In 2005, Ziqitza Health Care Limited was founded by Shaffi Mather, Manish Sacheti, Ravi Krishna, Naresh
Jain, Sweta Mangal - a group of young professionals - as a result of personal experiences.
The founders realised that the difference in EMS service in India and US was the availability and
accessibility of standardized emergency medical services providers. Ziqitza recognised the need of
organised and professional ambulance providers in the country, and thus began the journey to create the
best emergency response service in India that would be on par with 911 in the U.S. and 999 in the U.K.
We realised the urgency of an organised and networked ambulance service required for saving those lives
that would have been otherwise lost, for want of timely medical attention
ZHL’s vision is to assist in saving human lives by providing a leading network of fully equipped
Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances across the developing world.
Our vision is reflected in our commitment to meet International standards of quality in Emergency
Medical Services and be accessible to everyone regardless of their income bracket.
Our core values are being ethical, being transparent and fostering teamwork. Ziqitza's focus has always
been on delivering top quality services that involve saving lives, minimising anguish and aiding in
improving the patient’s outcome.
For us every life matters and every second counts in saving a life. We believe that countless lives can
be saved and numerous casualties minimized, with adequate and quick medical transportation facilities
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MS. PREETI REDDY
Ms. Preeti Reddy is the President & CEO of Kantar Insights, South Asia for Kantar's insights agencies Kantar TNS, Kantar Millward Brown and Kantar IMRB- in the region. An MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, Ms. Preeti Reddy has over three decades of experience in consumer marketing, consulting, and research, helping leading Indian and multinational companies make informed decisions using consumer understanding. Her consulting and research experience cover a multitude of industries - FMCG, durables.
Mr. Shaffi Mather
Shaffi Mather is a Lawyer, serial entrepreneur & public policy analyst. He is a Partner LexFin Conzel; Founder Ziqitza, MUrgency & ZtartUp; Director Mather. He attended the Entrepreneur Summit which was held at Washington DC, at the invitation of US President Barack Obama. In his capacity as Economic Advisor, he was responsible for bringing the World Economic Forum community retreat, to be held in November 2013 toKochi. In 2015, Shaffi started MUrgency with the aim to improve the emergency response scenario in India.
MR. BIJOU KURIEN
After serving as the COO of Titan Company Ltd, Bijou Kurien built Reliance Retail into a retail juggernaut in several segments of the market as its President & CE. The retail and consumer industry veteran is also a board member of several listed and unlisted companies, mentoring various national and international Industry Associations. He currently advises two leading consumer-focused PE Funds and is their nominee director on the boards of some of their portfolio companies. He is a Science graduate from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore and a Postgraduate in management from Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur.
MR. PREM KUMAR VARMA
NON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Prem Kumar Varma has been on the Board of Group companies engaged in Real Estate and Infrastructure development. 29 years of banking experience and holding senior positions in SBI, Credit Lyonnais/ Calyon Bank, Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania and Doha Bank, Qatar and 5 years as CEO of Zaminta, a Real Estate company engaged in land retailing
Mr. Mani Palvesan
ADDITIONAL NON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Mani Palvesan is an Experienced Banker with over 37 + years of experience in SBI. Held positions in SBI as CEO - of SBI Hong Kong, MD of State Bank of Hyderabad and MD of SBICAP Securities Ltd. In 2020 he retired as Head of Retail Banking Operations of SBI in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
MR. N ASOKAN
NON - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
He has more than two decades of experience in Banking Sector handling Corporate and Project Finance in the State Bank of India and has previously worked as Executive Director and CEO of companies engaged in real estate.
MUrgency is a holding company for multiple businesses playing the role of the idea generator,
incubator, accelerator, growth hacker, organization builder and corporate office.
IDFC First Bank
IDFC FIRST Bank's vision is to build a world-class bank in India that's guided by ethics,
powered by technology, and a force for social good.
Investment by the 7 Founding Principals of True North Private Equity (Not by the Fund).
Acumen Fund invests in early-stage social enterprise companies whose products and services
impacts the bottom of the pyramid population.
HDFC Bank (formerly HDFC) is one of India's blue chip financial institutions. (They exited the
investment in 2023).
The London Ambulance Service
The London Ambulance Service was founded in 1965 and is one of the largest metropolitan
emergency ambulance services in the world. The emergency medical service has over 5,000
employees working in a range of roles at 70 ambulance stations. Besides responding to 999
emergency calls, LAS is also involved in providing pre-arranged patient transport and finding
New York Presbyterian Emergency Medical Service
NYP-EMS is New York City’s largest hospital-based ambulance service provider and a vital
component of its 911 system. The community based medical emergency ambulance system responds
to calls from the FDNY, NYPD and other services throughout the city. The NYP-EMS has a strong
global presence and is affiliated with Ivy League medical schools and top doctors from around
LifeSupporters Institute Of Health Sciences
Founded by a team of doctors dedicated to building professional EMS in India, LIHS/LMA is an
International Training Centre of the American Heart Association. Established in the year 2003,
LIHS is accredited by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) for imparting training of its
various courses under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
What Services we offer ?
INTEGRATED EMERGENCY SERVICES
Ziqitza engages with multiple State Governments to provide world class EMS through ambulances, mobile
medical units and health helpline.
I was suffering from chest pain and so my son called the 108 emergency helpline number and quickly
within a short span of time, the ambulance reached the location and the EMT gave me proper
pre-hospital care because of which I feel I am alive. Thanks to the team
Mr Ravi Dubey
By partnering with Ziqitza HealthCare Ltd., we have been able to entrust them with the responsibility
of prompt healthcare provision as they have the experience of operating and managing over 3000
Ambulances in India. The entire team is extremely professional and their knowledge of first aid on
site has left us impressed.
Ms. Madhavi Kapoor
I was suffering from labour pain, so my husband called the 102 emergency number and in a very short
period the ambulance reached. Once on board the EMT took immense care of me till I reached the