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Management Team

  • Dr. Manish Banker

    Co-Chairman & Medical Director

    Dr Banker is the Past President of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction and a member of the Draft Committee for the ART Bill of India, ICMR. In addition to being a founder Board Member of Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproductive Endocrinology, he is a regional representative of International Committee for Monitoring ART and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and Surveillance Editorial Board of International Federation of Fertility Societies. He was also the Chairman, Infertility Committee, Federation of Obstetrics and gynecological Societies of India. He is the chairman of the Scientific Committee for the IFFS 2016 conference. He has bee publishing the National ART Registry of India for 10 years and has numerous publications in indexed journals and contributed chapters in various textbooks.
  • Naresh Rao

    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

    Naresh Rao took over the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer at Nova IVI Fertility in August 2014. Naresh provides leadership to Nova and is responsible for executing the business strategy and directing the overall performance, growth and positioning of Nova as the largest Fertility [IVF] Services institution in India. Naresh has experience of being involved in high growth and complex situations and has successfully managed to align multiple stakeholders, establish a robust business model and scale the organization to a market leadership position. Naresh joined Nova in October 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer, and continues to hold additional responsibility of the Finance function as CFO.

    Prior to joining Nova, Naresh has held several business leadership positions. He was President and CFO at TVS Logistics [a Goldman Sachs and KKR portfolio company] and served earlier with WNS Global Services [was a Warburg Pincus portfolio company] as their Senior Vice President where he was instrumental in their 2006 listing on NYSE. Naresh started his career with Wipro Limited where he worked across various domains in Finance.
  • Vinesh Gadhia

    Chief Operating Officer

    Vinesh Gadhia is the founding member of Nova IVI Fertility and serves as the Chief Operating Officer. Vinesh is credited with building the Doctor Empanelment and Business Development Functions. Vinesh has over two decades of experience in the Pharmaceutical and IVF Business. He has built and managed large teams. Vinesh provides leadership to Operations, Doctor Empanelment and Business Development functions. Vinesh is based out of Mumbai and reports to the CEO.
  • S Chandrasekar

    Executive Vice President Operations

    S Chandrasekar (Chandra) joined Nova in July 2016 and serves as the Executive Vice President, Operations. Chandra has over 24 years of extensive experience in Operations. Immediately, prior to joining Nova, Chandra was with Max Hypermarkets India in a leadership position managing South India. Chandra reports to the COO of Nova.
  • Irene Rubio

    Co-Head of Embryology Program

    Ms. Irene Rubio has a Master Degree in Biotechnology of Assisted Human Reproduction at Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad, IVI-Valencia (Valencia, Spain) Biological Sciences Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2nd cycle) (Madrid, Spain). Both specialties: Evolutive Biology and Diversity and Molecular Biology, carrying out the Final Degree Project from July 2006 to July 2007, titled "Search of new genes related to Endoplasmic Reticulum associated proteins degradation" in the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas "Alberto Sols" CSIC-UAM (IIB UAM-CSIC).

    She did a pre-doctoral fellowship associated to the project "Evaluation of the ultrasound security during pregnancy" under direction of Dr. Antonio Pellicer (IVI Valencia)

    At present she is Co-Head of the Embryology Program at Nova IVI Fertility Clinics, India

    The primary areas of her research are morphokinetics and new technologies applied to embryo selection and culture. She has published in international scientific reviews as Fertility & Sterility and European Obstetrics and Gynaecology, took part in reviews or book chapters and has more than 20 accepted abstracts at national and international congresses as ASEBIR, SEF, ESHRE, ASRM, ALPHA and CFAS.
  • Javier Herrero

    Co-Head of Embryology Program

    Mr. Javier Herrero received his Biological Sciences Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain. He did a Master Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the Universidad de Valencia, Spain, and the Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), where he would develop his professional career as embryologist for the next 5 years.

    Mr. Herrero has coordinated also fellowship courses from the Teaching Area of the IVI group and is Professor of the post graduate Master in Biotechnology of the Human Reproduction from Instituto Universitario IVI, Valencia University.

    Currently is working as Co-Head of the Embryology Department in Nova IVI Fertility, India.

    The primary areas of his research are the application of new technologies to embryo selection and culture.

    He has published over 10 articles at international journals and several reviews or book chapters, has more than 30 accepted abstracts at national and international congresses and presented more than 10 lectures at national and international congresses and symposia.

    In 2010, he received the research award from the Spanish Society of Embryology (ASEBIR).
  • Harinath Chakravarthy

    Executive Vice President – IT and HR

    Harinath Chakravarthy serves as the Executive Vice President – IT and HR. Hari is responsible for the People Management and Talent Strategy / Execution, Technology Governance and Systems Delivery. Hari joined Nova in May 2012 and prior to joining Nova was the Chief Information Officer at TVS Logistics where he built the IT team and supported the business in delivering critical outcomes. Harinath has over 17 years of experience in IT, Technology consulting and started his career with AT&T Consulting, where he is credited with establishing their Financial Services Practice. Harinath is a post-graduate from IIM-Ahmedabad. Hari reports to the CEO of Nova.
  • Pravin Kumar Sethuraman

    Senior Vice President and Group Financial Controller


    Pravin Kumar Sethuraman joined Nova in November 2013 and serves as the Group Financial Controller. Pravin provides leadership to the finance, accounting and legal functions. Pravin is a Chartered Accountant with over two decades of extensive experience in finance function, leading large teams with delivery spanning across multiple countries. Immediately, prior to joining Nova, Pravin was with Oracle India in a leadership position managing various finance functions. Pravin has earlier worked with KPMG. Pravin reports to the CEO of Nova.
  • Nikhil Rajmohan

    Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Finance

    Nikhil Rajmohan serves as Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Finance. Nikhil has had extensive management consulting experience at Accenture Consulting and has successfully led business transformation initiatives across some of India's leading companies. Nikhil earned his post-graduation in Management from IIM-Bangalore and is a Computer Science Engineer. Nikhil is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst, from the CFA institute, USA. Nikhil joined Nova in November 2012 and reports to the CEO of Nova

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