Practo appoints Manish Dugar as global CFO


Healthcare platform, Practo, has appointed Manish Dugar as its global CFO. In this role, Dugar will be responsible for the leadership of Practo’s financial legal and regulatory operations. As a member of the company’s leadership team, Dugar has taken charge from April 15.

Dugar joins Practo from independent mobile advertising network, InMobi, where he was the CFO from June 2013. Prior to InMobi, he was the Group CFO at RPG Enterprises and has also held a variety of senior roles over a ten-year period with Wipro Technologies, where he was most recently CFO for the company’s IT Business and the CEO for its BPO business globally. Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICWAI and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).

‘Critical to future growth’

“I am really pleased to have Manish join us. His deep domain experience and proven financial leadership in profitable, publicly traded firms as well as high growth technology companies will be critical as Practo continues to rapidly move towards realising profitability by next year. He will also be instrumental in preparing the organisation to rapidly scale our various businesses across the diverse geographies that Practo is in,” said Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo.

On his new role, Dugar, in a statement said, “Practo has achieved immense growth in the last few years. The products have tremendous scale with millions of users and hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers on the platform. The solution and approach to solving the healthcare problem is unique globally. I am really thrilled to join the team to take this growth to the next level.”

Practo provides a singular platform that helps consumers with all their healthcare needs — from finding healthcare provider to booking an appointment, online doctor consultation, getting their tests done and even ordering medicines. Practo also makes software products that help healthcare providers.