Rajit Mehta: Director | Max SkillFirst

Rajit Mehta


Rajit Mehta is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Antara Senior Living, a subsidiary of Max India Limited that pioneers the concept of ‘Age in Place’ by developing senior living communities. He also oversees the New Business Initiatives at Max India and Human Capital function at Max Group as an advisor.

Rajit is a Non-Executive Director at Max Life Insurance and Max Skill First.

As Antara’s MD and CEO, Rajit spearheads Antara 2.0 – a rejuvenation strategy that aims to propel the premier senior living organisation towards a new scale of growth and operations.

Previously, Rajit has served as the MD & CEO for Max Healthcare where he led a transformation journey for Max Healthcare through a 5C framework, comprising Care, Clinical Excellence, Cohesion, Commitment and Compliance. He also successfully helped Max Healthcare achieve its vision of being the most admired healthcare company in India known for clinical and service excellence. Under Rajit’s leadership, MHC made two large acquisitions which significantly increased its footprint in NCR. He led the seeding of alternate business models in Home Care, Diagnostics and Oncology day care, keeping in mind emerging trends and to secure future growth. Under his watch, the company doubled its earnings (EBITDA), revenue and valuation within a 5 year period.

Rajit has also been a founder member of Max Life Insurance and was instrumental in helping Max Life become an admired and profitable Company. During his tenure at Max Life as Chief Operating Officer, he undertook additional responsibilities as the Chief Transformation Officer and provided oversight on execution of key initiatives; designing and implementing new work systems; aligning key stakeholders; rationalising the cost structure to improve profitability; and laying down a comprehensive change management agenda. Rajit has played a strategic role in helping Max Life expand its distribution footprint across India including facilitating a project to “Revamp Sales processes”. The project culminated in Rajit co-authoring a book titled “Growth Leadership Practices at Max Life”. He was also the co-lead for Project Max Vijay, an innovative retail business model aimed at providing protection and long-term wealth creation opportunities to the underserved segments in India. The initiative was recognized with the Golden Peacock Award at London in September 2008 and Asia Insurance Industry Award – Innovation of the year at Singapore in November 2009.

During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer, Max Life progressed its Quality & Service Excellence journey. This included putting a Service Blueprint in place, implementing a comprehensive outsourcing strategy to impact customer experience and cost and embedding the Max Performance framework in the business.

Rajit mentored the setting up of Max Skill First (MSF), which is now providing learning and skilling solutions to all Max Group companies as well as to a few external organisations in the financial services space.

Prior to Max Life Insurance, he was the Director – Personnel at Bank of America and has also worked with HCL. His total experience spans 3 decades. Rajit is a graduate in Commerce, post graduate in Human Resources and has also attended an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD – France. He is the recipient of the Chairman’s Award at Max Life Insurance.

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