Core Team

Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam

Dr. G. Bakthavathsalam, MS, FICS, FCCP, FAMS, FMMC;

Chairman, K.G. Information Systems Private Limited is also the founder-Chairman of KG Hospital.

A man of mission, Dr Bakthavathsalam has been the principal driving force behind the establishment of KG Hospital as one of the foremost centers of Healthcare Management, Medical Research and Education in India.

A highly qualified surgeon; Fellowship of Association of Surgeons of India, International College of Surgeons, Chicago, U.S.A., College of Chest Physicians, New Delhi, India, Academy of Medical Specialties, New Delhi, India, Madras Medical College, India; Dr G Bakthavathsalam has been instrumental in bringing latest in medical technology and procedures to the common patient. With his experience in Management, Dr Bakthavathsalam pioneered the practice of integrating corporate efficiency in providing affordable healthcare services through KG Hospital.

A testament to his effort has been the recognition for KG hospital by the Government of India, Dr MGR Medical University, and the National Board for conducting Medical research, center for nursing education and center for conducting post graduate courses in General Medicine, General Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurology and Radio Diagnosis. Hospital today has the reputation of being one of the finest medical centers in the country and is the fourth hospital in the country to get an EN ISO 9001:2000 Certification.

Dr Bakthavathsalam has held numerous prestigious positions in his career in the Healthcare sector. He has had the honor of gracing reputed chairs as

  • Prof. of Surgery, Govt. Royapettah Hospital, Madras
  • Registrar of Surgery, Coimbatore Medical College, 1969-73
  • Surgical Registrar – Altoona Hospital, Pitsburg, U.S.A, 1973
  • Fellow in GI Endoscopy at Tokyo University, Japan, 1984
  • Consultant Surgeon – G.Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, 1978
  • Recognized Guide for Ph.D. research students of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore, since 1985
  • Hon. Prof. of Surgery – PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore, 1988

Dr Bakthavathsalam is also a leading luminary in the Indian Medical Regulatory scenario with valuable contributions in shaping the growth of Indian Healthcare services sector.

He has presided over as President of

  • Uro Lithiasis Project Scheme (ICMR)
  • Indian Medical Association (1986-87)
  • Association of Surgeons of India – Coimbatore
  • Accident Care Association of Coimbatore
  • Coimbatore Hospitals’ Association
  • Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India (1991)

He has also been a member of national and regional committees like

  • Medical Council of India, New Delhi (1972-1990)
  • Planning Board, Dr. M.G.R.Medical University, Chennai (1994)
  • Planning Board, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore (1990)
  • Syndicate, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore (1983-86)
  • Senate, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore (1990-93)
  • Board of Governors – Indira Gandhi School of Management, Pondicherry University (1990)
  • Drug Technical Advisory Board, Govt. of India, New Delhi (1989)
  • Executive Committee, Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Coimbatore
  • Tamil Nadu State Telephone Advisory Committee
  • Board of Studies in Hospital Management, Madurai Kamaraj University
  • Tamil Nadu State Illness Assistance Society
  • Tamil Nadu State Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council (1998)
  • Masonic Lodge, 172, Coimbatore
  • The Coimbatore Cosmopolitan Club

Along with his endeavors in the Healthcare sector, Dr G Bakthavathsalam has also been a crucial guiding factor in shaping the phenomenal growth of KG Group of Companies in his various management capacities. He is a board member of major KG Group ventures providing his invaluable management experience and insight in shaping corporate courses and goals consistent with the overall KG Group ideology and vision.

He currently holds crucial management positions in various KG Group ventures as


  • K.G. Hospital and Post Graduate Medical Institute
  • K.G. Eye Hospital
  • K.G. College of Health Sciences
  • K.G. Information Systems Private Limited

Managing Director

  • Sri Kannapiran Mills Limited, Coimbatore
  • K.G. Healthcare, Coimbatore


  • K.G. Arts Centre Private Limited, Coimbatore
  • K.G. Denim Limited, Coimbatore
  • The Kadri Mills (CBE) Limited


  • K. Govindaswamy Naidu Medical Trust
  • K. Govindaswamy Naidu Educational Trust
  • K. Govindaswamy Naidu Religious Trust
  • K.G. Cancer Research Institute

Dr G Bakthavathsalam has been recognized for contributions to the Indian Healthcare sector and to the betterment society at various forums. He was awarded the prestigious Dr B.C. Roy National Award (1984) by the Late Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi.

He was also the recipient of Seva Ratna Award (1999) by Centenerian Trust, Madras, the Vaidya Ratna Award (2001) by Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math, Karnataka, and Swamy Seva Puraskaram Award (2002) Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Dharma Parishath.

Mr Ashok Bakthavathsalam

Ashok Bakthavathsalam

Managing Director, KG Information Systems Private Limited

Mix a healthy dose of charisma, sharpness, quick thinking and a lot of grit and you have the ingredients that describe Ashok Bakthavathsalam. As the Founder & Director of KG Information Systems Private Limited, Ashok Bakthavathsalam is responsible for KGISL’s growth by playing a key role in both leadership and management of the company.

Ashok Bakthavathsalam is a successful entrepreneur who has built much of his success on an almost prescient ability to stay ahead of industry trends. It is this business acumen that led to the growth of IT Services and BPO services at KG Information Systems Private Limited. Tenacious, passionate and determined, Ashok helped the company quickly achieve a high level of prominence in a very competitive business environment.

His business acumen is perfectly complemented by the several years of valuable experience in technology management that he gained while working for leading Silicon Valley based high tech companies. He served as a Senior Software Engineer at the startup company Domestic Automation Company, San Carlos, California, USA (now Cellnet Schlumberger) from 1991-1993. He participated in architecting CELLNET, a distribution automation and demand side management (DA/DSM) system for the American Electric Utility Industry.Ashok also consulted on the development of KIOSK, a software reuse tool using hypertext technologies during his work as a Research Consultant for three years at the Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA.

Ashok Bakthavathsalam received a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University, NY, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.

Ashok Bakthavathsalam is also the Trustee & Chief Executive Officer of a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates KG Hospital, a 32-year old, multi-specialty 300-bedded tertiary care hospital, recognized internationally for its excellence in healthcare services to the community.

Mr Prassadh Shanmugam

Prassadh Shanmugam

CEO – Global Software Services

A self-motivated leader with optimism, assertiveness and courteous attitude, and always dedicated towards his commitment in confidence.  He is a man with extensive experience in IT outsourcing, software development, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and also has a technical know-how in using various business models including joint ventures, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Operate-Manage (BOM), alliances and partnerships. He is responsible for continuous development and management of profit centers at KGiSL (BPO and Software services). Prassadh serves as the VP of Coimbatore District Cricket Association (CDCA), one of the premier District Cricket Associations of Tamil Nadu. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.


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