Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Co-founder, Cera

Mahiben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder of Cera, a technology company transforming social care. He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, serving on the DigitalHealth.London and NHS Prevention boards.

He has advised a range of organisations, from startups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, the Experiment Fund and the WHO. Maruthappu has a strong interest in research with over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 50 academic awards. His work has been featured by BBC News and the international press.

He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has authored three medical books. Maruthappu was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities; he was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30 under 30.