Rajal Patni, Lavanya Plus 

Biography

Co-founder and strategic Finance director spanning a career over 25years working at Board level and Senior Leadership member, within businesses in Construction, Outsourcing and Technology/Payment Sectors. Strong leadership, combining strategic, operational, and financial expertise supporting businesses grow and setting up in other global regions: India; North America. Managed acquisitions, fundraises and business restructures alongside managing governance & risk.

Successfully managed and completed acquisition of YESpay (March 2013) a global SaaS payments services provider by WorldPay for more than £20million. Led on corporate and operational integration of YESpay across the UK and India regions with key focus on the India corporate & operational integration into main parent company.

Worked with AIM and Private Limited businesses building strong finance, corporate governance structures; managing liquidity exposure - working capital requirement. At Line Management successfully led acquisition and integration of two businesses alongside raising a £1.5m funding line, strengthening balance sheet and successfully improving revenues year on year.


What you will bring to the Health & Social Care Council and the Health & Social Care Programme: 

When it comes to life’s key priorities, few things take precedence over caring for a relative or loved one.

As Co-founder & a new entrepreneur of Lavanya, our WeMa life business was inspired by our own personal experiences, realizing how cumbersome it was to find, book and pay for different care services. We found the whole process to be frustrating and complicated and went about building our proposition on how Technology could support this change on the horizon; the same digital disruption witnessed in the financial services and property industries over recent years is beginning to take hold of the UK’s healthcare sector. Addressing the outdated legacy systems that have undermined the efficient delivery of services, HealthTech solutions are emerging at pace across the country.

I aim to support member business, those that may include new young starts-up on how to navigate this sector; voice the needs for change and concerns on improving the delivery via innovative services and build upon the growing need of good communications and processes required to enhance capability by digitally delivering these services.

In addition, this year being part of Cohort 3 on the Digital Health London accelerator program, share our lesson learnt.