Our Team

Mrs Prema Subaskaran


Introducing Our Chairperson

Prema Subaskaran is a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist, with a particular focus on helping people from the developing world access the medical care that they need. She founded LycaHealth in 2015, as Chairperson, oversees the operational and strategic development of the business, including expansion into new markets and the overall running of the centres. This includes leading on the opening of LycaHealth’s Canary Wharf clinic in 2015 and the subsequent opening of two further centres across the world, including that of Westminster Healthcare in Channai, which opened in 2016 and was endorsed by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Prema is also the co-founder of the Gnanam Foundation, set up in 2010 to provide opportunities and support to the most vulnerable people and communities all over the world, particularly India, Sri Lanka and parts of Africa. She also spearheads Lyca Group’s CSR initiatives, including, most recently, the funding of pivotal work by Alzheimer’s Research UK focused on educating and empowering Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities about the disease, its identification and prevention. Prema has a Masters in Biomedical science. She is the Winner of the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Business Person of the Year Award 2018 at the House of Commons and Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D) Distinguished Woman of the Year 2017 at UN for humanitarian services.

Prof. Dr. Ashok Thiakarajan


Introducing Our CEO

Prof. Dr. Ashok Thiakarajan is graduated in science and pursued IR & Labor Law from Madurai Kamaraj University and MBA from Madras University, M.Phil and Ph.D from Bharathiar University. He was a Student of Dr. Philip Kotler, the father of Marketing.

He has over three decades of professional experience in various Healthcare organizations at different roles viz., Sales, Marketing, Branding, Projects and travelled through the ranks of General Manager, Vice President, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and CEO. He has worked in almost all parts of the world starting from the USA, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, West Africa and Philippines. Served with Cipla as a medico-marketing Lead and served as Head of International branding & Training at Beiersdorf AG Germany, Zonal Head in Johnson & Johnson, USA for JJMI division and assisted over thousands of surgeries across the Globe. As a Project Head for Bio Ceramic Wound Treatment devices at Murugappa Group, he spearheaded the commencement of the USFDA and CE accredited Medical Device Manufacturing unit at Chennai and also facilitated Multi-center clinical research at MS Ramaiah hospital involving Pretoria Medical University Johannesburg, South Africa, Top hospitals in Philippines and India. Took the Lead role as P&L head with Kovai Medical Centre Hospitals, Billroth Hospitals, Fortis Malar and was with KIMS as COO for the hospitals in Kochi & Perinthalmanna. He was heading the HCG oncology at Chennai as COO.

A Certified Professional for IPR & Royalty, JV and merger, Multi Centre Clinical Trials, CE and FDA protocols for Medical Device, ISO 13485, Infection Prevention protocols at AORN Australia. He was heading the teams in getting the NABH/JCI accreditations at various institutions and is a certified trainer. Published scientific papers in various International Journals and presented papers at Moscow, Malaysia, South Africa, India at various International conferences. A visiting faculty with IIM, IIT, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Manipal Global Academy and KLU. Delivered hundreds of motivational sessions amongst students, Faculties and Professionals.

Shanthini Arunthavanathan


Introducing Our CFO

Qualified CIMA with a practicing membership from ACCA , Shanthini has been instrumental in formulating Westminster’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives. And with over ten years of practice in advisory services, financial accounting, process development and internal audits with KPMG, Deloitte, Treeline, Saico Healthcare, Green Field Bio Plantation, she also brings a wealth of experience overlooking our healthcare transaction processing system.Since the conceptualization of Westminster, Shanthini has driven the administration and risk management operations as well as developed the financial and operations strategy with metrics for an ongoing development.