Dr. Nandakumar Jairam is the Chairman and Group Medical Director for Columbia Asia Hospitals in India, and is also Consultant Colorectal and General Surgery at Columbia Asia. He is the Chairman of the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) under QCI (Quality Council of India), as well as Chairman of the Health Services Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry). He is a founding member of NATHEALTH (Healthcare Federation of India) and GAPIO (Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin). He is also a founder of the Krishna Charitable Trust. He was educated at National College Basavanagudi and at Bangalore Medical College.