Rizwan Koita

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Rizwan Koita
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Born 12 December 1969 (age 47)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Alma mater

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MIT),

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Occupation Co-founder and CEO of CitiusTech

Rizwan Koita (born 12 December 1969) is the co founder and CEO of CitiusTech,[1] a healthcare technology solutions and services provider, with a presence in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He founded CitiusTech in 2005 along with his colleague Jagdish Moorjani.[2] CitiusTech has won several awards in healthcare technology including American Business Award (Stevie Award),[3] Red Herring in 2011[4] and has been consistently recognized among Best Companies to Work for[5] in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Great Place to Work® Institute India.


Rizwan holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a S.M. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.


Rizwan began his professional career in 1995 as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company.[6] In 1999, Rizwan co-founded TransWorks (now Minacs), which was acquired by the Aditya Birla Group in 2003,[7][8] marking its foray into the BPO market.

In 2005, Rizwan co-founded CitiusTech. CitiusTech provides healthcare technology solutions and services related to hospitals/IDNs, Payers/Health Plans, Life Science Companies.[9] In 2014, General Atlantic invested over $100 million in CitiusTech.[10][11]

CitusTech has set up a healthcare innovation fund(HIF) in association with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) at IIT Bombay, seeding investments in healthcare-focused startups[12][13]



  1. "Rizwan Koita". Businessweek, October 28, 2014. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=2959597&privcapId=107708055. 
  2. "Three IITians who founded CitiusTech". Economic Times, May 1, 2014. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-05-01/news/49551879_1_general-atlantic-citiustech-koita. 
  3. "American Business Awards 2015". http://stevieawards.com/aba/citiustech-inc-princeton-nj. 
  4. "Red Herring North America Winners". http://www.redherring.com/events/rhna/2011-red-herring-top-100-north-america/. 
  5. "50 best Tech firms to work in India". https://www.peoplematters.in/news/technology/adobe-google-microsoft-among-top-50-best-tech-firms-to-work-in-india-14100. 
  6. "The McKinsey Network". http://www.livemint.com/r/LiveMint/Period1/oldpdf/807a3a01-d24f-4d39-8c91-b43c842bf0bd.pdf. 
  7. "Aditya Birla Group acquires TransWorks for $13 mn". Jun 21, 2003. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/tech/ites/Indian-Rayon-acquires-TransWorks-for-13-mn/articleshow/33549.cms. 
  8. "AV Birla buys TransWorks for $13m". Silicon India News. 23 June 2003. http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/AV_Birla_buys_TransWorks_brfor_13_M-nid-19878-cid-2.html. 
  9. "CitiusTech website". http://www.citiustech.com/. 
  10. "General Atlantic Partners picks up strategic stake in CitiusTech". Mar 21, 2014. http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-03-21/news/48438316_1_healthcare-technology-rizwan-koita-healthcare-reforms. 
  11. "General Atlantic invests in healthcare tech firm CitiusTech". March 20, 2014. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/general-atlantic-invests-in-healthcare-tech-firm-citiustech-114032001147_1.html. 
  12. "CitiusTech sets up Healthcare innovation Fund with SINE". http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/startups/citiustech-sets-up-healthcare-innovation-fund-with-sine/articleshow/55724846.cms. 
  13. "CitiusTech, IIT Bombay establish Healthcare innovation fund". http://www.indialivetoday.com/citiustech-iit-bombay-establish-healthcare-innovation-fund/68728.html. 
  14. "Rizwan Koita: Entrepreneur Of The Year – Start-Up India 2013". Ernst & Young, February 21, 2014. http://www.ey.com/in/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year/ey-eoy-2013-india-winners-entrepreneur-of-the-year-start-up. 

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