Online medical consultation start-up, Practo has announced to onboard Amit Kumar Verma as Head of Engineering (SVP), Consumer Business. The appointment comes at a time when Practo is working towards strengthening its tech capabilities as it continues to develop and expand its product portfolio.
With the digital healthcare adoption trend on a rise, Practo looks to use technology so that patients can have a more proactive approach to illness, improving affordability while reducing TAT of doctor consultations further.
In his new role, Amit will be responsible for the overall product engineering & development of the company. “Amit brings in more than two decades of experience in the field of product engineering and has built software systems in enterprise(B2B) and consumer-facing(B2C) domain,” Practo said.
Before joining Practo, Amit worked with renowned consumer technology brands such as Bigbasket, Ola, Oracle, Yahoo and Microsoft. He has a strong track record as an industry leader with setting up teams for multiple businesses and driving them to build scalable software platforms.
In this role, Amit will be working closely with Abhinav Lal, Co-founder & CTO, Practo in scaling the current systems and building platforms to bring efficiencies in backend operations and improve customer experiences.
“With Amit’s deep knowledge and experience in the field of engineering it will help us further expand and scale our current systems. Technology is ever-evolving, but it is important to understand how to use new technology to solve real-world problems. We are always looking for talent that has the passion for technology and is willing to go in-depth to get to the root of the problem and identify the right tech that can solve it,” Lal said.
While commenting on his appointment, Amit Kumar Verma said, “Healthcare industry is going through a major transformation and there has never been a time in past where so much collective effort has been put towards building healthcare products. I believe that Practo with its tech-first approach and rich experience of diverse healthcare businesses is well poised to deliver affordable, accessible, and quality healthcare solutions, even to the remote parts of the country. I have used technology to solve various kinds of problems but I believe that building products and solutions here probably is going to be extremely satisfying.”