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Ms. Akila Ganesan
Ms. Akila Ganesan


Ms. Akila Ganesan is the Senior General Manager of Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital and the Registrar of The Sankara Nethralaya Academy, the academic wing of Sankara Nethralaya

As Senior General Manager, Ms Akila is responsible for the overall administration of Sankara Nethralaya. She heads a team of 950 employees working with different departments of the hospital including Purchase & Stores, Human Resources, Optometry, Nursing, Optical Services, Laboratory Services, Internal Services (Housekeeping, Transport and Security), Maintenance (Civil and Electrical), Finance, Fundraising and Biomedical Engineering. As part of the management, she oversees and approves all expenses, funding and purchases of the Hospital and the Academy.

She is spearheading the setting up of the Sankara Nethralaya Academy. This project was launched in January 2010. Its main objective is to impart knowledge through instruction courses training classes and usher in newer training / teaching methodologies including the use of Information Technology (online certification programs, webinars etc). Since its inception, the Academy has launched 4 certificate and fellowship programs, and has recently go affiliation with the Dr. MGR Medical University for 6 Diploma and Degree programs including a Masters in Health Informatics & Telemedicine. The Academy is looking for partners who would join hands in its endeavour to spread education and training in healthcare, specifically ophthalmic healthcare.

Ms. Akila is an Optometrist from the Elite School Optometry. After tenure of 5 years as Clinical Optometrist and Faculty at Sankara Nethralaya, she moved to Industry and worked with Novartis Pharmaceutical Ltd, for a period of 7 years, for 2 years as Regulatory Manager for the Pharma business and for 5 years as Product Manager in charge of Sales and Marketing of Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals. Returning back to Sankara Nethralaya in 2004.She held the position as Deputy General Manager – Corporate Development and Communications before taking over as General Manager in 2007. She holds a certification in Financial Management from Loyola Institute of Business Administration.

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