Ms. Shikha Saxena
Achiever's Success Story
Transforming Healthcare and Insurance Ecosystems
Shikha Saxena, an alumna of IIM Lucknow, stands as one of India’s most celebrated women business leaders. With nearly two and a half decades of experience spanning BFSI, Healthcare & Wellness, Healthtech, Insurtech, and Startups, she has made an indelible mark in the industry.
Currently serving as the President & Chief Business Officer at Practo, India’s largest Digital Healthcare Platform, Shikha impacts the lives of over 300 million patients. Her focus at Practo is to revolutionize healthcare, making it accessible, affordable, and a delightful experience for a billion lives. In her words, “We are on a mission to deliver the highest quality of healthcare and make it accessible, affordable, and a delightful experience for a billion lives!”
Before her tenure at Practo, Shikha held several successful positions, including Director and National Leader at Marsh McLennan, where she headed Life, Health & Wellness Verticals, spearheading insurance, risk management, and wellness strategies for over 2500 global corporates.
Notably, she also served as the Group President at Medi Assist & Medibuddy, India’s largest TPA & B2B Healthcare Company, where she played a pivotal role in addressing the healthcare and wellness needs of more than 11% of India’s population.
Throughout her career, Shikha has been dedicated to transforming the global healthcare and insurance ecosystem, making it more accessible and affordable. Her work has been characterized by innovation, technology, and a genuine commitment to helping those in need.
Shikha Saxena’s career boasts numerous milestones and honors, with her businesses consistently ranked as industry leaders. She has received prestigious awards, including the “Indian Achievers – Woman of Excellence Award- 2023” by the India Achievers Forum and the “Most Promising Entrepreneur Leader of India – 2020” by Economic Times, among others.
Her accolades also include being recognized as one of the “Top 100 Women Leaders in Asia – 2023” by White Page International and receiving the “Woman Business Leader of the Year – Startup/ Healthcare” award in #StartUpNext2022.
Shikha has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership. Her businesses have consistently ranked at the top within the Life & Health Insurance Industry. She played a vital role in the “Ayushman Bharat Draft Committee,” working closely with Niti Aayog and WHO.
One of her significant achievements was leading Practo to become the first Digital Healthcare company to turn EBITA profitable in FY’23. She also launched Secondary Care and Chronic Care Businesses for Practo.
Shikha Saxena’s journey, marked by determination and dedication, reflects her commitment to achieving professional goals while making a positive change for society. Her family’s support and motivation have been the driving force behind her remarkable achievements.