Mr S. Vaitheeswaran
Mr. S. Vaitheeswaran
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Manipal Education & Medical Group
S Vaitheeswaran ("Vaithee") is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG), which oversees all the business verticals of the Group.
Vaithee joined the Manipal Group in 2011 and during the past decade has steered the group to restructure and consolidate its dominant position in the healthcare, education, and health insurance businesses. He has championed and enabled technology led business transformation to increase the group’s revenues and profits and build an organisation for the digital world.
He has initiated and successfully managed inorganic/M&A led growth across multiple sectors for the group. His deep insights on technology have helped the group to make successful investments & profitable exits through the MEMG family office in the health tech, fintech and ed tech space. His vast experience in creating large enterprises has helped Manipal Global Education (MaGE) to scale & grow the multi-disciplinary university campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal & Malaysia, alongside building one of the most successful professional skilling academies for the IT & BFSI sector in Bangalore, India.
Vaithee sits on several investee company boards providing strategic business insights while also mentoring the young founders and CEOs. He serves on the board of the ‘not for profit’ universities – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and Sikkim Manipal University. His passion for education and an innate desire to create impact in the lives of young Indians has helped provide strategic direction for these temples of education. He has leveraged his experience of over 35 years in the corporate world to build industry academia partnerships and attract talent to these institutions in his capacity as a board member.
Prior to joining the Manipal Group, he has worked with the Eicher Group and Infosys.
He is a member of CII/CEO Forum and Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC). He also spends time in evangelising the cause of improving and enhancing the higher education ecosystem in India through participation in various industry panels and forums.
Vaithee holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from the Institute of Materials Management and an Engineering degree from the University of Madras.