Dr Ben Maruthappu

Ben is a London-based doctor and CEO of Cera, a digital-first home healthcare company, which has grown to 10,000 employees and 40,000 daily visits within five years of launch, becoming one of the largest providers in the UK. He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England on technology, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) which has benefitted over three million people.

Ben serves on the Boards of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS hospital groups in the country, and Skills for Care, the national body for the UK’s social care’s workforce. He has a strong interest in research with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 75 awards. Ben is a Senior Advisor to Bain & Company, and has advised a range of organisations, from startups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, the Telegraph and the WHO. He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has authored three medical books.

Ben was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities. He was listed in WIRED’s 10 Innovators in Healthcare, being named Disruptive Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2020 Ben was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to Health & Care technology.
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  • CEO, CeraCare