Prof. Dr. Bharatbhushan S. Powdwal is a senior General Surgeon turned Entrepreneur.
He is the Founder, CEO and MD of ‘Brilliant Solutions’, a Management Consultancy firm for trouble shooting & problem solving in Hospitals, Insurance & Healthcare organizations and other Corporates. He is also a practicing General Surgeon for over 35 years in Mumbai.
As a childhood dream, Prof. Dr. Powdwal always wanted to be an expert trouble shooter and find solutions to various challenges. Part of his dream was fulfilled when he qualified as a General Surgeon in 1984, from prestigious Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. The dream was further fulfilled during his various senior assignments in industry; he sought opportunities to trouble shoot departmental challenges related to processes, Systems and people management. He has founded Brilliant Solutions to be able to fulfill his dream to the fullest.
Prof. Dr. Powdwal, a visionary with robust foresight, saw significant opportunities for health insurance in the field of healthcare. He entered the corporate world in 1986 as a healthcare consultant. He also undertook management studies and qualified as MBA with multiple specializations in Risk Management & Insurance, Hospital & Healthcare Management, Project Management, TQM (Total Quality Management), Operations Management, Business Processes Re-Engineering and Project Management to improve operational efficiencies as well as eliminate waste in several corporates.
He is a qualified Six Sigma Black Belt and a pioneer in effectively utilizing Six Sigma Principles of manufacturing industry, used by organizations such as Toyota and Motorola, to improve processes and products in service industry such as Hospitals and Insurance Companies.
Prof. Dr. Powdwal has also been a pioneer in Fraud Management in India, in 1986. In the last 33 years, he has conducted several successful investigations in Insurance frauds including murders for insurance claims. He was also appointed as a Consultant to GIC of India, The New India Assurance Co. The United India Insurance Co., The Oriental Insurance Co. and the National Insurance Co. as a senior Consultant and Anti-Fraud Investigator, by the Government of India, in 1986.
Prof. Dr. Powdwal has held several senior positions in corporate industry such as Director, Business Head, President & Vice President, in several organizations such as Quest Diagnostics, Tata AIG Life Insurance Co, and Bajaj Allianz Life & General Insurance Companies. He has set up and headed various departments in these organizations.
He has successfully argued claim cases in the Ombudsman Office and Consumer Forum due to his interest in medico legal matters.
He is currently holding advisory roles in various corporate consultancy firms and private hospitals for operations management and profitability enhancements.
Prof. Dr. Powdwal has extensive teaching experience of over 15 years, in Hospital Management, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Medical Tourism and other MBA subjects. He has held the position of UGC Approved fulltime Professor of MBA – Hospital and Healthcare Management at Symbiosis International University, where he has been a visiting Professor for over 5 years and is currently engaged as visiting Professor at various well known universities such as MIT World Peace University (Pune), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS Nasik), Lotus Business School, National Insurance Academy (NIA- Pune) and Insurance Institute of India (III-Mumbai) for teaching various subjects related to Healthcare, Hospital Management and Health & Life Insurance for post graduate Diplomas (PGDHM), PGDHI) and MBA Courses.
He is frequently invited as Guest Speaker, Guest of Honor and Chief Guest at various educational and corporate events. He is also an excellent & well sought motivational speaker for various On-site and Off-Site corporate management programs.
He has authored several books and articles on Hospital & Healthcare Management, Frauds in Insurance and Banking industry as well as course materials for MBA Health Insurance and Medical Tourism.
He is highly experienced in various techniques for trouble shooting in hospitals, healthcare organizations and corporates with all lines of business, needing business solutions.
Prof. Dr. Powdwal is well known in industry for offering cost effective solutions in the various departments he has headed in the industry.
In his latest assignment, he headed the Implementation team for ‘Ayushman Bharat’, at National Health Agency, under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as a Senior Private Consultant.