Biren Valodia enjoys music, photography, cycling and running. His career reflects hard work, reliability, competence and confidence underscored by personal commitment and performance. In 1999 he joined Sanlam Health as Senior Manager, Head of Medicine Management. He drove Sanlam Health’s Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) Programme, where he focused primarily on risk management, implementing various business models and leading edge tools that brought sustained profitability and service excellence to all business partners. When Sanlam Health became part of Medscheme Holdings Limited in 2001 he was appointed to Medscheme Integrated Care division, known as Solutio Health Risk Management, as Divisional Director, heading up the Medicine and Disease Management programmes. In addition to his role within Solutio he was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Medscheme (Pty) Ltd as well as Managing Director of Interpharm Data Systems (Pty) Ltd in 2004. In 2005 he was appointed to the board of Aids for Aids (Pty) Ltd. In June 2006 he was appointed to the board of the Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA). In addition, in December 2007 he was appointed to the board of the holding company Mediclinic Southern Africa as Executive Director: Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).