Welcome to SAMS

Strategic Alliance Management Services Pvt Ltd

Specialist Recruiters to India’s Public Health, Development and CSR Sectors!

About us

Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd. (SAMS) is a general management consultancy, exclusively focused on servicing the needs of the health and development sectors in India.

SAMS commenced operations in 1990 and was formally incorporated in 1995. SAMS’ exclusive focus on the health and development sectors dates back to 1997.

SAMS today has three principal practice areas viz. HR Consulting, Payroll Outsourcing and Drug Inventory Management & Logistics Consulting.

SAMS HR Consulting is widely recognized to be India’s premier recruitment consultancy for the health and development sectors, with an unmatched track record of more than 5,000 successful appointments over the past 16 years. SAMS HR Consulting commenced providing outsourcing and payrolling support in 2000 and currently maintains more than 200 health and logistics professionals on its payroll.

SAMS HR Consulting Services Division presently has fifteen full-time consultants, including four IT support professionals. Five consultants are directly engaged with Outsourcing/ Payrolling projects, with need-based specialist inputs on regulatory matters from associate firms of Chartered Accountants and Advocates & Solicitors.

SAMS Drug Inventory Management & Logistics Consulting Services Division helps with the supply chain management of drugs for vital national health programmes. The Division presently has eighteen full-time logistics and IT support professionals and nationally supports both the RNTCP and NVBDCP programmes.

Our People

SAMS has a versatile team of consulting professionals, blending maturity and youth, with practice leaders typically possessing upwards of 10 years of experience.

All large assignments awarded to SAMS are directed and guided by Mr. Gautam Nath, Managing Director & CEO.

SAMS HR Consulting Services Division is directly overseen by Mr. Gautam Nath. Practice Leaders for the Division include, Ms. Komal Shikha, Cdr. Vinod Mohindra, Mr. Abhai Raj Singh and Mr. Simon Athaide.

Practice leaders for the Supply Chain Management Division include Mr. Sanjay Rastogi and Ms. Ritu Khushu.

Dedicated teams reporting in to the above practice leaders are usually assembled and deployed for all large engagements. Operational-level consultants are guided by team leaders, typically at the level of Senior Consultant, with the company.

Key members of the SAMS team are profiled in subsequent paragraphs.

Gautam Nath, MD & CEO: An FCA with more than 30 years of general management experience spanning not for profits, as well as corporate clients. Mr. Nath has led SAMS since 1990 and has been focused on its health and development sector practice since 1997. Areas of specialization include Organization Development, Recruitment & Executive Selection, Change Management, Business Process Improvement and Drug Logistics Support.

Cdr. Vinod Mohindra, Senior Manager- Public Health Engagements: A graduate from NDA, Khadakvasla, Cdr. Mohindra has more than 30 years hands on and senior level exposure to the HR function spanning the Navy, industry and developmental sectors. Areas of specialization with SAMS include Recruitment, Project Management, Relationship Management of Key Accounts, HR Practices, Staffing Reviews and Training

Sanjay Rastogi, Associate Director- Management Consultancy Services: An FCA with more than 20 years post qualification experience, Mr. Rastogi’s expertise domains include Corporate Audits & Advisory Services, Management Consultancy, Assurance Services for INGOs/ Multilaterals, and Supply Chain Management Services. Mr. Rastogi has supported SAMS engagements in the above areas for more than 12 years.

Ritu Khushu, Associate Director, Procurement and Supply Chain :A B.Sc (Chem) and CA(Inter) with more than thirteen (13) years of experience in Procurement, Supply chain, Inventory Management and Capacity building of public health officials in the Malaria, TB Control and HIV/AIDS programme. Presently empanelled with Global Drug Facility (GDF) as a Certified Procurement and Supply chain Consultant and been part of Joint Monitoring Missions and global workshops in various South East Asian countries.

Raman Suri, Associate Director, IT Services: An M.A. (Economics) and Research Scholar (Applied Economics), Mr. Suri has more than 30 years of PQE as an Economist and Management Consultant. Focus areas have been sectoral economic studies, forecasting and statistical analysis and supply chain modeling.

Simon Athaide, Finance Manager: A B.Com. (Accounts) from Ranchi University, Mr. Athaide has eleven years of experience in the accounts function including eight years with SAMS with complete responsibility for revenue and expenditure accounting, claims processing and facilitating disbursements. Mr. Athaide has been Alternate Practice Leader– Payrolling Services for more than seven years with SAMS.

Abhai Raj Singh, Practice Leader - Large Projects: An MBA (Rural Development) from G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, Mr. Singh has more than eight years experience of handling recruitment assignments. Mr. Singh has successfully managed and led large turnkey recruitment projects at SAMS including MPRLP (700 professionals), NHSRC (+300 professionals), MPTAST (204 professionals), FIND (approx. 300 professionals).

Surbhi Maheshwari, Senior Manager - Recruitment Engagements: A Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Specialization- Human Resource Management) from Institute of Management Development and Research, Pune, Ms. Surbhi has more than six years work experience with SAMS with exposure to the complete recruitment cycle encompassing sifting, screening and assessment of applications/ candidates for a range of client engagements.

Rupal Talwar, Asst. Manager - Recruitment Engagements: An MBA (Specialization- Human Resource Management) from New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, Ms. Rupal has more than three years work experience with SAMS with exposure to the complete recruitment cycle encompassing sifting, screening and assessment of applications/ candidates for a range of client engagements.

Kafil Akhtar, Manager- Large Project: An MBA, in Information Technology, Amity University, Mr. Akhtar has 12 years of experience in the area of database management, hardware and software maintenance and networking, including nine years with SAMS. Mr. Akhtar has excellent exposure to supporting recruitment projects in the areas of database management, collating and validating screening and interview scores and administering online and/or physical written tests. Mr. Akhtar has been additionally responsible for Hardware and Software matters for Payrolling Services, covering laptops, local networks, data cards and mobile phones.


SAMS has a young team of professionally qualified HR and Logistics professionals led by senior managers, collectively possessing more than 16 years of relevant, sector-specific, experience.

SAMS has to date executed more than 500 HR Consulting, Payroll and Logistics engagements for a range of premier development and health sector clients that include bi and multilateral organizations (including a large number of UN agencies), INGOs and leading national NGOs and GOI.

The range of work we have done for many of the best known organizations in these sectors has helped us to develop robust processes and a host of proprietary tools, positioning us unquestionably as India’s leading health and development sector consultancy.

Our ability to provide timely turnkey recruitment solutions to clients who have on occasions received more than 20,000 applications, is unmatched.

On the logistics side, we have an unblemished track record of enabling the TB and Malaria Control programmes to successfully avoid drug stock-outs across the country, for more than twelve years

We are passionate about our quality of service, our turnaround times and our ability to provide innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Our Mission

SAMS mission and philosophy is outlined below:

Focus: We are a focused consultancy, providing exemplary HR and Drugs Logistics Support Services, to the health and development sectors in India.

Lead: We aspire to be best in class service providers, providing consistent, cost-effective and excellent services, recognized to benchmarks, for all the sectors in which we are represented.

Excellence:  We constantly raise the bar innovate and improve. We aim to delight both clients and candidates, with our offerings, as well as their delivery.