Harvard Alumni: India Knowledge Series with Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal

  • March 16, 2022
March 26, 2022 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Australia/Sydney Timezone
Harvard Alumni:  India Knowledge Series with Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal

Dear Oxbridge Partners and Affliates,

Oxbridge is a proud member of the Harvard Alumni Network.

For this month’s Knowledge Series, Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal reflects on his entrepreneurial journey of 45+ years, during which time his company had one of the most successful IPOs’ in the history of the  National  Stock  Exchange. You will also hear about how COVID-19 has changed the healthcare industry’s dynamics the latest in diagnostics and learnings on how we can move on from the pandemic!

The monthly HAE India Knowledge Series meetings are open to qualified attendees. These live knowledge sharing sessions bring together our community in a compact 60 minute format focused. Each knowledge series event brings a speaker expert in their field addressing the HAE community.

Event Moderator: Rachna Sharma, HAE India Co-Chair, PLD ‘15

Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/93754422550

About our Guest

Brig. Dr. Arvind Lal is a pioneer in bringing laboratory services in India at par with the Western world. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.

In 1977, Brig. Lal took charge of Dr Lal PathLabs, the medical diagnostics laboratory founded in 1949 by his late father. Under his expert guidance and leadership, Dr Lal PathLabs (LPL) has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia having to  its  credit  a  record  of  36  labs  accredited  from  NABL  &  he  brought  to  India International accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP – USA). Currently they operate nearly 236 labs including Asia’s biggest lab at Rohini, New Delhi and nearly 4,000 Collection Centers. The lab tests over 80,000 patients every day;  in  2020  they  tested  more  than  20  million  patients.  In  the  ongoing  Covid pandemic they have already tested more than 2.5 million patients by RT – PCR.

He is currently the Chairman of FICCI Swasth Bharat (Public Health) Task Force and the outgoing Chairman of FICCI Health Services Committee.  He is also the Former President of NatHealth.

Awarded with the Padma Shri in 2009, Dr. Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted  by President of India  an  honorary Brigadier’s rank in  the Armed Forces Medical Services.

In 2015, under his leadership, his company had one of the most successful IPOs’ in  the  history  of  the  National  Stock  Exchange.  In  2016,  All  India  Management Association (AIMA) conferred on Dr. Lal the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award. In 2017, Dr Lal was conferred with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry. In 2019, Dr Lal was inducted in the prestigious ‘Hall of Fame’ by the Armed Forces Medical College. He was awarded the EY  Entrepreneur of  the  Year Award in Healthcare  in  2019. He  holds a  PhD, (Honoris Causa) by Rai University. He is the Managing Trustee of the philanthropic ALVL Foundation that is doing pioneering work in the field of Primary Healthcare with  the  Government.  He  is  currently  the  Chairman  of  Haidakhandi  Samaj,  a spiritual organization that has 25 centers all over the world and has written about his  spiritual  experiences  in  his  book  ‘Corporate  Yogi:  My  Journey  as  a  Spiritual Seeker and An Accidental Entrepreneur’.

The Oxbridge Team

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