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Professor Sneh Khemka

CEO

Simplyhealth

London, UK

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Sneh’s Biography

Professor Sneh Khemka is the CEO of Simplyhealth, a pioneer in the UK healthcare industry that provides its clients with solutions to fund expert treatment and care. He also runs a £60M venture capital fund that invests in health technology.

A respected leader in the healthcare sector, Sneh has worked in the industry for more than 25 years and has a mix of clinical and business experience. He trained and practised as a general and cancer surgeon in the NHS before starting and selling his own successful business.

Prior to Simplyhealth, Sneh was International Head of Population Health at US healthcare giant Aetna, where he assisted in the establishment of health service businesses in Dubai, India, Thailand, South Korea, and Qatar.

Sneh entered the business side of the sector in 2006, joining health insurance group Bupa. He held various roles at the company, ultimately becoming Director of Development in 2012 before joining Aetna the following year. During his time with Bupa, he became a well-known voice in London as the host of weekly medical show The Bupa Wellbeing Hour on LBC,...
Professor Sneh Khemka is the CEO of Simplyhealth, a pioneer in the UK healthcare industry that provides its clients with solutions to fund expert treatment and care. He also runs a £60M venture capital fund that invests in health technology.

A respected leader in the healthcare sector, Sneh has worked in the industry for more than 25 years and has a mix of clinical and business experience. He trained and practised as a general and cancer surgeon in the NHS before starting and selling his own successful business.

Prior to Simplyhealth, Sneh was International Head of Population Health at US healthcare giant Aetna, where he assisted in the establishment of health service businesses in Dubai, India, Thailand, South Korea, and Qatar.

Sneh entered the business side of the sector in 2006, joining health insurance group Bupa. He held various roles at the company, ultimately becoming Director of Development in 2012 before joining Aetna the following year. During his time with Bupa, he became a well-known voice in London as the host of weekly medical show The Bupa Wellbeing Hour on LBC, London's largest talk radio station.

An authority on both medicine and business, Sneh sits on the Boards of several companies and is an Advisor to two private equity companies in the UK. He is also a Senior Advisor at Adoreum Partners – a global network and members club for business leaders, philanthropists, ultra-high net worth individuals, and investors – and a Specialist Advisor to the World Economic Forum’s healthcare division.

Sneh holds an MBChB in Medicine from The University of Edinburgh, and later earned an MRCOphth at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In addition, he has an Honorary Degree in Public Health from the University of Warwick / Faculty of Public Health; and was appointed as an Honorary Professor of Practice by the University of Wales Trinity St David.
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Sneh’s Newsfeed

Association of British Dispensing Opticians
Funding boost for sight loss support

Simplyhealth CEO, Dr Sneh Khemka, has expressed the hope that the additional funding provided by his organisation to the RNIB will reduce waiting times and provide more support for patients newly diagnosed with sight loss.

Island Echo
Funding Boost for Specialist RNIB Support Service on the Isle of Wight

Dr Sneh Khemka discusses Simplyhealth's increased funding for a Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) service that provides practical and emotional support to individuals who have recently been diagnosed with sight loss.

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Sneh’s Background

Simplyhealth
CEO
Apr 2021 - Present
London, UK
Established in 1872, Simplyhealth is a healthcare insurer that aims to make it easier for millions of individuals across the United Kingdom to access health services, products and support.
Aetna
International Head of Population Health
Oct 2013 - Mar 2021
London, UK
Aetna provides members with healthcare insurance and related services. Founded in 1853, the American managed healthcare company has close to 47 million members.
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Sneh’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

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Viapath
Non-Executive Director
May 2018 - Present
London, UK
Viapath is a pathology services provider in the UK. The one-of-a-kind collaboration of clinical, scientific and operational expertise is part owned by the NHS and has the commercial liberty to invest in creativity and development. The company is developing new and improved methods for managing the logistics of increased pathology testing as well as highly specialised reference testing.

Previous Board Positions

Joint Commission Resources
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2012 - Sep 2015
Oak Brook, IL, USA
Joint Commission Resources is an international, knowledge-based company that offers innovative solutions to assist healthcare companies of all sizes in improving patient safety and quality of care.

Current Advisory Roles

Adoreum Partners
Senior Advisor
London, UK
Adoreum Partners is a global network for ultra-high net worth individuals, investors, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, philanthropists, innovators and academics who believe that by investing their skills and money, they can have a significant impact on the world.
World Economic Forum
Specialist Advisor
London, UK
Sneh advises the WEF's healthcare division.

Media

Does telemedicine enhance the delivery of healthcare services?
Quoted
Oct 2021
Sneh Khemka, CEO of Simplyhealth, discusses clinical governance, quality accreditation, and more in this ITIJ article.
Simplyhealth appoints new CEO
Quoted
Mar 2021
Sneh shares how excited he is to step into role of CEO of Simplyhealth during a significant time in its evolution.
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Interviews

Exclusive: Simplyhealth CEO Sneh Khemka on potential acquisitions, expansion, digitisation and the importance of kind leadership
Interviewee
Jun 2021
Sneh discusses the challenges he faces in his new role as CEO, lessons he has learnt from his time at Aetna, and more, in this Health & Protection interview.
Tech Chat Episode 76: Handling Employees' Healthcare Data
Interviewee
Sep 2020
Sneh explains the significance of employees comprehending and feeling at ease with their healthcare data, as well as their fear about keeping that data safe.
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Memberships

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Honorary Membership to the Faculty of Public Health
Honorary Member
London, UK
Sneh was awarded an Honorary Membership to the Faculty of Public Health in acknowledgement of his advances in the field.
British Medical Association
Member
London, UK
The British Medical Association, also known as BMA, is the trade union and professional body for doctors based in the United Kingdom.
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Awards & Endorsements

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Bupa Chief Executive Award for Healthcare Partnership
Nominee
Mar 2011
London, UK
Sneh was nominated for the Bupa Chief Executive Award for Healthcare Partnership in 2011.
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Bupa Gold Ambassador Award for Sustainability
Award Recipient
Apr 2010
London, UK
In 2010, Sneh was awarded the Bupa Gold Ambassador Award for Sustainability.
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Specialist Courses

Yale School of Management
2016
New Haven, CT, USA
Sneh received a certificate of International Health Management from Yale School of Management.
International Federation of Health Plans
2010
London, UK
Sneh completed an Executive Development Programme at the International Federation of Health Plans.
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Academic Appointments

University of Warwick
Honorary Degree in Public Health
Warwick, UK
Sneh was awarded an Honorary Degree in Public Health in acknowledgement of his services to healthcare.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Honorary Professor of Practice
Sneh accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Speaking Engagements

Insurtech Insights Europe 2022
Speaker
Mar 2022
London, UK
Sneh was a speaker at Insurtech Insights Europe 2022, a movement which was formed with the intention of becoming the world's leading catalyst for insurance innovation.
The digitisation of travel insurance
Speaker
Nov 2021
Madrid, ES
Dr Sneh Khemka, CEO of Simplyhealth, gave a presentation at ITIC Global where he discussed using digital solutions to access medical assistance, healthcare corporations moving to a digital world, and much more.
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Charitable Interests

The Inspire and Achieve Foundation
Board Member
London, UK
The Inspire and Achieve Foundation is a charitable organisation that assists underprivileged young people in getting the assistance they require to overcome or manage their challenges and take significant steps toward obtaining employment.

Community Engagement

Global
Host of The Bupa Wellbeing Hour
Feb 2012 - Jul 2019
London, UK
Global is home to the most popular radio stations in the United Kingdom, including Heart, Capital, and Classic FM. As the Resident Doctor for Global, Sneh hosted a weekly medical show on LBC.

Fellowships

Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow
London, UK
The Royal Society of Medicine is a major provider of continuing medical education in the United Kingdom. The society shares knowledge and fosters innovation in the science, practise and administration of medicine.

Sneh’s Education