Economic Times: Brookfield Asset Management’s senior VP Bamasish Paul quits to set up tele-healthcare co Healthenablr

- Sobia Khan, ET Bureau Nov 3, 2015, 04.48AM IST

Canada-based private equity firm Brookfield Asset Management's senior vice-president Bamasish Paul has quit to set up his own tele-healthcare venture, Healthenablr.

Paul told ET, "People have been observing how the market has changed over the past few years. Looking at the trend of extremely successful startups, they are now more willing to take the risk of starting out on their own." Paul has about 14 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring in the real estate, infrastructure and biotechnology sectors. Through his career, he has been credited with investing and managing one of the largest FDIReal Estate Joint Ventures in India and has led the real estate private equity office for AIG Global Real Estate in the country as managing director, where he raised and managed over $1 billion of AUM.

Healthenablr aims to bring tele-medicine to India with a two-fold aim — first, to make healthcare more accessible throughout the country, and second, to enable healthcare providers to reach out to their patients better with the help of technology. The company has developed a proprietary web and mobile centric platform that helps patients connect with physicians using its telemedicine platform - DocTalk.

"People have already begun adapting to online healthcare and we intend to tap that market. We are also out to provide brand building and management solutions to hospitals," he said.