becoming a highly admired and profitable insurer. Prior to Max Life, he was the Director – Personnel at Bank of America and has also worked with HCL. Rajit is a graduate in Commerce, postgraduate in Human Resources and has attended an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD – France. He is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence at Max Life Insurance.

AJAY AGRAWAL

Chief Financial Officer

Ajay spearheads the Finance function and is our go- to for all Finance, Accounts and Growth Initiatives. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience in various aspects of finance, taxation and accounts.
Ajay has held a string of prestigious positions prior to joining Antara. He was CFO of Vipul Ltd. and before that with Ernst and Young. Ajay runs a lean and mean finance operation for us and is a master of the money business!

ASHISH LOACH

General Manager – Community Operations

Ashish has over 17 years of hospitality industry experience with a track record of creating strong teams and an environment where team members are engaged feel empowered.
He plays a vital role in driving brand values, resident and guest satisfaction, performances, financial success, team engagement and quality in service. Prior to his assignment as General Manager, Ashish provided his valuable insight to organizations like The Jaypee Group of Hotels Palaces & Resorts, The Leela Group of Hotels Palaces & Resorts, Taj Group of Hotels Palaces and Resorts, Deccan Chronicle Holdings, and Hygreeva Group of Hotels and Resorts.

BADAR AFAQ

Head – IT

Badar spearheads the IT function with focus on setting up the entire IT operations. He has almost 15 years of experience in Information Technology, Communications and Computer Applications.
He has done his MBA in Information Technology and Post-Graduation and Graduation in Computer Applications, from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. In his last assignment he was associated with Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd, as Deputy General Manager – Information Technology (Corporate). Prior to this assignment, he has worked with organizations like ITC – Fortune Park Hotels Ltd, DLF Recreational Foundation and Radisson Hotel. Badar is an ardent technology enthusiast, always ready to reinvent.

Ishan Bummi

COO- Antara Assisted Care Services

Ishan brings his expertise in Operations with over 16 years of experience in Business Operations, Customer Service Operations Team Management, Technology Enhancements, and IT Platform Implementations.
Ishan is a graduate in Business Administration from AIMT, Delhi. In his last assignment, he was working with Max@home (A division of Max Healthcare) as Head of Operations. Prior to this, he was associated with AXA Business Services, Max Bupa Health Insurance, Jindals Intellicom and Intouch Solutions. An effective people manager with great ability to motivate people, problem solve and help teams to achieve performance goals.

JASRITA DHIR

Head – Marketing & Communications

Jasrita steers the Marketing and Communications function at Antara. She has over 20 years of experience in Brand management, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales across FMCG (P&G), Hospitality (Oberoi Hotels & Resorts), Media (NDTV) and Healthcare (Max Healthcare, Fortis Healthcare) verticals.
Prior to joining Antara, she led Fortis’ digital transformation journey registering triple digit growth in revenue from digital channels.
Jasrita is an MBA from Apeejay Institute of Management along with specialised courses in Advertising & PR from MICA and Healthcare Management from ISB.

KENNETH SANNOO

Director – Program Management

Kenneth is a founder member of Antara Senior Living. His key responsibilities are to evolve and establish the Brand Antara while creating meaningful relationships with its future residents.
Kenneth has been an integral part of the Max India Group since 2001. He has been associated with Max Life as Director & Chief Distribution Officer. Kenneth has held several leadership positions with Eureka Forbes, ATCO, Modi Hoover, EasyCall and Singer International. A fearless leader who leads by example and makes sure everyone laughs in the process, Kenneth loves playing golf and travelling with family in his free time.

Ojasvi Ghosal

CFO- Antara Assisted Care Services

Ojasvi spearheads the Finance function for Antara Assisted Care Services. Ojasvi is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA with Finance majors.
He has a dynamic understanding in setting up finance processes, Commercial control, Finance Strategy, Fund management, P&L management, Financial Risk control, Financial modelling, Planning & Budgeting, Technology implementation and Integration.
In his last assignment, Ojasvi was associated with Max Healthcare as Finance Head – New Businesses. Prior to that he has worked with Wipro Ltd. and Kotak Mahindra Bank and holds a rich 10+ years of industry experience spanning across all areas of Finance domain.

PREM SINGH RATHORE

Head Business Processes, Quality and Internal Audit

Prem heads the Business Processes and Quality and Internal Audit at Antara, overseeing the overall experience that both team members and customers have across all its touchpoints of delivery and engagement.
With over 19 years of experience, Prem is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Malcolm Baldridge assessor, ISO 9001, 14001 lead auditor with skills in Management of Operations, Human Resources, Telecom Sales, Hospitality, ITES, Senior Living, Experience & Insights, Process Engineering, transformation & automation.
A turnaround expert with strong execution expertise – he has driven results across industries with varied roles as a Consultant, Shared Services, Business Improvements, Hotel Operations and Online Operations.
In addition to leading large projects across the nation, he has worked with teams in 3 different geographies across 3 continents.

Sandeep Pathak

Head Legal and Secretariate

Sandeep brings with him a rich experience of 21 years having worked in the in the domains of Legal, Secretarial and Finance & Accounts. He has been associated with Max Group since last 5 years and is presently working as Chief Financial Officer and Head – Legal of Max India Limited. Before joining Max India in July 2019, Sandeep was associated with Max Financial Services Ltd since July 2016 as Company Secretary and Head-Legal.
Prior to joining Max Group, he was working with Sembcorp Green Infra Limited and has also worked with organizations like Avantha Group, Calcom Vision Limited, Jindal Group of Companies and The Motor & General Finance Limited (MGF) in various roles. Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons.) from Delhi University and is a qualified Company Secretary, Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant, and a Law graduate from Delhi University.

SANJAY BHATIA

Director – Community Development

A CA by profession and a Commerce Graduate, Sanjay has over 27 years of experience in the area of Strategic Initiatives, Revenue Generation and Sales. Sanjay has been a part of the Max family, for over 15 years and in his last role he was working as Vice President and Head – Strategic Initiatives, Max Life Insurance. He has a bundle of knowledge, and knows something about everything.

Simardeep Kaur

Head – Human Capital

Simar is an agile, passionate, empathetic HR leader with 16+ years of diversified experience in creating High performing & engaged teams across large conglomerates in Manufacturing (L&T, DCM Shriram), Pharma (Dr. Reddy’s Limited) & BFSI (Kotak Mahindra group).
She joined Max Group in 2017 and has played roles in various capacities at Max Skill First, Max India & Max Financial Services limited. Prior to joining Antara, she was heading HR for Max Skill First Limited (MSF) and some of the notable contributions at MSF include enabling the organization to become a top 5 Great Place to Work in 2019, Institutionalizing the talent practice which was recognized globally by Brandon Hall & facilitating a large change management exercise for establishing the Vision, Mission and Values for the organization.
Simar is an MBA from SCMHRD (Symbiosis), Pune with a specialization in HR & Finance. Apart from that, she holds multiple certifications in HR viz. Competency based assessments from XLRI, Certification in Situational leadership & 4 Disciplines of Execution from Franklin Covey, Master trainer certification from Deloitte University, Certification in Organization climate & leadership styles from Hay Group.

VAIBHAV GUPTA

Head – Strategy & Growth Alliances

Leading the Strategy and Growth Alliances function at Antara, Vaibhav plays an active role in driving the overall business strategy, forging new growth alliances, strengthening governance and creating a strong capability on BPMA (Business Performance Management and Analytics). In addition, he also anchors key strategic initiatives, new business evaluation and governance activities of various operating companies at the Max Group level. In his professional career spanning over 16 years, he has successfully led teams in the areas of corporate & business strategy, board governance, change management, sales management and growth initiatives in the past.
Having completed his MBA program from ISB, Hyderabad with a Dean’s list honour, Vaibhav has received multiple accolades for his work at Max, including the prestigious Max Group Chairman’s Award in 2015 and Porter Prize for Excellence in Governance and Corporate Integration in 2014. Vaibhav is a keen learner and strives to achieve excellence in whatever he does!

VAIBHAV V. PODDAR

CEO – Antara Assisted Care Services

Vaibhav is a contemporary business leader with competencies in setting-up businesses, strategy, innovation and people management.
At Antara, he leads Antara Assisted Care Services, our new line of businesses – Antara Care Homes, Antara Care at Home and Antara MedCare products.
He has been with the Max Group for over eight years across various roles. Prior to joining Antara he was an Executive Vice President with Max Healthcare Ltd. Prior to Max Group, Vaibhav had spent five years with McKinsey & Company Vaibhav has completed his masters from JBIMS in Mumbai, where he was the founder and chair of the Entrepreneurship Cell. He graduated from Mumbai University as an Engineer. Personally he enjoys adventure, including car rallying, running, cooking and coaching – he is a visiting faculty at a leading B-school in India. He is married to Nidhi, who is a chartered accountant with a Big 4.

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