Team

Hari Ponniah
Hari Ponniah
CEO & Interim CTO

Hari has around 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He started his career as a Trainee Software developer and held positions such as Software Designer, Technical Architect and Lead Solutions Architect. He had the opportunity to work in Indian, Singapore and Malaysian Startups very early on in his career. He has experience working with multi-national product & services companies from the Asia, US and Europe as a Solution Architect.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes very early-on in his life inspired Hari to establish AHA Health in London. He strongly believes that technology can empower Doctors and their Patients identify the risk, prevent and manage long-term illnesses like Diabetes, Hypertension, etc, and take ownership of their own health and wellness.

Dr.Anojan Arulanathan
Dr.Anojan Arulanathan
Chief Medical Officer, UK/Europe

Anojan completed his medical degree (MBBS) from Imperial College London and has spent a number of years working in both London and the surrounding area. After finishing his Core Surgical training he undertook a Full Time MBA at the Imperial College Business School.

He is passionate about empowering people to take better ownership of their own healthcare, and wants to increase to accessibility of healthcare to all.

Anojan is responsible for ensuring our products meet the needs of our customers and also meet regulatory requirement. He is also responsible for liasing with healthcare providers to ensure that our services meet their needs and those of the patients they treat.

Dr. Aravind Ganesh
Dr. Aravind Ganesh
Chief Medical Officer, Americas

Aravind completed his training as a Medical Doctor (MD) in 2012 at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada and is specializing in neurology as a resident with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in 2014, through which he pursued a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia. He was awarded the Canadian Medical Association’s Young Leaders award in 2017 for his commitment to education, research, and innovation in healthcare.

Aravind is leading AHA Health’s Wellcome Trust-funded initiative to improve care for patients with neurological diseases and their caregivers.

Dr. Sudharsini Arumugam
Dr. Sudharsini Arumugam
Chief Medical Officer, Asia

Dr Sudha is a highly qualified dynamic general practitioner (GP) with experience of working in primary care as a GP in India and Malaysia. Her interest in integrated digital healthcare systems as the future of Healthcare delivery prompted her to help Hari in his digital healthcare startup journey.

Sudha advises and validates each and every feature added to the SelfCare Platform. Sudha helps build risk assessment procedures for various long term illnesses like Diabetes and Hypertension.

Tim Cundy
Tim Cundy
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Tim is a Chartered Accountant with experience of working at the top levels of commercial finance and accounting having held the position of Finance Director at a large AIM listed company. During his career, Tim has made significant changes to business processes, structures and systems and understands, first hand, the challenges that come from undertaking such projects. He has experience of formulating business strategies and has raised finance from banks and financial institutions on numerous occasions.

Having overseen a number of disciplines as a Board level Director, including marketing, HR & IT, Tim does not take a purely financial view of business issues. He offers rounded solutions to business problems and works with all stakeholders to make change happen.

George Sharpe
George Sharpe
Chief Marketing Officer

George has been in the marketing space for over 10 years, working for the most successful technology and entertainment companies including Apple, Universal Music and Ticketmaster. He was responsible for launching Apple Music in over 150 countries, driving over 1 million trials. As well as leading the digital revolution for Universal Music, some key releases he worked in include Taylor swift, Lady Gaga and Sam Smith.

Now he focuses on revolutionising the way blockchain companies are marketed, pulling them away from the wild west tactics traditionally seen within the space, only working with the most premium and trustworthy startups within this space. Marketing for blockchain just like you market Apple. Some of his successes include helping to raise over $20M for a pharmaceutical blockchain company, and launching a trading app on the blockchain which included a Liverpool football club sponsorship, managing a £2.5M budget.

Jon Morton
Jon Morton
Adviser, Big Data & Analytics

John advises and counsels CxOs, Directors and Business Managers on the capabilities and value of new methods and technologies in providing business enhancing services. John has deep pragmatic experience in using technology to make a change in industry coupled with a particular focus on Big Data and High Performance Analytics where data is being used to drive business yield, business growth, monetize data, redefine competitive advantage and exploit information. John’s experience includes:

Former regional CTO for SAS: The Business Analytics Company delivering Big Data and new analytic solutions.

CTO and Technical Assurance Advisor for transforming legacy systems to multi-channel, multi-product services leveraging existing investment.

A key member of the Overall Design Authority for the delivery of transformation of IT systems in the UK National Health Service (NHS) for Southern England and London.

Nishat Haider
Nishat Haider
Business Development Director, AHAGene

Nishat has been at the forefront of the life sciences and consulting industry mixing business with biotechnology, her experience and industry knowledge spanning North America, Europe and the MENA region. Her background in Genetics and Biotechnology from the University of Toronto and Oxford Said School of Business has carried forward in all her ventures as she aims to bring innovation to the table.

Her work with the GenomeAsia 100k project is a testament to her commitment in promoting equal access to healthcare through harnessing the power of Genomic data. Nishat is passionate about making “Genomes” common household talk, and will be heading the AHA Gene arm of AHA Health.

Dr. Malavika Varma
Dr. Malavika Varma
Clinical Director

Malavika completed her medical training (MBBS) at A.I.M.S in Kochi, India, after which she served as a house-surgeon, provided medical care to underserved rural communities in Kerala, and also worked with the University of Oxford’s Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia. She is currently settled in Canada and is interested in general practice. She also writes articles on healthcare issues and innovations for “What’s up, Doc?”, a medical column featured in Canadian newspapers.

Malavika will address the clinical integration of our modular platform, liaising with both patient groups and physicians to ensure that it meets their unique needs. She will be instrumental in gathering new requirements from new clinical users of AHA Health Network.

Chendil Kumarr
Chendil Kumarr
Business Development Director, India

Chendil Kumarr is a seasoned business man and a pioneer in tech education in South India. Promoted software coding among youngsters as early as 1995 by starting software development and training institute. He also worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Executive in India promoting medical products with Doctors and Hospital administrations. Chendil is a certified Quality and Safety Assessment Officer.

At AHA Health, Chendil overseas early adoption of digital health technologies into small and medium sized hospital and care homes across India. He is also responsible for setting up of various Pilots and trials to collect evidence on the benefits of using a decentralised health records network built with Blockchain.
Tendul was listed as one of the top 10 Blockchain experts in India recently. At AHA Health, he has been instrumental in developing our prototype and is currently focussing on delivering our Minimum Viable Product(MVP).

Peter Morgan
Peter Morgan
Director, Big Data & AI

Peter is author of the popular report, “Machine Learning is Changing the Rules: Ways Businesses Can Utilize AI to Innovate”, published by O’Reilly. He is passionate about AI and Blockchain and the positive changes these technologies can and are bringing to society. Peter founded the Artificial Intelligence consulting company, Deep Learning Partnership, www.deeplp.com in 2012 to carry out his mission of helping to bring AI to the world.

He is a scientist-entrepreneur starting out in high energy physics enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After leaving UMass, Peter worked for companies such as Cisco, IBM and BT Labs. After getting an MBA and focussing on financial trading algorithms, Peter worked for three years on an experiment lead by Stanford University to measure the mass of the neutrino. He advises and mentors technology startups and is a speaker at AI conferences and meetups.

At AHA Health, Peter Oversees Big Data & Artificial Intelligence initiatives that will harvests new Health Risk algorithms in future.

Sebastien Lapedra
Sebastien Lapedra
Cryptocurrency Advisor

Sébastien has over 14 years of experience in the finance industry as a quantitative investment manager and fund structurer. Passionate about finance, mathematics and technology, it is natural that he embraces blockchain technology. He performs cryptocurrency researches and has developed a stochastic cryptocurrencies rating model (dnotches.io). Sébastien holds the title of an actuary and an engineering degree from ENST Bretagne (French Grande Ecole).

Sébastien believes that blockchain will help challenge our governance and economic model, allowing the emergence of a more sustainable society and new business models especially in healthcare.

Tendul Raj
Tendul Raj
Senior Blockchain Developer

Tendul is a Full stack developer, since the beginning of 2017 involved in “Smart Contract” design and implementation for Ethereum, using Solidity. He has worked as a Blockchain consultant for various startups around the world. A leading expert in Bitcoin, Blockchain and Crypto industries, Tendul is at the very heart of revolutionizing the financing industry across the globe and currently consults and advises for a range of multi-million dollar companies.

Tendul was listed as one of the top 10 Blockchain experts in India recently. At AHA Health, he has been instrumental in developing our prototype and is currently focussing on delivering our Minimum Viable Product(MVP).