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Dr. Nadeem Ahmed

Dr. Nadeem Ahmed

Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Dr Nadeem Ahmed is a physician turned management consultant with cross-regional and cross-functional expertise across 15+ countries with 10+ years of impact across the healthcare value chain serving diverse clients – provider, payor, health-tech, med. devices, pharma, and public health organizations.

Dr Nadeem has been recognized as global Top-100 next gen leader and Global healthcare ambassador by notable organizations, including Oxford – for scaling global health equity through digital business blueprints across 4 continents and thought leadership on transdisciplinary use of AI.


Snr. Consultant / Asc. McKinsey & Company | Generalist | APAC | Practice exposure – SHaPE, POP, LEAP, Design, D&A, Life Sciences

  • Led the strategy design for wellness ecosystem for a top 5 hospital chain in APAC with market cap of ~$10+ bn
  • Built the diagnostics business blueprint for global top ~50 hospital chain operating in 10+ countries (cap: ~$10 bn)
  • Designed digital health ecosystem for Fortune top ~10 social venture estimated to impact 30+mn lives by 2030
  • Spearheaded org. and operational transformation for capability centres led by US fortune ~50 Payor (cap: ~100 bn)
  • Devised DTC genetic testing business for global top ~50 development org. serving 200+mn lives in South-east Asia
  • Supported launch of the People and Organization practice in Asia South Office that serves 8 countries in APAC
  • Only Asc. in ‘22 ASO cohort to serve in 5 nations in Y1 (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand)
August ‘22 – Present

Med-Tech Consultant Johnson & Johnson, International Business | Growth Project | Ethicon Endo Surgery (4 countries) | MT Program

  • Delivered roadmap for 2.35x revenue growth across 4 markets (Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka) in 3 years
  • Recommended year-wise, country-specific growth strategy by forecasting GDP, health-spend & device import data
June ‘22 - July ‘22

Summer Project Lead Johnson & Johnson, India | Market Access & Entry | C-SATS (Surgical Ed-Tech Platform) | Summer Internship

  • Identified 3 bottlenecks in training by interviewing 70+ Robotic & Lap. surgeons in 4 specialities across 12+ cities
  • Validated recommendation with ~2.5 million data points obtained from 260+ surgeons across 3 experience groups
  • Deduced 3x growth potential via expansion to tier 2/3 cities after sizing the surgical training market at ~$10mn/yr
  • Devised subscription-type payment model & charted region-specific, 5-year plan for a 3-phased product launch
  • Delivered roadmap to accelerate surgeon upskilling by ~85% and grow # of surgeons under training by ~40%
April ’21 – June ‘21

Policy Consultant MEASI Group, India | Health & well-being Policy | Grant Management and policy design

  • Advised Board of Directors on revising wellness policies for 6,000+ beneficiaries that resulted in ~10% cost saving
  • Improved supplies utilization by ~40% & cut infrastructure costs by 25% via demand forecasting & lean purchasing
June ‘19 – April ’20

Emergency Lead Chain of Private & Government Hospitals, India | Emergency & Trauma Care | Market Analysis for growth strategy

  • Led 6-member team that stabilized 100+ pts./day to achieve lowest casualty rate by liaising with ~30+ consultants
  • Streamlined patient flow from emergency to 5+ critical care units across 2 hospitals by revising care path-ways
  • Designed blueprint for Geriatric business by identifying growth opportunity via 2-phased survey with 3000+ entries
March ’18 – June ‘19


Founder: HiEquity.ai | Non-profit Think-tank | Advancing global health equity by scaling emerging technologies

  • Delivered 1k+ recommendations to emerging health-tech leaders across 4 continents on transdisciplinary use of AI
  • Published 100+ newsletters analysing novel research & disruptive innovations with potential to scale health equity
Aug ‘23 – Present

Research Intern: W Health Ventures, India & USA | Digitization of Oncological Care Value Chain | New business build research

Authored a 3-part report detailing investment opportunities in the cancer care with scope for above avg. ROIC

Jan – March ‘22

Co-Founder: Corona Consult Initiative | Pro-bono social venture | Partnership with Govt. & Pvt. firms across South India

  • Mitigated health infrastructure burden via management of mild-moderate COVID cases through hybrid care model
  • Counselled, diagnosed, & treated 1,000+ COVID patients via teleconsultation supported by offline paramedics
  • Mitigated false-negative diagnoses to ~0% via design inputs for X-Ray based Machine-Learning screening tool
April ‘20 – Jan ‘22

Project Lead: Danaher Corporation, USA | Johns Hopkins Partnership | Operations Transformation | Point-Of-Care (POC)

  • Devised an COVID-resilient business model for remote testing of medically underserved population via POC testing
  • Led cross-functional team that interviewed 50+ diagnostic leaders to identify approaches to scale impact of testing
  • Recommended USPS partnership for value-chain resiliency and middleware creation for data-interoperable EMR
  • Projected cost saving of ~$3.5B for health system & ~20K QALY improvement over 5 yrs. in 8 underserved states
Aug ‘21 – Dec ‘21

Project Lead: Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, USA | Fin-Tech solution for Climate Change | Triple-Impact Residue Fund

  • Selected by 40-member global jury to represent India for devising financial instrument to tackle crop residue burning
  • Devised a blockchain-backed financing ecosystem to mitigate crop residue burning based on research in 2 states
  • Delivered blueprint with est. impact of +12% rev./acre, -20% in PM2.5 and -1470 kg in C02 across ~5-10 years
Feb’21-April ‘21

Project Lead: Novartis, India | Market Access & Entry | Pricing of novel therapeutics | Health Economic Outcome Research

  • Led 8-member team that designed subscription based GTM strategy for hypercholesterolemia drug in Indian market
  • Devised 3-tier value-based pricing plan to maximize penetration with estimated health impact for ~19mn patients.
  • Delivered project that got nominated for national Leadership Camp among 1,000+ cross-functional professionals
Nov ‘20 – Jan ‘21

Co-founder: NAD14 | Healthcare business consulting | Provider - strategy, growth, and optimization | South India

Advised 10+ polyclinics on 5-yr strategy, grow via diversification & products, optimize pt. flow and referral pathway

2014 – 2018


Global Top 100: Oxford Global Leadership Challenge – Next Generation Global Leader and GLC member

Recognized for projects scaling health equity across 4 continents and building mental resilience among global work force


Global Top 100: MBA World Summit, Milan, Italy – Selected as the Global representative of healthcare community

Invited to deliver keynote on Ecosystem strategy 2.0 and to serve as Reverse Mentor for CEOs of MNCs


Global Top 100: 51st St. Gallen. Symposium – Selected as Global “Leader of Tomorrow” among participants from 90+ countries

Felicitated as global health ambassador from India & awarded for business whitepaper on ‘Multi-versal Synergy’


Global Finalist: Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional and Business Ethics – Global Shortlist #1

Selected as only Indian student & health-professional to become waitlist #1 for the 2-week business fellowship


National Gold Medal: Social Initiative Award – Presented by Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals and Global CEO of Tata Steel

Awarded for treating 1k+ COVID patients by founding 'Corona Consult’ with team of 16 doctors & 50+ experts


Global Winner: Global Peter Drucker Challenge – Won Global 3rd/~300 participants from ~50 nations

Formulated QUADRIPLE-P framework for crisis management derived from COVID-19 frontline experience


Global Winner: University of North Carolina Challenge – Won Global 3rd among 37 finalists from 6 continents

Designed Ethereum based Impact Fund (IRR 15% greater than market average) that circumvents stubble burning


Global Top 10: Johns Hopkins Challenge – Selected as one of Global Top 10 healthcare student leaders

Recommended LEAD with POCT framework, a P.P.P. to tackle 3,438 medically underserved areas in USA


India Winner: Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp – Won India 1st/19,00+ cross-functional leaders

Devised ‘PRAISE+4R’ roadmap for achieving equitable vaccination via 2-8°C vaccines in emerging markets


National #1: Johnson & Johnson, India – Selected as #1 or “Enterprise Intern” among 40+ contenders across 3 business functions

Adjudged as #1 pan-India, after 3 rounds of evaluation, by J&J’s Asia Pacific Leadership (President’s Council)


National Scholarship: Tamil Nadu State, Government of India – Merit-based Scholarship and full waiver for Medical School

Secured state medical rank 35 (top 0.001%ile, 800,000 test takers) & won 100% waiver for 6 yrs. of med-school



Global Ambassador: Global Peter Drucker Society, Austria - Europe

  • Spearhead interview series covering 50+ global leaders to decipher how to build the ‘Intrapreneurial mindset’
  • Co-created top 100 questions for 2022 forum on ‘Performance that matters’ as part of international business team
Nov ‘21 – Present

Managing Editor: Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR), USA

  • Spearheaded publishing workflow and expanded research portfolio on connected health, i4.0 & digitization
  • Won 7/13 awards at HPHR Global Hackathon in 3 categories – paper-writing, frameworks & policy pitches
Dec ‘21 – July ‘22

Core-Member: Boston Congress of Public Health, U.S.A.

Delivered operational training on publication workflow and research methodology to budding managing editors

Jan ‘21 – July ‘22

Creative Head: Marketing Committee of XLRI - MAXI

  • Executed India’s largest disguised business-research fair witnessing 10,000+ footfall for deducing novel insights
  • Secured 36 live projects for 145 peers in XLRI from fortune 500 firms including Unilever, Mondelez, ITC, P&G
Sept‘20 – March‘22

Expert Writer: The Healthcare Executive, India

  • Served as Subject Matter Expert on Health & Med-Tech for India’s leading healthcare business publication
  • Published original research articles in the field of healthcare technology which garner 300K+ views/month
Jan ‘21 – March ‘22

Editor, Healthcare:The Science Serve (TSS), Asia

  • Served as editor of peer-reviewed Journal TSS focusing on intersection of healthcare, technology & markets
  • Educated 6,000+ patients on hygiene, COVID-19 best-practices by creating audio-visual content on TSS Blog
June‘20 – March‘22


M.B.A(Gold Medal): XLRI, Jamshedpur (India) - Xavier Labour Relations Institute | Majors: Strategy, Marketing

Awarded Gold medal for founding initiative that managed health of 1k+ students on campus across 3 pandemic waves


M.B.B.S (~US MD): Chengalpattu Medical College – Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu (India)

Awarded as ‘Best Outgoing Intern’, secured 99.03%ile in clinical rotations & specialized in Emergency Medicine