Dr. M. Ayyappan

Dr. M. Ayyappan is the Chairman & Managing Director of HLL Lifecare Limited.

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum, started his career with Hindustan Motors Ltd.

Joined HLL in 1991 as Head Marketing, Dr. Ayyappan was instrumental in setting up a World class Marketing infrastructure.

Dr. Ayyappan has been at the helm of affairs at HLL since 2003. Under his dynamic leadership HLL has metamorphosed from a “Condom Company” to an “Integrated Healthcare Delivery Company”.

As Chief Executive, his job has always been to find the future of the company through the process of Innovation & Marketing. During last 5 years HLL witnessed rapid business growth with a CAGR of more than 35%.

Dr. Ayyappan strongly believes ‘Corporates to be value driven’ and ‘ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things. He takes personal interest in developing leaders. He could bring a new culture in HLL which was recognised recently by ECONOMIST, as “HLL’s concern for customer choice resembles that of private company”.

Dr. Ayyappan gave birth to three institutions that have the potential to change the healthcare delivery scenario across the globe. He founded the “Life Spring Hospitals” (JV with Acumen Fund, USA) a chain of maternal care hospitals that offers high quality maternal care at affordable rates. He is also the Chairman of Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust – one of the largest Social Marketing Organizations in India today. Recently HLL gave birth to HLL Biotech Ltd (HBL), a state-of-the-art WHO-pre-qualified vaccine manufacturing facility at Chengalpet, near Chennai. Dr. Ayyappan is a fellow of All India Management Association and has a deep passion for research and teaching. He is a mentor and teacher to the budding managers, academics, corporate and is a most sought after speaker by academic institutions.

Dr. Ayyappan holds his doctorate degree in “Social Marketing” from University of Kerala. He is also the Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Kerala.

He can be contacted at ayyappan@lifecarehll.com