Chief Executive Officer
LifeSpring Hospitals Pvt. Ltd
Anant launched the first LifeSpring Hospital in December 2005 incubated by HLL Lifecare Ltd. Given the success of the pilot model of low cost, high quality maternity hospitals, for low income women LifeSpring Hospitals launched as a separate private company with equity participation from HLL Lifecare Ltd. and Acumen Fund in February 2008. Today LifeSpring Hospitals network has grown to become the largest private maternity hospital network in India and aspires to become one of the largest in the world. Low-income women want and deserve safe, affordable maternal care and by leading LifeSpring Hospitals, Anant has achieved to put dignity at the centre of this endeavour. Before LifeSpring, Anant has worked extensively in areas of social & rural marketing, social franchising, supply chain management, behavioural change communication, & Knowledge Management. Anant is a management graduate from IRMA, Anand and has diploma in Health Care and Hospital Management from Symbiosis Institute, Pune and certification in social entrepreneurship from INSEAD, Singapore. Anant serves on the Health Leadership council, which advises USAID’s Market Based Partnership for Health. He is on the advisory committee of European Union funded project advisory committee for strengthening Human Resources for Health. In past, served on Merck’s expert forum of maternal mortality supported by WHO. For his work, he has also be recognised as TED India fellow. He is also the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award by Economic Times NOW TV and runners up of Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2010) of Schwab Foundation in partnership with World Economic Forum.