Dr. Harish Pillai, MBBS, MHM, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

A doctor with exceptional leadership skills, Dr. Harish Pillai joined as the CEO of Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings (MPHHI) on October 1st 2021. MPHHI is currently the largest chain of hospitals across the Philippines and is the leading provider of quality healthcare to the communities it serves.

Dr. Harish Pillai was previously with Aster DM Healthcare India for 8 years. He was the CEO of Aster India since April 2018, a vertical under the publicly listed Aster DM Healthcare. Aster India is spread across 5 states and with a network 14 hospitals with over 3,600 beds, 9 clinics, and as of 2021, a chain of 50 pharmacies, a stand-alone laboratory diagnostic chain, home care network and a virtual care platform. Dr. Pillai was also part of the pre-IPO team of Aster DM Healthcare that led the company to list by February 2018 at the Bombay & National Stock Exchange. 

He was earlier the Cluster Head of Aster DM Healthcare in Kerala and Hyderabad from 2015 that included 5 hospitals. Dr. Harish Pillai had joined the Aster DM Healthcare as the CEO of Aster Medcity, an iconic 670 bed green field project in Kochi, Kerala, India in the year 2013, and was responsible for the entire gamut of project commissioning and operationalisation. An expert in health care strategy, green & brown field hospital projects, hospital operations, quality and brand management, Dr. Pillai has played a significant role in the development of the healthcare industry in India, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) by setting new benchmarks in quality and patient care. 

Prior to joining Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Pillai was the CEO of Egypt’s biggest private tertiary care hospital – As Salam International Hospital, Cairo, for over 7 years. He has also been instrumental in implementing several high-value healthcare initiatives in Cairo. He also held leaderships positions in both Belhoul Speciality Hospital, Dubai UAE and with Apollo Hospitals, India. 

He was one of the most influential leaders in the Indian healthcare industry, Dr. Pillai is a Member of the Joint Commission International (JCI) Standards Advisory Panel; was closely associated with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Association of Health care providers of India (AHPI), NATHEALTH etc. and a visiting faculty at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore & Kozhikode and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt. 

He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in International Hospital & Healthcare Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt Germany; a Master’s in Hospital Management (MHM) from Osmania University Hyderabad India and has a Bachelor’s medical degree MBBS from Mangalore University India.

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