Siddharth is the CSO of Blue Ocean Health and its underlying entities, responsible for overseeing key strategic, commercial and operational initiatives that have a strong contribution to the performance improvement of the underlying entities managed.
He is a seasoned strategy and investment professional with over 14 years of experience in buy-side and sell-side roles in listed and private equities spanning key sectors including healthcare and education.
Siddharth is also responsible for the preparation of business plans, budgets, and performance reviews, and also spearheads the assessment of all strategic initiatives including expansion opportunities, new services, new markets, and leading on due diligence. He also manages relationships with key internal and external stakeholders including senior management of own entities, minority shareholders, vendors, partners, physicians, and insurance payers/TPAs.
Prior to his current role at Blue Ocean Health, Siddharth served as an Associate Director and founding member of the investment team at Ithmar Capital Partners (ICP). In ICP, he helped lay the investment framework for the Special Situations Strategy focused on Listed Equities, with the aim to find and invest in deep-value stories in MENA and also performed in-depth due diligence for Private Equity, REITs, and Venture Capital transactions. Prior to Ithmar Capital Partners, Siddharth worked with Franklin Templeton’s MENA team on the buy-side with a peak AUM of USD 400 million and was responsible for investment recommendations on key portfolio holdings (c.25% of portfolio AUM). He was a key contributing member at HSBC’s UK Telecoms, Media and Technology sell-side research team that achieved top honors in the prestigious pan-European Extel survey for sell-side brokerage houses (2008 to 2012) and was responsible for recommendations on key telecom and media stocks (market cap ~USD200bn).
Siddharth is a CFA Charter holder and has completed his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management with highest honors, and also completed a Bachelors of Engineering (Telecommunication) at Pune University graduating with Distinction.