Khaqan Sikander to lead both Naya Jeevan and doctHERs
The Board of Directors at both Naya Jeevan and doctHERs have announced that Khaqan
Sikander has been appointed as their joint chief executive officer (CEO), effective November 1st,
Naya Jeevan designs and delivers high impact health and wellness solutions for corporations and
workers in corporate value chains while doctHERs is a digital health platform that matches the
underutilized capacity of female doctors to the unmet needs of health-seekers.
The owners of both companies had been scouting the Pakistani talent pool for a dynamic, highimpact
leader who can significantly accelerate the growth and sustainable impact of both Naya
Jeevan and doctHERs over the coming years.
Commenting on the new appointment, Dr Asher Hasan – the founder and executive chairman of
Naya Jeevan and doctHERs said: “We are extremely confident that Khaqan will provide the type
of hands-on leadership that is needed to take these early-to-mid stage companies to their full
Khaqan Sikander has over a decade of corporate experience in Pakistan, most recently as
Member, Board of Directors (Healthcare) and GM of Aman Foundation, one of Pakistan’s leading
social enterprises focused on health and education. He has also worked on United Nations (UN)
projects in the Middle East, Latin America and Africa.
Over the past decade, Naya Jeevan has successfully established itself as a trusted insurance
partner of corporate clients such as Unilever, Friesland Campina (Engro Foods), Shell and RB
among many others. Since February 2017, doctHERs’ efforts have been focused on bridging the
service delivery gap in Pakistan’s health ecosystem by connecting underutilized female doctors to
underserved health consumers via digital technology. Over the past 12 months, doctHERs has
impacted over a million lives, validated by its recent induction into the Million Lives Club, a global
initiative supported by the Global Innovation Fund that celebrates innovators and social
entrepreneurs who are scaling impact across the globe by improving the lives of those living on
less than $5 a day.
Moving forward, the two companies will work together as an integrated healthcare solutions
provider delivering a turnkey solution to large-scale, private and public-sector entities.