Vaibhav Gupta
CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Leadership team

Mrs. Tara Singh Vachani
VICE-CHAIR

Tara Singh Vachani is the Vice Chairperson for Max India – Max Group’s holding company for its senior care business. Tara is also the Executive Chairperson of Antara, an integrated service provider for all senior care needs. It operates two main lines of businesses – Residence for Seniors and Assisted Care Services. Tara is the Non – Executive Director on the Board of Max India Ltd. and oversees future business initiatives at Max Group. Tara is also Chairperson of Max Learning Ventures and sits on the boards of Vana Estates Ltd. and the Leeu Collection. As a Managing Trustee of Max India Foundation, she oversees Max Group’s social responsibility efforts.

 

Tara is a 2020 member of ‘Young Global Leaders’,  a part of the reputed World Economic Forum. Tara takes personal and collective responsibility for a sustainable future. Through the guiding principles of Authenticity, Generosity, Impact and Respect, she helps role model a way for many others to follow.

 

With an extensive education and experience across the world, she has majored in Politics and South Asian studies at the National University of Singapore followed by courses in Strategy Management at the London School of Economics, and Hospitality Business Strategy and Management at Ecole hotelier de Lausanne, Switzerland.
A natural leader, she represents the dynamic new cadre of young women entrepreneurs in India. An enthusiastic traveller, she’s deeply rooted in India by her love for family and country. Tara enjoys being organized, and is a detail-oriented perfectionist, nothing misses her eye. Tara loves reading, theatre and is always looking for new experiences.

 

She is the youngest child of Mr. Analjit Singh, a well-known business leader and visionary and married to Mr. Sahil Vachani and has a daughter.

Mr. Rajit Mehta
Managing Director

As the MD & CEO of Antara, Rajit spearheads the operations & future growth strategy for Antara Senior Living and Antara Assisted Care Services. Additionally, given his diverse professional experience he is also MD, Max India and heads the company’s growth initiatives. He also oversees the Max Group’s Human Capital function.

Rajit is also a Non-Executive Director at Max Life Insurance and Max SkillFirst. Before Antara, Rajit’s last role was the MD & CEO of Max Healthcare (MHC). During his 5 years’ stint, MHC doubled its revenue and earnings (EBITDA). Earlier, Rajit was a founder member of Max Life Insurance where he played an instrumental role in the company becoming a highly admired and profitable insurer. Prior to Max Life, he was the Director – Personnel at Bank of America and has also worked with HCL.

As a prominent advocate of prioritizing senior care in the policy, public and private sector sphere, Rajit is currently the Chairman of CII’s task force on senior care sector and an active member of Association of Senior Living India (ASLI) and NATHEALTH.

He is a graduate in Commerce, postgraduate in Human Resources and has attended an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD – France. He is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Excellence at Max Life Insurance.

Mr. Dharmender Kumar
Mr. Dharmender Kumar
Associate Director, External Relations

Mr. Dharmender Kumar heads the External Relations function at Max India Limited. In this role, he is responsible for maintaining strong cross-functional coordination for smooth performance of activities pertaining to corporate affairs and actively liaising State & Central Government Authorities to obtain regulatory approvals.

In addition, he is also responsible for receiving and addressing potential business inquiries from the Government organizations, identifying and finalizing industry peers based on parameters such revenues, business lines, nature of risk, among others.

Mr. Kumar has over 19 years of experience in Government Relations, Policy Advocacy, Regulatory Affairs and Administration. Prior to joining Max, Mr. Kumar worked with Aviva Life Insurace as Manager, Liaison & Facilities.

nitin-thakur
Mr. Nitin Thakur
Director, Brand & Communications

Nitin Thakur heads the External Affairs, Communications and Branding functions for Max India. He is responsible for defining and driving the communication strategy, driving external & internal communication at the Group level, and supporting the Group companies in crisis communication.

In the last 7 years, Mr. Thakur has been at the forefront of creating a stronger reputation for the Group. He has worked closely with the Max Group’s businesses to co-create Group’s values and new brand positioning.

Nitin was previously the Public Relations Lead at Microsoft India. Over his 18 years of post qualification career, he has also worked with Vaishnavi, where he advised clients such as Titan, Tanishq, Tata Tea, Barista, HCL Infosystems etc.

Sandeep Pathak
Mr. Sandeep Pathak
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sandeep Pathak is Chief Financial Officer of Max India Limited effective July 1, 2019 and heads the Legal Function for Max Corporate. Sandeep was previously associated with Max Financial Services as Company Secretary and Head-Legal. He has been with the Max Group since July 2016 and has over 19 years of experience in the domains of Legal, Secretarial and Finance & Accounts. Prior to joining Max Group, he was working with Sembcorp Green Infra Limited and has also worked with organizations like Avantha Group, Calcom Vision Limited, Jindal Group of Companies and The Motor & General Finance Limited (MGF) in various roles.

Sandeep holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons.) from Delhi University and is a qualified Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India, qualified Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, qualified Cost & Management Accountant from Institute of Cost Accountants of India and a law graduate from Delhi University.