Shyamakant Giri | Rivaara Labs


Shyamakant Giri of Rivaara Labs is well on his way to redefine Molecular Diagnostics & Point of Care Diagnostics through accessibility, awareness and affordability.


Shyamakant Giri, Chief Executive Officer at Rivaara Labs, is a Healthcare professional with over 20 years of strategic and operating experience in devices, proprietary and branded generics pharmaceuticals, diagnostics & healthcare services in leading Indian and multinational organisation. 

He carries a proven ability to build disruptive new ventures and substantially improving performance of existing businesses. Mr Giri is known for a natural knack for developing leaders, identifying opportunities for value creation, and disciplined execution.

In his current role as CEO of Rivaara Labs, Mr Shyamakant Giri is chasing a dream to democratize Molecular Diagnostics and Point of Care Diagnostics in India – with a unique proposition and a motivated team.


Great leaders are driven by the power of their ideas. We begin the session by trying to find out the one big idea or philosophy that has cast a defining influence on his life. What is his success mantra? The idea leader reflects before responding…

“My very first boss has been a great influencer in my professional life and he would always say – Fortune Favours the Brave . Don’t Hesitate when you should Act. I ingrained this learning, very early in my professional life and it’s my success mantra.”


Just like they impact the lives around them, leaders remain receptive and open to be impacted themselves by people in their lives. So was there a person or life-altering experience or turning-point that has changed his life’s odyssey, or cause it to take a new turn? Mr. Giri shares…

More often than not, we fail to act due to lack of confidence or courage. This hesitation keeps us from moving forward and puts us in a cage of wondering what might have been. Whenever you feel it’s time to act, take action. No matter the outcome, you will end up smarter than before.

This philosophy has literally driven my career so far. In last 20 years, I have had the opportunity of creating 3 companies & launching businesses in several  countries, and, at the same time, creating remarkable impact on the lives of patients that we served and the  teams that we worked with.”


What’s next for this milestone-driven champion of change? What is the big crisis he wants to solve in the future with the help of his success mantra? Mr Giri gazes into the future timeline…

“This Mantra is helping is chase our dream to redefine Molecular Diagnostics & Point of Care Diagnostics in India – touch as many patients lives as possible through clinicians across India enabling them to diagnose disease faster and better. Rivaara Labs aims to drive Awareness, Accessibility, and Affordability in a fragmented molecular diagnostics & POC market in India and become amongst the top 5 diagnostics company in India, in next 5 years.”


As we thank this disruption-driven visionary for his time and views, and wish his journey the very best, we request Mr  Shyamakant Giri for his views on a community initiative like Voice of Healthcare. How can, for instance, tribute profiles such as Idea Leaders add direction and momentum to current and future leaders? Mr  Giri aligns with the VOH vision by sharing…

“This is a great initiative by Voice of Healthcare and I am sure this will facilitate creation of a new breed of healthcare community . Kudos to VOH for this excellent work.”

*This story is published by VOH team*

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