Our Leaders

Dr Harinath OAM

Dr. Harinath is a distinguished individual who has been a leader within the Indian Australian community for many decades. He has been a medical practitioner in Sydney for nearly 40 years and has served as a senior cricket administrator for 30 years. He is a currently CRC Advisory Board Member as well as Chairman of Parramasala and a NSW Centenary of Anzac Ambassador.Dr. Harinath has been awarded the Indian Government’s 2017 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award for community service.

Dr. B M Hegde

Dr. B M Hegde- Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde (born 18 August 1938) is an Indian medical scientist, educationist and author. He is the former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Co-Chairman of the TAG-VHS Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai and the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics. He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999. In 2010, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards. Dr. B. M. Hegde is visiting faculty at many universities. Dr. Hegde is an affiliate professor of Human Health, University of Northern Colorado since 2002. He serves as Chairman of Bihar State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt. of Bihar. He served as a Member of Postgraduate Medical Education Board, Government of India. He served as Chairman of OHIO University's Indian Trust, Bangalore. He served as Chairman of Ganapathi Engineering College Governing Board, Vellore. He served as President of World Academy of Authentic Healing Sciences, Mangalore. He has been a Non Executive & Independent Director of Zydus Wellness Limited since July 29, 2009. Dr. Hegde has 47 years of teaching experience to undergraduates and postgraduates. He has been a professor of Medicine since 1973. Dr. Hegde, an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medical Sciences,  has won  Dr. J. C. Bose Award for Life Sciences Research, PRIDE OF INDIA Award from the Pacific Association of Indians in California and many more.

Mr. Rajiv Podar, Businessman

Mr. Rajiv Podar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Podar Enterprises which has interests in International Trade, Information Technology, Communication and Entertainment, Advisory and Consulting. He is also the founder chairman of the International Business Linkage Forum which is a platform for corporates and governments to work together. Mr. Podar is the Chairman of the Podar Trust, which has contributed greatly to society in Education, Healthcare and Welfare.

Dr.Keki Turel

Dr. Keki Turel is a M.B. M.S.(Neurosurgery), FIAS, FICG, FIMSA, FRCS (ED), FACS (USA), FICS (USA), FABCNS(USA), FAANAOS(USA). He is also the President of the Neurological Society Of India, the past President of the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica and the past President of the Asian-Oceania Skull Base Society.

Dr. Ross Walker

Dr Ross Walker is an eminent practising cardiologist with over 35 years’ experience as a clinician. For the past 20 years he has been focusing on preventative cardiology & is one of Australia’s leading preventative health experts. Dr Walker introduced coronary calcium scoring into Australia in 1999 in conjunction with the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Considered one of the world's best keynote speakers and life coaches Dr Walker has published 7 bestselling books on preventative cardiology and lectures both nationally and internationally on this subject.

Dr. Sunita Dube

Chairperson’s Desk:
Dr. Sunita Dube (MBBS, MD, DMRE, FRHS, FCCP, ADHA, PG.DND, DCH) - Dr. Dube is a practicing Radiologist and Founder Chairperson of MedscapeIndia. Fit India is one of the many initiatives of MedscapeIndia. It is imperative to understand the importance of health in today’s changing lifestyles. Various diseases and health problems are emanating today and affecting children as young as 10-year- old. Hence Fit India Movement is an important, path-breaking effort in the direction of promoting the idea of prevention than cure. This campaign encourages adopting a healthy lifestyle with focus on physical activities. The campaign also includes training program called Little Doctor Training Program which is a certified CPR and First-Aid training program for children. Our aim is to create a nation that leads a healthy lifestyle and gives importance to sanitation. Our focus is to highlight the importance of having a balanced diet, exercising for physical fitness and doing yoga for mental soundness. India is currently unable to provide health services to every citizen. So, Fit India highlights the importance of prevention to avoid medical treatment and inaccessibility. We also intend to promote ‘Yoga during Break at Workplace’ and indulge Corporates in our cause. Organ donation which is one of the noblest deeds is also a component of the campaign. Another important part of the campaign is the ‘Doctor’s Pledge. Here we are taking an effort to make Doctors’ service accountable. We are trying to develop a good doctor-patient relationship. I would like to acknowledge and appreciate each and every individual who has believed in MedscapeIndia’s dreams and has come forward to support and contribute with us in creating a healthy and well informed society.

Mr. Dinesh Joshi

Mr. Dinesh Joshi is a Co-promoter of SatyaGiri Shipping Co. Ltd. and Managing Director of Enterprise Infrastructure (P) Ltd., companies promoting water transport and developing infrastructure. He is an Independent Director on the Board of Unity Infrastructure Ltd., one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in India. He has been the Co-Chairman of the Infrastructure & Housing Committee of the IMC for the past four years. Currently he is the Co-Chairman of Infrastructure & Urban Planning Committee. Mr. Dinesh Joshi forms a integral part of Fit India inspiring to make every child fit and active.

Mr. Atul Joshi

Mr. Joshi was the managing director for business and relationship management at Fitch India. He joined the agency as senior director in 2008. He has over two decades of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Fitch, Mr. Joshi was with ING Vgsya Bank India for nearly four years.