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Divesh Parekh: Driving Financial Excellence & Strategic Growth In Healthcare

Divesh Parekh: Driving Financial Excellence & Strategic Growth In Healthcare

 Divesh Parekh,    Head-Finance & Administration

Divesh Parekh

Head-Finance & Administration

Amidst the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, some visionary leaders orchestrate the financial stability of medical institutions. Meet Divesh Parekh, a seasoned finance expert who has been at the helm of Clinical Diagnostic Centre as the Head of Finance and Administration. With over 24 years of professional expertise, Parekh's journey stands as a testament to the indispensable role Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) play in revolutionizing the financial dynamics of the healthcare industry.

Parekh's story began with a Commerce degree from Mumbai University, laying the foundation for his exceptional financial acumen. Starting as an Accounts Executive in a proprietary company, he swiftly immersed himself in the world of numbers. Seeking to expand his knowledge and skill set, Parekh pursued certification exams for BSE Derivatives and NSE Certification in Financial Management, delving deeper into the intricacies of share trading.

His thirst for growth led him to become Senior Analyst Finance at Total Securities, where he delved into investment analysis and trained jobbers for certification. As the years progressed, Parekh's passion for numbers and his ability to derive meaningful insights from financial data propelled him forward.

With a burning desire to enhance his financial prowess, Parekh joined Future Education as Manager Accounts while simultaneously preparing for an MBA in Finance at Prin L N Welingkar Institute. Armed with his newfound expertise, Parekh climbed the corporate ladder, eventually landing the role of Head of Finance and Administration at the Clinical Diagnostic Centre.

In this CEO Insights feature, we delve into his journey, unveiling his innovative strategies, and celebrating his pivotal role in pioneering a new era.

Tell us about your leadership approach and what has been your success mantra so far.
At the core of my leadership approach lies a fusion of strategic thinking, collaboration, and focus on ensuring financial stability and growth. Firstly, I firmly believe in establishing a crystal clear vision for the organization and crafting a
strategic roadmap that charts our path to achievement. This involves meticulous analysis of market trends, identification of growth opportunities, and harmonizing our financial objectives with the broader business strategy. By aligning these elements, we lay a strong foundation for success.

My future roadmap revolves around driving financial excellence, embracing innovation, & focusing on strategic growth & profitability

Secondly, I am an advocate for the notion that success is a result of collective effort. To this end, I foster an environment of collaboration where team members work closely together, gaining an in-depth understanding of one another's needs, providing valuable insights, and offering unwavering support throughout the decision-making process. By nurturing this collaborative spirit, we stimulate innovation, enhance efficiency, and work harmoniously towards our shared objectives.

Lastly, I hold financial stewardship in the highest regard, recognizing the profound impact it has on the company's well-being. I ensure that our financial resources are managed judiciously and responsibly through the development and implementation of robust financial controls, risk management strategies, and initiatives geared toward optimizing costs. By adhering to these principles, we not only drive our financial success but also pave the way for sustainable growth.

What are the factors you take in determining the profitability of an investment?
Determining investment profitability involves a comprehensive evaluation of several key factors. I conduct meticulous financial analysis, considering projected revenue streams, cost structure, and profitability metrics to assess the potential return on investment (ROI). Furthermore, I examine market dynamics and the competitive landscape, analyzing growth potential, customer needs, and competitive positioning to gauge the investment's demand. Understanding market trends ensures the investment's long term profitability and sustainability.

In addition, I thoroughly evaluate the operational implications of the investment. This entails assessing the necessary resources, infrastructure, technology, and talent required to support it. By examining operational efficiencies and scalability, I ensure the investment can generate sustainable profitability. Considering these factors enables me to make well
-informed decisions that align with the company's strategic objectives, effectively manage risks, and contribute to longterm financial success.

Are there new areas in healthcare that you are planning to nudge the company to invest in?
I am continuously exploring new areas within the healthcare industry that have the potential to drive growth and foster innovation. While the specific investment opportunities would be tailored to the unique circumstances and goals of our company, there are several emerging areas in healthcare that have captured my attention. One such area is the rapidly evolving landscape of digital health, which presents exciting opportunities for investment. Telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, for instance, have the potential to greatly improve patient access to care, enhance operational efficiencies, and ultimately lead to better patient outcomes. Another area of interest is centered around improving the patient experience and engagement. By investing in patient portals and communication platforms, we can enhance patient-provider interactions, support self-care management, and ultimately increase patient satisfaction. These are just a few examples of the new frontiers in healthcare where I am actively exploring potential investments to drive the continued success and advancement of our organization.

How do you foster a learning culture in your team?
To foster a learning culture, I encourage curiosity and the exploration of new ideas within my team.This creates an environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing insights and perspectives. I provide regular feedback and coaching, recognizing strengths and offering constructive guidance. I guide my team in applying market insights to financial decision-making. This empowers them to contribute effectively to the company's financial health. By nurturing a learning culture and drawing valuable insights from the market, our financial strategies remain aligned with market trends, budgets, regulations, and customer needs. This proactive approach ensures the maintenance of the company's financial health and drives sustainable growth in the dynamic healthcare industry.

Divesh Parekh, Head Finance and Administration, Clinical Diagnostic Centre
Parekh's multifaceted experience has allowed him to work closely with the leadership team, addressing realtime challenges in finance, strategy, operations, and procurement. His expertise has been instrumental in driving business growth and ensuring sound financial practices within the healthcare sector.

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