About us

BookMEDS is an Online Pharmacy Marketplace head-quartered in Madhapur, Hyderabad. 


BookMEDS Founding Team

  • Mohammed Abubakr, CEO: Mohammed Abubakr is driving the BookMeds vision, strategy and execution. He founded BookMeds after leaving Microsoft where he has worked for 7 years in a senior engineering role. Abubakr has worked with Microsoft customers across the globe on cutting edge technologies and complex solutions, helping them with scalability and preformance of their systems. He has been a regular speaker at various technology & science conference. He has published over 10 research papers in various journals & international conferences. Mohammed Abubakr holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering.

    Subathra Santhanam, Vice President: Subathra is a seasoned industry veteran who has worked for over 12 years as a solution architect in the US for web 2.0 companies such as InfoSpace, Go2Net, Demand Media, eHow and Who's Calling. With a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University Of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, she has designed scalable web platforms, ad servers, social media framework, domain content parking platform and client analytics framework. She has years of hands on experience driving agile development in dynamic environments and has led the development of frontend and backend of popular web sites. Subathra has gained valuable business insights working with early startup stages to mid cap sized publicly listed growth, twice. 

BookMEDS Seed & Angel Investors

  • Javed Sikander, CEO, Xtream IT:  Javed is part of the founding team at BookMeds and drives its business development and startegy. Javed is a seasoned software professional with over 22 years of experience in the industry in various leadership roles. As CEO of Xtream IT, Javed leads the company's vision, direction and execution. Before Xtream, he was a Senior Director at Microsoft and held various business and technical leadership roles. His last gig was with Microsoft India, where he led the program management team that shipped Azure BizTalk Services. Javed started his career at i2 technologies helping build their flagship supply chain planner, he later became the Director of Development for Supply Chain Analytics at i2. Javed holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Muffakham Jah College of Engineering.
  • Ravi Krishnaswamy, VP (Engineering) Flipkart: Ravi Krishnaswamy is a seasoned engineering executive with expertise in designing and developing enterprise & cloud scale platforms, and in leading large scale global teams through technical, engineering and management excellence. Ravi is helping Flipkart scale to new heights as V.P. of engineering. Ravi is a 17+ year Microsoft veteran, who led the Azure engineering team at Microsoft India Development Center, in building Microsoft's next generation of cutting edge cloud OS platform. Ravi moved to Microsoft India R&D in 2012 to lead the BizTalk team, to build hybrid integration vision and strategy, synergizing investments across server, private cloud and public cloud. Ravi was responsible for shipping Azure BizTalk Service and BizTalk Server 2013. During his 15 years at Microsoft R&D, USA, Ravi led the .NET .Core Framework - Common Language Runtime development team through several high impact releases. Ravi has his footprints all over the strategic evolution of .NET platform – for e.g. Ravi was responsible for shipping .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8 and in Visual Studio 11, and .NET core framework in Windows Phone 8. Before joining Microsoft, Ravi co-founded a technology start-up in bay area in the mid-90s, specializing in mobile enterprise network management. Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois.
  • Krish Datta, CEO, BackOffice Associates APJ: Krish Datta joined BackOffice Associates, LLC, a privately held IT Services company majority owned by Goldman Sachs,  as the CEO for the Asia Pacific Japan and the Middle East region in August 2011. Krish is responsible for running and expanding BackOffice Associates in Asia, which also includes CPM Consulting, a specialist consulting company for SAP® Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). In less than 3 years Krish has established a presence in Asia Pacific Japan and Middle East, with 6 office, 170 employees while growing business over 500% in the last 3 years. Krish brings 27 years of work experience in the IT industry including 23 years of leading teams and 18 years driving complete P&L responsibility across several lines of business. Prior to joining BackOffice Associates, he was the President of SAP South East Asia, comprising a territory of 13 countries and driving a business of over $400 million in revenue.  In his 16 years with SAP, Krish has started the SAP business in Indonesia, Vietnam, and several markets across Asia. He holds a First Class Degree in Classical Physics from the University of Calcutta, an MBA from SEMS, University of Surrey, UK and Senior Management, "Global Leadership Development Program" from , Insead Business School, France.